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2001 R1 1 12.50%
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Old 06-15-2005, 11:01 AM   #1
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what would be a perfect first bike

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Old 06-15-2005, 11:03 AM   #2
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Old 06-15-2005, 11:06 AM   #3
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hey solracer whats up man
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Old 06-15-2005, 11:17 AM   #4
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Re: what would be a perfect first bike

none of the above
but if i had to chose a liter bike it would be the ZX10
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Old 06-15-2005, 11:18 AM   #5
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zx10 over the new R1 :dontknow:
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Old 06-15-2005, 11:25 AM   #6
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Re: what would be a perfect first bike

NONE OF THEM....!!!!!!!

sorry for the yelling....

I'll like to have a '05 R1 or '05 Gixxer 1K, but just for the looks of the bikes (poser factor), but it will be a huge waste of power on my hands, The fastest I go is up to the "Ton" (100MPH) and that's it. I know my bike is capable of up to 130MPH, only one time took it to 120MPH.

I'm very conservative on my riding and always ride within my limits. Also do not want to deal with the pigs if they bust me going fast.

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zx10 over the new R1* :dontknow:
yeah... :biggthumpup: it's sexier
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Re: what would be a perfect first bike

None of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You obviously need your head checked if you want one of those for your first bike.
As cool as liter bikes are, it takes years to aquire the skills to handle them. Why do you think insurance is so high? Talk to anyone who has been riding for a while and they will tell you the same thing. You are risking your life as well as the lives of those around you when you do wipe out. Yes, you can also crash on a smaller bike too, but they are much more forgiving and will make you a better rider.
Start by buying a dirt bike. Learn how to handle the thing. Control slides and braking techniques. Learn your capabilities. It hurts alot less when you go down on dirt at relatively slow speeds as compared to the huge velocities any street bike is capable of. I have been riding for 27 years. I've race motorcross proffesionaly, have club raced street bikes, was an instructor for the MSF for several years, and have well over 200k street miles logged. I own an '05 GSXR 1K.
Any of the liter bikes, especially the ones listed above, are way too much for any newbie to handle, even alot of expirienced riders have troubles.
Do everyone a favor.....buy a ninja 250 or 500, overlook your pride, spend the time to invest in your skills. Do track days. Buy some good gear.* Ride with more mature riders.* Take the MSF course.* You will be thankful you didn't buy the 1000. Start small and work up. Take it from an old dog. You won't be dissappointed. You will find riding is much more enjoyable when you are in control. Because that is one thing you won't have if you are stupid and buy a liter bike.
So many guys buy these thing and get scared of the power and sell them.....if they don't wreck and get seriously hurt, or hurt someone else. It is a shame to lose riders to this sport because of that. Riding is for the long term. Take time to build your foundation.
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Re: what would be a perfect first bike

Godsuki, your not filled in. squid boy already bought an 'R1 as his first bike, ya know, cuz he know's what he's doing, and he know's plenty of peeps that learned on R1's........

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zx10 over the new R1* :dontknow:
yeah...* :biggthumpup: it's sexier
especially as a race bike. the zx10r jsut looks the business. mike sanchez's ex-attack kawasaki was at cresson. the thing looked the business.
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Godsuki, your not filled in. squid boy already bought an 'R1 as his first bike, ya know, cuz he know's what he's doing, and* he know's plenty of peeps that learned on R1's........

another lost cause.
That's a shame!!!!!!! Remind me never to ride with that guy!!!!!!!
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racerx stop calling me stupid, cant u talk without calling people names.
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racerx stop calling me stupid, cant u talk without calling people names.
If all you get is hurt feelings for buying a liter bike as you're first bike, you are doing pretty good.
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Old 06-15-2005, 02:20 PM   #14
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Re: what would be a perfect first bike

i have no hurt feelings or regrets im seriously happy, if i have the choice i will rebuy the r1 not for showing off or whatever its simply what i want and i found it, whats the negativity for, why u look at the sad side of it.

i understand the message u guys are sending but its too late, can we move on, bottom line i will not sell it and if i crash i will ask for it to be barried with me noone to blame cause it was my choice.
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i have no hurt feelings or regrets im seriously happy, if i have the choice i will rebuy the r1 not for showing off or whatever its simply what i want and i found it, whats the negativity for, why u look at the sad side of it.

i understand the message u guys are sending but its too late, can we move on, bottom line i will not sell it and if i crash i will ask for it to be barried with me noone to blame cause it was my choice.
The R1 is a great bike man. This sport has a bad enough reputation as it is at times. Too many guys acting stupid with a little power between thier legs.
I hope you can be responsible and think clearly. It's just that it takes alot of time to learn how to react instantly and for your skills to become second nature. Too much time is spent thinking about how to control the bike instead of how to control the situations as they arise. You can't give the street the attention it needs when you have to focus on being smooth. That's the sad part. Perhaps you have heard the golden rule: If you ride you wreck....The chances just got higher because of the scenario you are in. We don't think you as a person are stupid. What we are saying is that was not the wisest descision to make. Nothing against you.
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well i probably did the wrong decision i probably didnt, but the one thing is i enjoy riding this bike im careful and im not scared, if my time comes i would have died with a big big smile.
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It is not a bad thing, not being scared, to a certain point. Respect.......that is what is required to ride any bike. Some just take more than others. Good luck to you.........
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i would say knowing the limit what u can or can't do, when u cross that limit ur putting urself in danger. i have been racing cars for years trust me u will get the feeling when u start pushing that limit, thank i haven't been in a single accident.
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if the shoe fits........... right:

btw, where was stupid mentioned?
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well i probably did the wrong decision i probably didnt, but the one thing is i enjoy riding this bike im careful and im not scared, if my time comes i would have died with a big big smile.
We'll see how big that smile is the first time a car pulls into your lane, a deers jumps out in front of you or your tires slide.

Instead of wiping a smile off your face I'm afraid you'll be wiping out your draws. :biggthumpup:
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