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Hey everyone, my name is Andrey. New to this page and to motorcycles in general. I might be the idiot with the dumb questions sometimes but I swear I’ve googled it before I posted. I’ve been a member on car forums before so I know the proper formalities and what not. Anyway, I got my license just this month and picked up my first bike. The 2019 ZX6R ABS. So far I love it. Little about me. I work for the Sherrifs office as a C/O as a civilian and a 31B (MP) for the Army National Guard. Live in Sacramento area, California. Nice to meet everyone. Look forward to making some friends here.
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I find it hilarious that you folks are allowed to go and purchase something so powerful as a first bike. My only recommendation is to go and get some training from an approved organisation. You'll love the bike a lot more once you experience its capabilities in a safe environment. And if you make it to the track (which you should, otherwise...what a waste!)...welcome to your new addiction!
 

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Welcome and great bike. Good choice on the ABS for a street bike. I have never needed it but have it and believe it is a great backup safety system. Remember it is straight line ABS, if you are leaned over it will not keep you from overloading a tire and going down.

+1 on getting training, my first bike was a a Ninja 250 and I was familiar but still did a safety course and learned a lot.

Great riding out there, we have a son in Sunnyvale CA and get out to see them occasionally. I haven't ridden out there yet. Just starting to think about were I'm going in August/September but North Dakota and Canada are drawing my attention, Idaho is also on the list and for sure Wyoming and Michigan. LOL why Michigan you ask - going to visit my sister in Jackson on the way out so it kind of my planning point. It's nice to be somewhat retired and able to takes weeks off for a solo motorcycle trip. My wife is OK but will not go with me, I asked her if she wanted to fly into Calgary and spend a week there but she declined saying air travel is massively difficult now. Speaking of difficult air travel and lost luggage I need to make a trip to the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro Alabama. It's a fun day trip on the bike.
 

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I find it hilarious that you folks are allowed to go and purchase something so powerful as a first bike. My only recommendation is to go and get some training from an approved organisation. You'll love the bike a lot more once you experience its capabilities in a safe environment. And if you make it to the track (which you should, otherwise...what a waste!)...welcome to your new addiction!
I actually went and did the motorcycle safety courses over about a week. And I didn’t want to spend money on a 400 and get bored of it after 6 months and spend money again. That was the suggestion I got from friends with bikes and went with it. I think the 636 isn’t super crazy but definitely isn’t something I would have regretted buying either in the long run. Definitely plan to enjoy it as much as I can though!
 

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Cool, good to hear. The 636 deserves to be ridden with respect and also in its natural environment (track and canyons).
 
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Welcome. And thank you for your service!
 
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