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GSXR 600 Learner? - June 13, 2010, 06:55 PM

Hey all,

Looking to purchase a GSXR 600 monday or tuesday for my first bike. Anyone willing to throw out some input as to an 04 GSXR600 as a first bike?
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June 13, 2010, 07:14 PM

yeah, don't do it. Get something smaller and more manageable like an EX500 or GS500.

Opens door for retardation and cues:
"I started on a 600 and was fine...just respect the throttle!"

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June 13, 2010, 07:22 PM

I started on a 250 and wrecked the hell out of it the first week, because I HAD NO CLUE what I was doing. How's that for retardation??


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I consider it great. You're here to tell the story.


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June 13, 2010, 07:32 PM

I flipped an 11hp sears lawn tractor trying ride wheelies and broke my collarbone when I was 14.

Stupid will find a way. It just takes longer on slower stuff.


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They speak truth.. I ran 10,000 miles on a very forgiving ex500 before I got a 600. What's the rush?



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I flipped an 11hp sears lawn tractor trying ride wheelies and broke my collarbone when I was 14.

Stupid will find a way. It just takes longer on slower stuff.
But did you do it in front of a sorority house with all the girls lined up outside?

Hmmmmm??

I had a snapper that wheelied realy well, for a lawn tractor. No safety cutoff, of course.


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June 13, 2010, 07:46 PM

I know 2 people who started on a gsxr 600 both of them had a chance to ride a 250 for a good 10-20 minutres other then that they both had no experiance but did know how to drive a manual car which does help you out a lot..... One of them dropped his gsxr in his drive way at a low speed trying to make a sharp turn the other never droped the gsxr ....

One of my close friend and I both started on a Ninja 250 and personaly i would of done the samething if i had to go back ...... Simply becuase they are cheap and fun to ride and easy to learn on and you can actualy enjoy the bike and not think so much about droping it or crashing since its so cheap .... vs a bike that cost 5000-13000 bike


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June 13, 2010, 07:48 PM

Look at Pr4yme's ad. I started on a '99 600 then 5 months later upgraded to an '07 1000 after I had a good 10k miles under my belt. I've had that bike 2 years and put almost 30k miles on it. It's all about practice and making smart decisions. You're more than welcome to hit me up and we can do some parking lot time so you learn the basics. I'd also recommend the basic MSF class instead of just getting a permit and riding around. They'll teach you valuable stuff to keep you safe. Feel free to hit me up and we can go out and practice anytime.
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I bought a brand new 2007 R6 as my first bike three years ago. I never rode anything before it. I've never been down, never pulled over, never gotten in trouble on it and I have 2 seasons worth of track days under my belt with it as well.

All you're going to get on here is other peoples opinions of what they think you should do. The bottom line is that it's your money and your bike and if you think you're responsible enough to ride a 600 then by all means go ahead. My plan was to start slow and steadily sharpen my riding skills and grow in to the bike instead of starting on a smaller bike, getting bored of it and then have to go through the hassle of looking for something bigger. With that being said I don't think I will never sell my R6, it's what I learned on and it's what I will start racing on at the end of this season hopefully.

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Hey all,

Looking to purchase a GSXR 600 monday or tuesday for my first bike. Anyone willing to throw out some input as to an 04 GSXR600 as a first bike?
It depends. If you've taken the MSF, are comfortable, and feel like you can step up, then do it.

600's are somewhat noob-friendly because they are forgiving at low RPMs. An 04 is a good choice since its a little older.

I personally started 250 then moved to 600.


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June 13, 2010, 08:41 PM

I still think that with both you and your wife learning on this bike, the chances of it hitting the ground are pretty high. Not guaranteed, but definitely likely. I dont know that its so much about being "responsible" more than "comfortable" with the very basics. Things like brake, throttle, and clutch control...things like putting the kickstand down before getting off...how to push the bike around...low speed maneuvers, etc.
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June 13, 2010, 09:08 PM

Sorry some of us are joking around and kind of confusing your thread, but this is one of the classic debate topics on MC forums. Its right up there with oil and tires. Good luck, take the class, and have a ball.


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June 13, 2010, 10:14 PM

all you can do is take other people's experices and advice, then make your own
decision. realisticly you could start on a 600 and be fine, not the recommended
course of action but possible. really you just have to make the decision for yourself
and decide if your willing to do what is necessary in order to learn on a 600 i.e take
it slow and dont push your limits. but whatever you decide just be safe and enjoy yourself.


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