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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-09-2006, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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My First Bike ('01 R1)

Hi Guys,
it's me again. just want to ask how you guys like my bike? It has Micron Exhaust, Sprint steering damper, Scorpion alarm system and brand new Michelin Pilot Power f/r. I'm really having fun with it just to let you guys know. Sorry, I don't know how to move the photo like to the bottom of this message. Going for a ride again tonight after 7:30 until whenever.

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-09-2006, 04:57 PM
 
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Hi Guys,
it's me again. just want to ask how you guys like my bike? It has Micron Exhaust, Sprint steering damper, Scorpion alarm system and brand new Michelin Pilot Power f/r. I'm really having fun with it just to let you guys know. Sorry, I don't know how to move the photo like to the bottom of this message. Going for a ride again tonight after 7:30 until whenever.
here ya go... Looks good! Congrats on the purchase... lets see some more pics!

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Ebbs to the rescue!!!!
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What a good

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Looks good man!!
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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-09-2006, 10:47 PM
 
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Oh, now you're just showing off.
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Hey everyone, i am new to this forum so i thought i would say hi. i got a 2005 Red and Black R1.
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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-15-2006, 06:36 AM
 
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NICE BIKE!



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thanks i will post some more pics of it later on this week.
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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-16-2006, 12:06 AM
 
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Sweet lookin R1 ya got there Az 05 R1
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Congrads on the R1 sleeperRED-

welcome Az!
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post #14 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-26-2006, 01:36 PM
 
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Nice bike for a 1st ride Red
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post #15 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-27-2006, 04:59 AM
 
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Nice bike for a 1st ride Red
Nice for now.



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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-10-2006, 08:52 PM
 
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I dont get it. Im 19 and just starting out. Im not spending more the 1500 and nothing above like a 94 while others have to get the 06 right off the bat. What will happen when u dump the first time. Is there any vetram riders here who have never dumped the bike in the bike life
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post #17 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-10-2006, 09:01 PM
 
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They will dump, and they will learn. If they have the sliders on, they may not have any serious repairs, they may be blowing alot of money. It's all a factor of what you want, what is comfortable, and what you're willing to spend.

You're doing the smart thing, don't feel pressured to start with any thing other than your plan. Once you're comfortable on the bike, you can think of an upgrade, or just aftermarket mods.

Some people are stubborn, or don't have the mechanical knowledge to start with an older / used bike. Do what is right for you.
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post #18 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-10-2006, 09:12 PM
 
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oh ill ride this bike for probably 2 years and jump up to something nicer but im trying to learn
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post #19 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 07:13 AM
 
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oh ill ride this bike for probably 2 years and jump up to something nicer but im trying to learn
I was surprised to see no significant disparaging comments but I've lost touch with the degree of commentary allowed here. You have two significant advantages relative to such riders:
1) You won't be as likely to crash and kill yourself in a moment of surprise
2) You will learn far faster because of 1

This ignores the sheer cost factor.

If you ask any really good racer what they do when getting onto a track that's new to them, the answer almost invariably is they go around it a few times in second gear to learn the track and lines. By having something that is less potent you are effectively doing the same thing. Throttle and brake control are much simpler on 500s and 90's 600s (aka most bikes under 100rwhp).

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oh ill ride this bike for probably 2 years and jump up to something nicer but im trying to learn
Don't worry about everyone else. You're doing it right. You will be rewarded in your skills faster than someone with a beast right off the bat. Ask questions...we'll help.



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