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post #46 of 171 Old 06-20-2016, 05:55 PM
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Anybody in or near Chicago that rides? When I do get myself mentally prepared to ride again I wanna go with a group
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We've got plenty of folks on here from the Chicago area.

Pretty sure anyway. It IS, after all, a major metropolitan area
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OP, if you are actually serious about this then I would start by immersing yourself in the tons of knowledge that is already written on this forum.

I spend the bulk of my time trying to educate riders and will make it my personal mission to make sure that you do not end up as a statistic IF you are willing to learn. That is the hard part.

Until you can separate your throttle hand from your balls that will not happen so I strongly suggest that you start practicing some mental exercises.

It takes a lot of focus and mental fortitude to ride a bike well but at least you seem to realize that it is a problem which would be the first step.
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You know I actually recall what I had said earlier about wanting to ride with a group, and it seems what really matters is if anyone wants to ride with my crazy ass lol

Nah but for real though I'm definitely willing to learn. I feel that in life our purpose is to acquire knowledge so if my interest is in riding, I need to ensure I receive as much as possible when it comes to this whole riding thing. I gotta show some respect, bottom line.

Or else
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Anybody in or near Chicago that rides? When I do get myself mentally prepared to ride again I wanna go with a group
I'm in Schaumburg. I'd listen to these guys if I were you, they know their shit. I went down hard at 25 mph on a ninja 300 when I was learning to ride and it hurt like hell. I couldn't imagine what it feels like at 90, if you're still alive to feel it and all...
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Well there's a lot for me to read in this post but I'll say:

We have the same bike, cool. This is not a good beginners bike. You should get woodcraft frame sliders... Even Yoshimura. Heck I'll even sell you mine for cheap if you want a set. That would have saved the fairing heartache. Also those fairing parts are for sale on eBay and from Kawasaki but expect to pay hundreds of $ and usually they have some minor damage on them anyways. You'll just have to live with it or spend hundreds on new paint and replacement decals.

Get more training before something worse happens. Also you got a really good price, I got s really good price when mine was new in 2015 at $12,100 or so. Be happy...

I'll sell you a complete OEM replacement fairing set for $1,500
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Also EVERYONE drops their first bike at least once. My 300 hit the ground at least three times when I was learning over six months. Heck even my 636 fell over on the right side thanks to my GF except I didn't have fairings on and have sliders.. Lol
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Hmm, how bout I'll trade my side fairing for yours plus cash?
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Anybody in or near Chicago that rides? When I do get myself mentally prepared to ride again I wanna go with a group
Be wary of the group you end up choosing to ride with. Quite a few of these are merely vapid pools where testosterone mingles with single-minded asshattery, and bubbles forth to present a scum-filled soup of primitiveness and primal behavior, devoid of any common sense or indeed, articulation.

As for the rest of the stuff:

(Actually, I just bought a smaller bike so I can have fun while going slow... the track is the best place to have fun on two wheels).
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No offense but you are the typical newbie wannabe badass and you're going to end up wrecking the bike and wrecking yourself sooner than later.

You know you're riding like a dumbass, admit you are hard headed, and admitted to riding in the rain soon after you got your first bike? Not to mention lane splitting at moronic speeds?

No need to sugar coat anything, do yourself and your loved ones a favor; sell the bike, get an older 250 and ride that for a year. Take an MSF class. If you see you are still a dumbass, then get rid of the bike so your family will see you live a longer life.

The only ALMOST redeeming part about your posts is the fact you know you are riding like a dumbass...and I said almost redeeming because you will not change your ways. Unfortunately for alot of people, it takes a serious accident, death of a friend, or death of self to end the chaos.
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Hmm, how bout I'll trade my side fairing for yours plus cash?
Why would I trade for wrecked fairings bro lol. At any rate, you're most likely going to drop the bike again, scratch it somehow or crash it. So there's zero point in fixing cosmetic damage. My 636 has some weird scrape lines on the very bottom of the lower right fairing from scratching on something at high speed or being hit by rocks or whatnot... No idea but stuff like that happens

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To be honest, I disagree with most posts on here.

I bought a sportsbike for my first bike, I'd never sat on a bike before.. I rode like a lunatic.... at times I crashed, it hurt... I then bought a faster bike, a faster bike, again, I crashed... but lucky I guess at times and in the right place.

Whilst I completely see their point, we're guys, we do stupid shit, we jump dirt bikes, we throw ourselves down racetracks, we ride down mountain on pushbikes, it's what we do, it keeps us alive inside.

Sure, it's not a great learner bike, sure you may get hurt... .but you may not.

Have a little think sometimes, but you know what mate, wear the right gear, get on track and you may just survive with your balls and wallet OK.
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To be honest, I disagree with most posts on here.

I bought a sportsbike for my first bike, I'd never sat on a bike before.. I rode like a lunatic.... at times I crashed, it hurt... I then bought a faster bike, a faster bike, again, I crashed... but lucky I guess at times and in the right place.

Whilst I completely see their point, we're guys, we do stupid shit, we jump dirt bikes, we throw ourselves down racetracks, we ride down mountain on pushbikes, it's what we do, it keeps us alive inside.

Sure, it's not a great learner bike, sure you may get hurt... .but you may not.

Have a little think sometimes, but you know what mate, wear the right gear, get on track and you may just survive with your balls and wallet OK.
For every guy that gets lucky, another guy ends up dead.

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For every guy that gets lucky, another guy ends up dead.
Really though ?

I have been riding 20 years now, I frequrent many forums and I've done 100 trackdays. I only know 1 person killed on a motorbike.

By the same count, I know 5 from forums who've died not on bikes from various ailments/issues...

It's hardly like they're all throwing themselves into walls every day.
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Mafia, you are doing it way wrong.... Trial by fire, school of hard knocks hurts. You barely have any real damage and thankfully you didn't get physically hurt. Hopefully you got the right gear..... But really, You need rider education to gain experience learn fundamentals, and develop respect for what you have. Then you can continue to progress safely with this performance riding sport . The racetrack is best for this.

I run motovid.com and we have a sport riding 101 course July 27 you should consider. MotoVid.com

Course is held at Blackhawk farms Raceway 1 hour north of Chgo and a proper racetrack. So it's an ideal, conducive environment for this rider education. We have a big weekend this week, but it's sold out. You can still ride up to BFR and check us out, no gate fees for onlookers.

PM me if you want details, I will give you a zx6r.com member discount t if you decide to invest in your rider edu and roll with Motovid.com July 27th.

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