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Old 12-10-2012, 04:15 PM   #46
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Find a buddy with a trailer, or get a temp permit (i think they allow that for bikes).

I think bike safeties are regulated just like car safeties through MTO... should be around $40 IIRC.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:45 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by BMWdouche View Post
It's just about being cautious that's all - if that makes me less of a man and stupid for what is really a rare case of positive interest investment then so be it. Either way - I'll eventually be on a 600 for sure and be able to enjoy the hell out of it from day 1.

I'll rather be a little girl for a year than to be a manly man that is nervous on a 600 and hate riding it around. For me, making sensible, safe decisions make a man, a man. I have a family that will suffer if I hurt myself and can no longer work so I have to do AS MUCH as possible to REDUCE the risk as much as I can.
We are chilled out. Don't worry. Take some advice from a veteran rider that's heard about how much of a waste (effort) etc. it was from all my friends that did just what you did. Buy a dinky little 250cc (when insurance costs weren't an issue) and realize after 10 days of riding that you made the wrong purchase. Nothing to do with being a man or boy. If you are a "man", then your maturity will dictate how you control your right wrist action.

You will be more cautious on a larger bike because of just that... the larger bike. More power = more respect (for the bike). More weight = more concentration during slow maneuvers. You can just as easily get killed/seriously injured on a 50cc moped than a 1000cc when that car in front of you on the right lane decides to do a U-turn without checking his mirrors. Bike size doesn't matter then, or any other time you get cut-off from motorists (which is cause of 80% bike accidents)

I guess everyone's got a different way of learning. I'm the type of guy to start riding a bicycle without training wheels. "I'll figure it out myself.. thankyou!"
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