Im new to this forum and to the Kawasaki family. Ive been riding motorcycle and other motorsport machines off and on throughout my life and I recently picked up a 2006 ZX6R. It was a spur of the moment decision but I'm now pleased with my decision to get the ZX6R.
In 2005 after crashing my Suzuki bike I couldn't afford another bike but after 12 years riding again, and Im again realizing how nice it is to be on a motorcycle again.
I look forward to picking up some tips form some of you here and maybe get to ride with some of you.
Oh I can see why the ZX6R is a favorite bike with a lot of 600cc riders, it had some pep to it.
Welcome back to the addiction.
I have taken time away from riding on some occasions..... the longest break in riding was 12 years, between when my son was born and when I retired from the USN (1999)and had enough income to afford another bike.
biggest things that came as a surprise, was how much my vision changed as I aged. I simply don't see in the dark the way I used to. This comes on so gradually , you don't notice it day to day, but I could definitely tell when I rode a bike at night and couldn't see sh*t.
If you have taken a significant break from riding, I cannot suggest strongly enough that you may gain a LOT from taking some refresher training from some professional instructors.
Between my eyesight changes, and my slightly slower reaction speeds, AND the H-U-G-E improvement in braking performance.... there was ample opportunity for situations to get away from me.
I have personal experience with how much slower you heal, as you age.....
"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! "