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August 14, 2008 at 2:09 am in reply to: Why it’s better that I started riding at 27 rather than as a teenager. #10477
I have 3 mentors. 2 ride harley style bikes and the other rides a R6 all in 30s or above. My family also use to ride and my uncle is a very advid rider. Given that one crash is 1000times worse then in a car i take every thing said to me as fact and truth. The main thing im told is “Respect the bike and itll respect you back”. From riding for two weeks i can say that that couldnt be more true. I also have the added bonus of living in a small town(500pop) and by another smallish town (4000pop) so its easyer to look out for vehicles since theres not that many around.
Thats what i heard to. If the 500 looked better i might’ve bought one of them.
Thanks you described my problem perfect. Ill look into all this. Do i need to take off my fairings to look at them?August 12, 2008 at 5:36 am in reply to: Why it’s better that I started riding at 27 rather than as a teenager. #10352
Im 17 and i bought my bike. This is pretty young i agree but i know what all can go wrong and i try my best to look out for myself and other vehicles out there. This website has helped my ALOT and i am glad for that. Altough i am mature for my age i will admit i still seldomly make the stupid mistakes that 17 yr old boys do. The reason i havent crashed yet i think is because whenever i catch myself doing something i shouldn’t (going to fast, etc,) i remember that if i crash i can really mess myself/ my bike up or even worse. Since i also have a 2007 GS500F thats perfect i DONT want to mess it up. Also i dont have any bad influences around (friends tell me im stupid, theres no other street bikers around) there are good ones around. Like i know two people that ride crusiers and are in there 30s and up that are willing to ride with me and teach me.
So you think im too young to ride?
Speaking of cheek pads. You know where i can get some thicker cheek pads? My pads touch my cheeks but its not much.
Great advice, Helmets over time will form to the wear’s head. Everyones head is different so it could not feel good and it would be as safe.
Thanks. I would love to go riding with other bikers. But it does leave me worried alittle since i dont know anyone/ im alittle shy.
See i have a HJC head, not a shoei head. the front of my head hurts when put in the shoei but not the HJC. I have the HJC CL-SP and i really like it. I think it is alittle loud but i havent had other helmets. Its also feels really good and it really breathable, i havent sweat in it yet. The only bad side is that its alittle big. Could you maybe do a review on it? I would like to see your views on the helmet.
Well good job on the bike, Just make sure you dont over pay it.
“I’m nerdy looking (white, glasses, goofy smile, and even plaid shirts) so I can’t wait to see the looks on the faces of people who thought they’d never see me doing something so cool!!”
Same here man (except the plaid shirt) and people think its sexy. Just work on your “game” and the girls will be putty in your hands.
Is there anyone around that lives close to or in Missouri? I would love to go riding but theirs no one around here with a street bike.
“I do it ass backwards myself though… I pull in the clutch, downshift, slowdown, throttle, and then release the clutch.”
Thats the same way i do it.
I would say find a friend who has a bike and/or a dirtbike (a small one) and try to drive it. You can also take the MSF course and theyll teach you everything you need to know.
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.
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.
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?
Thank you, i thought thats what it means. But why would the bike die on me when the switch is on ON and i have 1/4 1/2 tank of gas?
So should i see if the place i bought the helmet will let mt trade it for a smaller one? I dont think they have a smaller one or would even let me trade it in since its used now. Is it really that bad for it to not be snug all around? I cant afford another helmet.