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post #16 of 23 Old 11-27-2016, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Sweet! thanks for the info. I planned on doing some track training once I understand my bike a little more, and buy some full leathers. Definitely want to be better then where I'm sitting now, while still being safe.

Pictures...of course! I've been wanting to ride over Independence Pass this summer, but being a dad/husband family comes first. Drove up Morrison Canyon the other day and that's part of the list too. Going to try and explore Colorado's roads this year.
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post #17 of 23 Old 11-27-2016, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Felt it was the right decision, maybe not financially But, it did put me in the right path into the motorcycle realm, IMO
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Yes I know I made the right choice too. I got lucky and will sell my 300 for about a grand more than I paid for my 06 636! So I upgrade and make a few buck. Win win
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post #19 of 23 Old 05-07-2017, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got around to posting a pic with updated exhaust. Looks way better imo.
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That shorty exhaust does look good.

I tell a lot of people that get on 600s, it gives you enough power to make bad decisions. If you've spent some time on a 300, you're likely not trying to figure out how to roll the throttle on correctly. You're probably not going to loop it just from starting, or badly miss shift. What could happen, is you'll love the feeling of the power, and you'll go too fast, and you won't realize how quickly you're covering ground, and when someone pulls out of a side street you realize too late that you cannot brake enough to avoid them. That's just going too fast for conditions, and it's not an accident, it's a poor decision that the bike gave you the power to make. Similarly, if you go into a turn too hot, because you were riding quickly, same story.

That said, it sounds like you're on the right track. Stay within your own limits, determine which skills you want to improve, and make a plan to improve those things. This gives you the freedom to focus on one new thing at a time so you can begin to build on what you know now.


Also, if you do ever go into a turn too hot, just turn your head, look where you want to be, and trust the bike. You'll make it.

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That shorty exhaust does look good.

I tell a lot of people that get on 600s, it gives you enough power to make bad decisions. If you've spent some time on a 300, you're likely not trying to figure out how to roll the throttle on correctly. You're probably not going to loop it just from starting, or badly miss shift. What could happen, is you'll love the feeling of the power, and you'll go too fast, and you won't realize how quickly you're covering ground, and when someone pulls out of a side street you realize too late that you cannot brake enough to avoid them. That's just going too fast for conditions, and it's not an accident, it's a poor decision that the bike gave you the power to make. Similarly, if you go into a turn too hot, because you were riding quickly, same story.

That said, it sounds like you're on the right track. Stay within your own limits, determine which skills you want to improve, and make a plan to improve those things. This gives you the freedom to focus on one new thing at a time so you can begin to build on what you know now.


Also, if you do ever go into a turn too hot, just turn your head, look where you want to be, and trust the bike. You'll make it.
Great sound advice. its REAL advice instead of sugarcoating. I use the analogy of a streetbike is the same as a hand gun. mess around too much and you'll kill yourself and or someone else. Respect it, respect the laws, respect your abilities and you'll have fun. I appreciate the realness of your comment. thank you!
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That shorty exhaust does look good.

I tell a lot of people that get on 600s, it gives you enough power to make bad decisions. If you've spent some time on a 300, you're likely not trying to figure out how to roll the throttle on correctly. You're probably not going to loop it just from starting, or badly miss shift. What could happen, is you'll love the feeling of the power, and you'll go too fast, and you won't realize how quickly you're covering ground, and when someone pulls out of a side street you realize too late that you cannot brake enough to avoid them. That's just going too fast for conditions, and it's not an accident, it's a poor decision that the bike gave you the power to make. Similarly, if you go into a turn too hot, because you were riding quickly, same story.

That said, it sounds like you're on the right track. Stay within your own limits, determine which skills you want to improve, and make a plan to improve those things. This gives you the freedom to focus on one new thing at a time so you can begin to build on what you know now.


Also, if you do ever go into a turn too hot, just turn your head, look where you want to be, and trust the bike. You'll make it.
Great reassuring advice, I've had my moments on my 300. I'm coming to a point where I'm going to fast...(first speeding ticket on any motorcycle) on section of straights were I get lost in the ride and lose sight of what I'm doing. After the ticket, I've been cruising the bike being more attentive to my bike and my SPEED. Been commuting to work on my bike and I am getting reminded to slow down and be ready for what happens around the corner. (I have had two events already where drivers heading towards me are texting or being stupid come into my lane. After those events I glance at my speedo and sure enough going the speed limit. Makes me glad I'm doing the right thing and getting rewarded for it too by staying alive and coming home to my wife and kiddo.) Next, plan is to take a course on a track and try that out, but might be a while since time and money are occupied by responsibilities.
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