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Old 08-17-2013, 02:57 PM   #21
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Good on you stopping to help out.

agreed on getting a tmax because after he masters that he can ride any old sportbike. Much more skill required to ride a tmax.
this is true, i remember i ran out out of gas on my way to work on my 1981 honda cm185 (it didn't have a fuel gauge, or indicator light that worked) and this guy with a few dirtbikes was driving by, and gave me enough gas to ride to the station. i had already pushed the bike about a mile before he rode, and had about another half mile.

offerred him a beer, called him about twice to pay up. he never accepted.
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:59 PM   #22
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Not enough info to blame the sales guy on this one. I will say (channeling Screamin' A Smith), HOWEVA!!, there are sales guys who are genuinely trying to help and develop a lasting sales relationship, and there are sales guys that are only concerned with doing a deal. Most large purchases I've made over the years have come via repeat business where possible because I liked the salesman, or saleswoman and felt they were actually looking out for me.
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:13 PM   #23
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i understand the sarcasm, but this seems to be true.

Ive ridden an R6, gsxr 600, ninja 250, 929rr and a zx10 afterwards and all them guys trusted my abilities to do so.

riding a sportsbike is more than just using a clutch! haha. thats the easy part.

the hard part is braking, throttle control, countersteering, body position and awareness of traffic etc.

Don't get me on all the technological advancements on a sportbike either: suspension, dampeners, brakes and etc.

So yeah, he couldve learned alot about riding a bike if had a scooter.

again, using a clutchis the easy part.
no sarcasm

I am serious, and doing all that while sitting in a kitchen chair aint easy.

Don't be so defensive not everybody is out to attack you.
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yeah. I thought it'd be like riding with a condescending rossi.

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Old 08-17-2013, 03:31 PM   #24
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I'm just shocked you say you couldn't get a tow truck out, I see those vultures swarm an accident like stink on .
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:44 PM   #25
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I test drove a BMW S1000RR and the bike I have now. This was my first street bike. Thank I had the sense to get a less powerful bike to learn on. I've made it 26,000 mile without an incident! ( knock on wood).

Ok, now I think I'm ready for the 1000, but still love riding my 800!!!!!!
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Were you there? Did you hear the saleperson encourange him to buy a bigger bike? So you don't think he couldn't have missed a turn with a smaller bike? You honestly think if someone wants what their eyes are set on they will accept something less? How do you know the rider didn't know better and did some research on what type of bike for a first time rider but just wanted that bike more? Immediately it's blame someone else without knowing jack about the situation.
Were you there yourself? Nah didn't think so... so get the knot out of your panties, quit the drama queen bit and address what I wrote and not some projected scenario.
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to think, in panic mode, I gunned the throttle on a shadow 600 down my driveway towards the garage. Ditched it, laid it and got scraped up. Would probably been worse on a 1250.
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Yeah, I didn't lecture him. But you would think the dealership salesman would have encouraged him to do something different. When I was in bike sales, I would not sell a big bike to a noob. I would tell them to go elsewhere if they wanted to do that. I didn't want a mistake on my conscious. I guess it's all about the bottom line at the dealership....
Yeah, I hear ya, but a dealer is also trying to put diapers on his baby and if he turned away every squid trying to buy a bike he'd end up with all over him.

It's all on the buyer with the cash.
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:51 PM   #30
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Enough of the blame the saleperson bull. This is supposed to be a free country and people need to take responsibility for their own actions and no one else. It's ashame he hurt himself but he'll learn from it.

I guess the government should make more laws to protect riders from hurting themselves, right?
Right.
What if you went into a dealer with a stack of $100 dollar bills and they were like, "no, sorry. I don't think you know . Come back with your CMRA cert and we'll go from there." Lol
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What if you went into a dealer with a stack of $100 dollar bills and they were like, "no, sorry. I don't think you know . Come back with your CMRA cert and we'll go from there." Lol
you can easily get your cmra license on your first track day...
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We shall hang the salesperson because we all know that he forced him to buy that bike. The sanctimony never ceases to amuse me.
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some salespeople have a conscience though. When I went shopping for my first bike, I wanted a Fury. Then looked at the super sports. sat on a Hayabusa because it was low and beefy. He said.."Now that one is just waaaaay too much bike". And showed me a 250.
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i understand the sarcasm, but this seems to be true.

Ive ridden an R6, gsxr 600, ninja 250, 929rr and a zx10 afterwards and all them guys trusted my abilities to do so.

riding a sportsbike is more than just using a clutch! haha. thats the easy part.

the hard part is braking, throttle control, countersteering, body position and awareness of traffic etc.

Don't get me on all the technological advancements on a sportbike either: suspension, dampeners, brakes and etc.

So yeah, he couldve learned alot about riding a bike if had a scooter.

again, using a clutchis the easy part.

I've seen him handle that TMax at 100mph+ carving lanes with sport bikes. I wouldn't do it and I challenge any of you to try carving sitting straight up like that. no. Don't knock the scooter or the rider.
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