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The countdown...

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' started by Hyssy, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. I'll keep harking on till the day...

    It's 1 month, 3 weeks and 5 days till I get my CBR600F :wink: Now I had a sneaky quick go on one during a ridership course when a very generous woman did a quick swapsie for my 250.

    What I'm after really, is any tips for adjusting to such a bigger bike. The fairing, the extra weight and riding position will take a bit of getting used to. I have the day off work, and will be down to the shop like a shot to spend the day round these (luckily) quiet suburb streets getting acquainted. Just like I did when I learned the first time round.

    My dad will most likely be going down with me too (he has a Blackbird, life time rider).

    But anything you guys can offer advice on, I'd really appreciate. Even down to just tips on sitting at lights etc.

    Thanks :grin:
  2. Be careful when you're parking it till you're used to the extra weight.

    Reversing down your friends driveway, etc. :)
  3. Oh rats, I thought this was another "Baby Announcement" thread! :grin:

    Yeah, what he said, the extra weight and balance will be more of an issue than the extra power; do the same as you did with the 250, find a quiet factory area and do some practicing of u-turns and stops etc...
  4. Swoit... but be careful, they reckon red ones are faster :eek:hno:

    Wot they said before is true, esp when walking the bike etc.
    Also keep a tight control over the right wrist until you get used the extra grunt.

    You're gunna luuuuurve it :grin: