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post #1 of 20 Old 08-05-2009, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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My friend is getting a 2009 r6 as his first bike. Same kid who got his car taken away for one too many reckless tickets, and will be the dictionary definition of a squid... I hope he doesn't hurt himself... It would be good if people especially male teenagers (of which I am one) started on something a little bit more sane...

No point to this post except that I am worried about my buddy.

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post #2 of 20 Old 08-05-2009, 07:53 PM
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No point to this post except that I am worried about my buddy.
well... just try to get the point about gear and always wearing it across to him....

if his parents are buying it for him they are idjits....

but you can't live other peoples lives for them... they gotta make their own mistakes........



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Nothing wrong with that.. But I would HAMMER the concept of a MSF course into his head until he beats you up from the sheer repetitiveness of it all. Then walk away.. That's all you can do.

I was "baptised" on a 1988 CBR600F. I learned so many bad habits that I laughed when I learned how a low side happens, and then I did it and ended up in a state college's lawn. Didn't walk for a few days after that..

An R6 is a fantastic bike.. I would love to ride one now that I have a slight sense of what I'm doing.. Some twenty years later...

Good luck to your friend..

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well... just try to get the point about gear and always wearing it across to him....

if his parents are buying it for him they are idjits....

but you can't live other peoples lives for them... they gotta make their own mistakes........
He joined the marines, and got a nice signing bonus which goes right along with his invincibility complex...

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Luke refuse to ride with him if he isn't ATGATT. Get him to enroll in a MSF class.

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He joined the marines, and got a nice signing bonus which goes right along with his invincibility complex...
the marines are quite strict on their soldiers and their behaviors...

he gets carried away and they will make him pay... (hey that rhymes)



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post #7 of 20 Old 08-05-2009, 08:20 PM
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At least the Marines have an excellent (or used to) medical system. Hopefully he gets the lesson in early and slow. If not, have him get on here, we'll learn him.

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i saw a tv program about the military(don't know if it was branch specific) doing m/c safety courses for you guys(least they could do seeing what your doing for all of us, thanks)

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direct him to my first 2 threads. Show him that it's not only him he has to worry about. Course if he's like me friend that went into the marines and got that invincibility disease he won't listen. So pray his first couple of downs are slow. My buddy Denny had to fly off and ATV at 50 to learn his lesson. He walked away but barely

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I thought members of the armed forces were required to wear gear? At the least a helmet and orange vest. Something about destruction of government property if they are hurt...

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He joined the marines, and got a nice signing bonus which goes right along with his invincibility complex...
Ive seen that complex before cause of being in the military and all and everyone is right about beating into his head about wearing proper gear plus most bases won't let you on unless you are in the proper gear and then some. they also have a pretty strict rule about having the MSF course and having that endorsment on you all the time. tell him keep his head down be safe and enjoy his first ride

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Luke refuse to ride with him if he isn't ATGATT. Get him to enroll in a MSF class.
+1. Fortunately he didn't buy a R1 as his first bike, like that RIP hockey pro.

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Luke refuse to ride with him if he isn't ATGATT. Get him to enroll in a MSF class.
+1. Fortunately he didn't buy a liter as his first bike, like that RIP hockey pro.

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Military is strict, but that isn't always enough. We have had 2 people with the military killen in as many weeks here at Ft Hood. One was not IN the military, but a passanger on the back of a soldiers bike. He is in the hospital (had helmet) and she is in the ground (did not have helmet) from hitting a curb. Other fatality was 3 guys playing on one of the twisties around here, first guy slowed, second plowed into him. Both had gear but had excessive speed. Unofficial word is they were doing time trail races. Official word is they were riding as a group and the inattentive rider did not see the first guy slow for the curve. Sometimes getting younger military together is a recipe for disaster because they need to show each other up and play the "I'm bigger/badder/better than you" game. A trackday org is trying to establish something with Ft Hood to offer military track days so they have a place to do this safely and supervised.

Good luck to your friend and try to talk some sense into him!

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Natural selection at its best ...

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The older you get, the more you're realize the same people who did dumb things when they were young tend to keep it up, and those that kept their head out of their arse tend to appreciate the view and the smell for life.

That said, I like the idea of not riding with him unless he's got his gear on. Lead by example!

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i concur with the esteemed gentleman from Massachusetts



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You can tell some one your opinion untill you are blue in the face... Hopefully he has fun with it and doesn't get hurt. Definately try to give him good advice, and if he takes it, great, if not, show him those pics of "Road rash girl".

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+1. Fortunately he didn't buy a R1 as his first bike, like that RIP hockey pro.
Don't laugh since I know a guy from a local forum that bought a 2007 R1 as his first bike. Yes, he has crashed it more than once and no, he is not dead, yet.

I am more worried about him on an R6 than a R1. I got a 2006 R6 race bike and the 2009 is very much the same bike. The bike steers very quickly and the power delivery is very peaky. He'll get himself in a lot of trouble with it on the street.

Since you can't change his mind about owning a R6, how about getting him to take a advance riders training course? At the very least get him on a track day so he would know how much he can push the bike. If he crashes, at least it won't be a Armco barrier or the wheel of a semi that he would have to worry about.

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post #20 of 20 Old 08-07-2009, 10:37 AM
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The R6 is the flagship squid bike.

Be sure to keep a camera on him at all times. Don't want to miss a great video opportunity. Maybe he can top the "red SV hits a tree" video.

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