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Old 06-09-2014, 10:52 AM   #1
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New guy here. First bike ever.

Hello everyone. My cousin told me about this site this morning. I just bought my 2014 FZ6R almost 2 weeks ago. I've never rode a bike before but when I went to the dealership and sat on the bike, I knew I had to have this. It's good looking and a real comfortable bike and my cousins said it would suit me for a starter bike. As this being my first bike and all I hope to gain more knowledge of motorcycles on and off the road. And I'll be on this forum to learn too. Hope to meet and hear from you guys and thanks in advance.
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:01 AM   #2
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Old 06-09-2014, 03:47 PM   #3
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As a basic starting point, go do a basic riding class. It'll get you prepared for riding in general. The mechanics of operating a bike aren't that complicated if you know how to operate a clutch and ride a bicycle. However, the other issues that surround motorcycle riding are very important to grasp before putting your life on the line in traffic.

After that get some gear. Helmet, jacket, gloves, pants, boots. In that order of importance. If you can't afford all of what you want get something cheap for the time being. Cheap isn't always good enough, but it's better than nothing. You can also opt for some knee protectors underneath regular pants if you rather. As you continue riding save up for stuff that you really like and is much better. Riding can be expensive depending on the gear you get but doesn't have to be.

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Old 06-09-2014, 04:14 PM   #4
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welcome be safe on these streets def recommend awesome cycles basic course they are a great class and really teach you the basics of the dynamics of riding.
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:36 PM   #5
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Everyone on the street is out to kill you. Just remember that
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:40 PM   #6
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Here is a thread for those in need of help. http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=216439
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:39 PM   #10
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Yeah, you're definitely right guys. Safety will always be a main factor here. So far this is the equipment I own:
-An Alpinestars perforated leather jacket with full padding and rear hump.
-A pair of Dainese gloves
-An AGV K4 Evo Creature helmet

I'm looking to purchase a pair of motorcycle boots/shoes this week. If anyone has any to recommend, that would be cool. Also, I just signed up for a class with Awesome Cycles next week.
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:44 PM   #11
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Nothing beats leathers.
But for the casual riding I always recommend knee guards.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:08 PM   #12
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As this being my first bike.....off the road.
No, don't try this at home.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:56 PM   #13
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To add to this, remember you're invisible at all times.
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I've ridden bikes before but never owned one. I do have some of the techniques down but I want to learn the proper way. Luckily, I live outside of Houston where we have some open roads where I can practice without too many cars zipping by. But I'll only start practicing after I get my license first.
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:01 AM   #16
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:22 PM   #17
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Yeah, you're definitely right guys. Safety will always be a main factor here. So far this is the equipment I own:
-An Alpinestars perforated leather jacket with full padding and rear hump.
-A pair of Dainese gloves
-An AGV K4 Evo Creature helmet

I'm looking to purchase a pair of motorcycle boots/shoes this week. If anyone has any to recommend, that would be cool. Also, I just signed up for a class with Awesome Cycles next week.

Id say ur off to a good start be safe bro member when u hit the streets everyone is trying to kill u lol no but seriously keep ur head on swivel.
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Welcome, that's a nice bike.

As everyone said, don't forget your gear. It seems like more money after buying a bike + insurance but keep in mind that's the only thing that will protect you
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Yeah, you're definitely right guys. Safety will always be a main factor here. So far this is the equipment I own:
-An Alpinestars perforated leather jacket with full padding and rear hump.
-A pair of Dainese gloves
-An AGV K4 Evo Creature helmet

I'm looking to purchase a pair of motorcycle boots/shoes this week. If anyone has any to recommend, that would be cool. Also, I just signed up for a class with Awesome Cycles next week.
AGV Sport Willow Leather pants. For boots, there are many good brands such as Alpinestars, Puma, Dainese, ect. Just depends on what you can afford.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:04 PM   #20
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AGV Sport Willow Leather pants. For boots, there are many good brands such as Alpinestars, Puma, Dainese, ect. Just depends on what you can afford.
Did you not read the list of gear he has apparently money isnt a problem for this dude . Which is a good thing on his behalf

Anyways dude, welcome to mh and remember while riding -that just because someone makes eye contact with you.... that doesnt mean they see you
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