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Old 08-15-2015, 12:52 AM   #1
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Is this where I start?

New here, not in town but to riding. I've always wanted a bike but the old folks are not to fond of the idea..so I'm doing it anyway. Taking my MSF course at Awesome Cycles on the 29th and 30th and just excited to get out there. I've already signed up and paid for the course but talks of discounts?!? I'll have to call in the morning and see what I can do about that. Just to be sure all I need to give them is my Motohouston username?


Just got some gear from Renegade Classics off I45, can't remember what exit atm but great place the owner was awesome and she hooked me up. Got an LS2 helmet and all weather fulmer jacket, white so I don't bake inside hopefully. Still need some gloves if anyone is looking to get rid of some. Looking at purchasing a friends ninja 350 sometime at the end of next week.. so I hope this next week goes by quick!
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Old 08-15-2015, 01:25 AM   #2
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Old 08-15-2015, 03:49 AM   #4
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Welcome. Ask for help around here. You'll get it, along with ample ribbing along the way.

Be careful on the bike. I don't recall kawi making a ninja 350. I recall a 300 and a 250. Both excellent choices for your first bike. Do get gloves
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Be careful on the bike. I don't recall kawi making a ninja 350. I recall a 300 and a 250.
Its the 300 I'm getting it from a friend who has outgrown it you could say. Just got back from riding it around. Has a good feel to it vs. my other friends 600 CBR which was definitely a bit touchy on the throttle. I have to laugh at myself though, every time I go to start a bike I pull in the clutch..habits of driving stick shift for so long. Not only that I find myself wanting to downshift on the bike too, rather than use the brake.
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:38 PM   #8
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Everyone knows the best bike for a beginner is a flashed zx-10r.
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Its the 300 I'm getting it from a friend who has outgrown it you could say. Just got back from riding it around. Has a good feel to it vs. my other friends 600 CBR which was definitely a bit touchy on the throttle. I have to laugh at myself though, every time I go to start a bike I pull in the clutch..habits of driving stick shift for so long. Not only that I find myself wanting to downshift on the bike too, rather than use the brake.
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"To go right push on the right bar, to go left push the on left bar. This called counter steering and you learned how to do it when you learned how to ride a bicycle. Use your front brake mainly and use the rear brake lightly. Look where want to go, not where you are going. Always look far ahead and when in traffic behind a car, ride to one side of then lane or the other so you look around the car and see whats going on up ahead. Take your advice from riders who have been riding a long time, the older/wiser the better.

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I also started on a 300 and while I obviously don't know what would have happened if I started on a supersport, I would say that it's likely that I would have wadded it up very quickly. The 300 is the perfect starter bike because it's plenty quick for anything you'll need it to do in normal everyday riding, forgiving enough to not punish you if you make a mistake, and it looks 90% as cool as the 636 anyway. Don't tell Nesto I said that--he'd probably have a cow if he knew I compared his bike to a 300.
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