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advice to rookie on a tlr

2561 Views 23 Replies 14 Participants Last post by  Daruna
hi everybody my name is joe i am new to streetbikes and came up on a deal that i felt i couldnt pass up and picked a 2001tl1000r w/ 8500 milles for 1500 wdythink did i get ripped off?...i am going to use it to comute on back country roads and two lane hwys mostly and was looking for any advice that could help me to Never crash and stay alive while having a blast on a ridiculously powerful bike! i saw a statistic that said that the gsxr 1000 was the #1 crashed bike in and the tiller is the 2nd most crashed, (and thats what im trying to aviod) is that true? i will take advice on anything from brakes to engine, fairings, ride, passanger ride eventually, to what is different about a v-twin engine or how the r compares to the s....or even why they stped making them...i hope to hear from anyone and everyone even if you make fun or talk shit cuz i think it will all help lol
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learn what countersteering is ASAP, and assume no one can see you when you ride.
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