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talXXL99
04-01-2011, 09:54 AM
I've always wanted to ride and I've always wanted a katana however I am a beginner rider. I recently just finished msf school and fell in love with the sport even more! I just bought an 06' black katana. I'm really enjoying this forum and look forward to learning more. Everybodys telling me I'm gonna get killed and watchin stupid people drive has gotten me a little spooked and nervouse but I'm determined to learn how to be a safe rider with confidence. I would love to hear any and all advice anyone has to offer.

1FSTKAT
04-01-2011, 09:57 AM
Just keep your eyes sharp and know your way out of a situation and you'll be just fine.

Welcome! and congratulations on the bike.

tejasandre
04-01-2011, 11:01 AM
Welcome from Texas.

Guess it's welcome fellow San Antonian.

dunmire16226
04-01-2011, 11:15 AM
anicipate everything other people will be the one most likely to cause the wreck :blazer ride safe

MJD37
04-01-2011, 11:17 AM
welcome to KR youll be fine just always be aware of your surroundings :blazer

zuma
04-01-2011, 11:29 AM
Welcome to the forum!

vonrapier
04-01-2011, 11:40 AM
Welcome........always look ahead when riding and expect the drivers to do something out of the usual and you will be fine. Also make sure you are not in their blind spot.

DOCTORNITRO
04-01-2011, 11:50 AM
Welcome to KR

diavolo
04-01-2011, 12:53 PM
Welcome to KR!

dianhsuhe
04-01-2011, 12:58 PM
The Katana is not that bad for a first bike (I would have recommended others) but it is a LOT more mellow than it's brother the GSXR and it has a comfortable (thus instilling confidence) riding position.

Heck my girlfriend just took her MSF class 2 weeks ago and she went out and bought a Ducati Monster 696 (lighter, faster and more powerful than the Kat) and she is doing great.

Just plan your routes and practice as much as possible in parking lots and less traveled roads before tackling unknown territory!

Oh yeah, remember CAGES (CARS) ARE ALL TRYING TO KILL YOU!

cheers

kat_kitten
04-01-2011, 01:14 PM
relaaaaax! that's the best thing you can do for yourself!
be cautious, but don't be uptight.
always look far ahead and play the "what if" game (what if that car cuts me off, what can i do? what if that car turns in front of me, what can i do?).. soon it'll just be second nature, and you'll be well prepared for most riding inconveniences!

have fun!
=)

manowar1313
04-01-2011, 03:11 PM
Two words: FRAME SLIDERS! These will save you a ton of money and tears.
Also welcome

Woodmysta
04-01-2011, 03:15 PM
Welcome to KR! :smt039

chrisimz
04-01-2011, 03:17 PM
welcome to kr

talXXL99
04-01-2011, 06:25 PM
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR ADVICE! As soon as I get enough confidence i would love to ride with some of yall if you are near san antonio !

Nero
04-02-2011, 03:21 AM
Always lets fools who ride dangerously or fast go on ahead. Never accept pressure to go beyond your capabilities and faster to keep up with a group of jackasses.

Irish
04-02-2011, 07:29 AM
Welcome to K.R
its a great bike for learning .The weight helps with the wind and its a not going to be popping up on you as easy as the R's . Dont chase after the R's and watch for the Cars .Dont ride tired .
:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

KatanaGSX92
04-02-2011, 08:46 PM
Welcome!

Wild-Bill
04-02-2011, 09:50 PM
Welcome!

Just remember that cars don't see you and if they do then they're out to get you. That attitude has kept me safe for 22 years now.