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Offline Ceddy17

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Re: Wanabee - New member...not a rider yet
Reply #20 on: March 28, 2020, 06:39:19 PM
Don't forget the wind.
Keeping the bike balanced whilst standing still (traffic stop..whatever..) with the wind coming from aside...don't tell me that has never happened to everyone of us?
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Re: Wanabee - New member...not a rider yet
Reply #21 on: March 28, 2020, 06:48:26 PM
Without a doubt

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Bye for Now =(
Reply #22 on: May 26, 2020, 08:40:26 AM
Welp after trying the CB500x, I had to come to the reality it was too tall for me and my experience :003:
I was pretty bummed, but started looking at 'naked' bikes. I got interested in the FZ-07. The used price on them were pretty good. Then I saw a lot of comparison with other bikes like the Z650 and SV650.

I was excited a local dealer had all 3 bikes and was open by appt. When I got to the dealer, the FZ07 and Z650 had just sold. They let me sit on all of them and the Z650 and SV650 fit me the best. In my research I like how the SV650 looks the best, but the FZ07 were generally cheaper.

....and that's how I ended up with a 2019 SV650 with 1215mi.

and it was delivered right after I got my MC permit (yes DMV was open) and I take my MSF class this weekend so I should MC license by next week.

My heart is with ADV bikes so hopefully I will be back. Also, wanted to say this is a great forum. Friendly and informative!
 

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Re: Wanabee - New member...not a rider yet
Reply #23 on: May 26, 2020, 09:16:46 AM
SV650 is a great bike with a great engine - I had an earlier SV650S 'sport' version for a year and a Hyosung GT650 copy for 5 years, hope you enjoy it. It's a lot faster than a 500X too.   :007:

You can always stick a flyscreen on it and pretend it's an adventure bike!!   :008:
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2017-2019: 12000mls recreational use - 89.73mpg UK; 74.72mpg US; 3.15litres/100km

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Re: Wanabee - New member...not a rider yet
Reply #24 on: May 26, 2020, 09:22:32 AM
Congrats on your purchase, you did the best thing and tried out all your options. I hear good things about the SV :152:

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Re: Wanabee - New member...not a rider yet
Reply #25 on: May 27, 2020, 12:30:42 PM
Enjoy your SV my friend - it's a good bike

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Re: Wanabee - New member...not a rider yet
Reply #26 on: May 28, 2020, 06:45:49 AM
WOW!

That was so much fun! I took the SV650 out for a spin today. My helmet came it yesterday so now I can ride properly suited up.

Of all the newbie howto videos I watched the last 3mo, the concept of 'counter-steering' was hard to grasp by watching videos...on the road tho it made sense. One of the roads in my neighborhood has several sweeping turns right after each other which made push-left go-left and push-right go-right seem natural.

I got my newbie mistakes out of the way. I dropped...well slowly laid down the bike. I was practice slow speed turns in a parking lot. I got over confident and was trying to balance real slow like 'cyclist' do at stops. I panicked an pulled the clutch and she slowly went over...only damage was a snap on my jacket stratched the tank  :023:. I also stalled a light because I forgot to pull the clutch since I was concentrating on braking.

I don't have the experience to compare, but man does this bike feel powerful. Not enough to be scary....but enough I know I need to respect it.

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Re: Wanabee - New member...not a rider yet
Reply #27 on: May 28, 2020, 08:54:16 AM
All part of learning, gets some miles under your belt and you'll build your confidence. Just take it easy, there's always the temptation to push on and become over confident, just be sensible :028: I know I wasn't when younger and now in my job as a firefighter in the UK, I've been to many an accident involving motorcyclist, while it doesn't stop me riding has changed my style of riding being alot more Conservative. Be safe and enjoy your ride  :152:

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Re: Wanabee - New member...not a rider yet
Reply #28 on: May 28, 2020, 01:05:00 PM
Apparently accident rates are highest when a rider gets a new bike, even an experienced rider. The newness is a distraction and motorcycling is about paying attention. Riding the same route, especially one you know well, for a bunch of days is a good way to gain familiarity with the bike while removing the need to concentrate on what is coming up next.

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Re: Wanabee - New member...not a rider yet
Reply #29 on: May 28, 2020, 01:25:19 PM
Yeah - it takes some time until the bike gains confidence with you and starts to whispering to your ears. Until then better ride carefully.

P.D. Should I've been reacher SV650 would be one of a bikes in my biiig collection. I love it's classic design.