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  1. ggmozlehbour
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    hello everyone my name is kevin, i m new to the site. I am gonna be getting my first bike pretty soon, and i was thinking of the r6. What do you guys think about that?

  2. TerrjB
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    Welcome Kevin,

    I do not know much about the R6 as I ride a 950T. Have you taken a riding course yet?

  3. retzdaret
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    Welcome to the forum. This forum is more geared to cruisers but you still will find lots of help an opinions here. The R6 is a great bike. i ride with a guy who had one. He has since moved on to an R1. Good luck and ride safe!

  4. Rocgj1
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    Welcome from Oklahoma!

  5. ggmozlehbour
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    Welcome Kevin, I do not know much about the R6 as I ride a 950T. Have you taken a riding course yet?
    no not yet, but i already took passed the permit test. I am taking the course this weekend tho.

  6. ggmozlehbour
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    Welcome to the forum. This forum is more geared to cruisers but you still will find lots of help an opinions here. The R6 is a great bike. i ride with a guy who had one. He has since moved on to an R1. Good luck and ride safe!
    Thank you, ohh no wonder i couldnt find any threads regarding the R6.

  7. BigerRop328
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    Welcome to the site! The safety course is time well spent, you will learn a lot.

  8. ggmozlehbour
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    Also if i am going to get my first my, i am going to get a used one. Do you guys know what things should i look out for, and How many miles is too much for a bike.
    Thanks for all the helpfull advice =]

  9. RalbhLonk
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    You will like the R6.... until you kill yourself on it. IMHO that is waaaaay too much bike for a new rider. It goes from 0 to out of control way to fast. Start with something a little tamer... but still a lot of fun like an sv650 or Ninja 650.

  10. micg10
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    welcome to the family. personally i would learn on something less powerful. someone with no experience on something like that especially with so many cagers cutting us off you could be heading for major pain if not worse and we all DO NOT want to see that so please "be careful"
    cheers mick

  11. ggmozlehbour
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    ok thank you for the good advice!

  12. peertuge
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    Hello from iowa you want to look mainly for fluid leaks ect good rubber and brakes is a good place to start. Check to see if there are any service records. The r6 is a good bike i use to have one, its a solid bike. I have been riding for 25 years now and would agree thats its not a good bike to start on. It has incredible brakes which to a inexperinced rider can be fatal being you dont know how its going to react when ya hit them hard to avoid something they will lock up and you will go down. Not to mention on fresh rainy days it will break the rear end loose up to about 40 mph it takes alot to learn to control that kind of power. Not trying to scare ya but you need real world experience to handle a bike like that. Start with something more mellow so ya learn how to control a bike and get a feel on how they react, not start with something that can be hard to control.

  13. targwzdar
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    Man, while I just found this site tonight, I've been riding for years. I have ridden a lot of bikes including a R6 and I have to agree with Ralph. It's a fairly powerful bike for a guy just starting out. I mean as long as you know what your doing go for it, if not you wind up like this guy LMAO!
    vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=30076382

    Now I'm not saying that you would be stupid enough to try something like this, but that's what happens when people get on a bike that they can't control.

  14. micg10
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    Man, while I just found this site tonight, I've been riding for years. I have ridden a lot of bikes including a R6 and I have to agree with Ralph. It's a fairly powerful bike for a guy just starting out. I mean as long as you know what your doing go for it, if not you wind up like this guy LMAO!vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...deoid=30076382 Now I'm not saying that you would be stupid enough to try something like this, but that's what happens when people get on a bike that they can't control.
    things kids do when dads not home! lol

  15. Shebhertezz
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    Sounded like it was his dad's bike. He's in deep sh!t. What I noticed is the useless shoes he was wearing and shorts. You'd think that if you were going to do a burnout, you'd have a little more protective gear....just in case....you hit your dad's car....

  16. Suzhipiger
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    things kids do when dads not home! lol
    I'll tell you a story Mick. (Gather 'round, y'all)

    When I was 16, 2 and 1/2 weeks after I got my license, I snuck out with my buddy and we drove to a part of town that my dad specifically told me to stay away from. It was 2 a.m., and I brushed up against a Buick Grand National, which is an old, rare, powerful car. I didn't do much damage but the guy was furious and a pain in the ass about it.

    Needless to say, my father was furious and I was grounded indefinitely. I was also told that I would attend the summer session of Driver's Education. I did not touch the car for nearly two weeks. It sat in the garage, right where I left it.

    Here's where it gets interesting-
    I NEVER parked that car in gear. It was a manual transmission. I always used the parking brake and leave it in neutral so I wouldn't accidentally start it in gear. Florida is as flat as a pancake, so this is not a problem. On the first day of class, I jumped in, and turned the key.

    To my total surprise, the engine started and the car jumped right through the wall of my garage, and I found myself parked in the laundry room, nearly into the living room. I got out, coughing on the drywall dust and muttered "Man...I really need Driver's Ed class". I got back in, carefully wedged the car out of the wall and drove to school figuring I'd explain it to my dad in the evening when I got home.

    Unknown to me, my dad came home early, saw the damage and figured that I would run to Canada or Mexico or maybe even Cuba to avoid an ass-whooping. 30 minutes after I arrived for class, he bursts in and says "Oh, thank God you're here!" I figured he'd start kicking my ass right there and then, but instead he says "It's my fault, I drove your car and left it in gear when I parked it and I didn't tell you. But NEXT TIME, ALWAYS PUSH IN THE CLUTCH!!!"

  17. micg10
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    I'll tell you a story Mick. (Gather 'round, y'all) When I was 16, 2 and 1/2 weeks after I got my license, I snuck out with my buddy and we drove to a part of town that my dad specifically told me to stay away from. It was 2 a.m., and I brushed up against a Buick Grand National, which is an old, rare, powerful car. I didn't do much damage but the guy was furious and a pain in the ass about it. Needless to say, my father was furious and I was grounded indefinitely. I was also told that I would attend the summer session of Driver's Education. I did not touch the car for nearly two weeks. It sat in the garage, right where I left it. Here's where it gets interesting-I NEVER parked that car in gear. It was a manual transmission. I always used the parking brake and leave it in neutral so I wouldn't accidentally start it in gear. Florida is as flat as a pancake, so this is not a problem. On the first day of class, I jumped in, and turned the key. To my total surprise, the engine started and the car jumped right through the wall of my garage, and I found myself parked in the laundry room, nearly into the living room. I got out, coughing on the drywall dust and muttered "Man...I really need Driver's Ed class". I got back in, carefully wedged the car out of the wall and drove to school figuring I'd explain it to my dad in the evening when I got home. Unknown to me, my dad came home early, saw the damage and figured that I would run to Canada or Mexico or maybe even Cuba to avoid an ass-whooping. 30 minutes after I arrived for class, he bursts in and says "Oh, thank God you're here!" I figured he'd start kicking my ass right there and then, but instead he says "It's my fault, I drove your car and left it in gear when I parked it and I didn't tell you. But NEXT TIME, ALWAYS PUSH IN THE CLUTCH!!!"
    lol. hope your driving ability has improved since then!

  18. Suzhipiger
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    Well it's been 21 years, so I've had a little time to practice.

  19. micg10
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    hey sush, i bet theirs more of us that would admit that have stories like that. good thing is we can blame youth. lol
    cheers brother

  20. targwzdar
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    Damn, now that's some funny stuff LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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