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post #1 of 19 Old 07-25-2004, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
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Kids?????

Well, this is not about kids per se, just the idiot kids who buy new bikes.

This is from a friend of mine who I just talked to upon getting back into town. I am 33 and he is 35 we have been riding together since 91, on and off track.

Kid (19) comes to him telling him he just bought a brand new GSXR-1000, and says it is sooo easy to ride that he can touch is knee everywhere because it just wants to go right over in a corner and it is great, and he won't even race anyone unless they have an R1 or better because his bike is sooooo fast.

After a few minutes he finally says well I have a 92 FZR 1000, it is paid off and I will race you for pinks anywhere you want to ride......kid starts making excuses about bike being too old yadda yadda yadda.

Then he just tells him he is a dipshit and has his head up his ass and he is going to crash the bike w/in a month because he is just a dumb kid, who doesn't know his head from his butt!.

What is it with the knuckleheads that think they have to have the biggest bike out there when they haven't put their time in on the smaller bikes to get used to a bike???

I had a 600 for 2 years before getting my zx7, then rode that for 10 years! Then got the 636, then the 10r. Europe definitely has the right idea about guys having to "work their way up."

Just wanted to share about troubling kids these days!

If you are not smoking your pucks and scuffing your sidewalls, you are just not livin'!!!

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Re: Kids?????

Unfortunately, I couldn't agree with you more. Does this make us old?!? <haha> I prefer to think of it as simply older & wiser.

Bottom line, nearly every bike made in the last 10 years has more potential than 95% of riders have ability - myself included (I know I will never reach the 10s full potential, but I will have lots of fun none-the-less...). If only we could get newer riders to understand that.

There seems to be this pervasive attitude that smaller bikes garner less respect. I'll tell you what, show me you know how to ride well & safe, and I'll respect you no matter what you ride!

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Unfortunately when you're young you're too dumb to know you're dumb.
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Are you trying to say i was dumb once.....or twice? :( :o

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Xusia, you are right, I have seen plenty of people on 600's whoop the crap out of some of the people on the bigger bikes 750/1000's all because they know HOW to ride the bike they have.

I don't think there are many people who can use the 10r to its full ability, because it takes more than riding on the street and the occasional track day to do it, but I am happy, and I am going to give it my 85 - 90% :D

Yes, WISER!

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'02 sv650>'00 gsxr-750>'01 gsxr-750>'00 748s>'04 zx10r
So in 2 years, you've had 5 bikes?!?

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maybe 4 years Xusia. :)


started on 250's for a few years then onto '80 cb900, the old girl certainly not as fast and nimble as 600's so was'nt a bad stepping stone.
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Not only kids

I live in galesburg illinois and one of my best friends killed himself today on his 1999 kawasaki zx6r. He was being extremely stupid and dangerous. He was going and estimated 100 in a 35 and jumped a curb, then bounced off a building and died. we have both been riding since 1993 and are both in our late twenties. i know that this is the kind of shit that gives all rocket riders a bad name, but we have to convince our friends that ride retardedly to chill out.
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I live in galesburg illinois and one of my best friends killed himself today on his 1999 kawasaki zx6r.
So sorry to hear it, man. My deepest condolences.
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