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Old 11-26-2009, 06:32 PM   #1
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I took he MSF class this past summer, I been riding a gsxr 600 and a kawasaki 636.. which are my brothers.. I feel comfortable on the 636, its smooth I drove it gunned it a few times, but now I want my own... my brother say I should get a zx10r cause i know how to ride in this crazy houston traffic and at night, just getting others thoughts.. dont bash me.. just asking a question
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:20 PM   #2
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Very few members on this board could ride a 250 to its full potential.

Im not one of them.


We meet people every forest ride that have been riding for years but never really learned to take a corner successfully. When their inexperience catches up to their egos around other riders that is when they crash.

I think the 600s are the best all round bikes street/track.

Use your head when you ride and promote self preservation.
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IMHO, just bc you took msf and have been riding your brothers bike around a bit doesn't mean you are ready for a liter bike. I would get a used 600, ride the snot out of it for a while (do some track days) and then decide if you want a bigger bike. Good luck with your bike hunt!
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Very few members on this board could ride a 250 to its full potential.

Im not one of them.


We meet people every forest ride that have been riding for years but never really learned to take a corner successfully. When their inexperience catches up to their egos around other riders that is when they crash.

I think the 600s are the best all round bikes street/track.

Use your head when you ride and promote self preservation.
Well said Cali
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:35 PM   #9
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1) Ride like you are invisible (the lady on the cell phone will ALWAYS say, "He came outta nowhere, I never saw him).

2) Buy good quality gear and always wear it! It's the price of doing the moto thing.

3) Think of each ride as an opportunity to learn something and never as an opportunity to show someone what you (think) have learned, ie showoff.
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4) Most of all, control your right hand with your sense of self-preservation and not your testosterone and you will live long enough to learn how to ride.
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If I had to do it all over again, I would have went this route. , I wouldn't mind having a SV650 even now.
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:38 PM   #11
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If I had to do it all over again, I would have went this route. , I wouldn't mind having a SV650 even now.
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the SV isnt even CLOSE to being my first bike. but its a friggin Blast to ride!
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:43 PM   #13
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If your brother owns both bikes i say buy one off him, i vote for the 636. Seems like a win-win scenario to me because: 1. You have already ridden them 2. You know how well/poorly they have been maintained 3. Greedy bastige doesnt need both
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A 600 can get you in just as much trouble as a 1000. You can go 155 indicated on a 600 and 186 indicated on a litre bike. People go down on backroads because of too high an entry speed. It's not the 30 mph faster litre bike that gets you. I learned on a Katana 600 for a few years and finally moved to a ZX9 two summers ago. Now I have a ZX10. Most guys I ride with are on litre bikes. The only time a 600 can't hang with a litre bike is on a very spirited backroad/highway ride. I love riding my ZX10. You can get in trouble on a 600. You just get there faster on a litre bike.
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A 600 can get you in just as much trouble as a 1000. You can go 155 indicated on a 600 and 186 indicated on a litre bike. People go down on backroads because of too high an entry speed. It's not the 30 mph faster litre bike that gets you. I learned on a Katana 600 for a few years and finally moved to a ZX9 two summers ago. Now I have a ZX10. Most guys I ride with are on litre bikes. The only time a 600 can't hang with a litre bike is on a very spirited backroad/highway ride. I love riding my ZX10. You can get in trouble on a 600. You just get there faster on a litre bike.
Modern 600's indicate well above 155mph, and go true 16xMPH.
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can get into trouble on a 250 as well if you take risks . . . that being said, a litre is still a bit much for the first bike you actually own. plenty of time later for upsizing
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The real danger of a liter bike is not the extra top speed but the power. If you are riding in a "spirited" manner and roll into the throttle too hard while leaned over, the is a very real chance of spinning up the rear tire.
Some of you "Silly Sallys" may not realize it, but this is a dangerous situation. Spinning rear, high speed and leaning over can result in unforunate problems like;
Falling down
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Remember you can put your eye out with those things.
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Old 11-27-2009, 10:51 AM   #20
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i think i will ride 636 since Im only 20 you guys are right I will have time to upgrade later, but i doubt it... Its not really about going fast for me, I just like the freedom and riding with my brothers
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