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Old 03-16-2009, 12:33 PM   #21
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Can someone make the link to mototune a sticky?
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+1 for the mototune article.

but i am wondering why you bought a brand new 0 miles bike if youve never ridden motorcycles before?
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+1 for the mototune article.

but i am wondering why you bought a brand new 0 miles bike if youve never ridden motorcycles before?
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Old 03-16-2009, 01:27 PM   #24
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a good break in procedure would be to ride it to Texas Yamaha and tell them you want to trade it in for an R6!!!
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+1 for the mototune article.

but i am wondering why you bought a brand new 0 miles bike if youve never ridden motorcycles before?
I bought a new bike because that is what I wanted. If I wanted a used one then I would have bought a used one but I wanted a new one.
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I bought a new bike because that is what I wanted. If I wanted a used one then I would have bought a used one but I wanted a new one.
*waits for the "OMG I dropped my new bike, and its not pretty anymore" post*
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haha no I am not worried about dropping it... Either way rather I got a new or used one it will probably get dropped and the used ones I were looking at were only like 1000 less than the one I got... So why not splurge a little on myself?
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haha no I am not worried about dropping it... Either way rather I got a new or used one it will probably get dropped and the used ones I were looking at were only like 1000 less than the one I got... So why not splurge a little on myself?
Because you SHOULD be worried about dropping it (if what other people are saying is true, and you've never ridden before) and that $1000 could have bought you your first set of replacement plastics.
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I have other bikes to practice on... mine is just sitting in my garage and I am having my BF break it in... which is why I was asking the question...
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good luck on it then! was just curious to know why you got a new one.

i would have learned on someone elses bike too but nobody would let me ride theirs. i always got "wait you've been riding HOW long? 2 weeks? no you can't ride my bike."



then again i don't have either.
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haha... yea that might have something to do with it... but it might also be because they trust me...
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Trust and motorcycles have nothing to do with each other. The best riders in the world still crash.
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exactly... so does it really matter if i am on a new one or old one... i am not going out on the streets on it anytime soon... like you said even the best riders crash so it's an inevitability... i could get a new bike in 5 years and crash it and everyone will wonder why i bought a new one...
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:37 PM   #35
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looks like the bf got a new bike!!! haha
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he also has a new bike... but i am having him break mine in for me until i am comfortable enough to get out of a parking lot...
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exactly... so does it really matter if i am on a new one or old one... i am not going out on the streets on it anytime soon... like you said even the best riders crash so it's an inevitability... i could get a new bike in 5 years and crash it and everyone will wonder why i bought a new one...
it totally matters. that is why the majority of people recommend buying and learning on a used bike. you already take a huge hit the second you drive the new bike out of the dealer. now imagine how much more it depreciates after its been dropped / laid down (not to mention its sad as when its a new 10k toy). used bikes already have 'character', so its not as sad when the inevitable happens, plus they keep their resale value pretty well since someone is always looking for a starter bike. now think about it, if you had gotten a smaller used bike, you would already be comfortable on that 600. by the way that ZX-6 is a beast, pleeeease be careful.

anyways what color is your bike? post pics!
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I did a combo of keeping it at low RPM when possible, and going up and down through the gears under load (cant exactly do that on I-45) plus a few "just stole it" sprints going up to about 10kRPM and now with 5000 miles it runs real nice.

Wife told me to get a new bike b/c I have never had anything new...just saying...

And, yes I dropped it on each side. I am glad too because it adjusted my left mirror just right, and bent my rear brake lever in a tad (I like this too).

Both drops of the MC made it faster
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Sooo..... Does you BF have any riding experience?
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yes he does... he has been riding for 5 or 6 years now...
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