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Old 05-06-2013, 03:37 PM   #41
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As much as I agree with this, I must say that I was guilty of buying a bike and not factoring everything in too. I did the math on how much a bike would cost but extra cost came into play and had to cut corners somewhere. Luckily my mom rode at one point and I was able to just use her gear for a while. Im still wearing her gloves that are dated and need to be replaced. As a kid you are so happy to get a bike that the total cost of owning one does not come into play. Like I will say as much as I love my new bike its defiantly costing me a pretty penny and probably was not the best financial choice I could have made at this point in my life.

Im not saying there toys but to most people who own bikes they are second and third vehicles who just ride on weekends or just for fun. I ride because its my main mode of transportation. If it is raining hard enough or I feel that its unsafe I will not ride and will make other arrangements. That being said I believe that you truly can get hurt on anything, you just have to calculate the risk you are willing to take.
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Not sure if that's supposed to be an insult but I'm happy getting 75 mpg and paying 87 octane.
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Donte .. I saw this on Montgomery county police reporter. In posted up Sat to check ...sorry to hear it was your friend. Hope he recovers quickly.

There was two wrecks sat in the woodlands. The other was on sawdust and grogans mill.
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Sorry about your buddy and hoping for a quick recovery.

Based on your description it sounded like rider error. Different bike or gear wouldn't have made a difference.

Ultimately people have to make smart descions....based on what you've (Donte) written, you got the right attitude about riding.
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sorry about your friend, amazing that you had the courage to express the need for gear during this time.

It was Houston Gixxers under Will and Jen Blanton that saved my life. They had a rule about gear and didn't let me ride with them until I had a jacket. Guess what I did? I bought a jacket. Though, prior to that, I had been riding around for some months with only a helmet and gloves. Now? I'm a gear nut, advocate for it but always need to remember that I was once one of them too. I learned a lot more than that through them and though they don't head HG anymore, I now have Rodrigo. (it's now instead of adjusting chains but more hardcore like installing race stuff!)

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Regards to ur friend and i hope he is able to pull through.
But i must disagree with your statement regarding 600cc bikes as a starter. My first bike was and still is my 2007 Honda VFR RWB. This is a 800 cc bike that also weights much more then a R6. It took me several weeks after purchasing it before i ever took onto main streets. My home sits in a neighborhood were there is no exit and i easily road up and down the street for weeks. Second step was going through development practicing stoping at the stop signs and working on my clutch control from full stop and making those right and left hand turns. I went through this routine for at least a month before i took it the main roads and still waited a week or two before i took the Hwys.
People must be patient learning thr bike. Give it a name, get personal with it, learn to handle it and not allow it to handle You.
Once again Please don't take this the wrong way I'm simply stating what i went through and the process i followed.
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Regards to ur friend and i hope he is able to pull through.
But i must disagree with your statement regarding 600cc bikes as a starter. My first bike was and still is my 2007 Honda VFR RWB. This is a 800 cc bike that also weights much more then a R6. It took me several weeks after purchasing it before i ever took onto main streets. My home sits in a neighborhood were there is no exit and i easily road up and down the street for weeks. Second step was going through development practicing stoping at the stop signs and working on my clutch control from full stop and making those right and left hand turns. I went through this routine for at least a month before i took it the main roads and still waited a week or two before i took the Hwys.
People must be patient learning thr bike. Give it a name, get personal with it, learn to handle it and not allow it to handle You.
Once again Please don't take this the wrong way I'm simply stating what i went through and the process i followed.
Well said. Head up, eyes up, and look where you want the bike to go. Relax your arms.
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Lol ur not getting 75mpg
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sorry about your friend, amazing that you had the courage to express the need for gear during this time.

It was Houston Gixxers under Will and Jen Blanton that saved my life. They had a rule about gear and didn't let me ride with them until I had a jacket. Guess what I did? I bought a jacket. Though, prior to that, I had been riding around for some months with only a helmet and gloves. Now? I'm a gear nut, advocate for it but always need to remember that I was once one of them too. I learned a lot more than that through them and though they don't head HG anymore, I now have Rodrigo. (it's now instead of adjusting chains but more hardcore like installing race stuff!)

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Just an update: He has been moved out of ICU, and had surgery on his hand. Another friend of ours went and saw him and said that he had lots of road rash. So a jacket would have surely helped out. He said that when he first talked to him he had no memory of crashing, and just woke up in the hospital with family telling him he wrecked his bike. At this time I would like to say thank you to all those who have prayed.
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Sorry about your buddy and hoping for a quick recovery.

Based on your description it sounded like rider error. Different bike or gear wouldn't have made a difference.

Ultimately people have to make smart descions....based on what you've (Donte) written, you got the right attitude about riding.
At first I was thought it was the bike but after talking to his sister and her saying that he turned into a car it probably was rider error. The reason I say probably is because the police report is still not finalized, but I will check on that tomorrow.
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Regards to ur friend and i hope he is able to pull through.
But i must disagree with your statement regarding 600cc bikes as a starter. My first bike was and still is my 2007 Honda VFR RWB. This is a 800 cc bike that also weights much more then a R6. It took me several weeks after purchasing it before i ever took onto main streets. My home sits in a neighborhood were there is no exit and i easily road up and down the street for weeks. Second step was going through development practicing stoping at the stop signs and working on my clutch control from full stop and making those right and left hand turns. I went through this routine for at least a month before i took it the main roads and still waited a week or two before i took the Hwys.
People must be patient learning thr bike. Give it a name, get personal with it, learn to handle it and not allow it to handle You.
Once again Please don't take this the wrong way I'm simply stating what i went through and the process i followed.
I understand your point, I to am not saying that everyone must start on a 250. I just believe that anyone under 21 years old should not start on one. As kids we don't have the patient thing down and just want to go fast, and by having the power to do so we will. Not every kid that gets a bike will go fast I understand this but a lot of us are still learning how to control the speed demon in us, one of the things keeping my demons at bay is my wallet. I cant afford anymore tickets. The older you are,the more likely your going to go take your time and learn how to properly ride. I really wish my friend would have stayed in his neighbor hood a little longer and get even better on the bike. I don't blame my self for this but I did notice at stop lights when we rode he had clutch issues and I do believe I should have told him to practice stoping and starting more to get better. Now hes probably not going to get another bike, at least until he moves out because his moms defiantly not going to let him get another one.
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Cool, wouldn't be able to come get them until around Thursday. And Thanks
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so sorry to hear about your friend.

Houston traffic is very unforgiving to inexperienced riders.
Everyone in Texas drives a big truck and they just cant see us.
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just wondering - did your friend take the MSF Basic Rider course before he bought this motorcycle?
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just wondering - did your friend take the MSF Basic Rider course before he bought this motorcycle?
he did , took it a month be for he bought the bike. The course really on prepares you for a little of whats to come. Know one can teach you how to ride with other vehicles, you just have to learn on your own.
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Hope he pulls through it.

I was stupid with my first bike too, I wore a helmet and gloves the first few times I rode it because I hadn't gotten a jacket yet... Finally bought a jacket, the next week, the event that led to my avatar picture happened. I slid a long way on my stomach.Don't ride without your gear!
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Best wishes and gods speed to a recovery... It took a bit to recover from mine. I ok with people starting on a 600 but with patients... I don't recommend a 1k. Blows to hear he got into a wreck.
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