Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by modspace, Feb 9, 2009.
first bike.. 2003 honda CBR600F4i.
have fun, be safe, ride like you're invisible
grats, wheres the gear?
i spent $400 on a jacket and helmet....
i've just been taking the backroads for now getting used to it.
I probably won't be able to take the MSF for a while... my schedule is filled up as is
What about gloves, boots, and pants?
And first bike a 600 and no MSF?
Consider it, big time. There is a lot that you can learn from the MSF course.
1st bike, safety courses can help.
and take it easy, don't get crazy on that thing for a while.
a bunch of Horse power + no experience = better be carefull and not to cocky
Esp, with a bike like that, those brakes will lock up with a single finger.
i am terrified of the throttle in first gear..
I haven't gotten it above 65mph yet, and probably won't for a while
dude, seriously consider more gear asap...
msf is a huge huge recommendation...
i hate to say this, but a helmet + jacket only, with no MSF and you have a 600cc sports bike as your first bike and are afriad of it doesn't bold well...
x2. I look sadly at anyone without full gear now.
I used to ride with only jeans and a jacket, then I bought a suit, crashed with the suit, and was glad I had it.
i feel weird if i don't have glove, boots, jacket and helmet when i go out...
pants i wear depending the distance of the ride...
You'd be amazed how easily jeans get burned off. It's like paper on a belt sander.
5ft if they're thick denim @ 35mph on asphalt.
very true, many of us have probably seen friends or some experienced themselves how fast denim goes away.
i'm guilty of wearing a helmet, jacket, and boots these days but i'm not on a sports bike and ride in a conservative manner. (yep it'll suck if i lose control on the highway and i'm fully aware)
on a sport bike (since i'd assume youre gonna run it hard or else why buy a sport bike) i'd be wearing as much gear as possible lol
I got those coming in the mail today Hope they live up to all the positive words i've read.
If I were going to start a clothing company it'd be motorcycle gear that doesnt look like motorcycle gear. Like a pair of jeans with a kevlar mesh lining on the inside. Or, better yet, kevlar long johns that can go under any pair of jeans.
I know from first hand bicycling experience that denim doesnt do you any good. Bicycle is me power, 600cc bike is probably about 300 me power. I got roadrash on my leg wearing jeans.
you mean like these? http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1=5000&L2=2&L3=112&L4=114&item=PAR_2821-0143_G
Doesn't kevlar burn the shit out of your skin if it's worn through while contacting your skin?
Yep. So does textile. That's why I stick with leather.
I stick with leather because textile is a one-time crash deal. Leather can typically stand up to multiple crashes without damaging the leather, and it is much harder to wear through.
so many variables on types of crashes......so its hard to say what will work and what wont, I probably wouldn't waiste my time on denim reinforced motorcycle jeans....might as well wear regular jeans and save your money. Id save the money and put it towards textile pants or leather pants... that being said i pretty much daily with jeans....wear my textitles every once in awhile, and 1 piece suit for the twisties.
I was like you when i first got my bike, i stayed on residential streets and never went over 45 until i had like two days of riding experience,lol. Sounds funny to think about it but i know exactly how your feeling heh. I even practiced in a incline in a parking lot to learn how to take off without rolling backwards..i stalled constantly & even made my bike ping pretty bad a few times from not giving it enough gas trying to take off,lol (a liter bike too) You'll figure it out , & from my experience i didn't really learn hardly anything at msf ....which i took also after getting my bike, I just felt it was good seat time & a easier way to get my license then the DMV test.