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2003 yamaha R6- new rider.....help!?

This is a discussion on 2003 yamaha R6- new rider.....help!? within the R6 forums, part of the Yamaha category; i got a great deal on a 2003 yamaha R6, great condition, steering damper, full micron system, which sounds awesome! ...


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Old 12-21-2008   #1
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Default 2003 yamaha R6- new rider.....help!?

i got a great deal on a 2003 yamaha R6, great condition, steering damper, full micron system, which sounds awesome! now, the problem being.....i'm going to be learning on. i tried to ride it today, and it was really tough! now, should i get rid of this bike for a smaller bike, like a ninja 250r? should just keep at it? or what? are all 600 bikes this difficult for beginners? any other thoughts on my dilemma would be greatly appreciated. thank you!
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Old 12-24-2008   #2
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The bike you are talking about takes a great deal of skill to ride. The front forks are at a pretty steep agle making high speed wobble more common. That is why someone put a damper on it. I would recomend any begginer start with a Honda, Yamaha, or Suzuki 250. These were all designed for the begginer. The Kawasaki Ninja is still a sport bike. It has sport styling and an engine that produces peak power around 10,000-14,000 RPM. The down side of High RPM power is little to no power at idle. Making it require more skill to operate and good clutch skills a must. The cruisers are far more forgiving and have good off the line power. The begginer bikes mentioned, like the Honda Rebel, are easier to start, are not prone to front wheel wobble, and have more clutch material for begginers that are hard on clutches. They will also be cheaper to insure, get better gas milage, last longer, and still go over 70 MPH.
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bet that bike scared the hell out of you...&its one quick way to get to heaven.600cc sports bike is not a learner bike..sell it for a profit&buy the 250.. ------
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