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Old 04-17-2012, 11:09 AM   #41
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:20 PM   #42
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I dont think a super sport is a good bike to learn on not cause of the power but cause of the riding position.I learned on a cruiser 250 and it helped a lot IMO.But anyways its not my life on the line,everyone has their own choice to do whatever they want.Some people do fine on SS bikes being their first ever.

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Old 04-18-2012, 08:41 PM   #43
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I dont think a super sport is a good bike to learn on not cause of the power but cause of the riding position.I learned on a cruiser 250 and it helped a lot IMO.But anyways its not my life on the line,everyone has their own choice to do whatever they want.Some people do fine on SS bikes being their first ever.

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Old 04-18-2012, 09:24 PM   #44
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I dont think a super sport is a good bike to learn on not cause of the power but cause of the riding position.I learned on a cruiser 250 and it helped a lot IMO.But anyways its not my life on the line,everyone has their own choice to do whatever they want.Some people do fine on SS bikes being their first ever.

Good luck in MSF.

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Practiced on a Road instead of parking lot, AND his helmet wasn't strapped..
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:42 PM   #45
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I dont think a super sport is a good bike to learn on not cause of the power but cause of the riding position.I learned on a cruiser 250 and it helped a lot IMO.But anyways its not my life on the line,everyone has their own choice to do whatever they want.Some people do fine on SS bikes being their first ever.

Good luck in MSF.

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Old 04-18-2012, 10:45 PM   #46
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Speaking of practice....anyone know any big parking lots to practice in near BW8 and Briarforest?
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:51 PM   #48
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Actually best practice is in a neighborhood.

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Old 04-18-2012, 10:54 PM   #49
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findy an empty n-hood and practice starting and stopping, thats where your going to have the most prob. initially, and most likely place to drop the bike.
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Thanks. That's good because there's a street close by full of stop signs.

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Old 04-18-2012, 11:03 PM   #51
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cuz your a new rider on a bad beginner bike, and you'll panic at a stop becuase of something and over apply the brakes or ?? and drop the bike. not crash, she'll just go down at a stop sign easy peasy.

oh yeah, the steep steering angle doesn't inspire confidence at low speeds either, another reason

frame sliders would be a good idea, but odds are you'll drop the bike.........lol
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Ill keep that in mind, thanks.
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cuz your a new rider on a bad beginner bike, and you'll panic at a stop becuase of something and over apply the brakes or ?? and drop the bike. not crash, she'll just go down at a stop sign easy peasy.

oh yeah, the steep steering angle doesn't inspire confidence at low speeds either, another reason

frame sliders would be a good idea, but odds are you'll drop the bike.........lol
That's any new rider , but we all know this. Buy used saves pain. And frame sliders FTW!

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ah but a new rider on a true beginner bike, one that has "normal" brakes vs race ready and a bike w/ a relaxed steering angle vs race geometry can make the diff between staying upright and falling down.
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When I first got my 250r, I was lucky enough to have a huge empty neighborhood (no houses yet) with clean streets to practice on. Its like a mini track. Matter of fact, I still go there from time to time when I'm bored. It's still there, off of bw8 and kempwood.
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Wow, exact same as mine. Same year, same color. Congrats! You'll love it!
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I dont think a super sport is a good bike to learn on not cause of the power but cause of the riding position.I learned on a cruiser 250 and it helped a lot IMO.But anyways its not my life on the line,everyone has their own choice to do whatever they want.Some people do fine on SS bikes being their first ever.

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That dude's reaction kills me. His buddy wrecks out and he's like herp derp.
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That looks like a good place to practice. Do you know if there's construction going on? I wouldn't want to practice on ground full of gravel haha. If not, I might go practice there some more after a couple of weeks of riding. Thanks for telling me about it.


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Wow, exact same as mine. Same year, same color. Congrats! You'll love it!
Sweeeet!! I don't see many CBRs like ours around. How do you like the bike?
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:52 AM   #60
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Just scope out your practice area. Gravel sucks but it useful to know what it feels.like under your wheels... Feels a lot different than what you might.think. I relate it.to trying to walk on a fresh mopped floor

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