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Old 12-19-2008, 12:14 PM   #1
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Seat Time + Riding Experience

When I was a young kid, I got my first car, a Honda Civic. I still remember the days where I was too afraid to hit the gas all the way to the ground because the car had too much power for my experience level. After some time, I'd be flooring it everywhere and Id think, "Man this car is slow".

Then came the Lancer Evolution. I remember when I first got the car, I couldn't floor the car because I thought, "Ohh man, too much torque, I can't handle this". After some time, I caught myself also flooring the car a lot only because I had more experience with the faster car and was able to handle the torque the car was making" and I would later urn for more power.

So now I have my bike. I can honestly say I do NOT have that much seat time still, nor is my experience level anywhere near great. I still feel that the bike has a LOT of power, and tell myself "Man, too much torque at the higher RPMs"

Is this one of those things where with more time and experience, the R6s will soon start to feel like my previous cars? Where I will be urning for more power because the bike seems TOO slow? To be honest, the bike seems more then fast enough, I dont think theres any need to go any faster than is. But of course, this could be my experience level + seat time talking.
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:17 PM   #2
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Take it to the track. I could ride a crf 50 and still have more to learn on it. I do ride fiddy and have more to learn.
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Keep it in the garage ,or just sell it .
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:23 PM   #4
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Keep it in the garage ,or just sell it .
thanks, ill pass
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:24 PM   #5
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Take it to the track. I could ride a crf 50 and still have more to learn on it. I do ride fiddy and have more to learn.
I've been wanting to actually for a while now. I'm just waiting to when I have a free weekend
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I think when you are backing it into turns and ridding the front wheel into turns you are close to the bikes limits but maybe you are talking about getting used to the bikes power. Like accelerating fast in a straight line.
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:30 PM   #7
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I’ve had a few and with each more powerful bike I always thought whoa, dis is da shnitz and I’ll never need or want any more power. After a few months to a year I got used to it and while I certainly never needed more, I wanted it. Repeat, Repeat.
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How many miles have you ridden on your bike?

Everytime I see a comparo article in a motorcycle magazine most of the times they end the article with something like this: "...95% of the riders can't ride the bike at its best capacity..."
Your R6s is a fine motorcle and 600 cc is a good power for most ranges (from not so novice to expert). Just ride it with respect for several thousand miles and eventually it will feel fine, whether you require more power that will be up to you. I have been riding for more than two years and I still enjoy riding 600 cc and don't plan to move up in the near future.
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Take it to the track. I could ride a crf 50 and still have more to learn on it. I do ride fiddy and have more to learn.
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:58 PM   #10
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I think when you are backing it into turns and ridding the front wheel into turns you are close to the bikes limits but maybe you are talking about getting used to the bikes power. Like accelerating fast in a straight line.
yes, thats exactly what im talking about
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:29 PM   #11
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this is why people told you to get a ninja 250, and you got this instead. you can't learn when you're scared, and so you have hit the educational wall people tried to tell you about. sell it and get a golf cart.
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getting comfortable with the speed, is completely different than having experience to handle the speed
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You will never out ride the 600. Maybe being dumb on the freeway you will, take it to the track and you will learn to respect that throttle.
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When I was a young kid, I got my first car, a Honda Civic. I still remember the days where I was too afraid to hit the gas all the way to the ground because the car had too much power for my experience level. After some time, I'd be flooring it everywhere and Id think, "Man this car is slow".

Then came the Lancer Evolution. I remember when I first got the car, I couldn't floor the car because I thought, "Ohh man, too much torque, I can't handle this". After some time, I caught myself also flooring the car a lot only because I had more experience with the faster car and was able to handle the torque the car was making" and I would later urn for more power.

So now I have my bike. I can honestly say I do NOT have that much seat time still, nor is my experience level anywhere near great. I still feel that the bike has a LOT of power, and tell myself "Man, too much torque at the higher RPMs"

Is this one of those things where with more time and experience, the R6s will soon start to feel like my previous cars? Where I will be urning for more power because the bike seems TOO slow? To be honest, the bike seems more then fast enough, I dont think theres any need to go any faster than is. But of course, this could be my experience level + seat time talking.

how old are you, now?
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I have been on the Dinosaur for almost a year. Every time I think I need a bigger(not newer) bike I take a short run to the Forest and that changes my mind. Any fool can fast in a straight line. I plan on doing a few track days in 2009.
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Old 12-19-2008, 05:42 PM   #18
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Old 12-19-2008, 05:48 PM   #19
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ha ha sweet, to answer your question think about your first ride do you remember not shifting out of 2nd just going 45mph and thinking OMG. Then a month later or whatever you finally on some open road duck down and hit a 100 mph and think you are going to die. Sometime later you top your bike out and think you should have died and feel real shaky. With proper training some trackdays this all would happen on a very short time line and much safer point being is just how far you have come now?
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learn to ride, ride allot, become comfortable with ur bike, push ur self little by little and you will learn allot. don't confuse ur ambitions with ur capabilitys


didnt you have a 636?
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