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Old 11-07-2008, 02:08 PM   #21
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That's exactly what it is. If you are a little older and responsible you can do anything with enough respect for your bike. Don't ride w/o someone else there with you, always take it slow and never let the thrill of speed overcome the fear of death and you should be just fine

I will conceed that much.

And the respect she has for teh bike, was gained how? Mine was gained on mini bikes, dirt bikes, lowsidin mopeds, go cart crashes, etc.
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I started on a 150CC oldschool scooter that I crashed 4 times.
The first time I crashed was at waiting at a red light in galveston, the same day I bought it, the light turned green and I dumped the clutch and gassed it......bike flipped and broke/bent some parts. Imagine doing that on a GSXR1000. I also ran into a curb in 3rd gear going about 35mph and it threw me off and the bike tumbled and broke some more , luckly I landed in the grass and slid cuz I had no gear on. Anyway 2 crashes later I bought a R6 and have only had 1 get-off it lol



Start on something small or a dirtbike, cuz odds are.......your going to crash eventually, just give it time
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I think they do it right in Europe...They have a "stepped" license. You ride a small bike for 2 years, then move up. (eg. GB 50cc for 1yr, 125cc for a year then move up). This may not be completely accurate but expresses the gist of it.
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How does riding a dirt bike help with riding a sportbike on the street? To me it seems about the same as riding a bicycle!
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How does riding a dirt bike help with riding a sportbike on the street? To me it seems about the sames experience on a bicycle!!
Clutch and throttle control, along with having a BIG MOTOR under you azz and learning how to balance
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Clutch and throttle control, along with having a BIG MOTOR under you azz and learning how to balance
You learn brake and balance on a bike! And a little 70 which I rode as a kid didn't go much faster than my bike did!
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[QUOTE=Captain M;1559209]My respect was gained/learned just through personal bias against bikes. I always thought no I won't ride, they are too dangerous...then had a change of heart after riding on the back a couple times. But I don't have an ego that makes me want to go fast, & to an extent have a fear sort of respect for it.

Doesn't everyone crash? Isn't that part of riding?[/QUOTE]

Absolutley! Just not with 52 miles. Or 7 miles. Or on the way home. Or within the first 3 months. Not talking about u specifically.
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How does riding a dirt bike help with riding a sportbike on the street? To me it seems about the same as riding a bicycle!

Well...

You knew that the throttle was on the right side. And that you twist it.

You knew that the left side was the clutch.
You knew the foot brake was rear.
You knew the hand brake was front.

If it had a clutch, you knew how to ease it out.

etc etc etc etc.
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Go ahead CDill... see if you can get the WHOLE foot in your mouth.... ba ha ha ha
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Graigcat on this board, bought a 600 and jumped on it and took it around the block like he had rode for years. He owned a 1985 88CC HONDA for only a few months and that what he learned on. The 1st day he bought it he was pullin wheelies lol. I honestly don't think he has ever rode anything else but a little scooter once a year or so. Some people have it, some don't

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Well...

You knew that the throttle was on the right side. And that you twist it.

You knew that the left side was the clutch.
You knew the foot brake was rear.
You knew the hand brake was front.

If it had a clutch, you knew how to ease it out.

etc etc etc etc.
And all that can't be learned in the MSF just as easily?
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I don't agree.....I took msf...got my M class...then bought my bike

this would be you telling me to stay off my bike....isn't gonna happen!

I learned cluch control in my car...at age 16....it helped but still....doesn't mean you can't handle a bike on the road.


oh and I bought a 600...and it was NEW...and I still haven't "wrecked' it.

Well, we ALL know how you ride granny joy. You keep riding like you do, and you will be fine. BUT, didnt I hear that you were RASIED in a moto family??? Huh???

Dont try to disagree for the sake of disagreeing!
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He's up to the ankle now...
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And all that can't be learned in the MSF just as easily?
So learn that, in 2 days, or 1. Then get on the street with nine million other things going on?

I would get confused.
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He's up to the ankle now...


Man I got this. It's just a few girls.
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so would u say driving stick helps then? B/c u understand the concept of clutch/gas, etc & what happens when you let the clutch out too quickly?
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Being able to drive a standard was what made my transition in to riding a sportbike easier!
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