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Old September 26th, 2016, 07:08 AM   #1
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Mr. Regular nailed it with this intro!

The intro on this video basically sums up EVERY newb interaction we have here. Enjoy. Mr. Regular always does a decent video with some well thought out points.

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Old September 26th, 2016, 08:04 AM   #2
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Old September 26th, 2016, 08:33 AM   #3
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The problem is he's preaching to the choir!
Those that need the message aren't listening or if they do: "Don't confuse me with facts; my mind's made up. LA LA LA LA LA...."
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Old September 26th, 2016, 08:39 AM   #4
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Great video! Love the writing, the editing and the delivery.

The bit about fuel economy made me LOL. My 06 R6 track bike is incredibly thirsty (like, "do I have a leak somewhere?" thirsty). But then, I've got it twisted up to about 12k most of the time....

Like the Ninjette, the R6 gets into a kind of ethereal smoothness when it's revved. The engine is happier. The bike is more alive. The fun is there in abundance.

The difference is that on an R6, when you get up there you're going at very high speeds indeed. On the Ninjette, you're at least within spitting distance of legality.

Which, in a nutshell, is why the Ninjette makes a GREAT street bike.
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Dude I just came here to post this video!
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Old September 28th, 2016, 07:03 PM   #6
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I believe it's @sparklenation that is considering movin' on up once she outgrows the 250 in a month or two. This video ^^^ may interest you
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Old September 28th, 2016, 07:31 PM   #7
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The problem is he's preaching to the choir!
Those that need the message aren't listening or if they do: "Don't confuse me with facts; my mind's made up. LA LA LA LA LA...."
I literally just used this video to try to convince my roommate to not get a gsxr...

Tried to talk him into a 300
"I don't want to copy you"
R3
"eehhhh there aren't many on the used market"
RC 390
"meh, it doesn't sound that great"
SV650
"I don't want to copy Tom" (a mutual friend)
Ninja 650
"I don't like the way it sounds"
Older CBR f3
"It's so old"

I can't win...smh gonna try the R3 and RC 390 again

He also has this idea that bikes pick up chicks, which isn't 100% accurate (unfortunately)
I think my roommate might be a budding squid...
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Old September 28th, 2016, 08:42 PM   #8
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Sirref, tell your roommate that I ride a hot-rodded '72 Kawasaki H2 that I've had since the '70s, and I rode a 390 Duke this spring. It was way fun, the engine was way stronger than I expected, and I easily dragged a knee on the Dragon. There's nothing "meh" about that bike, unless your goal is to impress your friends who have literbikes.
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Old September 28th, 2016, 08:55 PM   #9
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I literally just used this video to try to convince my roommate to not get a gsxr...

Tried to talk him into a 300
"I don't want to copy you"
R3
"eehhhh there aren't many on the used market"
RC 390
"meh, it doesn't sound that great"
SV650
"I don't want to copy Tom" (a mutual friend)
Ninja 650
"I don't like the way it sounds"
Older CBR f3
"It's so old"

I can't win...smh gonna try the R3 and RC 390 again

He also has this idea that bikes pick up chicks, which isn't 100% accurate (unfortunately)
I think my roommate might be a budding squid...
At least your trying! Rock on!
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Old September 28th, 2016, 09:05 PM   #10
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Sirref, tell your roommate that I ride a hot-rodded '72 Kawasaki H2 that I've had since the '70s, and I rode a 390 Duke this spring. It was way fun, the engine was way stronger than I expected, and I easily dragged a knee on the Dragon. There's nothing "meh" about that bike, unless your goal is to impress your friends who have literbikes.
That was more directed towards the sound of the single cylinder engine rather than the actual performance of the bike. He loves the way it looks and understands it will corner with the best of them but has a bit of a superficial perfectionistic streak



as for impressing friends with literbikes, I usually just pass them and the ones I can't pass typically understand how much fun the bike is
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Old September 29th, 2016, 12:46 PM   #11
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^^^ lol, nice.


Even a late 90's F3 isn't a rookie bike, it's still making 90-ish hp and responds really well to being rejetted. Killer streetbike for someone who knows what they're doing. That engine is smooth and has a nice mid range. The rider ergos are all-day comfy as well.
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Old September 29th, 2016, 03:36 PM   #12
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Makes me want to buy thst bike instead of a 2010 red zx6r I seen for sale
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Old September 30th, 2016, 08:26 AM   #13
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Pretty spot on.

Although I find it interesting that the availability of smaller cc bikes has greatly increased while manufactures are starting to halt or slow down R&D of their mid sized super sports. Apparently not that much money in that class to be made any more. Times a changing.
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Old September 30th, 2016, 09:23 PM   #14
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I guess I'm the odd man out here. I started on an 03 r6 (basically the exact same bike minus inverted forks) and did 20k of riding the first year. Never crashed it, dropped it, etc... Keep it under 9k rpm and you're more than fine. I had to stop watching the video at 7:30 due to overhype. lol

Are 600's for everybody? No. Are motorcycles for everybody? No. I wouldn't be opposed to the US having a graduated licensing system. I'm a big fan of common sense and good judgment, which we all know not everyone possesses these days. IMO, it's an individual basis.
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The intro on this video basically sums up EVERY newb interaction we have here. Enjoy. Mr. Regular always does a decent video with some well thought out points.

Link to original page on YouTube.

Super dooper big thank you for this. I love it. I also agree with it. So with that the 250 is right where I need to be and right where I will stay.

I have a responsibility to myself to stay safe, and to the public as well to keep them safe. My lack of experience could surely do allot of damage, which is easily avoided by staying where I am and learning and growing here.

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Old October 4th, 2016, 08:22 PM   #16
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At least your trying! Rock on!

Bikes pick up chicks, hahahaha

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Are 600's for everybody? No. Are motorcycles for everybody? No. I wouldn't be opposed to the US having a graduated licensing system. I'm a big fan of common sense and good judgment, which we all know not everyone possesses these days. IMO, it's an individual basis.
Sure, but most people think they're an above-average driver, and that's statistically impossible. When people read that, they think "Nah, I'm not lying. I'm not kidding myself. They are." Combined with thoughts of "If he can do it, I can too," and the issues mentioned in the video regarding displacement vs horsepower and the perception of displacement vs horsepower, you get a situation in which a 600cc bike seems like a perfectly rational thing to do for most people, with a little bit of internal justification. Nobody wants to admit that they're just one of the rest.

Some people, like yourself (allegedly), CAN survive and not crash with an r6 as their first bike. And yeah, I'd go as far as to say that it is an individual basis on whether or not it's right. But, it's hard to honestly evaluate yourself, especially on something so complex with such varying circumstances and situations like riding a motorcycle. A 250cc bike is just a good bike to start on.
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