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Old 06-15-2014, 08:50 PM   #1
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n00b - First Bike - Yamaha R6 GP in Spring, TX

Hello! I just wanted to introduce myself!
I just bought my first motorcycle ever from Global Motorsports near Spring, TX. She is a 2012 Yamaha YZF-R6 WGP 50th Anniversary.

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Old 06-15-2014, 08:52 PM   #2
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:59 PM   #3
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:18 AM   #9
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Replies to @Donte @KillinTime @KhmerStyle @poranksta @TomballD @Yayo @xsv

Hi everyone! Thank you for the replies! I'm looking for a one piece armour suit. Anyone know where to get one? I really don't want to spend more than $400 and the Cortech Latigo RR Leather One-Piece Suit is $539.99.

@Donte I'm looking for someone to practice going up and down Spring Stuebner with. A couple of months ago, Harris county re-made it into a boulevard (just like Cypresswood Dr). So, I think that is perfect to practice on U-Turns on.

@KillinTime & @KhmerStyle Thank you! Eric from Global Motorsports said this was a great site, with lots of friendly people. He was right!

@poranksta Oh Yeah! I found out quick that I should use a feather instead of actually touching the throttle.

@TomballD I meet Ed and Eric. And, saw them in the gym the second day I had my bike.

@Yayo & @xsv Yup! I've already laid her twice while learning to breaking and countersteering. I learned from one Youtube video, you have to ACCELERATE to maintain control of the motorcycle. It's not like a bicycle. LOL!
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:( she's already been down twice and you just got her :( :( :( poor bike.

in A GOOD WHILE from now when you learn to ride and control the bike come see me if you want to make it a of alot faster i can flash the ECU and make it scream. Learn to ride and get comfortable and please stop crashing :(
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Hi everyone! Thank you for the replies! I'm looking for a one piece armour suit. Anyone know where to get one? I really don't want to spend more than $400 and the Cortech Latigo RR Leather One-Piece Suit is $539.99.

@Donte I'm looking for someone to practice going up and down Spring Stuebner with. A couple of months ago, Harris county re-made it into a boulevard (just like Cypresswood Dr). So, I think that is perfect to practice on U-Turns on.
Do you have a jacket? Depending on what type of riding you will primarily be determines what you should really get for now. If you will be commuting i recommend a jacket and some riding pants with knee pads. If all you plan on doing is back roads and trackdays then i would say go a head and get the suit.One piece suits have great protection but its hot in texas and not always practicable. A compromise would be a 2 piece suit so you can just wear the jacket part around town. But 2 piece suits are easily over 500. Since the weather is really warming up i would suggest a mesh jacket that has the armor in shoulder, elbow, chest and back. That way your still covered in a crash but are more comfortable around town.

And im pretty much right around the corner from you then.
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I do have a mesh jacket f/s btw.
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I'll look up Velcom in a bit.

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That's the funniest ever!

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How much? Can you PM me?

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frame sliders....Now hear about this great invention! WTF? I wish I had those installed the first day. I'm runnig out and buying them, now. What do you reccomend? I'm a DIY kind of guy but my craftsmaship is on par with a 4-year-old.


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I don't care about how hot it is. I've heard that wearing pavement at 60mph is hotter. Also, I know I'm WAY too lazy to put on two articles of clothing. So, I narrowed my search down to 1pc suits I found on Amazon. Being that I can't quite yet afford Cortech, I found this one has removable CE approved armor at knees, shoulders, and elbows:

Perrini 2pc Motorcycle Racing Riding Leather Track Suit w/ Armor New Blue/White/Black


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Old 06-19-2014, 10:28 AM   #19
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I don't care about how hot it is. I've heard that wearing pavement at 60mph is hotter. Also, I know I'm WAY too lazy to put on two articles of clothing. So, I narrowed my search down to 1pc suits I found on Amazon. Being that I can't quite yet afford Cortech, I found this one has removable CE approved armor at knees, shoulders, and elbows:

Perrini 2pc Motorcycle Racing Riding Leather Track Suit w/ Armor New Blue/White/Black
Amazon.com: 2pc Motorcycle Racing Riding Leather Track Suit w/ Armor New Blue/White/Black -Large: Automotive
Its good to hear that you care about your safety. As for putting on a one piece suit, its not always easy. Mainly getting your arms in, but you get use to it. My race/track suit is made by perrini and i see lots of guys wearing them in races. They're not bad for the money, but aren't as nice as some of the more expensive ones. How they did the stitching makes my itch, so i have to wear a long sleeves and pants. Definitely recommend perrini over Bilt any day.

Do you have boots yet?
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What's your height/weight? I have a Teknic one piece I'd be willing to part with.
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