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Hi All! :)

I finally made up my mind to learn how to ride!!! (this idea has been going on for years!) Now that I'm 26 and I believe I'm mentially ready (ie: no need to show-off/ smaller ego sort of speak :D )

Ok, on to the question. As a newbie, I knew absolutely nothing about bike. (Didn't even know what sliders/fairing is (now I do :D) ) Is there any link to some sites with more mechanical information about bikes?

Sorry if this question has been asked before but I have done a few searches but couldn't seems to find any links. :)

TIA,
CT

Edit:
- MSF (here in Canada, we called it a little different) in 3 weeks time
- even with my road course experience, I am convinced that Ninja 250R (or something along that line) would be a good starting bike. :)
 

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Why don't you just ask a general ? and we'll see if we could answer or go to a book store and check there.
 

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Oh yea

Welcome to SBN
 

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where you are is probably the best place to be. sometimes it can a be common thing, other times, it can a regional thing. i just read a thread where in Cali, the cops are referred to as 5-0, po-po, etc. on the board they are commonly referred to LEO's (law enforcemnt officers). unfortunately, I don't know what you know so at the risk of repeating myself, i will wait until you see something you need answered. I'll give you two right now though:

squid: generally someone who acts in an unsafe manner thereby causing themselves or others to wreck their bikes or to have the potential to. for the most part, everyone at some point acts like a squid, either by not wearing gear or doing unsafe things (wheelies in traffic, going too fast, etc).some people just seem to be professionals about it. also, these squids generally know they are squids, but most will vehemently deny it.

tankslapper: a violent shaking of the handlebars where each end goes from side to side hitting the tank with each slap. it is violent, fast, and scary. the important things to remember w/a tankslapper: apply throttle (DO NOT let off the gas), stay relaxed on the grips (the things over the bars that you are grabbing-on the right is the throttle, on the left is nothing, it doesnt' turn) and changing your shorts after you get stopped. mostly a tankslapper can be caused by not having a damper on a supersport-type bike and the front end gets lighter. it can also be caused by hitting something large in the road. i'm sure there are other things about a tankslapper i forgot to mention, but i've only been awake for about 15 minutes, so my eyes aren't open well yet.

but this is a start. hope this helps. BTW, welcome to the site :twofinger
 
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