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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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07 GSX-R600 from NY

Hey all,
I've been looking around and this seems like a good place to learn about bikes. I bought this GSX-R from a friend in December of last year and have been riding it since then. I went down due to gravel on a exit of the Belt back in June and was very tempted to sell the bike and move on. My confidence was shaken. But something told me to fix it, get back onto it and learn to become a better rider...Looking forward to obtaining some good information and seeing what this place is all about.
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Gravel

How long you been riding?
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Fuckin gravvy strikes again
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Re: 07 GSX-R600 from NY

Let me start off by saying that I should've started with a 250. Only been riding since last year. Here's the story: I was in center lane of highway, friend motions for me to exit a exit earlier than we are supposed to (he's in the right lane). Exit was right there so I cut into the right lane, then the exit lane and saw that the curve was coming. Apparently, I panicked a little because I didn't think I could make the curve and decided to bring the bike straight back up and come to a stop at the split between the right lane and exit lane. I must've hit the rear brake b/c next thing I know I'm riding on gravel and feel the bike swinging right then left, followed by me being throw off of it and landing on my head. I think I flew off at about 30-40 mph, not sure though.
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Nice bike I'm from Brooklyn to it's crazy how its full of gravel and pot holes smh
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Let me start off by saying that I should've started with a 250. Only been riding since last year. Here's the story: I was in center lane of highway, friend motions for me to exit a exit earlier than we are supposed to (he's in the right lane). Exit was right there so I cut into the right lane, then the exit lane and saw that the curve was coming. Apparently, I panicked a little because I didn't think I could make the curve and decided to bring the bike straight back up and come to a stop at the split between the right lane and exit lane. I must've hit the rear brake b/c next thing I know I'm riding on gravel and feel the bike swinging right then left, followed by me being throw off of it and landing on my head. I think I flew off at about 30-40 mph, not sure though.
Yeah, so the key thing here seems to be..........it's not gravel....it's panicing over a simple corner...and also having no clue as to doing a panic stop...

And the point of a smaller bike to start off with comes into play here, as the parts to repair the bike would be a whole lot cheaper, and crashed small learner bikes still tend to hold a fair bit of value...hey ho
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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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yeah the potholes suck. surrounded by them :/

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Yeah, so the key thing here seems to be..........it's not gravel....it's panicing over a simple corner...and also having no clue as to doing a panic stop...

And the point of a smaller bike to start off with comes into play here, as the parts to repair the bike would be a whole lot cheaper, and crashed small learner bikes still tend to hold a fair bit of value...hey ho
that's exactly what happened, i saw the curve and froze for that one second and it all went downhill from there. I noticed I've been on the verge of freezing multiple times since the crash and I've been trying to get myself to stop doing that. I feel like I'm going into turns/curves "too fast" and stare straight ahead but I've been able to get myself to just snap out of it and look through the turn and make it rather easily (i gotta watch/read twist of the wrist II again)...i had to get a new stator cover, shifter, mirror, windscreen, frame slider, rear left fender etc. But it was good experience learning to replace all this stuff.
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Thats gravy.I said gravvy...short for gravel
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Thats gravy.I said gravvy...short for gravel
Gravvy = 6 Letters, Gravel = 6 letters

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Thats gravy.I said gravvy...short for gravel
Umm, if you say so then sure, gravvy is short for gravel. Both have six letters so not sure how it's short(er) but uh-huh.

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Umm, if you say so then sure, gravvy is short for gravel. Both have six letters so not sure how it's short(er) but uh-huh.

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Re: 07 GSX-R600 from NY

Hey guys,
Past few times I've taken the bike out and it has died on me while on the road. I notice the lights dimming/flickering, the gauges are all wrong, and then it just shuts down and I can't start it back up. The battery is new and no fuses are blown. I've charged it back up and the same thing will happen within an hour. I've also smelled a burning smell in the past few weeks of riding and more recently, a "whirring" noise coming from the front left of the bike where the rectifier is. After doing some research, I feel that the likely culprits could be the stator or rectifier. I removed the recitifer this morning and attached some pics below but see no noticaeble damage to the unit or wiring. I should have tested everything with a multimeter but didn't have access to one at the time...
Questions, are those two wires "protruding" from the back of the rectifier normal? And can a rectifier make noise when going bad? I'm about to buy a new one one online so I can get back on the road. Thanks in advance

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Nice bike man ! I'm from Baldwin Long Island .
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welcome roachrolla

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Nice bike man ! I'm from Baldwin Long Island .
so sorry to hear that.
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Hey guys,
Past few times I've taken the bike out and it has died on me while on the road. I notice the lights dimming/flickering, the gauges are all wrong, and then it just shuts down and I can't start it back up. The battery is new and no fuses are blown. I've charged it back up and the same thing will happen within an hour. I've also smelled a burning smell in the past few weeks of riding and more recently, a "whirring" noise coming from the front left of the bike where the rectifier is. After doing some research, I feel that the likely culprits could be the stator or rectifier. I removed the recitifer this morning and attached some pics below but see no noticaeble damage to the unit or wiring. I should have tested everything with a multimeter but didn't have access to one at the time...
Questions, are those two wires "protruding" from the back of the rectifier normal? And can a rectifier make noise when going bad? I'm about to buy a new one one online so I can get back on the road. Thanks in advance
I would highly recommend relocating the rectifier or it will go out again. Use the search function for how-to threads.
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Re: 07 GSX-R600 from NY

They really should ban the use of gravel one of these days.
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I would highly recommend relocating the rectifier or it will go out again. Use the search function for how-to threads.
yeah i looked at a couple of threads on how to do that. will look into it.
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Anywhere in NYC is not a good place to ride a sportbike.
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Nice bike man ! I'm from Baldwin Long Island .
Howdy neighbor. RVC here

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Anywhere in NYC is not a good place to ride a sportbike.
Plus juan. Typically, people (other than that of a squidly variety) get out of NYC to ride
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