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post #1 of 22 Old 04-12-2017, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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I am riding again!



Just picked up this girl yesterday. Has been about 8 or so years since I last rode. Used to have a Ninja 650R and CBR600RR.. Having a 636 has always been something I have wanted.

It is an 06 with just over 13700 miles. Got it for a great deal from a guy who didn't ride it anymore due to fam stuff. Hope to do a color scheme change this winter. I want green/black combo of some sort.

EDIT: I plan on getting more proper gear, this was just me getting the bike home.
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post #2 of 22 Old 04-12-2017, 09:03 AM
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Congrats, and Welcome.

Forget everything you think you remember from 8 years ago, and take a class..... best way to familiarize yourself with the bike and re-introduce yourself to riding.

Invest in more gear, LOL.
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"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall."

"There's this adage that we have 2 ears and one mouth so we should listen twice as much as we talk. Unfortunately with the Internet people have taken this old adage and turned it around. They have two eyes and 10 fingers so they think they need to post 5 times as much as they read. And since they have 10 fingers and one brain, they only have to think 10% of the time! "
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Congrats, and Welcome.

Forget everything you think you remember from 8 years ago, and take a class..... best way to familiarize yourself with the bike and re-introduce yourself to riding.

Invest in more gear, LOL.
I have been nonstop looking at revzilla for the past week. I plan to get boots and maybe pants in the next month.
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Your shoes make me nervous.

Gear up and have some fun man. Where are you from?
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post #5 of 22 Old 04-12-2017, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Your shoes make me nervous.

Gear up and have some fun man. Where are you from?
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If you can get into the ERC course with MSF, that's a one day affair that lets you do all the drills with your own bike. Very little class room time, almost all range time..... lets you know what the brakes do, and how hard you can counter steer. Well worth it.

If you have access to the Sport Bike rider's course, that increases the drill time, and adds in some other work to expand your confidence with the bike leaned over. Another one day class.

"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall."

"There's this adage that we have 2 ears and one mouth so we should listen twice as much as we talk. Unfortunately with the Internet people have taken this old adage and turned it around. They have two eyes and 10 fingers so they think they need to post 5 times as much as they read. And since they have 10 fingers and one brain, they only have to think 10% of the time! "
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Welcome to the forum. Find your proper sizes and check out the Sport bike track time forum along with the Wera forum.
Loads of good to great used gear.

After the MSF class, do some track days then the learning will begin. Along with more fun then you ever knew possible.
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On the WERA forum, is there much used gear in the way of jackets and gloves? I'm on TDJ Yard Sale on FB and I see a lot of one piece leathers because people change sizes, but not too many jackets or gloves.

To OP, I like the silver and the oriental characters. Green/Black is super common, almost overdone.

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Dude I can't seem to get into that yard sale group on fb. Fuckin gay.

Wera forums has a good variety of stuff available.
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post #10 of 22 Old 04-13-2017, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
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To OP, I like the silver and the oriental characters. Green/Black is super common, almost overdone.
Yeah I know its almost overdone, Just that green is my favorite color haha. And I don't necessarily like flashy things. I guess I will see how this winter goes, I could always do a color scheme to match my favorite football club, Chelsea FC. (Blue/silver/white/black/some yellow, not all at once but some combo)
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Yeah I know its almost overdone, Just that green is my favorite color haha. And I don't necessarily like flashy things. I guess I will see how this winter goes, I could always do a color scheme to match my favorite football club, Chelsea FC. (Blue/silver/white/black/some yellow, not all at once but some combo)
I like the Green/white of my 30th anniversary bike. welcome back, you are going to LOVE the 636! It is a different riding position though compared to the 650
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I like the Green/white of my 30th anniversary bike. welcome back, you are going to LOVE the 636! It is a different riding position though compared to the 650
Yeah I used to ride a cbr600rr so I had some prep in the riding position. I was not ready for the fact that my throttle wrist would have to get used to the riding position again. lol.

Its been a couple days though and instead of some pain after the ride, its just a mild numbness haha.
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Try jerking off. That will loosen her up.
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Wera and STT have loads of used and worn once gear.. Only problem it's on and off.
Plan on getting the pants that go with the jacket. This will not only allow you to do track days but protect your legs. Jeans are NO match for asphalt.
Confirm what there height and weight is and how it fit. MANY company's use euro sizes but just like other companies I've found a size 50/60 isn't the same between all companies.
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Yeah I used to ride a cbr600rr so I had some prep in the riding position. I was not ready for the fact that my throttle wrist would have to get used to the riding position again. lol.

Its been a couple days though and instead of some pain after the ride, its just a mild numbness haha.
Honestly it sounds like you're leaning on the clip-ons if you're getting ANY pain or numbness there. You should be able to do it almost like holding a champagne flute (unless you're grabbing the brake). If you're leaning on the bars, it's harder to turn and makes the bike unable to respond to changes in the surface at lean.

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