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post #1 of 26 Old 05-01-2015, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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Learn how to ride in one hour!??

Im open to opinions on this but this shit really burns me up. How could anyone, aside from some fucktard, think that a total newb or whatever youd call someone who has NEVER RIDDEN could learn how to ride a motorcycle in ONE HOUR?

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I mean yea, it IS Craigslist and idiots abound but still, I sent a few pretty nasty texts to the person saying I hope they don't hurt/kill anyone with their shitty hour long "crash course". I honestly don't care how you learned to ride but if you learned from your sisters friends uncle or whoever in the backyard somewhere with a cruiser on grass or dirt or whatever backyard method you used - don't perpetuate things by teaching someone in that same fashion. AND don't ever think you can teach good fundamentals in one fucking hour! Don't know about some of you guys but I took my riding course pretty seriously and it taught me some really good habits. Holy fucking soapbox!!! Ok, im done



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I hate selling motorcycles because I feel obligated to grill the people buying them over their ability, experience, and whether the have a motorcycle license. I realize that's probably not my responsibility but I won't sell it to someone if I think they are going to get hurt on it before they get out of my driveway.
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I hate selling motorcycles because I feel obligated to grill the people buying them over their ability, experience, and whether the have a motorcycle license. I realize that's probably not my responsibility but I won't sell it to someone if I think they are going to get hurt on it before they get out of my driveway.
So then it would be safe to assume you don't recommend the ZX-10R as a first bike?
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Didn't see that thread before I read your post ^^^^^^^^^^. Too funny!

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So then it would be safe to assume you don't recommend the ZX-10R as a first bike?
Well, I wouldn't think that would be a "wise" decision personally. If said person has a lot of dirt bike experience (they already know how to ride a motorcycle) and that would be their first "street" bike and this person knew how to control "themselves" then it "could" be an option. But, if it's just plain their first motorcycle and have never ridden before then I would definitely recommend something else. "Maybe" a Ninja 250. :) I started riding motorcycles (minibikes) when I was 4 (almost 50 years now) so I am at a disadvantage of not knowing what it is like to learn how to ride a motorcycle as an adult. I also used to drive other vehicles with a clutch (most people never even do that today). That includes tractors, cars, trucks (3 on the floor or 3 on the tree) :), semis, etc. :)

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Well, I wouldn't think that would be a "wise" decision personally. If said person has a lot of dirt bike experience (they already know how to ride a motorcycle) and that would be their first "street" bike and this person knew how to control "themselves" then it "could" be an option. But, if it's just plain their first motorcycle and have never ridden before then I would definitely recommend something else. "Maybe" a Ninja 250. :) I started riding motorcycles (minibikes) when I was 4 (almost 50 years now) so I am at a disadvantage of not knowing what it is like to learn how to ride a motorcycle as an adult. I also used to drive other vehicles with a clutch (most people never even do that today). That includes tractors, cars, trucks (3 on the floor or 3 on the tree) :), semis, etc. :)
Yea me too, first minibike at 10 yrs old. Drove many tractors, pickups and so on from that age. Ninja 300 sounds like a good plan.
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One of our old tractors even had a hand clutch (John Deere 60) so it was just like riding a motorcyle. Okay, it was absolutely NOTHING like riding a motorcycle. :)

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MSF used to say not even necessary to know how to ride a bicycle! They changed that claim awhile back.

One thing for certain: take FOREVER to learn how to ride. I mean forever.
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One of our old tractors even had a hand clutch (John Deere 60) so it was just like riding a motorcyle. Okay, it was absolutely NOTHING like riding a motorcycle. :)
First tractor I ever drove was a JD 730 diesel with a hand clutch. My most favorite tractor ever.

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When I taught my wife to ride it took her an hour just to figure out how to ease the clutch out and "walk" the bike from one end of the parking lot to the other. One hour learn to ride... Right.

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