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    Hi all, I'm looking to get either a new or slightly used sport bike, probably a mid sized engine series since I'm a relatively new rider (only ridden smaller dirt-bikes before, never had a street bike). At the same time since I'm a corvette owner you can probably guess what I want in the bike, speed and performance, so I don't want a bike that my skill level (and therefore desire for performance) will outgrow too quickly. Any members have a bike or experience that fits this description and would be willing to give their $.02. Thanks.
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    Wow, this is like saying the best wax to use on your car. I'm looking forward to these comments.
    A Proud U.S. Navy Veteran

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    Well I ended up with an 05 Ninja ZX6R, w/ only 1025 miles on it. I can't wait to jump on this thing.
    -Ryan

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    I must have missed this thread before... congratulations.

    What color is it? Post some photos... and be careful out there on the streets. I had my first contact with the pavement on Friday (the 13th). Just turned over 4000 miles. Luckily the damage was light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsSchroder View Post
    I must have missed this thread before... congratulations.

    What color is it? Post some photos... and be careful out there on the streets. I had my first contact with the pavement on Friday (the 13th). Just turned over 4000 miles. Luckily the damage was light.

    Tammy
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    -Ryan

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    Wow, nice looking bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsSchroder View Post
    Wow, nice looking bike!
    Thank you very much. It barely has over a 1000 miles on it and the guy I bought it from is including all his riding equipment which includes 3 full face helmets (all different sizes) 2 all season riding jackets with removable liners (also different sizes) and riding gloves. Equipment for me is great but I really like the extra stuff so I'm all prepared to take a passenger because after all why else get the bike right
    -Ryan

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    3 helmets, 2 jackets and gloves!? Wow. That stuff is not cheap. Well done.

    Just remember- don't be a squid- wear the gear (even when it is hot) and don't forget to get some boots too.

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    My God, what a monstrous wheelie. From midway through 1st until well into 4th

    A busa seems like a bit much for a first streetbike though.


    4 years and 4000 miles later, my suzuki sv650s is still mostly enough for me.

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    You can't go wrong with a Kawasaki. I have had 2 of them since 1980(still do).
    All they need is batteries and tires and oil to keep going for years.
    Don't forget to drain the tank and carbs for the winter or the idle jets will clog.

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    The bike is real but the video is fake. Watch the road or driveway as it passes on the side. I could go through the math but the bottom line is is takes way too long to pass for the guy to be going 200+ mph.

    That aside the bike is very impressive but way too much bike for my first bike.
    -Ryan

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    Go easy with the "baby ninja" as they're faster than Z06's. Ride straight as you need ALL your faculties. Do you have a license? If not, get one! www.msf-usa.com

    Yes, I ride a Ninja also...


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    Thanks, I have my permit and have signed up for class in order to get my license. Took her out for the first time on Sunday and all I can say is, wow.
    -Ryan

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    One of the most important lessons taught in the riders classes that I took is to always look ahead towards where you are going. The focus being that your balance and control will be affected severly by moving your head around and looking at other things. The instructors call that being a "bobblehead".
    The classes will focus on traffic awareness, motorcyle control, accident avoidance, and general safety issues that you would not think of as a car driver.
    Then you get some practice on the closed course to learn and demonstrate your abilitiy to control the bike.
    Usually, if you pass the course, you don't need to take a DMV road test.

    Good luck, and good riding.

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