Essential Any motorcycle riders here? (Official Motorcycle Thread)

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  1. FaTaL

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    How many of your friends have died?
     
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    None so far, thank goodness. Close calls goes without saying with this sport.
     
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    While getting my msi I sat on a slew of bikes. I really like the gsx-s750/1000 but it's official... Next season I'll be getting a gsxr 750/1000. The tank width, riding position etc is just right. I'm not gonna bother with a 600 until I'm ready to take track lessons.
     
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    sat on a 600....these machines arent toys for a real. even attempting to go around the block in first gear, id know id kill myself.
     
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    what bike? 1st gear is pretty jerky, I usually shift 2 second asap.

    take the safety course to build up your confidence.
     
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    gixxer,im literally just learning the basics. my boy was showing me how to pop it into first from neutral and move forward with the clutch a bit and then put the bike into neutral to walk it back, backwards, no throttle play yet.

    moving the throttle in neutral i was just like " fukk...... this thing could really fukk me up"

    in a car, atleast the pedal forgives a bit and to really fukk yourself up it has to be all the way into the ground...

    on a bike one wrong move on the throttle and your in a whole other world :dead:

    after i got off the 600 i told myself theres no fukking way i can learn to ride properly on this missile, so bought my next boys 250 ninja of him IMMEDIATELY

    working on hand positioning is even challenging. how the hell do you nikkas keep 2 fingers on the clutch lever and the brake lever all the time? :dahell:


    my wrists were hurting 15 minutes in :dead:




     
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    these bikes are heavier than they look too, i know if a 600 fell on me id be done!:huhldup::lupe::sadbron::damn:
     
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    lol you can adjust the clutch lever and brake lever to suit you best ergonomically. also def don't want to keep 2 fingers over the brake at all times breh. that's a disaster waiting to happen. and only over the clutch in stop and go situations like in the city. you'll learn breh. practice practice practice
     
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    I don't cover the clutch and only keep two fingers covering the front break when I'm anticipating surprises/ stops. Consider adjusting the levers in.

    Mature decision to start off with a forgiving bike as it will help you build confidence faster. :obama:

    This is my second week on the sv and I'm starting to really feel how well the rear tire grips when leaning. Steady throttle control/slight roll on in the turns and I'm feeling like Valentino Rossi :mjlit:
     
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    Rode home in heavy rain (DC)
    First time in the rain, first time laying my bike down :mjlol:
    Broke off my shifter peg so I had to get my boot under the shifter arm to shift :mjlol:

    I think it was a lose oil spot + an overzealous 1-2 shift. One second I was on top of my bike, the next second my bike was staring at my while sliding down the road as I hung on to the grip.:mjlol:

    Now my boots are soaked and I'm about to smoke a cig.

    Probably ride it again tomorrow with the fukked up shifter and all:yeshrug:
    Minor road rash on elbow (t shirt) and ripped the pocket on my new pants:mjcry:

    I also somehow chippedchi index nail :hhh:
    :dame:
     
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    damn, glad you're okay breh. I've rode on wet roads, never raining though.
     
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    I should have let the oil wash off the road for a few minutes. Visibility was a big issue as well. Rode home with no shifter peg in heavy downpour so I'm actually proud of myself.

    How comfortable are you on wet roads?
     
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    not really comfortable. I take it extra easy when wet if I have to be out on a wet road. I usually wait until the streets are dry.
     
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    Been riding a harley for a few months now feels better than sport bike.
     
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    what Harley? I was thinking of switching from sportbike to a Harley myself.
     

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