transition from dirt bikes to a crotch rocket...

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  1. 02CivicsiR

    02CivicsiR New Member

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    I was just wondering guys how hard it would it would be for me to pick up driving a motorcycle. I've had dirtbike experience and I am thinking about maybe a late 80's early 90's cbr or something ilike that. What do you think id be spending and would it take long to learn?
    thanks
     
  2. Hooligan_04

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    If you've never ridden a streetbike, it's going to be a little rough getting going. I mean, obviously clutch/shifting isn't going to be much different. But the overall handling of the smooth tire is going to be a bigger change from a big knobby dirt tire.

    I rode my first streetbike last week, after riding dirt for about 10 years, and I liked it. I rode my friends 01 CBR600F4i, approximently 400lbs wet weight. Riding a street bike is amazingly enjoyable, as long as you're careful and wear the right equipment. I've had alot of mixed opinions of starting on a 250-500 Ninja vs. buying my friends F4i, and after riding his bike, I believe I'm going to choose the 600, since he's already layed it down, and now he's going to sell it to me for $4000 cash out.

    But about the whole "how much is it going to cost me?" situation. The bike its self should run about $1000-$2000 for the years you're describing, that's if they're in good condition. But that's just the begining. I'd deffiently suggest a good pair of blue jeans, a leather or textile riding jacket(prefrably leather), a pair of leather gloves, and a helmet(a must no matter what). All this should get you going for around $1500-$2500, depending on how much the bike ends up costing you.
     
  3. dontothejuan

    dontothejuan New Member

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    easy i have been riding dirt bikes for a long time and just bought a streetbike. it is just a different style of riding but the transition is pretty easy.
     
  4. 02CivicsiR

    02CivicsiR New Member

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    Do you guys have any suggestions for good starting bikes?
     
  5. SixFour

    SixFour Get on your knees and smile like a doughnut! OT Supporter

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    Personal preference: I'd go with the R6 but that's because I'm partial to yamaha. When you're ready, you will eventually graduate to the R1!
     
  6. ragnarok

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    :ugh:
     
  7. s a x m a n

    s a x m a n New Member

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    :stupid: :ughwerd:


    reminds of the guy at my lat track day who thought he was ready for an R1, have never seen someone toss themselves so high into the air in my life ...


    IMO, liter bikes are just compensating machine ...
     
  8. turbodeuce

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    if you want a yamaha, i'd recommend a late 90s yzf600. The f2 and f3 are great learner 600s too.
     
  9. Jujharoo

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    you will fine.
    I know few guys who used to ride dirt, bought rockets and weeks later they were riding stand up wheelies. Im not saying you will be able to do that too but it depends on your experience.
     
  10. killteam54

    killteam54 CBR600RR>*.sportbike

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    Whatever you do, don't buy anything bigger than a 600 for your first bike, riding experience or not.

    Other than that, you'll be fine
     
  11. AMan

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    I belive fcuk was refering to the R6 as a 1st bike thing. Too twitchy and definatly not a good starter. If you're a Yamaha nut, go with a YZF600R. Still a 600cc bike just toned down a bit.
     
  12. s a x m a n

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    well the 2005 R6 isn't going to be twitchy anymore now that they are putting the "correct" size front tire on it
     
  13. flynfrog

    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    word of advice that you already probaly know
     
  14. flynfrog

    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    word of advice that you already probaly know
    DONT STICK YOUR LEG DOWN IN A CORNNER
     
  15. flynfrog

    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    damn cat on teh key board
     
  16. daviid

    daviid cell tower tech

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    i let my friend ride my bike one day. all he ever rode was dirt bikes. i was ready to kill him when he stuck his foot out like he was riding a dirtbike. dont do that. remember you dont need the biggest shiniest bike out there.


    that was the guy who highsided in 4 right? purplish one.
     
  17. s a x m a n

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    yeah ... that was the fuck ... thought he was superman
     
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    Buy nice top quality riding gear.. and don't be a cocky moron. You should be fine.
     

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