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:scratch: Just a thought, doest it really matter what size of bike you get? regardless if you picked a 250, 600, 750 or 1000...your gonna pretty much fall off the same way. :scratch:

Myself, I just bought a friends old '98 YZF600.
 

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:scratch: Just a thought, doest it really matter what size of bike you get? regardless if you picked a 250, 600, 750 or 1000...your gonna pretty much fall off the same way. :scratch:

Myself, I just bought a friends old '98 YZF600.
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The bigger CC's the faster and harder you can fall off.
The bigger the CC's the easer it is to fall off. :2cents:
 

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The bigger it is and the faster it is, the more it hurts when you fall. But no matter what, it still hurts. Finding the right back for you is the important.. nothing too small that you dont like it, or too big that you cant handle it.
 

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Yeah what they said... you will fall and go boom regardless! The rest is just up to the speed gods!
 

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Starting on a larger displacement bike will actually hinder your learning progress. It'll take you longer to gain confidence and you'll essentially park it in the corner no matter how fast you can go in the straight thus making you a squid.
 

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Here, try this little experiment on each of the different size bikes you are looking at... Go to a large vacant parking lot...get the bike moving, then roll on full throttle and count to three...roll the throttle all the way back, count to three. Hit it all the way on and off again for 3 counts. Do this about 5 or six times with different bikes and you will understand what we are talking about quickly
 

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Ya but don't forget the pics of it while you're doing it. VIDEO would be best! :D
 

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Thanks for all the replies and all points were valid. :cheers:
 

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Samurai_Jack said:
Starting on a larger displacement bike will actually hinder your learning progress. It'll take you longer to gain confidence and you'll essentially park it in the corner no matter how fast you can go in the straight thus making you a squid.
I just want to say Ive been riding for 25 years, I still "park in the corner" because my riding style isnt a racing style. I respect the power I have chosen because I can always have a 600 out of 1000 but I would never get the 1000 out of a 600 when the wife and I are trying to enjoy the day out without running the clutch all of the way across an intersection just to keep her ride on the back smooth. I went with power because of the load we will always have on the bike. Not because I intended on dragging my knee on the way to work. I see a racers point in this arguement on which bike is right for me, but to determin it by corner speeds while out for a ride is just wrong. Squid? I dont think so. Enjoy riding and getting home in time for dinner safely not to burden a family member for the rest of their life changing my diapers and bathing me and draining my bag, now that is riding. And On a FZ1000 to boot is priceless.

The true Irony of this post is it moves my statis up to
"Squidly" Go figure.
 

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If you have to question yourself as to what bike you are going to get....the safe bet is to go with the smaller of the two. :2cents:
 

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I just want to say Ive been riding for 25 years, I still "park in the corner" because my riding style isnt a racing style. I respect the power I have chosen because I can always have a 600 out of 1000 but I would never get the 1000 out of a 600 when the wife and I are trying to enjoy the day out without running the clutch all of the way across an intersection just to keep her ride on the back smooth. I went with power because of the load we will always have on the bike. Not because I intended on dragging my knee on the way to work. I see a racers point in this arguement on which bike is right for me, but to determin it by corner speeds while out for a ride is just wrong. Squid? I dont think so. Enjoy riding and getting home in time for dinner safely not to burden a family member for the rest of their life changing my diapers and bathing me and draining my bag, now that is riding. And On a FZ1000 to boot is priceless.

The true Irony of this post is it moves my statis up to
"Squidly" Go figure.
I think you had a different interpretation of what I had in mind. There's a big difference between wanting to go fast (straight or curve) and the ability to. I don't think anyone would call you a squid if you possess good riding skills but choose not to go fast on the street but on the other hand, there are a lot of people who picks bigger displacement bikes because they want to be fast but does not or have yet acquire adequate skills to do so.
 

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Samurai_Jack said:
I think you had a different interpretation of what I had in mind. There's a big difference between wanting to go fast (straight or curve) and the ability to. I don't think anyone would call you a squid if you possess good riding skills but choose not to go fast on the street but on the other hand, there are a lot of people who picks bigger displacement bikes because they want to be fast but does not or have yet acquire adequate skills to do so.

Spoken like a wise man. :iagree:
 

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Samurai_Jack said:
I think you had a different interpretation of what I had in mind. There's a big difference between wanting to go fast (straight or curve) and the ability to. I don't think anyone would call you a squid if you possess good riding skills but choose not to go fast on the street but on the other hand, there are a lot of people who picks bigger displacement bikes because they want to be fast but does not or have yet acquire adequate skills to do so.
:withstupi I wish more people had that much common sense!
 
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