This is a discussion on Hello from New Hampshire within the NEW MEMBERS READ HERE! forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; Originally Posted by BennyJ I have one last question... Will hillsy get mad if I call him mom. It seems like all he wants to ...
I get it that your 17 and bulletproof and all but if you haven't ridden on the road then the best thing you can do is get yourself a bike that is manageable and compliant to learn on. Basically, something with neutral ergonomics and decent (read: modern) handling / braking. Ninja 250/300, VTR250 if you're small(ish), something like a DRZ250/400 if you're a bigger guy. Learning to ride on a heavy clip-on'd 70's porky superbike is probably the last thing you want to be doing.
You asked for advice - that's mine. It's just co-incidental that I probably think the same as your mom.
I want to listen to your advice hillsy, but I hate waiting. Besides, I live in a motorcycle friendly area with plenty of back roads to learn on. I appreciate the advice, and you are welcome to keep trying to convince me, but at the moment, I think that I want to continue with a cafe build. Maybe with a smaller engine size though.
Also, while everyone is argueing about carbs vs fuel injection, I guess I'll throw in my opinion as well. I personally prefer carbs because that's what I'm used to and theyre easier to tune.
No one's telling you otherwise for any other reason than its not nice hearing, seeing or knowing about people being scrapped off the tarmac.
Be safe and always keep one thing in mind "they're all trying to kill you"
WTF did you come here for if you're not going to listen to the experienced advice being handed out. You sound like you're on the path many noobs take when getting into "the scene", ask a bunch of question on how to proceed and then not heed any of it and proceed with your own uneducated plan. This usually results in us finding your incomplete project being offered on Craigs List.
Would you have listened to advice when you were 17. What would you do in my shoes. I'm a hands on learner and I need to learn from experience. Call me whatever you want, idgaf, but now I have to have a build just to prove you guys wrong. Again, what would you do if you were 17.