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Angry Buy something you can handle!!

Ok, let me begin by saying that far be it from me to criticize someone for their choice in bikes, but...

Is there anything more annoying when splitting traffic than someone going along at the same spped as the cars? I'm riding to work this morning, running a few minutes late, and I come up on what looks from behind to be a Buell going slowly and think to myself, maybe he'll just let me by. No such luck. I look ahead of him to see a Goldwing...man strike two! Finally there is a break in traffic and I see my opportunity to squeeze by these barely moving obstacles and as I start to go around, I notice the real problem, A DAMN R1!!! This squid was death-gripping the bars so hard I thought he was gonna rip them off. The look on his face was one of sheer terror. I just shook my head as I cruised on by, followed by the train of bikes lined up behind him.

Now again, I would not criticize someone for any bike they buy...Yamahas are cool...you know, if you're into that sort of thing , and none of your friends has explained the superiority of the Honda Line to you (ok, let the flaming begin, can ya tell I like to stri sh*t up? ).

My point to this is just that you shouldn't buy something you are scared to death of...and if you do you should wait to take it on the freeway in morning traffic until you aren't scared of it. AND FOR GOD'S SAKE IF YOU ARE SPLITTING TRAFFIC AND A FASTER BIKE COMES UP BEHIND YOU LET THEM BY!!!

Thank you for your time and ride safe!!

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Unfortunately these days most will not take it step by step ---

--when it comes to learning how to ride & what their lst bike is.
Basically one should start off with a small bike, then with a lot more knowledge as to what is up ahead, what is wear & tear --- then into possibly a 500 'used' bike & this gives them more time to learn on a heavier & faster bike along with more into what makes good bikes tick. Actually if one has the money it is an IDEAL thing to hang onto this bike for trotting around town, grunt runs, etc.
THEN possibly their lst new bike but NO 98.6% will not go by the best learning path.
So you end up with those with 'death grip' on their new bike & Lord knows what else is in store for them.
The pity of it is so many must have the BEST right at the start & what a pity that they have nothing better to aim for in the future.
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Re: Buy something you can handle!!

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AND FOR GOD'S SAKE IF YOU ARE SPLITTING TRAFFIC AND A FASTER BIKE COMES UP BEHIND YOU LET THEM BY!!!

Thank you for your time and ride safe!!
lmao, ok which one is it? Ride safe or split traffic?
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I can honestly say that I did not follow the best path, but I did start with a 600, and I rode (and still ride) within my limits. The saddest thing was seeing this kid on his new toy and thinking that I'll probably be made late to work again by him when he turns it into a $10,000.00 guardrail finder or even worse death-trap. I wish him the best and hope he lears to handle that machine, but reality has a habit of kicking you in the head and saying "Keep away from this rider at all costs"

I just wanted to vent a little, thanks for listening!

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lmao, ok which one is it? Ride safe or split traffic?

Splitting traffic is plenty safe if done without HUBS (Head Up Butt Syndrome)


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Re: Buy something you can handle!!

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My point to this is just that you shouldn't buy something you are scared to death of...
I was scarred to death of my yamaha srx 250 when i got it. Damn near crapped my pants when i got up to 55

A good friend of mine recently came into some money and decided he's gonna get a bike. He really wants an R1. His riding experience consists of a quad and his friends brothers dirtbike that he rides once in a while I told him that if he gets that bike i'll never ride with him because he's gonna kill himself and i dont wanna be there when he does it.

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I've always respected it - but sad to say the R1 itself never scared me. I've scared myself on it, but by it's nature it's quite a controlable beast. Now me on the other hand...

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