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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone at 600RR.net, deciding joining since I am getting my first real sport bike which the CBR600rr in a week, a jump from my CBR250 which crashed because of lack of brake power. But yep will most likely be around here for a while
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Welcone to dotnet... be sure to post pics of the new ride when you get it. What year, color?



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Thanks buddy. It's a 2010 Black and Red. Getting it used, looks in pretty good condition. Anything I should know before I get on it?
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Just curious about your crash on the 250. You said it was due to a lack of braking power, what did you mean by that? Were you using the front brakes?


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Just curious about your crash on the 250. You said it was due to a lack of braking power, what did you mean by that? Were you using the front brakes?
Maybe I wasn't clear enough. I was driving out an exit out of a highway at around 40Kmph, the car infront of me suddenly snaps on breaks, I did the same, next thing I know is the front wheel sliding and the bike fell to the right side. It was nothing too bad, bent brake lever and the handle bar is also a little bent to the right side.
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That one made it seem like you locked up your front wheel?


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What condition were the tires in? It sounds like they may have been getting bald. I just think its important to know why it happened so that you can learn from it. Routine maintenance and regular visual inspections can save your ass! My first crash was because my tires were shot but I couldn't afford new ones. Long story sort, I had a blowout at around 60mph and low sided.


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I always take a quick look around the tires. They seem to be in good condition. I was told by my brother(The Bike Belongs to him) that the front wheel doesn't have enough grip to stop you on certain speeds and will instead start sliding. He fell twice for the same reason but it didn't happen with his GSXR1000, So I am guessing that's the case. Will the same issue happen with the 600? Are the wheels only a fraction wider?
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Some advise.. get your gear. At minimum ..get gloves,jacket, helmet, boots... leather pants are a plus also.
Take it easy and respect the bike til you get the hang of it. Good to hear you started out on the 250.
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Some advise.. get your gear. At minimum ..get gloves,jacket, helmet, boots... leather pants are a plus also.
Take it easy and respect the bike til you get the hang of it. Good to hear you started out on the 250.
Congrats on the upgrade. You'll find a wealth of good info here.

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Thanks, much appreciated. I was wearing a summer padded top, gloves, helmet, and a shortie motorcycle shoes. My foot had the worst of it but I can still ride.
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As long as you keep good tires and make sure the brakes are good, you should be fine. I've lifted the rear tire off the ground in an emergency stop without the front slipping.


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As long as you keep good tires and make sure the brakes are good, you should be fine. I've lifted the rear tire off the ground in an emergency stop without the front slipping.
That's good to know. I am thinking the front brake can't support the whole bike like higher displacement bikes do. I'll need to practice my stopping a lot though.
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Be gentle with the rear brake, it's easy to lock up. A lot of people will tell you to not even touch the rear in an emergency stop. It is better to use both, but safer (especially for new riders) to only use the rear. In an emergency, people have a tendency to slam on the rear and cause even more problems!


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Back when I was using both brakes, I ended up slowing down dramatically before a roundabout as I was driving into traffic. The rear brake was nearing lock and the bike slid slightly the left side, but I managed to keep it up with my legs. I think it will be more stable on the 600. Some dude told me not to use the rear brake at all unless I am in a turn and I need to slow down, but I use engine brake for that since the placement of the rear brake in the CBR250r is way above my feet.
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