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post #1 of 5 Old 03-05-2017, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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Hey all. I am fairly new gear only been riding about 2 years mostly on a sv650 . I recently bought a 07 zx6r always wanted one. I am 42 years old I know kind of a late start. I am taking it slow as it is way different then my sv650. I did lay it down already. I wasn't being crazy just a slow turn after the rain and lost traction.
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-05-2017, 08:12 AM
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Welcome to the forum.

My rebirth into motorcycling was later than you.
Take it from an old fart who had, has a lot of bad habits.
Do as many track days as you can. The novice groups will open your eyes to how to control the motorcycle and no longer be a rider.

OH, look forward to some pictures.
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-05-2017, 09:32 AM
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Welcome. It's never too late to start; we all find the time when it is right for us to do so. And continue at it as long as we see a benefit.

The most important change that occurs the later we are engaged in the process, is that it becomes more and more difficult to heal as we age. Good gear becomes more and more of a significant factor in our thinking.
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-05-2017, 01:29 PM
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Hello and welcome! Congrats on your new bike!
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-05-2017, 09:53 PM
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Congrats on your new bike. Your not old!!! I was about 10 years older when I started and that was a while back. For me the low speed maneuvers are the hardest and take practice. Many of us have been down at one time or another, remember the gear All The Gear All The Time! Always wear all the gear, my co-workers laughed at me when i wore boots, pants, jacket, helmet and gloves and rode my scooter to work (only did it a couple of times). However they didn't laugh when I crashed a scooter on vacation and didn't have on any gear and the rental helmet didn't fit and was worthless. Clipped the handlebar on a jaded rock wall at 10MPH and was turned into it (was dodging a bus at the time). They had to pick up the slack for the two months I was out! I have ridden in all kinds of weather and temperatures from 24 degrees to 104 degrees, in wet and dry day and night. For years have run Michelin Pilot Road (2, 3 and 4) because the stick pretty well for a street tire and are great in the wet and cold.
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