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Old 11-17-2007, 02:07 AM   #1
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Thumbs up NEW BIKE!

Just Purchased a New 07 zx6r ninja! silver with anodized red forks and wheels. Mancuso on 59 and fondren gave me an Awsome deal.
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Im taking the MSF course before I hit the Streets. There is still alot I can learn and I realy dont want a spill just out of Ignorance. I am not New to Speed but I am to Speed on Two Wheels. JUST CANT WAIT THOUGH.

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Old 11-17-2007, 02:17 AM   #2
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1. congrats
2. be careful, that's a LOT of bike for a beginner
3. do some research on kawiforums.com about the "jumper mod"


this reminds me of last week, when I went to mancuso to check out their inventory. there was a kid out that, probably about 22-23 with his folks and his little sister. he was wearing a brand new riding jacket and sitting on a brand new zx-6r with his family next to him, and the salesman explaining how everything worked, and how to break it in. i wanted so bad to go up to them and tell them what a horrible decision they were about to make. i'm assuming the parents cosigned for the kid and it was his first bike. if anything happens to him on the bike (more than likely it will) the parents will forever have that looming over their heads, that they helped him get the bike. i also wanted to slap the salesman's face for not talking the family out of it when they had several ex500's, ex250s, and 650r's in stock, all of which would have made a MUCH better bike to start on.

anyways, enough of my rambling. be careful out there, pay attention in the MSF class, and always wear your gear. don't do any of these 3 and it could kill you.
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1. congrats
2. be careful, that's a LOT of bike for a beginner
3. do some research on kawiforums.com about the "jumper mod"


this reminds me of last week, when I went to mancuso to check out their inventory. there was a kid out that, probably about 22-23 with his folks and his little sister. he was wearing a brand new riding jacket and sitting on a brand new zx-6r with his family next to him, and the salesman explaining how everything worked, and how to break it in. i wanted so bad to go up to them and tell them what a horrible decision they were about to make. i'm assuming the parents cosigned for the kid and it was his first bike. if anything happens to him on the bike (more than likely it will) the parents will forever have that looming over their heads, that they helped him get the bike. i also wanted to slap the salesman's face for not talking the family out of it when they had several ex500's, ex250s, and 650r's in stock, all of which would have made a MUCH better bike to start on.

anyways, enough of my rambling. be careful out there, pay attention in the MSF class, and always wear your gear. don't do any of these 3 and it could kill you.

Yup sounds exactly like Mancuso.
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Yup sounds exactly like Mancuso.
I Kind of have some riding experience but im no expert. I had a gsxr 600 prior to this which I wiped and skid like superman , nothing major so i got scared and sold it. Now I just feel the need to overcome it and learn the right way MSF, Full gear, Respect for the Bike, and this time at least the bike is new and I dont feel so uneasy about what could be wrong with it. Its a bit more of a confidence builder to know the gear and bike your using is new and I can wear it in to my style of riding. I love all types of motorsports and have been an avid racer for a at leat 12 Years, Bikes to me have always been Taboo, considering the Front bumper is usualy your Head. I felt the Need to at least be able to say ,"yea been there and done that", and I can pass it on to my Kids.(which By the way will never get a 600 anything 1st.) POPORider RR is my Best Friend and Family and I always went racing with him when we were kids. Now he finaly got some form of Speed after a long while and it gave me the chance to Give him some company, even though I am New to this kind of Motorsport. Heck My 05 STI could Whoop up on a 600 easy. But i was also Pushing AWD and 650 hp NO joke!!!

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This spring I went for a short putt just to circulate the gas and oil a little. Went through a turn in a spirited manner (not going for it, just fast enough to be fun) I don't know why but the front tucked and I went down. Scarred up my scoot and banged up my leg.
BUT... I had the gear on and didn't get a single scratch. Later I went back and paced it off, I slid about 70 feet, on concrete.
I never thought I would go down that day. I was riding easy on a pretty day, just for a 20 minute ride.
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You have the right idea. Take the MSF for the basics. Get legal and get good gear.

Then take the bike up to Motorcycles Unlimited and get your suspension set up for you. Find some people to ride with that won't tow you off into a turn at twice the speed you can handle, and take the time to learn how to handle the bike.

Remember the mantra: Ride at your own pace.

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dont listen to any one i ride a 07 gsxr1000, but those new 07 zx6r look really good, you got you a nice bike!!!!!!!!! if i was a begginer rider that is what 600cc i would get.
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It not a freemod, but for just $25 it makes such a huge difference in the feel of the bike and your confidence level.
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+1 ON Texlurch's advice to go to Motorcycles Unlimited and get the suspension set up.
It not a freemod, but for just $25 it makes such a huge difference in the feel of the bike and your confidence level.
Not only that, the bike is more than likely set at the base line, if they even bothered to do that. These new SS bikes are extremely sensitive to setup, and can bite you if it is off.

Plus Motorcycles Unlimited can set it up to your riding style, which is important. These rough roads around here don't really work well with stiff, full on race setups, so be realistic when they ask how you ride.

If you are too cheap to spend $25, you can find the how to and all the specs online, and do it yourself. Not hard if you know what you are doing, time consuming for a first timer.

Either way, it is just as important as tire pressure to making the bike handle like it is supposed to!
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ah as Big Comfy told me "ride your own ride". words I hold close now. I almost ate and came into on coming traffic (big comfy) because I was trying to keep up with people and riding above my level of experience. =(

I feel now I can keep up no problem but choose to stay back. much safer. msf man good idea!!!

alrighty I'm checking my tire pressure and gearing up. it's time to go ride before it rains
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No joke. that was crappy. or catching up and then looking back to see where your friends are on a very curvy road poor guy he was having a bad weekend. flipped off of his busa powered four wheeler at the 1/8th mile the night before. he shoulda known then to park it for the weekend.
Wow! I didn't know he started the weekend off that bad!!!

Last couple rides I've been on have either had people run off the road, or I've watched them running wide in the mirrors.. I am going back to the peeps I know for a while and start breaking the newbs in slooooooowwwwly! LOL!
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