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#1 Unread post by Mobster » Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:36 pm

I've read the great advice dat has bn postd 4 new bikers on this forum....advice as 2 why a 600+ cc bike is nt ideal 4 a begginer.....but wat advice wud u giv me ....considering im a rather new biker...wu's alredy got a bike dats more powerful then that? Shud i sell the bike asap and buy a less powerful one? Or shud i just take it slowly since i alredy hav the bike? By the way its a Suzuki gsxR 750 Presling
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#2 Unread post by KingRobb » Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:47 pm

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#3 Unread post by jonnythan » Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:31 pm

Mobster wrote:I've read the great advice dat has bn postd 4 new bikers on this forum....advice as 2 why a 600+ cc bike is nt ideal 4 a begginer.....but wat advice wud u giv me ....considering im a rather new biker...wu's alredy got a bike dats more powerful then that? Shud i sell the bike asap and buy a less powerful one? Or shud i just take it slowly since i alredy hav the bike? By the way its a Suzuki gsxR 750 Presling
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Re: Advice needed

#4 Unread post by Fast Eddy B » Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:41 pm

Mobster wrote: Shud i sell the bike asap and buy a less powerful one? Or shud i just take it slowly since i alredy hav the bike? By the way its a Suzuki gsxR 750 Presling
Nope. Just twist and go!

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#5 Unread post by TorontoBoy » Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:19 pm

If you were learning to fly airplanes you would not start on a Lear jet. No, you'd probably kill yourself on the first outing, or at least damage the jet such that you couldn't take another flight. Thankfully, it's probably illegal as well, and for good reason.

While for bikes there is no similar rule, you should heed the warning on so many forums. There are good reasons for this. Your GSXR 750, even an older model, is not built for a beginner. It is designed for a very advanced experienced rider, riding on a track. Acceleration and stopping power are immense. This, for a beginner, will get you into a lot of trouble. Trouble, like you'll end up in hospital or dead. This is not a beginner bike.

But you know this already, because you've been on forums and others have told you. Still, it's your bike and your life. I don't think you will be able to ride this bike for a month and not crash it. Then you'll have lots of expensive plastic to replace, and probably road rash or broken bones to heal.

Check out your insurance for this bike as well. There's a reason insurance rates are so high. It's because so many riders crash their super sport bikes.

Sell this bike. Buy something easier to learn on, and learn to ride well. The objective here is to learn to ride a motorcycle and live long enough to be able to competently ride whatever you want. If you like sportbikes try the new Ninja 250R or the Ninja 500R. These Ninja are nothing like your GSXR 750R, though you may think the numbers are close. No, they are in completely separate bike brackets.

It's your life. I don't know you, but as one biker to another I've given you the straight goods.

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#6 Unread post by Shorts » Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:13 pm

Mobster wrote:I've read the great advice dat has bn postd 4 new bikers on this forum....advice as 2 why a 600+ cc bike is nt ideal 4 a begginer.....but wat advice wud u giv me ....considering im a rather new biker...wu's alredy got a bike dats more powerful then that? Shud i sell the bike asap and buy a less powerful one? Or shud i just take it slowly since i alredy hav the bike? By the way its a Suzuki gsxR 750 Presling

Hey man, your keyboard is missing some keys.


The same advice for the 600cc is the same for a 750cc sportbike.

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#7 Unread post by bclinton » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:43 am

jonnythan wrote:
Mobster wrote:I've read the great advice dat has bn postd 4 new bikers on this forum....advice as 2 why a 600+ cc bike is nt ideal 4 a begginer.....but wat advice wud u giv me ....considering im a rather new biker...wu's alredy got a bike dats more powerful then that? Shud i sell the bike asap and buy a less powerful one? Or shud i just take it slowly since i alredy hav the bike? By the way its a Suzuki gsxR 750 Presling
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#8 Unread post by Lion_Lady » Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:10 pm

Okay. Did you take the MSF BAsic Riders Course? If you have, then MAYBE you'll be able to survive starting out on that GSXR. If you have NOT taken the BRC, then I strongly recommend that you DO take it.

Is the bike new?

In the meantime, please, please, please make sure you've got good protective gear that fits you and that you wear every time you ride. Head to feet, including boots and full fingered gloves. Textile is fine so long as it has armor and fits you.

The main issue with that rocket is the knife-edge throttle response that is NOT newbie friendly. Incorrect hand position and a surprise while you're riding could very well accelerate that bike right out from under you.

Ideally, sell it and find something a bit tamer. But I know thats a hard thing to recommend.

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#9 Unread post by shane-o » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:41 pm

Mobster wrote:I've read the great advice dat has bn postd 4 new bikers on this forum....advice as 2 why a 600+ cc bike is nt ideal 4 a begginer.....but wat advice wud u giv me ....considering im a rather new biker...wu's alredy got a bike dats more powerful then that? Shud i sell the bike asap and buy a less powerful one? Or shud i just take it slowly since i alredy hav the bike? By the way its a Suzuki gsxR 750 Presling
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#10 Unread post by Hotscootermama » Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:05 pm

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#11 Unread post by Bubba » Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:27 pm

Mobster wrote:I've read the great advice dat has bn postd 4 new bikers on this forum....advice as 2 why a 600+ cc bike is nt ideal 4 a begginer.....but wat advice wud u giv me ....considering im a rather new biker...wu's alredy got a bike dats more powerful then that? Shud i sell the bike asap and buy a less powerful one? Or shud i just take it slowly since i alredy hav the bike? By the way its a Suzuki gsxR 750 Presling
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#12 Unread post by Patrick » Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:28 pm

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Mobster wrote:I've read the great advice dat has bn postd 4 new bikers on this forum....advice as 2 why a 600+ cc bike is nt ideal 4 a begginer.....but wat advice wud u giv me ....considering im a rather new biker...wu's alredy got a bike dats more powerful then that? Shud i sell the bike asap and buy a less powerful one? Or shud i just take it slowly since i alredy hav the bike? By the way its a Suzuki gsxR 750 Presling
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#13 Unread post by sv-wolf » Sun Dec 23, 2007 4:00 pm

Is this a serious question Mobster?

If it is, then here's a serious answer.

OK, I've known people start out on bigger, more 'characterful' bikes than yours and survive without serious harm. As the Lion Lady says, if you are properly trained and have been riding it already for a while then you might survive. But you might not. At the very least, you're stacking up the odds against yourself with your choice of bike.

But survival is only the first issue you need to consider.

If you want to get the most enjoyment out of riding and if you want to become a skilled and capable biker then your gixxer is not the machine for you - not yet, at any rate. You will never learn to handle a big bike to anything like its full capability if you start out by trying to learn on one.

You can only absorb real biking skills into your blood by starting on a smaller machine and gradually taking it to its limit. The time that takes will depend on who you are and on how much and under what circumstances you ride, but it's not a stage that any serious rider can skip. Only when you can get nothing further out of your bike should you start thinking of moving up.

There are some great bikes out there more fitted to your level of experience. You'll have a lot more fun with them than you'll get on a gixxer. On the other hand, if you stick with a big bike without having developed your skills on a smaller machine you will only ever be some squid on a bike whose capabilities far exceed his own.

Of course surviving and keeping all your flesh attached to your body is a pretty serious consideration too - as is the little matter of not putting others road users at risk.
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