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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-25-2002, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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is an r6 a good starter bike

was just wundering if the yamaha r6 is a good starter bike as thay are my favorite and i will start riding soon as i dont have my lisence yet but i have been riding dirt bikes and 4 wheelers for a long time and was wondering how much differend they are
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Is a viper a good car for a first time driver?

You might want to read some of the other threads in the "New Riders" forum before you ask this question.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-25-2002, 06:52 PM
 
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Sh*T!

LMAO, good one, Robert! An R6 is a little to intense for you. Try the YZF-600R. I did 90mph w/ ease during my first ride. Is that fast enough for you?
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now i fell stupid but thats ok thanks for th info
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now i fell stupid but thats ok thanks for th info
No reason to feel stupid bro. Sorry I made you feel that way, that was not my entention.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-25-2002, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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actually u helped out alot looked around at the yzf-600r and am probley gonna get one of those in stead as i can get those used pretty cheap around here
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-06-2002, 03:51 PM
 
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agree on 600R

R6 Freak.. I got a new 600R as my first bike, and minus my testosterone induced accident before my MSF, I have not had any trouble getting into Riding with this bike. Good luck.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-06-2002, 05:25 PM
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No. I rode an '88 ex 500 for a few years before I moved up to an R6, and looking back I probably should have waited even longer. I had a couple of close calls within the first few weeks I had the bike. As much as I love my R6, I'm very glad it wasn't my first ride or I probably wouldn't be around to type this. I'd recommend starting on an old bike (you're *going* to drop it) and take it slow...
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-08-2002, 12:30 PM
 
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r6=death

I am about to take the saftey course in 2 weeks (cant wait)... i have been practicing on my friends suzuki gsx 600 series. oh boy. In a parking lot i was da man doin figure 8's and starting/stopping

I put it down tho in a small turn.. im fine was only goin a few mph.. but im SURE it coulda been avoided with proper training. it was alot of bike, thats all i know. After the course i plan on getting a ninja zx6 NOT the r well see what happens. it is true tho you WILL put the bike down the first time u ride. At one point or another. The newer bikes are beasts. be careful whatever you get. I might be fine onw but DAMN concrete hurts
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-09-2002, 05:31 AM
 
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Trees hurt more

Now you know why most of us around here were reluctant to lend our bikes We were in your position once, and remember what we did to our first bikes.

Mabye you'll have your bike in time to go to the september ephrata ride with the group from this site. (I'll be back in florida, though )
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