Hello everyone, I decided to join the forum because I want to learn more about riding. I have been into cars forever and have owned many, but now I feel that since I have loved motorcycles for so long it's about time I stop fearing and own one. I miss having an older sports car where I feel so in touch with the engine and drivetrain, the newer sports cars that I have owned just bummed me out. I can't imagine how exciting it is to ride a bike, being able to feel like you are one with it... anyway... I have had some riding experience here and there, but for the most part I am a newb.
I don't own one yet because I am being patient and saving my money for once!
I'm planning to buy in January. I want a Honda bike because I love Honda, the engineering, reliability, looks, everything. My b/f has suggested that I get a GSX-R 600 because they are cheaper, but I'm not so sure that's what I want.
I am not really interested in commuting on my bike, I just want to learn how to be a skilled rider and I would love to eventually get some track time.
For those that do track, I have a question. I have a two piece leather suit made by Seools (got it in Okinawa) that I would like to be made into a once piece. Is that a dumb idea to have it professionally sewn together (with the right thread) ? It's a very nice set and it's the right size for me, but the jacket rides up on my neck when I am in riding position. There are a few snaps that can secure the jacket bottom to a belt in the pants. The pants come up kinda high so that's the reason I want them to be sewn together. I have a Shoei helmet, but no gloves or boots yet. Thanks for any replies!