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Old 05-19-2006, 11:12 AM   #21
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Old 05-19-2006, 11:13 AM   #22
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Trust me.
Nobody has smaller hand than mine (I'm 5'2" pettie girl).
If I haven't ridden in a while, my hand aches, too.
Other than that, it's not that bad (unless I get stuck in the traffic. oh, yeah. that's gonna hurt you ).
You'll get use to it.
Just give yourself some time.
Sounds like most problem you have is coming from lack of experience.
You'll get there eventually.
Just be careful and don't get impatient.
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Old 05-19-2006, 11:15 AM   #23
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dont be a hater, moody. im moving to the sw side in a week or so el mag. ill try to setup a time with you.

getting into nuetral. i find it hard to get into nuetral on any bike i havnt ridden before. the amount of pressure to get it in there, without overdoing it is different for each bike. its something you just have to ride the bike alot and you learn it.

getting it back into first. i have to do that on my bike, and its a 97. its no biggie, just compensate for it. know your going to have to do it, and just rock the bike forward a little bit before you pop it into 1st.

hehe, clutch is killing your left hand, huh? is it because its too far out, or because its too hard to hold in? we might be able to adjust the distance, im not sure on that bike though. if its hard to hold in, that is becuase the clutch springs in the engine are nice and stiff. only way to fix that is get a stronger left hand. eventually the springs will break in a little bit.

when i started riding i had that same problem. so i got one of those hand thingies you hold and squeeze. i would just play with it while watching tv or bullshitting with freinds and that helped.

pm me anytime dude.
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Maybe start in 2nd gear so you don't hit neutral or flip the bike over on you. Ever had a bike land on you? It feels great!
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dont be a hater, moody. im moving to the sw side in a week or so el mag. ill try to setup a time with you.

getting into nuetral. i find it hard to get into nuetral on any bike i havnt ridden before. the amount of pressure to get it in there, without overdoing it is different for each bike. its something you just have to ride the bike alot and you learn it.

getting it back into first. i have to do that on my bike, and its a 97. its no biggie, just compensate for it. know your going to have to do it, and just rock the bike forward a little bit before you pop it into 1st.

hehe, clutch is killing your left hand, huh? is it because its too far out, or because its too hard to hold in? we might be able to adjust the distance, im not sure on that bike though. if its hard to hold in, that is becuase the clutch springs in the engine are nice and stiff. only way to fix that is get a stronger left hand. eventually the springs will break in a little bit.

when i started riding i had that same problem. so i got one of those hand thingies you hold and squeeze. i would just play with it while watching tv or bullshitting with freinds and that helped.

pm me anytime dude.
Hater! :laughing6

The dude can't shift gears so he went out and bought the bike that has won the AMA Supersport class for the last 2 years?
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Old 05-19-2006, 11:18 AM   #26
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Neutral is for ! Hold the clutch in!
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Old 05-19-2006, 11:21 AM   #27
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Old 05-19-2006, 11:25 AM   #29
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Okay... so I am not a morning person....

Seriously, learn in second if you are having problems. I thought you took the MSF?
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Thanks for all the advice guys. Honestly I think it goes back to not having enough seat time. I don't really have a feel for the bike yet.

I also noticed when I do manage to get the bike into neutral at a light, I can't just put it into 1st. I have to rock the bike forward for 1st to catch. I was told that's because the bike is pretty new.

Another issue, is my left hand aches bad after every ride. Its almost like my hand isn't big enough. It feels like I really have to make an extra reach to get the clutch in. Maybe one of you could show me how to adjust that. Or maybe my hands just aren't strong enough yet. Which puts me right back on lack of seat time.

Is it ever going to get easier guys ?

you may need to do a oil change. seems like your riding the streets alot and heating up that oil and making it too thin. if it has 500 miles, change it and again at 1k with semi-synthetic. it may not reach nuetral becasue of the "safety switch" i mentioned.

the pain the in the hand is going to get better. like i said its muscle memory.

you can read more into the 636 at www.kawiforums.com aka www.zx6r.com. im a moderator there too.
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you may need to do a oil change. seems like your riding the streets alot and heating up that oil and making it too thin. if it has 500 miles, change it and again at 1k with semi-synthetic. it may not reach nuetral becasue of the "safety switch" i mentioned.

the pain the in the hand is going to get better. like i said its muscle memory.

you can read more into the 636 at www.kawiforums.com aka www.zx6r.com. im a moderator there too.
he told me the bike was an 04 and had a few thousand miles on it :dontknow:
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Old 05-19-2006, 12:35 PM   #32
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you had the bike for six months and only filed it up twice what kinda is that and you say your having trouble riding you should of just bough a scooter
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you had the bike for six months and only filed it up twice what kinda is that and you say your having trouble riding you should of just bough a scooter
^^ dont mind him i dont think anyone has ever seen him on a bike yet
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Old 05-19-2006, 12:50 PM   #34
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Yeah, the 636 doesn't like to get out of neutral from a stop sometimes. Either rock the bike real quick, or release the clutch and then pull it in again, works for me. I don't know about it not letting you in neutral while moving though. I know mine will go into neutral at low speeds(I won't put it in neutral over 10mph though) Like everyone else said, just ride it around your neighborhood, you'll get used to your hand and getting it out of first easily.
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Sorry I took so long..

WELCOME to motohouston. As you can see , every one here has some good advice for you.
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