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Old 12-19-2007, 04:00 PM   #1
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my current bike is a 600cc bike also was my first bike. i still consider myself to be in the "newbie" catagory to riding but for the past few months i've had the bike i've had a grate deal of experience riding an average of 80-90 miles a day yes thats just about everyday only day i don't ride is sunday due to being my off day from work. i am not saying that 600cc is ok for a starter from my experiences. if i would have had someone to tell me that it wasn't such a good idea i probably would have gone with a 250 or a 500. because when i started out i had a few scares still have yet to lay her down and hopefully won't but did have my scares. all i'm saying here is it is ok to start with a 600cc but you do have to be extra careful and you are putting yourself more at risk. be safe have fun
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and your also talking about 15-16 y.o. 2nd tier 600 bike, not an '07 SS bike.

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and your also talking about 15-16 y.o. 2nd tier 600 bike, not an '07 SS bike.

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i was thinking the same thing... my first "real" street bike was a 1987 ninja 600.
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the difference between that and a new 600 is the difference between a 600 and 1K, handling will be different also. But yes all those that started on a 600+ will agree with you.
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and your also talking about 15-16 y.o. 2nd tier 600 bike, not an '07 SS bike.

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yeah that plays a big part also since the throttle isn't near as sensitive you really need to crank it to get some rpms.
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i was thinking the same thing... my first "real" street bike was a 1987 ninja 600.
I had an 86 red White & blue ^^^^
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tom cruise had an 86, red and gray one in the movie top gun
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tom cruise had an 86, red and gray one in the movie top gun
fastest production bike that year wasn't it?
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fastest production bike that year wasn't it?
i really doubt that...
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tom cruise had an 86, red and gray one in the movie top gun
+1 to being safe on the street.

and ive always wanted to do the scene in top gun
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really bc i've read from searching trying to find out what bike he actually had in that movie and it says the bike he had was the fastest production bike at that time. don't think it was a 600 though
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really bc i've read from searching trying to find out what bike he actually had in that movie and it says the bike he had was the fastest production bike at that time. don't think it was a 600 though
i don't think they made that year model in a 1000... but even if they did, honda was still making the V65 at that time and that bike i KNOW is faster... my dad has one and we raced
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yeah that plays a big part also since the throttle isn't near as sensitive you really need to crank it to get some rpms.
and other then cars merging into you, have you had any real emergancy's?

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i don't think they made that year model in a 1000... but even if they did, honda was still making the V65 at that time and that bike i KNOW is faster... my dad has one and we raced
you're probably right bc where i read that wasn't really a big website. so they may have had some false info themselfs. wish i knew the website
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and other then cars merging into you, have you had any real emergancy's?

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no i didn't taken msf want to just haven't had the time to take off from work.

and i have run into a couple emergancy's. one of the biggest ones that i had was pot holes learned real fast on how to handle those and also avoid them as much as possible since i do live downtown where the road conditions are not to shabby . also rideing in the rain the first couple times i did i had a hard time adjusting to the traction differences but i think that just comes with experiance.

edit: just wanted to add that i also ride in the wheel groves of cars to avoid not only oil but possible objects on the road

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how many miles have you ridden?

what times of the day?

alot of factors play into you staying safe. and it may not be the norm for everybody.
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i've ridden just bit over 4000 miles in the past 4 months. and most of it has been in rush hour traffic alot on 610, 59, and 288 .

i know that is not the norm for the average rider out there but for me until i get enough bread to get another car that will be the norm for me
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"all i'm saying here is it is ok to start with a 600cc but you do have to be extra careful and you are putting yourself more at risk. "

4000mi/60mph = ~67hrs of riding, so about 1 work week and a half. would you tell people at your job after that time frame how to do their jobs? and lets add it's a dangerous job.


ask your ins. agent if your the norm. ? insurance rates on 600SS bikes will tell you, your not the norm.
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really bc i've read from searching trying to find out what bike he actually had in that movie and it says the bike he had was the fastest production bike at that time. don't think it was a 600 though
It was a ninja 900, or GPz900R.
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here are a few quotes from my previose post
"my current bike is a 600cc bike also was my first bike. i still consider myself to be in the "newbie" catagory"

and i am not saying this is how to do things just simply stating my experience i also said this "if i would have had someone to tell me that it wasn't such a good idea i probably would have gone with a 250 or a 500"

so lay off cool down and chill i was saying my experience not yours back off.

and for the records i stated in my previous post that i was not considered in the norm i've only been riding for for months and putting over 4000 miles on in that short of time yeah i would say i do have more experience than the average newb.
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