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Old 12-08-2013, 02:46 PM   #1
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New to sport bikes

I'm 42 and recently got my first sport bike, absolutely love it, I'm already making plans for the next one. I have an '02 R6 and have owned a Harley Heritage, an Ride Smart Warrior and numerous dirt bikes with first one being an Italjet 50 at the age of five. I live in Spring but will be moving to conroe soon and would like to find a group to ride with. I am an all weather rider and open for long or short rides. I ride almost everyday and still learning the capabilities of my bike. I'm planning on a bigger displacement ride by the summer.
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:13 PM   #2
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Nice I have a 05 r6 and love it, check out the nw meets.
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Old 12-09-2013, 04:09 PM   #3
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Please bring your bike to the track next year before you upgrade to a bigger bike.
There is so much you can learn at the track in so little time
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Old 12-09-2013, 04:14 PM   #4
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Hello and welcome to MH.
Please bring your bike to the track next year before you upgrade to a bigger bike.
There is so much you can learn at the track in so little time
+1. Yeah! Your bike has plenty of power and its plenty agile to grow on... Wait for a year at least before you jump on a liter bike... You will be surprised what that bike can do at the track.

Welcome, hope to see you on a ride soon.
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:18 PM   #5
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Sport bikes are good for seeing what kind of shape your knees are in after 40. 43 here..

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Old 12-09-2013, 07:33 PM   #6
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Thanks for the welcome everyone. I'll definitely check out the NW meet ups and look forward to getting on the track. My plan is to hang on to this one in all likelyhood and just add another bike. We'll just have to see. I think its going to be my back that gives me an issue lol
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Thanks for the welcome everyone. I'll definitely check out the NW meet ups and look forward to getting on the track. My plan is to hang on to this one in all likelyhood and just add another bike. We'll just have to see. I think its going to be my back that gives me an issue lol
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True... we could probably name any body part and have it still apply!
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I have lower back/hip issues and I thought for sure I would have to get a cruiser...but I sat on a ton of bikes when I was deciding on a first bike and the cruiser was the least comfortable.

I found the more aggressive riding positions to be more comfortable for my lower back. After riding the SV I got, I'm thinking the position is forcing me to use my core muscles to hold my body up, instead of slouching over(my usual bad posture). My back actually feels better after riding...buy like x-ray said you can definitely feel it in your legs.

They feel more like they do after a good workout...not really painful like I did damage, though. overall, I think they may actually be therapeutic
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