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Whats up guys/gals of the two wheel world!

I have finally crossed over and ignored the fear struck children of America and purchased my first bike, a 2015 Kawasaki ZX-6R 636. Trust I already know it's better to buy used for first bikes...learned that the hard way (2 lay downs already FML).

Need some cool teachers in the DFW TX region or just some friends to ride with.
 

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Damn, that sucks....Post up some pics..lets see the damage..

Welcome to the 2 wheeled world. This forum has alot of good information for you to take advantage of. Im sure you'll find some Texas boys here you can meet up and ride with.
 

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Whats up guys/gals of the two wheel world!

I have finally crossed over and ignored the fear struck children of America and purchased my first bike, a 2015 Kawasaki ZX-6R 636. Trust I already know it's better to buy used for first bikes...learned that the hard way (2 lay downs already FML).

Need some cool teachers in the DFW TX region or just some friends to ride with.
Welcome, Hope.

Can't help with fellow riders in DFW, but I can suggest you add sliders to the ride to limit the damage -- that, and gear for yourself to keep you as whole as possible.
 

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Bummer... It happens to the best of us. I suggest investing in some frame sliders or even better than that, a crash cage. But look at the bright side, now you have an excuse to buy some new parts if you damaged anything.
 

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Take an msf course bro.

Read and watch twist of the wrist 2, et al.

Ey3 will jump in with links in short order; rest assured.

And yes, frame sliders. Woodcraft's are swell (well, they seem quite good).
 

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MSF course is on the way! Thanks for all the welcomes. Looking at frame sliders for the next addition to the bike. Luckily only a few scratches have happened. But I will post pictures!
 

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Damage Done

this is the worst of the damage. Just a little break that can be replaced.
 

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Welcome out bud

Keep the the rubber down and the bike rightside up.

As many others pointed out...MSF course is a MUST
 
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Dang that sucks. First bike, brand new and two drops. Well, live and learn and don't drop the bike lol. Pics please. If you show us yours, I might show you mine:devious
 

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Get those tires scrubbed in slowly, keep off the rain/gravel/tar snakes. I found my stock tires extremely slick... didnt like em, consider new rubber that comes without the shiny finish. Frame sliders a must for any skill of rider. Be curteous and defensive all the time assume no one sees you, get a loud pipe so they know you're coming :p keep it shiny up bro!
 

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Take an msf course bro.

Read and watch twist of the wrist 2, et al.

Ey3 will jump in with links in short order; rest assured.

And yes, frame sliders. Woodcraft's are swell (well, they seem quite good).
Don't have time atm for the full run down. May edit later. Short version:

Gear
Training
Better gear
More training
Then go fast bits.

Ey3
 
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Don't have time atm for the full run down. May edit later. Short version:

Gear
Training
Better gear
More training
Then go fast bits.

Ey3
:dowhat.......What just happened...:spit

:worthless (Edit the last part to "VIDEOS" :D)
 

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Don't have time atm for the full run down. May edit later. Short version:

Gear
Training
Better gear
More training
Then go fast bits.

Ey3
Makin' me look bad man.

We should sticky one of your old (or an updated version) posts with all that stuff at the top of the New Rider's section.
 

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Take an msf course bro.

Read and watch twist of the wrist 2, et al.

Ey3 will jump in with links in short order; rest assured.

And yes, frame sliders. Woodcraft's are swell (well, they seem quite good).
Don't have time atm for the full run down. May edit later. Short version:

Gear
Training
Better gear
More training
Then go fast bits.

Ey3
Makin' me look bad man.

We should sticky one of your old (or an updated version) posts with all that stuff at the top of the New Rider's section.
I'll step in:

Hello and welcome!

Also, even if you only plan on riding on the street, go to at least one track day which includes class time and track time with coaching. It's not very expensive, it will improve and probably change everything you thought you knew about riding, and it will make you a much better and safer rider.

While you're waiting for your track day date to come around, read this: http://files.meetup.com/1510087/A+Twist+of+the+Wrist+II.pdf

...and watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVWLIfChUwg
 

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My crown has been taken. Sound advice above.

Ey3
 
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