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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-28-2006, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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New CBR onwer

Hi everyone
My name is Al and Im new here.
Actually im very new to everything related to motorcycles.
I have just got my licence a week ago. And I have got a 05 cbr600rr as my first bike. Its my pride and joy and I absolutely love it.
I have already gotten 400 miles on it in a week of very careful riding.
I hope to be a part of this huge community of riders.

Cheers.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-29-2006, 05:53 PM
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Well, Al, that purdy new Honda 600 prolly isn't the best bike to begin / learn on...I sure hope you stay safe out there...

You take the MSF course..?

Oh, welcome to SBW...

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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-29-2006, 06:05 PM
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i agree it is not a good learner bike, i would sugest parking it in the garage and getting a older smaller bike that when you drop it or go down you wont be as upset and you should take msf course, you did tell us what kind of bike you have how about gear that is very inportant.

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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-29-2006, 06:59 PM
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I think your choice is ok. Honda makes an excellent machine. Maybe should have gone for a used machine that you can make a mistake with, but, oh well.

Get to the MSF Basic and ERC, and ride ALOT with experienced riders, and ask questions.

Welcome! Always good to see new folks propogate this sport.

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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-30-2006, 03:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the welcome guys.
I have to agree that it gets scary very fast.
Yesterday I hit nearly 100mph for the first time in my life, and I was just trying to overtake a truck. It is wickedly quick.
I have almost $1000 of gear. Elbow, knee, back, full leathers and everything in between. I feel kinda wierd but yesterday I felt safe in it.
I'm from the middle east(Qatar) so no MSF for me.
But I have taken a similar course for 2 months. But that was a 125cc bike.

I still have to learn lots of things about the bike like changing the gearing, suspension etc.

Cheers.

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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-30-2006, 07:05 AM
 
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Thats a problem , you should not just " FEEL SAFE"...You should always ride like everyone is out to run you over to keep your senses alert... Remember that there is not much between you and the road ...the cbr is a nice bike with great brakes and good handling and lots of power..please dont learn the hard way and get hurt, take it easy and be safe ..
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-30-2006, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ill keep that in mind.
People really do drive like they want to kill me, weaving to the left lane without signaling when Im trying to overtake.
Also Ive yet to take my girlfriend on a ride but I dont think I can handle a passenger yet.
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-31-2006, 05:54 PM
 
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Pardon my direct approach here...but, you are an accident waiting to happen!
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-31-2006, 06:42 PM
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Pardon my direct approach here...but, you are an accident waiting to happen!
And you ???? What or who bequeath you with the supreme knowledge of how others with flounder in their attempts?

Jeez... everyone and their stereotypes....

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My point was that anyone who buys a sportsbike of that size when hasn't ridden a bike before, is already doing 100 mph the first week, and already thinking about putting the girlfriend on the bike is an accident waiting to happen. Absolutely!!! What's wrong with that statement??? Stereotype??? What are you talking about??? Would you recommend your best friend do that? Come on...this is not a pissing contest!
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