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Old 08-03-2007, 03:01 PM   #161
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I just want to start on the small one and if it dosent eat/kick me I want to try one of the bigger ones
I can't guarantee that with him. He has a history of biting and I have a scar under my left eye from him rearing at me once and hitting me with his hoof. You will have to take some risk or you'll never move to the big ones then.
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I live opposite 6 from you by 59. Where are your horses at.
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Old 08-03-2007, 03:03 PM   #163
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[QUOTE=Blue91;694241]Age has something to do with it, sure, but so does maturity and responsibility. Plenty of 22 yr olds are more mature than 35 yr olds. [QUOTE]

:icon_bigg Do you think there are more 22 yr olds that are more mature than 35 yr olds, or more 35yr olds that are more mature than 22yr olds?
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I live opposite 6 from you by 59. Where are your horses at.
Currently, they are all turned out in pasture in the Hill Country. Going to Cresson any time soon? It is only 45 min from the place. We could meet and you could hop on one. I am serious. Just make sure you bring the liability waiver.
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Just because you have all the power in the world, doesn't mean you have to use it.
Very true.

Unfortunately, not real life. Even a bump in the road at the wrong time can bite you. Plus, the newer 600 have a peaky powerband. You get all comfortable and then one day you hit the throttle just a little more on a wet road and it will spit you off.

There is the comparison to horses.. why not to gowing up? You're born, you crawl, you walk, then you run. Along the way you fall down and run into things while you are learning how fast you can go around that table. If you have kids, you have seen them walk across the floor and then flop for no reason.

Would you rather they fell down learning at 30 mph, or at 150?
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Currently, they are all turned out in pasture in the Hill Country. Going to Cresson any time soon? It is only 45 min from the place. We could meet and you could hop on one. I am serious. Just make sure you bring the liability waiver.
Now I am realy scared.
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I get the learning new things part but horse's are scary cause they can eat you!
So can that 600-1000cc street bike. Ask some of the guys in the rider down threads.....
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So can that 50-1000cc street bike. Ask some of the guys in the rider down threads.....
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I want to be cool too. I'll get me a 1K next since some a$$hat firsttimer on the track just totalled my bike. Can I join your club? I don't want to be a poser. So, let me get a 1K real quick.

Only sissies ride 1K's


Get that 1200 or 1300 and then you can walk the talk!! :laughing6
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Very true.

Unfortunately, not real life. Even a bump in the road at the wrong time can bite you. Plus, the newer 600 have a peaky powerband. You get all comfortable and then one day you hit the throttle just a little more on a wet road and it will spit you off.
Last time I checked (in real life) the bike only goes when I twist the throttle. And the last time I'll say this, if it is the first bike of any kind, meaning the first motorcycle you've ever ridden, then a 600 isn't the bike for you. If you have previous dirt experience, then you may be alright. (depending on the type of dirt riding you did.) Once again people, it's always circumstantial. The world isn't black and white ya know...there are greys in between.
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nuuu uhhhh!! No greys!


And that is why I like slo and steady.. all that trials riding
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And that is why I like slo and steady.. all that trials riding
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so, you rode trials or trails?
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How do you just fall off a bike?

My insurance adjuster is a cool guy and I like it whenever he comes by. He had someone stating they got on the bike, rode down the street and fell off the bike. It was beyond his comprehension. We couldn't help him either.

Anyone know how one can just fall of a bike?
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my first REAL streetbike was an 87 ninja 600, would do 135 at the top of 6th
Mine was a 93 zx7 wish i woulda started on an older 600 though.. :eh:
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so, you rode trials or trails?
Trials. That is the itty bitty bikes without seats that climb walls...

The "real" stunters back before anyone knew what stunting was.
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Heyyy Look at me I'm 16 and on a 600SS bike.. I sure hope that no one thinks that im a bad rider cause im just a young and dumb kid on a sportbike... man i cant wait to get a 1k so i can really own all you newbs!!


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I've been riding since i could walk, and my very first streetbike that i rode on a daily basis was a ninja 250, and the people that knowme or know of me can tell you first hand that a 250 can hold its own.. Its not the bike its the rider. With my on a 250 doing 110+, the bike gets a bad headshake.. i learned how to cope with them and keep the bike stable and fix the error. When i hit a fence on my dads r1 at 180+, i had the same scenario, but much much worse. I kept my cool and did what i did on the 250.. never went down, only damage to the bike was a busted front wheel. I'm still here today because of my 250 When i learned how to really corner a bike the right way was on my ninja 250 where i didnt have to worry about the weight of the bike and jerkiness of the throttle, i could focus more on body position, then throttle control and weight. Now that im on a 600, I use the same concept, and im passing 1'ks in corners like i was on my 250.


The 250 was a great bike to learn on, and definatly schooled my in the "oh " moments.. Had i of not started on a 250, i probably wouldnt be here today.

I'm not saying has to get a low cc bike to start on, but i highly recomend it.. I honestly had more fun riding the 250 than the 600... (well not the '06 r6, but most 600's )
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I tell you all how this compares to horses.

We have the exact same conversations going on in the horse forums.

Someone wants to start riding horses and is wondering, should they take lessons first or just get their own horse and learn to ride at home and with friends? Should they take instructions? Young horse or older horse? Folks go out and buy a 3-yr old young horse and want to learn 'with the horse'. Some do okay like that, some don't. Many can't handle it after a while, are overwhelmed. Fun becomes stress. Others do just fine. Some take years of lesson and still buy an older horse first, they are having fun. Others let the older horse become a pasture ornament and get a young hot horse after a little while.

You got the senior riders telling the others what they think is best, some take the advice to heart, others rebel.

It is the same stuff all over the place, just replace the words.

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