Just bought gsxr600, any advice?
Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:58 PM
I have been riding motorcycles in general since I was about 13, bout 17 years, but never an on road bike like this gsxr. This bike performs
a lot more than any street bike I have ever ridden.
I know that I can "operate" the bike, bike can I ride it?
I was just wondering if any one had any advice for me. Now I do not plan on ripping this thing, my safetey equipment is limited right now to a helmet, jeans and gloves.
On a dirt bike I know how to handle things if I find I am going to fast or am about to lose control,I can tell when things are about to go wrong, but maybe not on a street bike.
I was just looking for any advice specific to the higher performance street bikes. Thank in advance!
Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:58 AM
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:40 AM
Be super careful with the rear brake. You probably have some dirt bike learned reflex to hit it in "Oh shit!" situations, well on a street bike that will put you down, maybe kill you. I'm working on that one myself.
Your bike is fast as heck but if you aren't concentrating and on your game, a mini-van might might out brake you. If its wet out, it definitely will. Give your self a lot of following distance and don't let the quick acceleration fool you.
Other than that, just the normal stuff. Remember cars are insane and don't view you or other cars as humans. Just objects in their way. Same guy who would smile and hold the door open for you outside of a car will run you off the road to get to work 2 seconds faster. Remember the consequences for a wreck are dire, so be super careful. Oh! and remember that you are riding something that can jump from legal to lose your license speeds in about 1 second flat. Speed limits suuuuccccckkkk. Youll learn that quick. They ruin any shot for fun. Basically you are going to be driving around the supreme sports machine at booorrring speeds. Really takes all of the fun out of it.
Edited by Oic0, 01 May 2012 - 06:47 AM.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:56 AM
Do Not Do This.^^^^^^
1. Don't be an idiot.
2. Pay attention.
3. Slow down and leave lot of following distance.
4. Look ahead.
5. Keep both wheels on the ground.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:09 AM
Edited by crazy_dave, 01 May 2012 - 09:10 AM.
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 01:51 AM
I concur with the above. I rode off road bikes for eons and then switched to sport bikes due to lack of off-road riding areas in NJ. They are quite different in handling, but take the MSF course and take your time in adjusting. Respect the bike and power and watch out for cagers!
Posted 03 June 2012 - 12:48 PM
take it easy.
learn at you own pace.
Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:52 AM