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Any advice from experienced riders out there? I'm 37 haven't driven since I was 17. Bikes have changed for sure any helpful tips for this particular bike and tips in general ?
Holy crap talk about throw yourself in the deep end lol just be careful that's one fast bike !ride it as much as possible in different situations highway town traffic etc and most of all enjoy it and have fun !
 

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Holy crap talk about throw yourself in the deep end lol just be careful that's one fast bike !ride it as much as possible in different situations highway town traffic etc and most of all enjoy it and have fun !
+1 on the holy crap. Dude, I would not pick the fastest superbike in the world for a first bike. Riding safely requires good judgment and this purchase shows a lack of same. Buy a lot of medical insurance?
 

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I agree to disagree I do agree. It was a deep end judgement but I'm not the type to throw myself out on the street after i got the bike and have not driven it even 50 miles yet. I didn't want to go through 2 or 3 bikes just to learn how to ride again. I am 37 and I am a nurse that does ortho cases in surgery I've seen first hand what these machines with careless riders and what careless drivers in vehicles in return do to them. I have kids so financial responsibility played a role going through 3 bikes to get to the top or even two is not an option there I got a steal on this bike only 18 miles I'm the second owner for 11500. I had to jump on it. Honestly if it had not been for the traction control I probably would have not gotten the bike. But hmmmmm yeah proly would have. I do have 5 years riding exp. but on cruiser and 20 years ago. I've taken safety course and been practicing braking in a closed mall parking lot. Just like a car you can FO from a mini can to a Ferrari but... Safety is not on the vehicle it's on the drivers responsibility to understand, learn and grasp the new machine and the road. I may be an idiot but I'm safe and haven't and will not put myself in danger or anyone else until I'm one with the machine and the road. Thanks for all the advice but I do agree just explaining my side do u guys don't think I'm an absolute d/a lol
 

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However I did tell my ortho rep to save me some plates and screws just in case lol. Also I am struggling with front vs rear brakes or the both. Any suggestions or tips?
I disagree I say get whatever bike you want !front brake mainly ,dab of the back brake to keep things straight !mainly be careful enjoy and don't get involved in red mist scenarios lol line I said ride as much as poss and just enjoy it ,you will know if you're pushing it too much so try to be smooth and focused !
 

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Firstly....WOW! Secondly.....Just,...WOW!!!

Haha! Welcome to the site with one hell of a bang!
My only advice is don't over do it and try to learn what the bike is telling you through your butt.
I see that you have taken a new safety course, well done.
Thats about it, take it easy and post up some pics!!
 

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Any advice from experienced riders out there? I'm 37 haven't driven since I was 17. Bikes have changed for sure any helpful tips for this particular bike and tips in general ?
My advice, from over 35 years of motorcycle riding and racing, would be not to buy a big super high performance motorcycle when you are re-entering the sport after 20 years off, but...

Always wear full gear. That will easily get away from you in the blink of an eye.

Be careful.


Jay
 

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Awfully big bike for a re-introduction, but enough. On the front brakes, use them mainly, and just add the back slightly, since the back is so easy to lock. Take it slow and have fun is my main advice! Get on it as much as possible!

Good luck!
 

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Also, not to insult your intelligence if you already know but a quick tip for cornering whether its sharp or gradual, practice offsetting your chest and pushing your foot down on the opposite side peg example: chest is offset left kick down on the right peg
 

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Well, I get mine up to around 205mph on the interstates. Your best friend on the 14 is the engine brake.
Don't be scared to engine brake the piss out of it. It's a sport tourer and can't take a heep of abuse.
Check your oil daily!! The sight glass does NOT show you the right amount. You would see why if you took the cover off.
I just spun my rod bearing and I'm doing a complete rebuild bc I went off the sight glass and It was dead wrong!!! And my oil light NEVER came on. So don't trust your warning lights.

2006 zx-14
1/4 mile 8.4s @ 160mph.
Muzzy M110 full system exhaust
Secondary flies pulled!
Stretched 8"
Dropped 2"
Chrome rims and swingarm
Forged EVERYTHING
secondary exhaust removed (4 into 1)
Quick shifter
Power commander III
Heads ported and polished
Lightened and balanced crankshaft


She FLIES!!

Wish list: muzzy big bore/stroker kit to bring her to 1598cc
 
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