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      05-04-2012, 12:57 PM   #23
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I wouldn't have bought an 1198 in the first place for general street riding...but different strokes for different folks...
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      05-04-2012, 01:44 PM   #24
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Duc on the track! by schmitz516, on Flickr

I'd love to upgrade to an 1199 Panigale Tricolore, but it is $32,000 after TTL......
I have the exact same suit.
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      05-04-2012, 01:47 PM   #25
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I wouldn't have bought an 1198 in the first place for general street riding...but different strokes for different folks...
Not any different than a 414 HP commuter lol
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I am not new to the modified car scene, I have had a few goodies and love snowmobiles but have never dared to dabble into the motorcycle game even though it has intrigued me. I am interested in bikes such as Buell Lightnings, GSX-R, CBR, Triumph 675, R series bikes and of course some Ducatis.

I do not have a permit and quite frankly I am intimidated to even try, I'm not shy with fast cars and manual transmissions but bikes seem to be so complex. I've thought about learning more and using some money to pick one up but being in New England I'm not sure how worth it it really is and if it is indeed so addicting as many riders make it out to be.

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I am riding motorcycle since last 15+ yrs.

Must sign up for MSF course (Motorcycle Safety foundation) They will teach you how to save your life.

Wear protective gears. No matter how cold or warm it's out. Full gears.

Don't be SQUID, Don't do stunts on streets.

I do speed on regular road but mostly I go with flow. If I get empty road I gun it, you can watch the video I posted.

Go to an empty parking lot and practice your breaking. Very important you learn how to control your breaks. Front 70% and back 30% so you need to get in the habit of using both at the same time but not to lock the front one or you will get a nice stoppie.

Over all start slow build up your confidence and don't scare the cagers. Respect each car on the road and stay clear you will do just fine.
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      05-04-2012, 02:22 PM   #29
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      05-04-2012, 02:34 PM   #30
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^Damn that's a fine combo there sir!!

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      05-04-2012, 02:35 PM   #31
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I am riding motorcycle since last 15+ yrs.

Must sign up for MSF course (Motorcycle Safety foundation) They will teach you how to save your life.

Wear protective gears. No matter how cold or warm it's out. Full gears.

Don't be SQUID, Don't do stunts on streets.

I do speed on regular road but mostly I go with flow. If I get empty road I gun it, you can watch the video I posted.

Go to an empty parking lot and practice your breaking. Very important you learn how to control your breaks. Front 70% and back 30% so you need to get in the habit of using both at the same time but not to lock the front one or you will get a nice stoppie.

Over all start slow build up your confidence and don't scare the cagers. Respect each car on the road and stay clear you will do just fine.
I'm sure I will get flamed for sure... but...

I really don't think the MSF course does anything to make you a "good" rider. In terms of school, MSF is pre-school. Nothing they teach you there will save your life. I remember taking it 15 years ago and saying, that's it? I've since taken an advance riding refresher, and that was a "bit" better.

To me, the track and track instruction is the only place you will become a good rider, no matter what you ride. You can explore fast riding, fast braking and fast maneuvers that really translate into street riding imo.
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I'm sure I will get flamed for sure... but...

I really don't think the MSF course does anything to make you a "good" rider. In terms of school, MSF is pre-school. Nothing they teach you there will save your life. I remember taking it 15 years ago and saying, that's it? I've since taken an advance riding refresher, and that was a "bit" better.

To me, the track and track instruction is the only place you will become a good rider, no matter what you ride. You can explore fast riding, fast braking and fast maneuvers that really translate into street riding imo.
I am sure it has changed since then.

I do agree Track instructions are great but they are specific to track not on normal road.
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      05-04-2012, 02:42 PM   #34
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I am sure it has changed since then.

I do agree Track instructions are great but they are specific to track not on normal road.
I'm pretty sure it's the same. I'm not that old...

If I were a betting man, I'd say that most motorcycle driver at fault incidents (not including alcohol and drugs) probably stem from a rider who doesn't know how to properly ride his bike at speed
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What stand/ lift is this?
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      05-04-2012, 05:13 PM   #37
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You'd be surprised how many people there are that buy bikes without knowing how to ride, At All.

Until recently, here in CA. one could get his motorcycle permit by simply passing a short written test, limiting them to daytime and no highway and no passengers (I've raced, and ridden my whole life, and this permit is all I have, but I don't ride very often).
Today, one must also take the riding course just to get their permit (much better and safer IMO)

I had a guy recently on a dual purpose bike just BARELY make it around a turn in front of me. I actually got his attention, got him to pull over, and I told him about countersteering (which he didn't know about, he bought the bike the day before) and told him to go take the riding course to actually get his licence. To me, he had just a few more turns before he was going down for sure.

The state riding course is good, experience is good, track days are good too.
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I have the same bike but an 09 balck with yellow rims...still under 2K miles and loving it!
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Looking at all these bikes makes me want to start riding tomorrow! If it weren't for my family all thinking one will kill me, I would probably be riding one today.
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That stand is exactly what I would need. Can you post a link to where you got it?

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Stander is from Bursig, Germany, it is a piece of art and working great.


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That stand is exactly what I would need. Can you post a link to where you got it?

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