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Old 05-23-2011, 11:16 AM   #21
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:21 AM   #22
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this thread is a complete fail...... i started on a r1..... its not a big deal. its all in user control and responsibility
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:24 AM   #23
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It is nothing wrong with him getting the liter. Just let him know to be careful. I started learning to tide on a gxsr 1000 and did great. Just because u have the power doesn't mean u have to use it just drive at your comfort zone and get use to the bike. Later in time you will work your way to more things to do on the bike. Be wise when riding. He saved money on buying what he wanted now he has to take care of it and his life. It doesn't matter about the size of the bike just how u treat it. Treat it good and it will take care of u.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:35 AM   #24
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As others have stated, it is really a state of mind kind of thing. The guys who go out and buy litre bikes and no gear, are the ones who need to start on a 250. But the responsible noob who goes out and buys full gear and a 250 has the right discipline habits that they could start on a bigger bike if they really wanted to; they might not develop their skills as fast, but they have a better chance of not wrapping themselves around a tree.
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I am willing to bet that if the OP was concerned enough to post this then he KNOWS his friends state of mind and is not right to be starting on a liter bike.
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He isnt a close friend so I would stay out of his bidness.
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:19 PM   #29
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this thread is a complete fail...... i started on a r1..... its not a big deal. its all in user control and responsibility
+1 - it doesn't have to end badly.....But it could.
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:36 PM   #30
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My BF just bought an R1 as his first streetbike. I let him briefly ride my 636 and he said the seating position sucked. His buddy was unloading a *99 R1 and he said he felt more comfortable on it so he's bought it. He rode dirtbikes constantly as a teenager but it's been almost 20 yrs since he's ridden. He has huge respect for the bike so he's (trying) not to be an idiot. He's unbelievably comfortable and skilled so far... I think the "respect for the power" factor will make or break your friend. I think the roadrash pics may reinforce the respect part. just sayin.
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+1 - it doesn't have to end badly.....But it could.
more times than not... WAY more times than not. I rather be rude and recommend a smaller bike than watch someone bust their and ruin the bike or something worse.
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Why would you do this? That's why a lot of noobs wreck already is trying to keep up. Terrible advice. I mean while you're at it, tell him that gear is pointless.
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I think to each their own. If they're mature then they've already thought abouth the consequences of a bigger bike and what could happen. I have to admit I'm partially guilty of being somewhat inexperienced when I got my cbr rr but I learned to ride on a dirtbike years before I got my rr and went thru msf and everything. trust me, I looked into 600's and liters and I have total mad respect for both the classes and everything in between and would never do something I wasn't comfortable with. now I've been riding awhile and am a safe and responsible one at that. Anyway, point is the rider is responsible for his own life and exp.not anybody else..just encourage him to be safe and give advice and keep ur distance.
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You can bust your a** on a 250 just as easily........just maybe not as quickly. The smart ones ask questions.
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Make sure he has taken an MSF Course, must have Health insurance + an M-Class License.
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this thread is a complete fail...... i started on a r1..... its not a big deal. its all in user control and responsibility
The same line everybody that started on a big bike uses. That or "just respect it."
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If they're mature then they've already thought abouth the consequences of a bigger bike and what could happen.
Think about this critically for a second: If you have no experience on a motorcycle you don't even know what the consequences of a bigger bike might be. All you know is bigger motor=faster. That's it. Hard to logically derive consequences from that single piece of info.
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He's a grown person let him ride what he wants. If your buying the bike with your money than you have say so if not let him do what he wants. Just cause it's a 1000 don't mean besides People wanting tO talk . No one tells you what to ride so why tell him?
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