Thanks for sharing. This is exactly why we preach the stuff we do. Some don't crash, but here is an example of someone who did. Thankfully he wasn't more seriously injured but he could have been.[email protected]!!..looks clean
The people here are going to drill you for choosing that bike as a starter bike, so be ready to shake your head a lot (although listen to their advice, a lot of people here have been riding/racing forever)...I did the same, bought a L6 750 as my first bike... but so glad that I did.
Try to tame your inner adrenaline-junky self (which is near to impossible on these bikes, but try because it sucks looking at your pretty bike when it's un-ridable and in pieces).
I crashed 3 months in, got super lucky and only broke one rib and a butt-load of bruises (I had on a padded motorcycle jacket, helmet, nice riding gloves, motorcycle pants, and thick leather high top shoes).. and only caused cosmetic damages to my bike. But even as lucky as I was, I still was out around $600, two days of work, and a month of constant pain.
Learn from others mistakes, it's a lot less painful and way less expensive. Watch crash videos and figure out how the crash could have been avoided. Chances are you are going to go down sometime, but how you go down can be the difference.
AND WEAR F#CKING GEAR!
Anyways, welcome and ride safe. :cheers Don't be a douche.
Luxury? Has absolutely zero to do with luxury. It's called common sense and self-preservation. :facepalmThanks.. guys,I really take my time with her. No crazy shit. I dont have the luxury like most people to start off on a small bike then trade it in for the bike I want some do I dont. So I really sat and thought about it a long time even had a conversation with my son about my decision. I am very happy with my decision she is a great bike.