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post #1 of 9 Old 09-21-2015, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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Hey Guys, recently just a got a Ninja 650R as a gift from a friend who I trust and is reliable. Any tips on how to start out? I have never ridden a motorcycle before. Thanks Guys

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Buy safety equipment. Stick to straight lines until you figure out the clutch. Watch youtube. Twist of the wrist. Never never never try to keep up with anyone. Ride your own pace. Watch out for everything

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Take a course and learn the basics from the experts.
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know your brakes...

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As many have already said ... Take it slow, take a MSF course and educate yourself. And most importantly enjoy the ride!!


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hey SaintEsperi, how are you doing?
i trust you have been having fun riding, while gathering new experience...
here is some more sharing of riding tips, that you may find helpful

critical situation 1: parking your bike... this will probably make you smile, but more than once, this is how i almost lost her
- watch for soft ground by the roadside
- always park your bike in gear
- kick stand sometimes folds back unexpectedly
-lifting or lowering the bike with a paddock stand on your own can be tricky

critical situation 2: overtaking
- parked car opens door
- overtaken bike decides to swing to the the other side of the road without indicator
- pedestrians in general
- overtaken vehicle was actually slowing down to let another vehicle onto the road

critical situation 3: twisties
- like they say in all driving courses, the bike's trajectory will follow the direction your eyes are looking
- poor visibility, must expect the worst behind the bend
- there could be sand, oil or water on the asphalt
- appropriate speed before entering the curve

etc...

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Great post.


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Learn what is the Friction Zone and Practice it. Ride safely.

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post #9 of 9 Old 11-21-2015, 08:53 PM
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Greetings, when I took my motorcycle class (imho I think all riders should take one), it was the tight u-turns that were "challenging". practice those, possibly in an empty parking lot, you are going to need to know that!

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