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post #16 of 19 Old 01-09-2017, 09:18 PM
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Welcome.

You're probably going to get some advice on this forum that you won't want to hear. For your own sake hear it out. Forget about motovlogging for now and learn how to ride. Nobody wants to see you dropping your bike on Youtube because you don't know how to ride (maybe Scorpio, I don't know). Take riding seriously, because it is. Do it right, and it will be one of the most serotonin releasing experiences you will ever have (go look it up).

Read the books, take the classes, wear the gear, spend the money. Ask for advice (not from me, I am a middling rider).


Seriously though, there are some good people on this forum who can help you. Use the search feature, there's a ton of good info here.

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post #17 of 19 Old 01-10-2017, 12:49 AM
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Hrmmm mentions every motovlogger that rages in videos about how good they are at riding and how everyone else sucks. Post picture of rusty 'thing that might be important'...

Step 1: Watch this 2 times on repeat: ( Street and track bible. Ignore shitty acting and really listen to the technique instruction. It will make you faster, safer, smarter, and might save your life)
Step 2: Go ride

Step 3: Watch it again:

Step 4: Go to a track day

Step 5: Relish in the fact that you are now way more experienced with informative opinions and facts than everyone you just listed while having fun and not being a super tough youtube d bag.

Step 6: Stare at your 2007 with disgust and love as you dont have the tech that the 2017s have but god damn do you love it and its fat, overweight ass.


Welcome to the forum! There is very little you wont find here about anything. Stay vertical bud and take it slow. Any jack wagon can twist the throttle in a straight line on the highway.
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post #18 of 19 Old 01-10-2017, 05:25 AM
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Since you are here in sac, go to Stockton and take every class offered by Superbike coach. They are $150 each and well worth it
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post #19 of 19 Old 01-10-2017, 09:19 AM
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you yanks scare the shit out of me! its just not possible for a 17yr old to just on a 600cc sportsbike with over 100bhp with no or next to know training in the UK.
if you were in the uk you would be lucky to ride a 125cc or 300cc bike and thats only after 1 basic training course, hours of training and 3 tests.

to be fair you seem to have you head well screwed on for you age, especially compared to a few new forum members who's thread have since been closed. (you all know who I mean)

Just be careful, I wouldnt have trusted myself with that bike at that age especially when i look back now.

Best advice is try and take as many training courses you can, ditch the normal jeans and hi tops for proper gear (that money you spend on a go pro put it towards proper gear) and I wish you the best of luck.
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post #20 of 19 Old 01-10-2017, 12:30 PM
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I'll let you guys handle all the informative stuff that might save this young bucks skin. I just wanted to express my strong dislike of all those dickskin motovloggers mentioned. I've watched be some of their vids while browsing random bike vids, and holy fuck..what a bunch of fuckwads. Don't make these guys your motorolemodels. Please.
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post #21 of 19 Old 01-10-2017, 01:04 PM
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you yanks scare the shit out of me! its just not possible for a 17yr old to just on a 600cc sportsbike with over 100bhp with no or next to know training in the UK.
if you were in the uk you would be lucky to ride a 125cc or 300cc bike and thats only after 1 basic training course, hours of training and 3 tests.

to be fair you seem to have you head well screwed on for you age, especially compared to a few new forum members who's thread have since been closed. (you all know who I mean)

Just be careful, I wouldnt have trusted myself with that bike at that age especially when i look back now.

Best advice is try and take as many training courses you can, ditch the normal jeans and hi tops for proper gear (that money you spend on a go pro put it towards proper gear) and I wish you the best of luck.
I think this scares a lot of us (yanks.) I wish there were similar rules here. The craziest part is that with no training and just passing a written test you can go out and ride.
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