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I'm talking about when you first started riding versus now. I know one of the first things I would have done differently was to buy better gear. Jean jackets are not MC gear. :nono:
 

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:iagree: with the gear. Everything else I think I did fine. I took it slow so I could get to know my bike before going crazy. LOL
 

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bumblebee said:
I would have used my HD as the boat anchor it was designed to be and would have bought a sportbike years ago
That's a good one!!!

I wouldn't have wasted my money on cosmetic crap on my old EX500
 

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Well this is not information I really don't expose to people... so I will dawn my
and spill the beans... I would have started on a lower CC bike.... I started riding on this ZX12R and before that I had a Can-Am 250 about 20 years ago... so I would have preferred starting on a 600 or something... but that didn't happen... However I am happy with the bike I have...
 

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I would have had more gear ahead of time.... when I "first" got my bike, the only thing I had was the helmet, which I bought the same time as the bike. Then aquired a few new things in the following months. I also would have taken the MSF class before hand, instead of 2 weeks after buying the bike, lol. As far as riding I think I did a pretty good job.... practiced for quite awile in a parking lot before riding on the street just to get used to the bike and how it handled and reacted and such. Then I just took it slow and went at my own pace until I started getting more and more comfortable. Then after about a week I just started riding everywhere! Overall everything worked out just fine with no problems, so it's all good :)
 

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I'll never forget my first bike,got it on christmas of 1969 :scratch: or was it '70...A yamaha mini-enduro 60 it was a blast.I learned not to lean over to far while turning hard on cement(the driveway) but a few years later i got my first street bike a suzuki GT 250. On this bike i got my first lesson in riding motorcycles,never exceed your limitations when you get to the point where your not scared of it your gonna bust your :yikes: ss.
I've owned many bikes since then and knew to respect them due to the pain they will cause if you don't.
 

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WOW... :yikes: first bike in 69' I wasn't even thought of yet. hehehehe

But in case I didnt do it already...Welcome to TWF.
 

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WOW... :yikes: first bike in 69' I wasn't even thought of yet. hehehehe

But in case I didnt do it already...Welcome to TWF.
Dad bought us a Honda Mini-trail 70 in 69 to replace the HD M-65 moped we destroyed. My sister had a HD M-50 that was sweet...3 speed shift on the handlebar...
 

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wore more gear, but i def made out better getting in an accident. lol sound screwed up but i didnt get hurt at all not even a scratch, and the other ladies insureance paid for all of my new mods. lol wouldent give up that wreck for anything.
 

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Well, the one thing I would have done sooner would be BUY A BIKE!!! :lol: I wish I had gotten into this sport much younger, but with the requisite knowledge. I wish I had at least 10 years riding experience under my belt, but with all of the available courses, track days etc. that we have today.
 

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twisty said:
I would have bought a Suzuki, oh wait I did. :scratch: Nevermind I wouldnt change a thing
I wouldn't have bought a Suzuki as my first street bike - oh wait it was cheap and loved to be beat like any Suzuki.. lol..

For real though I would have stayed off the dirt and saved countless broken bones and time in el hospital.. The street is SO much safer..
 

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I would have started riding alot sooner!! Oh wait I didnt have the money to buy a bike!! Too busy drinking and getting in trouble with my buddies!! LOL Crashing would have been something i'd rather do without!! What's the old saying "What ever doesn't kill you will hurt like hell!!!!" :lol:
 
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