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post #1 of 27 Old 08-02-2009, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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hey
total noob here.
New to motorcycles all together.
Yeah, i know the zx10r is a bit of a beast for a new guy, but I like the way i fit on them and i got a great deal on an '06.
Got a buddy teaching me the basics on his extra yahama fzr6.
The bike scene is pretty big down here in the Tampa Bay, Florida Area.
So far, everyone has been pretty awesome as far as accepting the new guy and helpin out.
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post #2 of 27 Old 08-02-2009, 06:56 PM
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post #3 of 27 Old 08-02-2009, 06:57 PM
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and take it easy starting out.
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Welcome! Just take it all at your pace...Not anyone else's or the 06 will burn you. Read up on threads regarding that year. Awesome bike but it does have its quirks.
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thanks
and oh yeah, definitely taking it easy. we've got a huge parking lot near us that is empty at night. I'm gonna practice there until I build up some more confidence, and develop some good habits.
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and oh yeah, definitely taking it easy. we've got a huge parking lot near us that is empty at night. I'm gonna practice there until I build up some more confidence, and develop some good habits.
very wise, try checking out a local rider safety course as well
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Welcome! Just take it all at your pace...Not anyone else's or the 06 will burn you. Read up on threads regarding that year. Awesome bike but it does have its quirks.
quirks? like what?

I figure not having any experience, I'm at a bit of an advantage as I'm not used to another kind of bike...
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very wise, try checking out a local rider safety course as well
definitely on the to do list before i start riding everyday. I was looking at the one they do at the Harley Store.
I've got some people that are gonna help with the "this is how you handle traffic on your way to work" part of riding once I get the basics down.

I was on my bike earlier today and just trying to get used to the clutch engaging, so I was wanting to go really slow. I let the clutch off a bit too fast with giving it a bit too much gas, or at least, more than I actually wanted, so I went to grab the brake. I released the throttle grabbed the brake and squeezed, but at the same time, I rolled the throttle. jerked me back pretty good which just put more force on the throttle. took a second to realize what was happening and get it under control.
Thats the type of stuff that I don't want to happen on the road. It was bad enough to do in an empty parking lot.
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Welcome and be careful
And congrats on the bike purchase. Good to see more and more Florida guys here.

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