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WickedAngel
 
It's been a while since I posted here...

Last time I posted, I was mulling over a ZX6E.

I got it, road for a year, and now I've also got a 2006 YZF-R6 to complement it.

Just figured I'd say thanks to the thread creators and contributors; the ZX6E was a fun bike to start on (Very powerful, but managable...the throttle was very smooth and responsive).
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You must have gotten a concussion when that biatch hit you

you posted here about it after it happened. I dont want to ask but I do, hows the situation on that now?

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Nice thread goin on here

2 years ago, I bought my first bike. 2005 Honda cbr600RR. Took a course and learned on a 250, then bought this thing after I got my license. I think it was a great first bike, and its still got room for me to "grow" into. Its only been down twice (first time wasnt me, someone knocked it over). So word of warning to those new to riding.... doesnt matter the bike and tires you have, if your on cold pavement and you have cold tires, the chances of the bike sliding out from under you are very high :P
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You must have gotten a concussion when that biatch hit you

you posted here about it after it happened. I dont want to ask but I do, hows the situation on that now?

It's going all right, but it's beginning to look like I'm not going to get much in the way of a settlement. The bitch that hit me was poor and went to jail (And seeing as she can't work, I can't sue and have her wages garnished).

The only real plus side was that my mechanic did some aftermarket modifications and charged them to the insurance company instead of simply directly replacing the OEM parts. I'll get a settlement, but not a big one.
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pretty damn good for a 9 year old
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pretty damn good for a 9 year old



Niiiice

I thought I was surprised when I saw a 14 yr old icy hot stunta on that SuperBikes show on Speed TV (It's gotten a lot better).

This is more impressive.
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use a rear stand like a man

center stand = teh suck. MY RULING IS FINAL.

Except for bikes whose swingarms aren't properly shaped for stands and don't have holes for spools.

Such as my Vmax. The only way I can get the front or rear off the ground is to use a jack and lever the bike up on its sidestand and, um, yeah, it's not especially stable or safe like that.
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thanks thread, i ended up getting a 94 zx6
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some questions about cornering: i know my body should lean in the direction of the bike but what about my head? does keeping it perpendicular to the ground affect much? and does it matter if my body is crouched down on the bike or if i'm sitting upright?

and does anybody brake in corners at all? i know you're not supposed to but i do it lightly every now and then when i don't judge the corner well enough and am wondering if the more experienced riders ever do it.
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Keeping your head perpendicular to the ground is fine, the amount it weighs vs your body is fairly small and it tends to let you judge the corner better. Crouched down vs sitting upright matters, the farther upright you are the farther in your center of gravity is, but don't do it enough to make stuff inconvenient.

As for braking in corners, if you absolutely have to use the rear brake. However, unless you are dragging parts of the bike, you ought to be able to lean over farther and take the corner at the speed you entered at - odds are the bike is capable of it, you just need to learn to be able to do it.
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some questions about cornering: i know my body should lean in the direction of the bike but what about my head? does keeping it perpendicular to the ground affect much? and does it matter if my body is crouched down on the bike or if i'm sitting upright?

and does anybody brake in corners at all? i know you're not supposed to but i do it lightly every now and then when i don't judge the corner well enough and am wondering if the more experienced riders ever do it.

don't brake. Lean more. Unless you're nuts, you've got traction left. Add more lean.
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some questions about cornering: i know my body should lean in the direction of the bike but what about my head? does keeping it perpendicular to the ground affect much? and does it matter if my body is crouched down on the bike or if i'm sitting upright?

and does anybody brake in corners at all? i know you're not supposed to but i do it lightly every now and then when i don't judge the corner well enough and am wondering if the more experienced riders ever do it.

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some questions about cornering: i know my body should lean in the direction of the bike but what about my head? does keeping it perpendicular to the ground affect much? and does it matter if my body is crouched down on the bike or if i'm sitting upright?

and does anybody brake in corners at all? i know you're not supposed to but i do it lightly every now and then when i don't judge the corner well enough and am wondering if the more experienced riders ever do it.

Leading the bike with your head makes it physically impossible to counter lean. Try to literally kiss your inside mirror right before the entrence of the corner.

read this. Not specifically about what youre asking but this should be posted and hasnt been yet. Anyone who hasnt read this, should.

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/ho...adracing_tips/
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thanks thread, i ended up getting a 94 zx6

Uhh dude, pics????
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I feel better knowing their ducati jackets werent even that great. I went to cycle gear and tried out the dianese jackets, which ive heard make generally the smallest production jackets.

The best I can describe them in words is OMFG YES. The build quality, the smooooth comfy liner, and every single detail overall compared to my icon or any other jacket ive tried made it awesome in my mind. I think thats what Il get. Not quite as cheap as the icon though:X

I cant seem to find the same jacket online

Dainese products are fucking top-notch shit man. I have a full set of Dainese leathers (that i have sadly out-grown) and they are so much better than my Hein Gericke leathers that I have.

and a little PS- I used to ride a honda and thats why i have Honda Leathers (it was either that or suzuki leathers and i was riding a 929..easy choice). So yeah, I have Honda leathers and ride a 1986 Kawasaki ZX6. Fuck whoever doesnt like my leathers, they can kiss my ass cuz that's all they'll see on the mountains/track.
That Duc guy sounded like a prick.
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