Glad you're OK.
well we've all known how much torque Yamaha have... dumb mistake not focus on what i was doing and slam on the throttle too hard hehehCongrats for the coming out pretty much unscathed. It's a powerful motorcycle, no?
yeah.... when you can power wheelie in the 4th gear using engine brake to compress the front before snapping the throttle... you know there's plenty of torque to spare on the FZMy FZ almost went out from under me while riding out of the dealership minutes after buying it.
Wasn't expecting the jerky torque, was used to my inline 4, YZF 600 which took off smooth as silk.
yeah but that's when you REALLY want to do it. It won't do it on its own that high up in gears, no worries heheheMy first bike was an inline 4 550cc. Quite a difference from what I remember. 4th gear wheelies? Wow. Thanks for the heads-up!!
i think the lesson I learned on this crash is that I need to be a lot more careful of what i'm doing on a motorcycle. When you get comfortable is when you gotta be the most cautious because you can start to do dumb things (like me). Unless you're actually trying to power wheelie... take it VERY easy with 1st and 2nd gear... they're unforgivingI don't know if my old seca was capable of wheelies. I have never had the pleasure. The fz07 is my third bike. My first was a Honda Elsinore. I bet that back could do them. I feel a bit deprived, and yet having never done one, a little worried that I will accidentally do one.
I think if I can be honest, I knew that I would be in a wreck some day... I knew it has to happen, and I pray it would be a minor one. A wreck makes me so much more aware of the fact that I cannot be comfortable and just wing it on a motorcycle. The symbiotic relationship between a rider and his bike is so much more personal than that with his car. In a car, you feel more protected, you have to turn the wheel considerably for the vehicle to take a curve, there's lag when you press the gas, there's big braking distances, etc. On a bike, you're practically plugging yourself onto the bike, every part of your body will affect the bike and try to maintain control. I know when I get back on my bike, it's no longer a no holds bar game.Well, nlsquare, thanks for boldly going where nobody wants to, glad you're ok. It's good that you set a good example with the proper riding gear. Going down is a very real possibility for all of us, and we need to remember that before we hop on and ride. I still need to get good pants and jacket, and even a helmet. The guy I bought the bike from gave me a helmet, gloves, and boots; everything fits except the helmet is one size too large. Any recommendations on gear?
Yeah, the one I have seems pretty decent considering the prices I've seen (for HJCs.) I'd keep using it if it wasn't XL.HJC has always been the best bang for the buck in helmets.
no probs buddy, forgot to mention, you can definitely use revzilla as the first place to go to look for overviews on products you're interested in. They have massive stocks and anthony makes damn good videos talking about motorcycle gears. That's where I learned that my head shape was not right for the first helmet and found my exo-500 to be more fitting. I've yet to buy anything from them but recently they added shipping to canada so I might try them out. They seems pretty big seeing that any google search i do for gears will have them at the top resultsAwesome! Thanks for the advice. I've been leaning towards Scorpion helmets. My brother has one and he really likes it. Thanks for mentioning the others also.
He took me to a Cycle Gear store in Sacramento after I bought the FZ07. I was looking at the Sedici jackets. My bro said that he has a Scorpion jacket that he really likes, but when we looked for that brand it could not be found there. There's so many different brands. I just want to get some quality gear without completely overpaying. I don't want to buy the cheapest just because of price, but I don't want to buy the steepest just because the name sounds nice! Anyway, thanks for the suggestions, nlsquare!