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Old 11-30-2007, 11:24 AM   #41
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Its coo i have that problem w/ text messages all the time.
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:25 AM   #42
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Its coo i have that problem w/ text messages all the time.
Also, make sure you rotate the air in your tires to winter air. Summer air will hinder your performance with the upcoming season....
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:29 AM   #43
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Yeah and make sure you check you tire anti freeze, frozen tires are no fun
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:52 AM   #44
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Yeah and make sure you check you tire anti freeze, frozen tires are no fun
I just switched to the new Hydro air... much lighter than the old fashioned stuff and it does not freeze . I noticed improved performance the first day. I'll never go back.
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:40 PM   #45
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I started with a gsxr600 for my first bike and have been riding it for 3 years now. Just ride within your limits until you know what to expect of your bike
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:44 PM   #46
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I started with a gsxr600 for my first bike and have been riding it for 3 years now. Just ride within your limits until you know what to expect of your bike
I agree!, but according to RacerX, Your immature and make stupid decisions!
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I agree 100% with taking the MSF, but I don't agree with racerX on it being too much bike because of how many cc's it is or how much HP the bike has. My first bike has been an 06 SV650 that I got 6 months ago after taking the MSF. I have put over 7,500 miles on my bike in the last 6 months and haven't had any problems or accidents yet, but I ride with my head and always within my limits. Believe it or not, it was actually one of the bikes that my MSF instructor recomended for the kind of riding I was planning on doing. Just ride with your head and be safe and the rest will follow and be sure to enjoy the motohouston mad house no matter how hard racerX is on you !
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Old 11-30-2007, 01:24 PM   #48
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you thought w/ your head and thats why you bought an SV,and not an SS.
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I agree!, but according to RacerX, Your immature and make stupid decisions!
Looking at statistics Racer X is right. He usually comes off pretty harsh, but he speaks the truth. I can't say much because I didn't listen to the advice given(on which kind of bike to get) and got my 636. I've wrecked twice in 15k miles. If I would have been on a less powerful bike the last time, I wouldn't have wrecked. Thankfully neither wreck was bad at all, but either could have been a lot worse VERY easily.
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So an SV gets your stamp of approval for a noob, racerX?
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its marginal as a beginner bike, but alot better then a SS bike.
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Racer is right. an sv650 and a gixxer 6 are two completely different animals, and the sv is a GREAT first ride, even track bike. I've helped several people look for their first bike lately, and of those that bought new 600's every one of them wrecked. 1 wrecked twice and totaled, another wrecked twice and sold, the other wrecked twice and just keeps throwing money back at his bike. no one took the advice of buying an sv or "easier to repair" "cheaper to fix" "less likely to overpower" option and they paid the price physically and financially.
Ego is not your friend. nice bike though. mr "I can handle it" has more ego than talent. and a lot of luck feeding the ego.
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sorry, but I dont believe that you or any of those people mentioned wrecked because of the bike they have, instead its because of the person they are! You dont have to agree with me, but that is my oppinion, because just like you dished out all those names of people that bought 600's and wrecked, I actually know 4 other people aside from myself that have bought 600's and have been riding all for less than a year, and riding a lot too, and none of us have wrecked ... but then again, we are all mature and smart riders.
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I know the SV and the gsxr 600 are two completely different animals, but I steered clear of the SS bikes because I didn't want too much too fast. To be honest, the SV scared me enough, at first, but I think I would've been fine on an SS too. I agree, though, ego should not be involved in a bike purchase and that is why I bought the SV and not the FZ6 that I was considering... it all comes down to not what you can handle, but rather how you handle what you have. Be smart, complete an MSF course, and ride safe.
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I know the SV and the gsxr 600 are two completely different animals, but I steered clear of the SS bikes because I didn't want too much too fast. To be honest, the SV scared me enough, at first, but I think I would've been fine on an SS too. I agree, though, ego should not be involved in a bike purchase and that is why I bought the SV and not the FZ6 that I was considering... it all comes down to not what you can handle, but rather how you handle what you have. Be smart, complete an MSF course, and ride safe.
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This is not about whether or not soemone can responsibly handle power. this is about the fact that everyone, sooner or later, will drop their bike. usually their first. drop a brand new bike, and you've lost a wad of cash. drop a crappy learner, and you're out less money. we all have put a foot down on an oil patch at a light nad fallen over. or grabbed too much back brake. or panic stopped and lost a front end. it is inevitable, so this ain't about how good you think you are. we have all made these mistakes, better to make it on a crappy bike. it's called common sense. you'll learn.
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I know individuals that have been riding for years and still knock their new bikes over in the garage or drop in the driveway or even put their foot in that oil slick. It's inevitable no matter how long you ride or how new you are. Granted, it happens less often after you've got years of experience, but it still happens and that was not the issue we were all talking about. This was about whether an SS bike was ok for a new rider or not...

.... actually this was about what the best DOT approved blinker fluid was , but that question got lost WAAAAAAAAAY back there.

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Before I bought my 1000...I had only ridden friends bikes for no more than 30 mins at a time. I have put almost 12k on my bike since I got it.
You ride a 94 1000F which has a horsepower to weight ratio of .260 [135hp/518lbs.]
A 2006 GSXR 600 has a horsepower to weight ratio of .307 [109hp/354lbs.]

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