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What are some examples of BAD advice that is commonly given out to riders? You know, things that get thrown around and suggested to people that are incorrect or untrue or misleading? Have you had any personal experience with receiving bad riding advice?
 

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Buy a 600+, because clearly being bored of acceleration and knowing how to operate the basics of a motorcycle means you've clearly outgrown the bike and know how to ride. Which, by their logic, means that by the time I was 9 years old I was ready for a 600.

Also, more expensive is better
 

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Loud pipes save lives :monkeyface
 

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If you ride anything other than a 250/300 as your first bike YOU WILL DIE!

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This is about bad advice. Starting on, or recommending that you start on, a 250/300 is not bad advice.
 

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Lowering the bike won't affect handling that much.
Also accompanied by, "Just make sure to lower the front and rear the same amount," as if that actually somehow helps.
 

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If you ride anything other than a 250/300 as your first bike YOU WILL DIE!

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This is about bad advice. Starting on, or recommending that you start on, a 250/300 is not bad advice.
If you ride anything other than a 250/300 as your first bike YOU WILL DIE!

DIE
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No one here has ever said that. But it is good advice for new riders to start on smaller/non super sport bikes.
I'm not saying starting smaller is bad advice, I just think it's bad to tell new riders that if you don't do that then the earth will end. Each new rider is different, some more responsible than others. I started on a 750 (not a good choice for everyone), and I still practice all of the same stuff that I would have if I were on a 300.

I don't think it's good to cue the doomsday/slasher movie music and scare the sheet out of a new rider because its not a 300. But i am just a noob who is still learning.
 

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Oh, and im new here. No one here has said that but I've heard it. Along the lines of...

"A 750 is your first bike? Don't fuckin kill youself".
 
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