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Hi guys!!!!

Hope you are all well. I am new to the world of bikes and have just got a ZX6R :thumb: for my first bike after hearing great things about them. I look forward to hearing from people and hopefully get some much needed guidance.

cheers guy.
 

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Hi guys!!!!

Hope you are all well. I am new to the world of bikes and have just got a ZX6R :thumb: for my first bike after hearing great things about them. I look forward to hearing from people and hopefully get some much needed guidance.

cheers guy.
You asked for it...

Take a MSF riding course before you do anything.

Make sure you have a complete set of gear, and wear it all the time.

Why did you choose a ZX6R for your first bike? That's not a good choice when you are learning to ride. Sell it and buy a 250 Ninja.

I'm serious. This is the best guidance I can give you.


Jay
 

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jkv45 said:
You asked for it...

Take a MSF riding course before you do anything.

Make sure you have a complete set of gear, and wear it all the time.

Why did you choose a ZX6R for your first bike? That's not a good choice when you are learning to ride. Sell it and buy a 250 Ninja.

I'm serious. This is the best guidance I can give you.

Jay
I disagree ,after passing my full bike test the 1st bike I got was a 2001 zx6r j2 !250-400cc bikes were too small so didnt feel comfortable which is the worse feeling !and I could insure a 600 for the same money !
 

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I disagree ,after passing my full bike test the 1st bike I got was a 2001 zx6r j2 !250-400cc bikes were too small so didnt feel comfortable which is the worse feeling !and I could insure a 600 for the same money !
That's fine. You asked.

I've ridden for 30+ years and have owned over a dozen street bikes. I've got a son that has been riding on the dirt since he was 4, and I wouldn't let him get a 600 SS for his first street bike.

It's my opinion based on my experience.


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I didn't post this thread jay lol ,I did my lessons and test on a cb500 ,passed 1st time and bought a 600 straight off ,I don't see anything wrong with that,I don't think you are Any worse off starting on a 600 ,I actually think its worse jumping from a small 250 to a 600 !
 

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I didn't post this thread jay lol ,I did my lessons and test on a cb500 ,passed 1st time and bought a 600 straight off ,I don't see anything wrong with that,I don't think you are Any worse off starting on a 600 ,I actually think its worse jumping from a small 250 to a 600 !
Ah, I should have looked closer before replying.

Glad it worked for you, but it's still a really bad idea to start on something with the weight and power of a 600 SS for most new riders IMO.

The biggest danger comes when the new rider starts feeling confident about his ability. They overestimate their skills and underestimate the potential of the cycle.


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jkv45 said:
Ah, I should have looked closer before replying.

Glad it worked for you, but it's still a really bad idea to start on something with the weight and power of a 600 SS for most new riders IMO.

The biggest danger comes when the new rider starts feeling confident about his ability. They overestimate their skills and underestimate the potential of the cycle.

Jay
Fair point ,I was a pretty confident rider before test (I raced motocross and supermotos)so this obviously helped ,when we done the cbt (compulsory basic training)I had to use a Yamaha sr125 and I was too big for it ,so once I'd done the cbr they let me go straight onto the 500 to do lessons !
 

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Until this guy posts again, I'm thinking we are being Trolled!!!:popcorn:
 
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