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New rider, used 2010 ZX-10R gen III

I bought a ex300 last month and taught myself how to ride. After three weeks I was tired of no power. I bought a 12k mile gen III and this is fun. I should have skipped the 300...There are a problems I have to work through. The clock resets occasionally. The clutch cable return spring is broke. The headers have dents because it is lowered. I’m looking forward to learning about the bike and continuing to learn how to ride.
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I would tend to disagree with you on the change to a full-on liter bike so soon! A month of riding a 300cc machine is not nearly long enough to justify a transition. Especially with a jump to a ZX-10R. You will be in over your head quickly on a Gen 3 as an inexperienced rider. It's not about going fast in a straight line, it's about throttle control and handling a heavy, powerful bike while trail braking the front through a blind curve and the counter-steering for that to happen. The skills needed to effectively ride a bike are best learned and taught on more forgiving bikes until they are second nature. Good luck!

The clutch cable throw-arm spring is easy. The instrument cluster reset is an electrical issue that needs to be sorted out by going through the connector points to troubleshoot it. The header dents because it's lowered is an accident waiting to happen. Raise that thing back up to stock height to get the chassis geometry correct. Hard-parts in contact with the ground are never a good thing!

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Welcome to the party!

I would tend to disagree with you on the change to a full-on liter bike so soon! A month of riding a 300cc machine is not nearly long enough to justify a transition. Especially with a jump to a ZX-10R. You will be in over your head quickly on a Gen 3 as an inexperienced rider. It's not about going fast in a straight line, it's about throttle control and handling a heavy, powerful bike while trail braking the front through a blind curve and the counter-steering for that to happen. The skills needed to effectively ride a bike are best learned and taught on more forgiving bikes until they are second nature. Good luck!

The clutch cable throw-arm spring is easy. The instrument cluster reset is an electrical issue that needs to be sorted out by going through the connector points to troubleshoot it. The header dents because it's lowered is an accident waiting to happen. Raise that thing back up to stock height to get the chassis geometry correct. Hard-parts in contact with the ground are never a good thing!



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Welcome to the party!

I would tend to disagree with you on the change to a full-on liter bike so soon! A month of riding a 300cc machine is not nearly long enough to justify a transition. Especially with a jump to a ZX-10R. You will be in over your head quickly on a Gen 3 as an inexperienced rider. It's not about going fast in a straight line, it's about throttle control and handling a heavy, powerful bike while trail braking the front through a blind curve and the counter-steering for that to happen. The skills needed to effectively ride a bike are best learned and taught on more forgiving bikes until they are second nature. Good luck!

The clutch cable throw-arm spring is easy. The instrument cluster reset is an electrical issue that needs to be sorted out by going through the connector points to troubleshoot it. The header dents because it's lowered is an accident waiting to happen. Raise that thing back up to stock height to get the chassis geometry correct. Hard-parts in contact with the ground are never a good thing!
I really only practiced on the 300 for 18 days and 800 miles before I bought the Zx10r. In the last 10 days since I’ve had the bigger bike I’ve rode over 600 miles. While I’m no professional, I’m not going back to the small bike.

It’s amazing how little difference there is in insurance for full coverage $1000 deductible between both bikes. The Zx10r is only $314/yr and the 300 $248.
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