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by Peter Y
Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:43 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: 9 Months and a lot of cash & i finally got it..........
Replies: 8
Views: 2453

Same thing about the European Exam for me, now I am training alone. A lot of morons, but things are getting better. A lot of riders without license, the most popular bike is Yamaha R1, recommended first (and sometimes the last) bike.. Think your own head, do you really feel like you are ready for s...
by Peter Y
Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: 9 Months and a lot of cash & i finally got it..........
Replies: 8
Views: 2453

Funny, my 'high standard European License' consisted of me paying the $1000 for the mandatory '26 hours' of training. That was followed by about 5 hours of parking lot training where I rode around in circles by myself, and a parking lot test in which the examiner didn't even watch me (was talking t...
by Peter Y
Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:00 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: 9 Months and a lot of cash & i finally got it..........
Replies: 8
Views: 2453

Re: 9 Months and a lot of cash & i finally got it.......

Dude, I'm happy for you that you got your license. Seriously. But you tend to come in here with a chip on your shoulder, then someone knocks the chip off and the flame wars ensue. What would you expect? U know I/we could go on forever with this discussion. I openly agreed with storysunfolding comme...
by Peter Y
Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: 9 Months and a lot of cash & i finally got it..........
Replies: 8
Views: 2453

Glad to hear about the license. However, since you keep bringing this point up I can't help but ask. How do you think you'd do on a 600cc sportbike before taking any of that instruction? It may not be a possibility in Europe, but it's a common reality in the States. It's not uncommon for people to ...
by Peter Y
Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: 9 Months and a lot of cash & i finally got it..........
Replies: 8
Views: 2453

9 Months and a lot of cash & i finally got it..........

Yep after nine months of lessons, four exams, 2000 euros in cost, tactical emergency manouvers, 40 one hour lessons I finally got my license today. Its just insane. I can now turn a narrow corner and 90KMh and almost scrape my boots and ive just managed to get a license??? And if there is anyone out...
by Peter Y
Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:26 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: I dropped it and I still dont understand how????
Replies: 22
Views: 5480

I have no idea what you were doing. If you had your feet down, walking the bike, then you shouldn't have dropped it unless the bike is too heavy for you. Not necessarily. If he didn't expect the bike to DIVE for the ground when he squeezed the front brake lever with the front wheel turned, he proba...
by Peter Y
Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: I dropped it and I still dont understand how????
Replies: 22
Views: 5480

What they all said plus you may have been turning too sharply. I put down my new FZ1 two weeks ago while practicing my u-turns and figure 8's. I tried to use the front brake to control my speed. Bike started to go and I just couldn't hold it. It all happened so quickly at 5mph or less. I have also ...
by Peter Y
Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: I dropped it and I still dont understand how????
Replies: 22
Views: 5480

I dropped it and I still dont understand how????

I was riding the bike from the garage to the front door at walking speed so I could park the bike at the front and put my gear on while the engine was warming up. I was just about to turn right to park and I suddenly had the bike on the ground. Honestly I have no clue what happened. I was so slow im...
by Peter Y
Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Shade it where you've been
Replies: 48
Views: 12183

Re: Shade it where you've been

Simple. Copy this ".gif" to your PC, then use MS Paint (or whatever) to shade the states you've ridden in. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v216/ZooTech/USA.gif Here's mine (pathetic but growing!): http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v216/ZooTech/USA-1.gif Zoo, why dont you do the same thing with a ...
by Peter Y
Sat May 05, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: You are a Beginner and want a 600cc+ sportbike? READ THIS!
Replies: 216
Views: 124106

i actually meant Suzuki GS500F (a little underpowered) not GS600F sorry. im 5'10" about 190 pounds don't know about the inseam. of all those bikes id still prefer the Katana. it looks great, has a nice riding position, and i can get a good used one for about 2-3 grand. but after reading about the d...
by Peter Y
Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:37 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Bleh, dad has to screw everything up.
Replies: 29
Views: 7405

Re: Bleh, dad has to screw everything up.

I can't wait to sell my car, then I should have enough to buy a blazer and a newer bike, but there's still the issue of my dad just saying no. I think its time to move out, but I only make 9.50 an hour, so if I had to pay rent I probably wouldn't even be able to afford a bike...this sucks... Sorry,...
by Peter Y
Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: seeking fellow riders - gold coast au
Replies: 1
Views: 2280

Re: seeking fellow riders - gold coast au

hey all, probably nobody from the 'coast will see this, but nothing ventured... here's the go: i ride a '96 zx7r. i get wed & thu off work. other days, i finish apx 1330 hrs. seeking other m/cyclists to ride with for my weekly rides into the hinterland (springbrook, m'bah, beechmont, mt tamborine, ...
by Peter Y
Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:37 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: New biker again...
Replies: 14
Views: 3140

Re: New biker again...

I am new to the motorcycle world, i recently bought a 2005 gsxr 600, I am one of the biggest defenders of newbies having a 600CC bike as their first bike.To be honest though youve got to go through some extensive training before you start messing around with it on the open roads. A GSXR can do some...
by Peter Y
Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: You are a Beginner and want a 600cc+ sportbike? READ THIS!
Replies: 216
Views: 124106

No one ever said the 600cc katana is a SUPERsport bike. Suzuki did, and so did most of the motorcycle press - in 1988. It was tied with the CBR600 for the title of the ultimate 600 that year. Just my $.02 to add to a silly azz argument. I cant say anything about the 80's but I can say that my 2003 ...
by Peter Y
Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: You are a Beginner and want a 600cc+ sportbike? READ THIS!
Replies: 216
Views: 124106

Katana Katana

Its been exactly a week since the last post on this issue. Seems to have someone "died out". Well just an update for anyone who gives a dam its my second month on the Katana and its going great. The weather has warmed up, the days are longer and each turn I go into seems to be more comfortable than ...
by Peter Y
Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:19 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: You are a Beginner and want a 600cc+ sportbike? READ THIS!
Replies: 216
Views: 124106

DivideOverflowWell, I know you read it.. you commented on my post.. Being that it was only a couple of pages ago, I would hope that you would remember ;) OK but the question was to the larger auidence also. Not just aimed at a single person. Anyway its too beautiful of a day today to worry about an...
by Peter Y
Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:58 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: You are a Beginner and want a 600cc+ sportbike? READ THIS!
Replies: 216
Views: 124106

DivideOverflow wrote: I already told you, 50hp/500lbs. That is the general rule of thumb for recommending bikes for n00b strangers on the internet.
Dam you pick you words carefully dont you :evil:
by Peter Y
Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:31 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: You are a Beginner and want a 600cc+ sportbike? READ THIS!
Replies: 216
Views: 124106

Happy now Mr. Technical? Great clarity Koss. I feel much better now :wink: So what does the worldy, experienced, community think about HP on the bike? If you were to draw a line between go and no go for beginners what would the recommended HP be? What would the weight of the bike be? What is the ma...
by Peter Y
Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: You are a Beginner and want a 600cc+ sportbike? READ THIS!
Replies: 216
Views: 124106

exactly, the 600's are built to 600cc for Race specifications, not because its a nice size. Its no wonder that they are tuned closer to race spec with sharper brakes than a 500cc bike. They are not the same animal at all There are 600CC's that are more timid also. Not every 600CC is a supersports. ...
by Peter Y
Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: You are a Beginner and want a 600cc+ sportbike? READ THIS!
Replies: 216
Views: 124106

So are you saying they are as closed minded as us Americans? hrm? Because we can't possibly understand all of "europe"... although there are european countries that have this tiered licensing system? Just some food for thought. Very fair comments on your side. I think the way you deliver your opini...