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Riding lessons.

Several weeks ago, I rode to the top of Lookout Mt. on my 79 Suzuki. There, I met two riders on R6's. Both bikes belonged to one rider. He was riding a new 07, and let his friend ride his 04, which he was going to sell. The other rider had a Ducati, so they both knew how to ride. We shot the breeze and then got ready to ride down.

Riding down the mountain is completely different than riding up. You have to use your brakes going down. Since the R6's brakes are a zillion times better than the Zuk's, I told them I'll follow them down. That's when they said they didn't know how to go down Lookout Mt. and were going to go around back and take the Interstate down.

I thought they were kidding. The Interstate? That's for cruisers. But they weren't kidding and turned right toward the highway. It's harder going down steep, twisty roads, but I see bicyclists regularly pass cars on the way down. One or two lessons on how to lean off the bike, how to look through the turn, how to push on the grips, and how to roll on the throttle, and those R6 riders could have really enjoyed their bikes.
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Riding lessons.

There, I met two riders on R6's. Both bikes belonged to one rider. He was riding a new 07, and let his friend ride his 04, which he was going to sell. The other rider had a Ducati, so they both knew how to ride.


So by owning an R6 or a Ducati automatically means you can ride?
Im on my way to the dealer to make a purchase.


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So by owning an R6 or a Ducati automatically means you can ride?
Im on my way to the dealer to make a purchase.


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so they both knew how to ride.
Ride what in a straight line
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So by owning an R6 or a Ducati automatically means you can ride?
Im on my way to the dealer to make a purchase.


that's the way most think around here!

Take for instance the last three deaths here in Hel Paso, Texas...

1. 19yr old kid, just got license, bought 2007 Gixxer 1000, tried to take 'the mountain' at over 150, bit, died.

2. 20yr old soldier, *keeping motorcycle a secret from his wife*, bought 2007 Honda 600, doing over 90 in a 45, 18wheeler made a wide turn WITH his directional on the entire time, kid tried to pass him while he was making the turn on the right, saw the front start to turn, tried to lock the breaks, slammed the bike to the ground and the kid and bike ended up in the rear axle, died.

3. 21yr old, doing 120+ in a 35, hit a dip in the road, came up, didn't realize there was an SUV turning left infront of them, hit the driverside quarter panel up front, flew over the SUV, broke their back on a street sign pole and then his neck on a curb after flying about 75' through the air, died.




APPARENTLY the dealers around here with the exception of the Kawasaki dealer does not care about rider experience and will sell the individual ANY bike you want regardless of the CCs. If you go in wanting a 1000, you'll walk out with it, if you go in wanting a 600, they'll talk you into a 1000. it's not like the dealers I know in colorado that won't sell you anything over a 600 with no experience, just getting a license and all.
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that's the way most think around here!

Take for instance the last three deaths here in Hel Paso, Texas...

1. 19yr old kid, just got license, bought 2007 Gixxer 1000, tried to take 'the mountain' at over 150, bit, died.

2. 20yr old soldier, *keeping motorcycle a secret from his wife*, bought 2007 Honda 600, doing over 90 in a 45, 18wheeler made a wide turn WITH his directional on the entire time, kid tried to pass him while he was making the turn on the right, saw the front start to turn, tried to lock the breaks, slammed the bike to the ground and the kid and bike ended up in the rear axle, died.

3. 21yr old, doing 120+ in a 35, hit a dip in the road, came up, didn't realize there was an SUV turning left infront of them, hit the driverside quarter panel up front, flew over the SUV, broke their back on a street sign pole and then his neck on a curb after flying about 75' through the air, died.




APPARENTLY the dealers around here with the exception of the Kawasaki dealer does not care about rider experience and will sell the individual ANY bike you want regardless of the CCs. If you go in wanting a 1000, you'll walk out with it, if you go in wanting a 600, they'll talk you into a 1000. it's not like the dealers I know in colorado that won't sell you anything over a 600 with no experience, just getting a license and all.
That's pretty much every dealer everywhere.
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riding experience, and KNOWING how to really use your bike is the best modification you can possibly do for any bike. you could have the very finest 600cc bike on earth that is BUILT to perform in the twisties, but if you dont have good riding skills, all that performance potential is useless.

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riding experience, and KNOWING how to really use your bike is the best modification you can possibly do for any bike. you could have the very finest 600cc bike on earth that is BUILT to perform in the twisties, but if you dont have good riding skills, all that performance potential is useless.
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best mod.....a Trunk


ok seriously, skillz is probably right.

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F that. They need their own ride.
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F that. They need their own ride.
i didnt say anything about takin her anywhere

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