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Guide for New Bikers: Finding a First Bike Made for You
I won’t go 2 lanes in my car unless I can see a long way back in both lanes. It’s crazy to do that on a bike.
Just stay calm and don’t ride at a pace your not comfortable with.
I like the words of Jon from Tel-Aviv:
“In my experience your perfectly safe on a bike if you’ve just passed your test as you’re terrified. You die when you get used to doing 70 MPH while sitting on a bike, dressed in a t-shirt and shorts and travelling 5 inches from the wheel of a ten ton truck.”
Meat-O of the Dirty Ducks MC
The old Ninja (2007 and older) is almost a standard. The new one has the more aggressive posture.
The darker evenings are a problem now. I usually get out of the gym around 6 or 6:15 and it’s now getting to where I’m riding home at dusk which will soon become darkness.
I use the back break a lot for speed trimming but I use both if I want to stop.
The freezing mornings here in IL have cut down my riding time. I do live close enough that I can go home for lunch and switch to the bike for the afternoon if it’s dry. Right now the afternoons are still warm enough to ride. I went out last night after work and the the 20mph wind made the 55 degree air temp very chilly.October 23, 2008 at 1:28 pm in reply to: favourite bikes (OMG someone lock away my credit cards !!!!) #14210
They were huge on my 22″ before he fixed them.
That’s a nice looking 125
The Nighthawk is a standard and comes in different sizes.October 22, 2008 at 4:18 pm in reply to: favourite bikes (OMG someone lock away my credit cards !!!!) #14185
Those front mounted rocket launchers should be awesome in traffic.
I think the Ninja 500 from 2007 and earlier has the same almost standard riding position as the 250.
I had a moth that got into my jacket and the flapping around was distracting. I didn’t know what it was till I stopped and got rid of it.
I’m only paying 200 for my Ninja. It all depends on your coverage, your deductible, your age, the bike and your driving record.