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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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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...:D
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!
haha I know what you are saying, but believe me I ride so slow people start noticing. Some try to race me but I dont even look over.
I ride after 1am at night when there are no cars around, just bikes.
Besides the salesman actually tried to sell me the 1000rr. I took it out for a spin and decided that it was just too quick.
The 600rr is very easy when driven slowly.
I dont plan to go fast anytime soon, just cruise around and get a feel of the thing.
 

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Santi said:
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!
Yes stereotype. Next thing you'll suggest is that some people should be allowed to make indiscriminate laws based on their opinions and beliefs of someone elses abilities. If that were the case, sportbikes wouldn't even be legal for sale.

I believe in treating someone who acts a fool as a fool, and someone who doesn't act a fool accordingly.

Nor would I put my negative belief on someone I don't even know based on MY assumption of what THEIR outcome would be.

When all that fails, remember what most parents teach: if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything.

No pissing contest. I gave that crap up in my 20s.
 

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Yes stereotype. Next thing you'll suggest is that some people should be allowed to make indiscriminate laws based on their opinions and beliefs of someone elses abilities. If that were the case, sportbikes wouldn't even be legal for sale.

I believe in treating someone who acts a fool as a fool, and someone who doesn't act a fool accordingly.

Nor would I put my negative belief on someone I don't even know based on MY assumption of what THEIR outcome would be.

When all that fails, remember what most parents teach: if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything.

No pissing contest. I gave that crap up in my 20s.

Ahhhhhh, let me address each of your points:

First...You don't know me from anything, so who the hell are you to guess what I would suggest at any point??? You are just running your big mouth. Who said anything about indiscriminate laws, blah, blah, blah...You are inventing stuff here.

Second...I also believe in treating a fool as a fool. I never called this man any names; however, believing that an accident is a real possibility given the circumstances that he described is not out of the ordinary. You, my friend, are acting as a fool with all your ranting! Grow up, go ride your bike... Do something constructive!

Third...You do put your negative believes on someone else. Your smart ass responses show just that. In fact, mind your own business.

Fourth...If you have nothing nice to say, dont say anything...then stop adding stupid remarks to this thread. You are the one who started this crap and, so far, Im not impressed by your rethoric nor your way of thinking.

If I believe that given his description of events the man is going to get in an accident, I'll say so. Now, he may get in an accident or not...I certainly hope not!! But, who are you to give me any crap about it for saying so??? Who has named you God??

Grow up, pal!
 

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Hey guys, with all due respect, can we keep this on topic..

I'm sure the OP didn't have this spirited discussion in mind when he posted this thread...remember, theres always PM's :D
 

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Ahhhhhh, let me address each of your points:

First...You don't know me from anything, so who the hell are you to guess what I would suggest at any point??? You are just running your big mouth. Who said anything about indiscriminate laws, blah, blah, blah...You are inventing stuff here.

Second...I also believe in treating a fool as a fool. I never called this man any names; however, believing that an accident is a real possibility given the circumstances that he described is not out of the ordinary. You, my friend, are acting as a fool with all your ranting! Grow up, go ride your bike... Do something constructive!

Third...You do put your negative believes on someone else. Your smart ass responses show just that. In fact, mind your own business.

Fourth...If you have nothing nice to say, dont say anything...then stop adding stupid remarks to this thread. You are the one who started this crap and, so far, Im not impressed by your rethoric nor your way of thinking.

If I believe that given his description of events the man is going to get in an accident, I'll say so. Now, he may get in an accident or not...I certainly hope not!! But, who are you to give me any crap about it for saying so??? Who has named you God??

Grow up, pal!
Not even going to waste my time "PAL."

But do try to watch the personal attacks.

Have a good time.
 

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Hammer 4 said:
Hey guys, with all due respect, can we keep this on topic..

I'm sure the OP didn't have this spirited discussion in mind when he posted this thread...remember, theres always PM's :D
No Hammer... you know me. I was trying to keep on topic, and address someone being negative towards a fellow rider. Just me. I don't subscribe to the "you are going to kill yourself" or "you are an organ donor" theories or comments. Santi posted his thoughts, and again, and I refrain from further discussion on the topic, other than the spirit of the original poster. Nothing further from me on the OT stuff. I'm getting way too old for that crap, and I have other things to do. Sorry for getting someone's hairs raised.
 

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Thank you Hammer. No insults intended towards anyone...just speaking my mind. Im sorry if this went in the wrong direction.

Dan, if you ever come to Dallas, I will be happy to buy you a cold beer.

Have fun out there. Stay safe.
 

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DanQ said:
No Hammer... you know me. I was trying to keep on topic, and address someone being negative towards a fellow rider. Just me. I don't subscribe to the "you are going to kill yourself" or "you are an organ donor" theories or comments. Santi posted his thoughts, and again, and I refrain from further discussion on the topic, other than the spirit of the original poster. Nothing further from me on the OT stuff. I'm getting way too old for that crap, and I have other things to do. Sorry for getting someone's hairs raised.
I know you...? :p

To be honest, I agree with regard to telling someone they'r a canidate for crashing....well, when it comes right down to it, we all are.however, sayin it IMHO is bad juju.

I tend to try and not be negitive towards anyone that a new rider, yet buys a 100+ hp bike to learn on...I would rather not comment...and hope for the best with regards to that rider.

OTH, Santi does have the right to express his opinon, and at the risk of being negitive here, I was kinda surprised when I saw his comments..but, it's free country...and I'm just a old guy that's seen and heard more than I'd care to...


BTW, my comments in my previous post wasn't meant to be harsh toward either of you, just sorta a friendly reminder....

If either of you would care to comment about this, please PM me..:D
 
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