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Old 06-10-2009, 09:37 PM   #1
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I'm looking at a white/red R6 (2009) at a local dealer that's willing to give me a pretty good deal to move the bike. Just curious if the 09 R6's have any issues or if there's a better 600cc bike to be had? I'm not too bias on the manufactures, but I do like Yamaha.

It would be my first sport bike so that's why I'm going with the 600. I'm just wanting to make sure there arent any issues with them. By the way I'm 5'9" 167lbs so I think the size would be fine.

Also what riding gear is recommended that I get right away? Obviously a helmet, but what about boots, jacket, gloves, ect? Thanks for the help.

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Old 06-10-2009, 09:58 PM   #4
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well if this is your first bike which im going to assume it is since you are asking gear questions any new 600cc super sport bike is a bad idea, buy an older used one because you will at least drop it if not lay it over. save yourself some $ and the hurt feelings.

not to mention the fact that the new 600's are faster then 90% of sports cars.
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all gear is your friend nuf said.
Ya I planned on buying all the gear before I bought the bike. Rather be safe then sorry.
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The r6 is a great bike and absolutely gorgeous, but starting on it is a terrible idea.
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Jeez. There is nothing wrong with starting on a 600, if the guy has discipline with the throttle. I've never owned a bike that was less than 1000 cc. Y'all need to quit being such .

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Regarding the gear question, you'll find that virtually all the folks on this site wear helmet, jacket, and gloves. Many also have specific riding boots like Sidi's. More and more are wearing knee protection under their jeans as well. The knee protection costs about $25.00 and can be purchased at Motorcycles Unlimited or Cycle Gear.

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Jeez. There is nothing wrong with starting on a 600, if the guy has discipline with the throttle.



I started on a 600 and I love it. Just gotta be careful.
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Jeez. There is nothing wrong with starting on a 600, if the guy has discipline with the throttle. I've never owned a bike that was less than 1000 cc. Y'all need to quit being such .

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Regarding the gear question, you'll find that virtually all the folks on this site wear helmet, jacket, and gloves. Many also have specific riding boots like Sidi's. More and more are wearing knee protection under their jeans as well. The knee protection costs about $25.00 and can be purchased at Motorcycles Unlimited or Cycle Gear.
I kind of agree...

however, the statistics dont lie.

MOST, or a lot of people DONT posess the dicipline.
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I started on a 600 and I love it. Just gotta be careful.
some of us would consider 4-8mos riding still starting.

max, thats a big ol IF in your scenerio.
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That is a course I'll definitely take asap.

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Jeez. There is nothing wrong with starting on a 600, if the guy has discipline with the throttle. I've never owned a bike that was less than 1000 cc. Y'all need to quit being such .

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Regarding the gear question, you'll find that virtually all the folks on this site wear helmet, jacket, and gloves. Many also have specific riding boots like Sidi's. More and more are wearing knee protection under their jeans as well. The knee protection costs about $25.00 and can be purchased at Motorcycles Unlimited or Cycle Gear.
Thanks for the reply man. I definitely plan on being easy on the throttle. I take things slow and work my way up as opposed to the "f-it" method. I also don't heal as quick as I did when I was 18, as I have learned through getting involved in motocross the last 6 months.

I'll get all the gear necessary but I have a question on the jacket. Since its getting hotter out, is there a lighter jacket that provides the same protection a leather jacket does or is it just one of those suck it up type things.

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look into getting a 650 sport bike the sv was very easy to learn on. i hear the ninja 650 is also a great starter bike. same for ninja 500 and 250. buy used because there will probably be an incident where the bike falls over. my first tip over, for example, was my 1st or 2nd day while i was cleaning the bike. oh yeah, you cant just push a bike forward to get to the rest of the wheel...

dont start out trying to be some badass cause you have a brand new r6. get something mild and dont cut your life expectancy as short.
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so you buy a race bike w/ headlights as a "first bike" doesn;t make sense.......

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2576

all too often........"im gonna take it nice and slow", so i;m gonna buy a bike that'll do 60mph in ~3 sec and break 100mph in 2nd gear, w/ 4 more togo.
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Jeez. There is nothing wrong with starting on a 600, if the guy has discipline with the throttle. I've never owned a bike that was less than 1000 cc. Y'all need to quit being such .

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Regarding the gear question, you'll find that virtually all the folks on this site wear helmet, jacket, and gloves. Many also have specific riding boots like Sidi's. More and more are wearing knee protection under their jeans as well. The knee protection costs about $25.00 and can be purchased at Motorcycles Unlimited or Cycle Gear.
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projectmx, check out all of the 'RIP' and 'rider down' threads we have here.
its pretty shocking. there has been a steady flow of at least 1 a day i think.

start on a more relaxed bike that has a few years on it.
seriously. too many rip threads.
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All I ask is that you respect the bike, beware of you surroundings,get the gear
(always wear it) The MSF course is a plus as well .
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so you buy a race bike w/ headlights as a "first bike" doesn;t make sense.......

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2576

all too often........"im gonna take it nice and slow", so i;m gonna buy a bike that'll do 60mph in ~3 sec and break 100mph in 2nd gear, w/ 4 more togo.

Ya well I guess you have to look at who's saying that kinda thing too. I know myself and know I aint out to prove anything. Just want to enjoy riding a bike.

I don't see why your so harsh on the topic. I buy what I like, I like the R6. Doesn't mean I'm going to "race" it around town just because its capable.

I just last week sold a 750+hp vette. But just because I had the power didn't mean I was out drifting every turn or drag racing every straight. I just drove it. But since it was a sports car should I have started out with a automatic V6 mustang?
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