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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-13-2005, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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I just bought a 05 gixxer 600, it is my first time ever to ride i do not yet have my license but i want to ride to work with it to get the hang of it. Should i be worried of a ticket?
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-13-2005, 04:58 PM
 
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Why wouldn't you just go and write the written test that takes a few minutes (I assume you guys have that)...and reduce your ticket to just "riding without insurance" -> it should save you a few hundred bucks. Or better yet, call an insurance company and get the paper work tommorrow right after your done your written test. And you should be able to ride legaly after a few hours and after your rode everywhere to get it done legaly.
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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-13-2005, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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But dont you have to take a driving test along with the written test?
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-13-2005, 05:25 PM
 
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May I be so bold to ask if you have taken the MSF Course? If not & this is so new to you then good chance you will be writing off your bike & self & a costly expense & hopefully the bike is only totalled & you are not.

Believe me riding a m/c is SO different to driving a car especially with the bomb you have bought. We look upon most hot trotting 600 sportbikes as 2nd step from a season on a benners bike, if you learn fast, or possibly the third step.

These bikes were NOT made for causual riding around the town & on the various roads but more in line with some of the top club road racing as then are the next thing to actual road racing bikes.
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-13-2005, 05:44 PM
 
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You have a brand new Gixxer 600, no license, no insurance, and no experience.

Getting a ticket is the last thing you should worry about. Hope you believe in gaurdian angels.
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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-13-2005, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have ridden it for several days now taking it extremely careful. I am not a huge risk taking person i drive down back roads and avoid twaffic as much as possible i am aware of the power of this bike put it seems very managable, especially at low rpm's. Another question is 5k rpms a lot at 60,70mph?
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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-13-2005, 06:01 PM
 
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It seems managable. It's not. It's lulling you into a false sense of security and at some point you'll push it and need to react with what experience would have taught you.

Then you're up a crick.

5,000 RPMs is nothing. At 5,000 RPMs, a race replica is barely breathing. That's just enough RPMs to keep from fouling the plugs.
Not sure what connection you're making between RPMs and speed.
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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-13-2005, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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No 5k rpm's just seems like a lot for 6th gear. You dont feel like my carefullness is enough, i have read everything possible on this forum and others about countersteering braking shifting. And it is all working quite well for me.
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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-13-2005, 06:31 PM
 
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In 6th, it'll go all the way to redline without any mechanical worries.
There's no point in this, as the powerband ends somewhere between a few hundred to a thousand RPMs before redline.

If you're going 60 or 70 in 6th, you're shifting too soon.

Not to beat my point to death, but this is one of the things that experience teaches you. It's ill advised to be learning all these basics of motorcycling while riding a highly tuned purpose built racing bike.

I'm not trying to insult you, I'm just saying that when it comes to safely learning how to ride, your odds are bad. And it's not all power and speed, in fact, that's the least of it. That's one thing you can control easily. The big problem is the geometry of these things. When you start on a replica, you have to not only learn how to ride, you have to learn how to ride on the most difficult and twitchy bike available.
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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-13-2005, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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The only way to get experience is to ride and i may as well do it the safest way i can, i dont know any other way to learn, Letting it set there will not get me anywhere.
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