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Old 06-25-2013, 08:23 PM   #41
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a question about the quantity of gear to wear

as we all know houston gets really hot so do guys tend to wear less gear as the weather starts to heat up? I've never worn motorcycle gear so I don't know how much it vents
I would rather sweat then bleed IMO, Welcome BTW MH is a great community with great people and great instructors
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a question about the quantity of gear to wear

as we all know houston gets really hot so do guys tend to wear less gear as the weather starts to heat up? I've never worn motorcycle gear so I don't know how much it vents
Sweat washes off a lot easier than blood.
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a question about the quantity of gear to wear

as we all know houston gets really hot so do guys tend to wear less gear as the weather starts to heat up? I've never worn motorcycle gear so I don't know how much it vents
Bring a camelbak and build up a heat tolerance. Once you've done that you won't notice the gear until it saves you skin. Then you'll be glad it was there.
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For my first bike, I wanted to get either a gsx-600, or r6. I understand that there is alot of debate when it comes to starting off on a 600 bike.


this is the biggest joke in motorcycling. I'm glad you got on the forum man, but honestly- every guy who's never ridden a bike wants a "gixxer sixxer" or an "r6."

Take some real advice and pick up a ninja 250/500. You will probably fall over at least once, and when you do- you wont lose much if any money.
These bikes hold their value well, so after you practice for a few months you will be able to sell at almost no loss.

Hop on a 600 and you will instantly be vaulted into the glorious sea of squids. Promise. The throttle isnt what will get you into trouble, it's the brakes. That and the whole process of having shifting/turning/riding become instinctual.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:35 AM   #50
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Starting on a 600SS won't kill you and you probably will get bored on a 250 pretty quickly.

That said, I'd bet money that I'd be a much better rider today if I'd started on a 250 rather than a 600.
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Starting on a 600SS is more likely to kill you than starting on a 250, even though you probably will get bored on a 250 pretty quickly.

That said, I'd bet money that I'd be a much better rider today if I'd started on a 250 rather than a 600.
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I started on a 500. Ugly as sin, but I kept up (and passed) plenty of SS's in the twisties. Almost 8 years later, no wrecks *knocks on wood*
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Generally " laid it down at a stop sign/and / or red light " means they dropped it more than once. " i was going for the street fighter look " , usually means it was wrecked, and most of the fairings were broke. If there pants are down by there knee's, walk funny, and tell you " my homies sold there bikes, so I have no reason to ride any more " they probably didn't take much care of it. And, check the chain, touch it, and move it around. If it's dry, and little flake stuff is falling off it, they probably didn't take care of the bike at all.. if they can't lube a chain, they probably didn't change the oil.

Look at the oil in the little view finder, genreally found on the bottom o the engine on the non kick stand side. See if it's see through, if it's midnight black, and they told you they just changed it, they also probably didn't take very good care of it.



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yeah i was leaning towards the r6 just because of that

i guess it's between the r6 and cbr600rr

I know that it's kind of impossible to be for sure of a used bike's past history since people just may not report it, but aside from asking a seller how he/she maintains their bike, is there anything about the way they speak or behave that can give way to how they maintain their bike
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thanks for the advises guys. I know that I said I wanted to start on a 600, but the 250 is starting to look better financially and experience wise. Mainly because I still want to mod my rsx, the 250 will let me have some money leftover
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There is always the middle weight guys too. Ninja 650r and the yamaha fz6r. Bigger than a 250 but smaller than a 600 super sport
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There is always the middle weight guys too. Ninja 650r and the yamaha fz6r. Bigger than a 250 but smaller than a 600 super sport
well, this isn't really at all correct. the displacement of the 650 is obviously larger than an SS 600. the fz6r is the same at 599cc and they're both physically larger than any SS 600. you must mean slower/less powerful.
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Fr the perspective of any experience rider it is.

The 650's and fz6 still have plenty of power but have smoother powerbands and lighter brakes than the 600 SSs.

If you want to get technical- a 600 is a light weight (super sport), middle weights are 750s, and superbikes 1000+. But this is a new rider thread. So let's keep it simple.


Btw- you will not regret the 250. Don't worry about it looking perfect either. Your first bike is for learning, You will be happier with the modded Rsx and the ability to get back most or all of what you out into your first bike when you are ready to upgrade
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yeah

You are indeed correct. I worded it wrong. My bad. I ment smaller as in power wise.

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well, this isn't really at all correct. the displacement of the 650 is obviously larger than an SS 600. the fz6r is the same at 599cc and they're both physically larger than any SS 600. you must mean slower/less powerful.
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