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Old 04-30-2011, 10:49 PM   #1
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im fresh from four wheels, complete motonoob. just picked up a 99 cbr 600 and have already been given the shake down by several riders on how serious this is. still learning and stoked. any advice would be awesome! thanks.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:51 PM   #2
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Gear, lots and lots of gear. And don't be cheap. Remember, it's what keeps your skin off the pavement in the bad situation
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:58 PM   #3
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ive heard that above all else. definitely will be shopping for some decent armor. any suggestions on inexpensive but worthy gear? is a helmet and jacket satisfactory enough?
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Hola!!

Im new to this site too BUT let me tell you what Ive noticed within 4 days:

Dont write in CAPS or else full grown men will wine, complain and cry. It hurts their eyes or somethin?

Obey the law and ride safely, or they'll hound you.

Theyre very welcoming and friendly.

I dunnooooo, Ive worked in strip clubs for plenty of years and never have I encountered men so picky and whiny! (not that its all of them, just a handful)
Hope you enjoy this site...bc I dont know if its for me. (I wish it wasnt this way)
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:01 PM   #5
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ive heard that above all else. definitely will be shopping for some decent armor. any suggestions on inexpensive but worthy gear? is a helmet and jacket satisfactory enough?
A friend told me look to spend ~400 on gloves, jacket, helmet.
Most of the ppl on here wear shin guards too.
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:22 PM   #6
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well i was in the import scene for years and never was too risky of a driver i think it will carry over to my two wheel experiences.
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:34 PM   #7
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well i was in the import scene for years and never was too risky of a driver i think it will carry over to my two wheel experiences.
Thats a good thing. Ive never ridden a motorcyle but Ive been on jet skis and boats. Going 30mph seemed like 80+mph! So...Im just imagining riding would be the same and worse.
Im not a risky driver either. I go up/down ramps instead of hopping the curb when Im on my Specialized bicycle. lol.
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First, take MSF. Don't learn from your friends, go the legit way. Second go all out in gear. Helmet, jacket, gloves, boots.
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Like its stated above...

1. MSF
2. Gear

With addition to...
3. Pay attention to who you take advice from. If they have years of experience (especially track experience) then it will be worth your time to listen to them.

As far as your stay here, don't take too much personally. Ask questions if you have them, but be prepared to take criticism along with advice. If you can't handle that then it's best you don't post.

Oh and don't be an attention . lol
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Like its stated above...

1. MSF
2. Gear

With addition to...
3. Pay attention to who you take advice from. If they have years of experience (especially track experience) then it will be worth your time to listen to them.

As far as your stay here, don't take too much personally. Ask questions if you have them, but be prepared to take criticism along with advice. If you can't handle that then it's best you don't post.

Oh and don't be an attention . lol
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Hey welcome to the fun. pretty much all else has been said.




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Old 05-01-2011, 12:07 PM   #14
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thanks all! ive never heard of MSF, is it a school or something?
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Its the required course you need in order to get the M endorsement.

Check out Awesome Cycles.
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First, take MSF. Don't learn from your friends, go the legit way. Second go all out in gear. Helmet, jacket, gloves, boots.
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msf is need to get your m license and teaches you all the basic and then some on riding. high recommend awesome cycles on where to take it.

dont cheap out on gear and "all the gear all the time"! like most people will say "i rather sweat then bleed"

good luck and stay safe!
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:15 PM   #17
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awesome thanks again. ill definitely be looking into the course within the next couple weeks. hopefully this weekend all the gear needed will be mine. and thats sounds like an intelligent quote to go by ill keep it in mind! lol
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