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Old 02-18-2012, 07:51 PM   #1
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how hard is it to ride again?

im gonna be picking up my next bike soon and will have to ride it home (houston weather permit) but the last bike i was on was my rc51 back in...nov 2010? havent ridden one since, how hard do you all think it will be to ride? its going to be a 600, im hoping after leaving the neighborhood i should be fine
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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if you can figure out how to start it up, that's the hardest part,lol. not like it's been 20 years or something
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:03 PM   #4
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:11 PM   #7
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alright cool, thanks everyone!
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be careful on your 600... not an rc51..
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be careful on your 600... not an rc51..
you're right... 600's have less torque,lol
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:41 PM   #10
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lol was that sarcasm? im not sure i understand completely
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:41 PM   #11
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I was concerned about this as well after not having a bike for 20 months. It only took a couple minutes to feel everything out. Mainly because the boots I was wearing were clunkers. You should be fine.
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lol was that sarcasm? im not sure i understand completely
Sarcasm.. Need some training wheels...lol
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Sarcasm.. Need some training wheels...lol
just take them off your bike. you'll be ok without them
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i had 10 years gap...just take easy on the first week or two
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im gonna be picking up my next bike soon and will have to ride it home (houston weather permit) but the last bike i was on was my rc51 back in...nov 2010? havent ridden one since, how hard do you all think it will be to ride? its going to be a 600, im hoping after leaving the neighborhood i should be fine
dont be a . ride that like Anna Nicole Smith, without the herpes.
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Have fun, be safe! I had a 35 year gap although I pretty much grew up on various dirt bikes and such. When I took the Basic riders course at Awesome, I was amazed how much of the "muscle memory" came back. The biggest problem I had were touchy brakes on old number four, and wearing my hiking boots with the cruiser geometry. Enjoy! It was a of an afternoon's ride for me today, still grinning....
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I can comfortably promise that the jittery feeling you may have just before you throw your leg over will be a distant memory five minutes into the ride.
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lol i was riding down 45 today without an issue
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I just got my bike and it was so easy, I feel like ive been riding for 10 years.

well I guess for the past 9 years of riding dirt bikes a street bike came natural to me?
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