If someone stickies this to the top we won't be asked this ten times per week.
Vern already has a sticky about searching before starting a new thread, so another one will be equally effective. Or ineffective. There are too many stickies already. I prefer to see new duplicate threads moved and appended to existing threads of the same topic, which has already happened a few times.If someone stickies this to the top we won't be asked this ten times per week.
Agreed.Everyone and I mean everyone should start off on dirtbikes. In the dirt. While there are street skills that have to be learned, especially having to do with safety with other cars, most everything else should be learned in the dirt. Throttle control, sliding on purpose, what to do when you lose traction, how to wheelie, everything that you learn on a dirt bike gets you ready for street.
well put...but this is why natural selection exists.As you probably already know most new riders are young men. When they post here they will look for the posts that provide encouragement and ignore the ones that suggest to start on a 250 or 400 even though that is the way to go.
Very few 20 year old guys have the restraint necessary to handle a bike like the FZ-09 but they still firmly believe they are the exception. It will be all the other guys that crash and not them. There are plenty of 50 or 60 year old guys (especially on this forum) that have trouble restraining themselves on this bike. A 20 year old male with twice the testosterone has virtually no chance.
I don't know if I would still be here if I started out on an FZ-09. It would have, at the very least, cost me my license.