Noob rider, this too much for me?

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  1. DVS Man

    DVS Man Where the fuck is Battle Cat?

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    Basically, this bike has been parked for a few months, just a little apprehensive since its probably too much for me. '07 Suzuki GSX-r 750.

    Few friends told me if I can tame her after practice, another told me to get a junker dirt bike to get familiar. any ideas?

    Edit-- I'm going to enroll in the weekend bike course at a local CC. I wouldnt hop on it and go w/out formal training. I did get her to crank at about 4k rpms. Purr wouldn't be the word, more like Battlecat's roar.
     
  2. Junkie

    Junkie re-tarded OT Supporter

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    yes, an 07 gsxr750 is way too much to start on
     
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    7960 New Member

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    that's what I learned on.

    i wouldn't recommend it.
     
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    Bugalu OT Supporter

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    agreed.


    after now owning a slower bike (a motard) i have learned so much more.
     
  6. Cachee0

    Cachee0 OT's Technical Recruiter, Send me your resume

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    Ah don't be a pussy, put full gear on and ride it around with in a low traffic area or parking lot.
     
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    Junkie re-tarded OT Supporter

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    he'd be a pussy if he only starts on a gsxr750. he ought to start on the turbo 'busa.
     
  8. Frequency

    Frequency New Member

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    There is a group of riders who will say they started on an equivalent bike and as long as you can show control it is no problem.

    There is another group of riders who would tell you they started on an equivalent bike and that it is a bad idea. Sadly it is hard to let your voice on a message board be heard when you are already dead so that group of riders will not be joining us for this debate.

    And there is a 3rd group of us who will tell you it is too much and to start small and work your way up this is your first bike not your last
     
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    :o

    I learned on a gsx-r 750, I'm not dead, and I'm saying it's not such a good idea.
     
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    ///M New Member

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    Probably
     
  11. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Hayabusa is the Best starterbike.
    Always drop the clutch when starting, so the bike doesn't stall.
     
  12. igotyofire

    igotyofire New Member

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    started on 1000cc.....11,000 miles in less then a year & still climbing....other then aggresive position the bike should be no problem so long as u keep within ur comfort zone & avoid high risk situations
     
  13. crunchy_black

    crunchy_black OT Supporter

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    Self control, do you have it ?

    Im selling my 96 ZX9 cause i can't control my self. I only now get enjoyment out of being a tool on the road.

    Just a matter of time before my demise.

    :p
     
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    Cachee0 OT's Technical Recruiter, Send me your resume

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    :rofl: Shit I don't even think I would want to even ride one of those.
     
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    BlkDrgnZ28 OT Supporter

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    my first bike was and is my 07 busa if you can control yourself thats great but chances are you will drop it doing something stupid you usually didn't even have to think about right after you get comfortable on it and it gets expensive if you do decide on it framesliders are a must or a cage chances are you've already made up your mind and your looking for someone else to agree with you plus if you do start with that fast of a ride you don't have as many killer bikes to look forward too
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    Wirelessly posted via wap.offtopic.com (BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

    I've known a lot of ppl that start w 750 and 600 super sports. It's fine as long as you're not a jackass.
     
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    Tof-Corey OT Supporter

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    Idiotic bike to start on. I started on a tarded XR650l, moved onto a KTM 625smc, then finally onto my current bike, an 01 rc51. I fucking miss my motards and would absolutely recommend one over an SS to a newb.
     
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    i started on a 600. dropped it the second day i had it. been fine since.
     
  19. GQ

    GQ OT Supporter

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9zNUPDmnz4

    stupid stuff happens that quick......the bigger, the harder you fall potentially due to speed. imo get a cheapo 250cc first, they are easy to get rid of after you feel you are ready.
     
  20. GCEX

    GCEX Drifting Along

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    I cringe now at the close calls I had on mine when i was a riding noob. When they happened it was an "Whoo hoo Holy Shit!" moment, now it's a "What the fuck I should've died!" moment.
     
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    kids think they're bulletproof.

    too often they have to hit the ground to figure out that's not quite right.
     
  22. GCEX

    GCEX Drifting Along

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    Power delivery on 600 super sports are fucked up for the single reason that the manufacters retard the timing in the lower gears in the lower RPM band to meet emissions standards.

    This means the power will spike when past half throttle and around 8K rpms.

    If as a rider, you are consciously thinking "I want to stay alive" or "I cannot afford to repair this thing if I crash" you will survive.

    Talk to your experienced friends who ride, they will give pointers on seating position and how to place your hands.

    Most important thing my friend told me was to grip the throttle with my wrist very low, at the same level as the bar itself. This is because when you squeeze the brake lever, you will have to roll your hand forward to get a good squeeze (unless of course you have sasquatch sized hands). This naturally close the throttle, and prevent rolling the throttle open when slowing down (particularly dangerous in a panic braking situation).
     
  23. igotyofire

    igotyofire New Member

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    the weak power down low has more to due with the cam, the cam determines the operating range of the motor and no motor will pull hard thru the entire rev range, specially one that revs to 15k+.... ofcorse with bigger v8 motors things are a little different, but they can still bog down low. Take a look at hondas vtec.....the fact that they even use VTEC demonstrates a cams particular profile is optimum for a particular rev range.
     
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    squid braap

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    It's not a question of survival so much as the fact that you WILL become a faster, more capable rider faster on a smaller bike than you will on a larger one.
     
  25. igotyofire

    igotyofire New Member

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    personal goal......but is that the thread starters goal........certainly crusier riders could careless .... i know alot of people who just cummute in day to day traffic. ....not everyone is going to go to the track. But thats one thing i do agree that maybe if i hadn't started on a 1000cc bike it wouldn't have taken me 5mins to catch up to my friends,lol
     

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