Going to get my bike today.
August 4, 2008 at 4:34 am #9848AaronMerlotParticipant
Be sure to turn the switch back to the “on” position after you get it started or you can do damage to the engine.
Under the seat is 2 hooks, one on each side of the bike. All you have to do is put the metal “D” loop from your helmet on the hook and then close the seat. The helmet is locked to the bike. As far as the rest of your gear goes you will get used to always having a backpack with you. In some cases you can lock your jacket and pants to the bike using a chain and a lock(the kind you used to lock up your ten speed/mountain bike back in the day) running through the sleeves and/or legs and locking that to the bike. Great to see you are gearing up!!! ATGATT !! ( =All The Gear All The Time) We have a lot to worry about out there!
Great Bike!August 4, 2008 at 5:58 am #9850
When you look in the tank, it will look like you still have a lot of gas, but you will need to switch it to reserve to get it to run. Basically, the bottom part of your gas tank is your reserve. If you think of the fuel line like a straw, when the fuel level goes below the top of straw it can no longer draw gas. Switching the selector to reserve allows fuel to be drawn in further down the straw.August 4, 2008 at 6:26 pm #9878
Thanks for the help, to all of you.
Can you show me a picture of the helmet lock thing on the bike?
Also is it better or easyer on the bike if when i shift i always pull in the clutch? When i ride i do let off the gas to shift but the bike kinda feels like it doesnt like that, but when i clutch shift its also tricky cause i have to find my rpm. Is one better then the other?August 4, 2008 at 6:33 pm #9880
Using your clutch is easier on your gearbox. Smooth shifts are something that will come with practice. I find on my GS500f that shifting at 6000-6500 rpm or higher makes for a nice smooth shift. Any less and it’s a little jerky.August 4, 2008 at 10:39 pm #9894
Thanks so much for the help. Im really happy that people here are friendly and some also have my bike.
Still trying to find that place to hook my helmet up to though.August 5, 2008 at 8:50 am #9933BoOZe P-ti MotardParticipant
You would have preferred that your mum took you by the hand and took you to some place when small rather than kick in the ass, ey? same for the bike..that is what a clutch is meant for, unless in some wacky situation where you have no clutch… also you are new to riding and etc: BETTER GET YOUR GEAR ASAP! I dnt want you to look at roadrash marks all your life, you ye? that is what i do… but i am glad I did not crash on a 500cc though i was doing 70mph. and better take your helm with you.. my advice… now you see…
Solomolo RiderAugust 5, 2008 at 4:19 pm #9949
You know, if you are really having trouble coming up with $$$$ for gear go to a thrift store and buy a leather jacket for like $5. Even non-motorcycle leather will offer you decent protection. You could probably even find leather pants on the cheap! And you can throw a costume party and dress up as a Village Person when you’re done with it.August 6, 2008 at 5:01 am #9976AaronMerlotParticipant
I found this picture, but let me see if i can get a better one on my bike in a couple of days.
As for gear it is so very important to protect your self!
Here is some cheap stuff I think is cool
Love the Bargain Basement section of NewEnough.comAugust 6, 2008 at 12:47 pm #9981CBennettParticipant
lol thats funny, I dont have a bike either(but am going to look at a Ninja 250 Saturday) but ordered a helmet yesterday I want to order a jacket also but better check with the wife first .
got this helmet in black
and possibly this Jacket in the Yellow if a Large would fit….
I thought about this one but I just think id like something a bit “brighter or more standout than Black..but if I get the Green Kawasaki..guess that may stand out pretty well all by itselfAugust 7, 2008 at 4:07 am #10014
I got all the gear i REALLY need. Im just going to get more/better gear soon. I thought i told you guys i had some gear including a leather jacket.
To AaronMerlot : i found the hooks right after i made my last post asking about it. So you dont need to get a better picture.
Does anyone know where i can get a repair book for 2007 suzuki’s. They have 1980 to 2006 but not 2007. I would like to know when i should do basic things like change the oil or change the air fitler. When to get the carbs cleaned and so on.
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