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Bike Riding Lessons
14-08-2018, 07:22 PM
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Bike Riding Lessons
Hi everyone,

I have been Riding scooters for around 10 years and never had problems. Only dropped when I was a rookie like 10 years ago. Recently I have been on a Advance riding lessons on a bike with manual gears and weight but not sure if that was enough training as I felt it wasn’t. I know the basics and controls of a bike and would like to start riding bigger bikes such as a Bmw GS800 adventure or Yamaha R3? Can I please get recommendations for a place or person to gain more experience on riding bigger bikes.
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14-08-2018, 07:29 PM
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So you drive an M3 GTS (not available in SA) with EU plates (clearly on European roads as well) and your location says SA, yet now you want bike lessons? Would this be in SA, Europe or on the moon?Fencelook

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14-08-2018, 07:31 PM
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Fencelook dont worry about extra training you have been riding for long enough - you will get used to the bigger more powerful machine fairly quick.

just remember ATGAT.

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14-08-2018, 08:51 PM
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You will be surprised that it is a million times easier to ride a bike, like let's say a 600 super sports bike, then the scooter you were riding.
Its light on its feet and packed with tech to.even help if you get in a bit of trouble. Those bikes turn in so much easier, and has much better brakes compared to a scooter.
Go for a test ride and you will see after the first few 100mts everything will fall into place and you will be on your way.
My son has never ridden a bike in his life and I bought him a new 400 ninja after he got his learners.
That was only 2 months ago, and now he has 6000km on the clock, and he has not dropped it.
You will be fine


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14-08-2018, 08:59 PM
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RE: Bike Riding Lessons
Go to Biker Bravado in Randburg. But why do you want to do more lessons if you've already done advanced training? And an F800GS is not a big bike, lots of newbies start out on 1200GS's
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(14-08-2018 07:29 PM)FerdiBotha Wrote:  So you drive an M3 GTS (not available in SA) with EU plates (clearly on European roads as well) and your location says SA, yet now you want bike lessons? Would this be in SA, Europe or on the moon?Fencelook

Hi,

I am a Turkish living in South Africa. Would you like me to put up a note next to the car with your name when I travel there on 18th September ? Would that make it believable for you?
Can someone not own 2 cars in 2 different countries? Or should I remove it from my profile because only cars that we own in SA should be put on here?

(14-08-2018 07:31 PM)MikeR Wrote:  Fencelook dont worry about extra training you have been riding for long enough - you will get used to the bigger more powerful machine fairly quick.

just remember ATGAT.

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(14-08-2018 08:51 PM)polly Wrote:  You will be surprised that it is a million times easier to ride a bike, like let's say a 600 super sports bike, then the scooter you were riding.
Its light on its feet and packed with tech to.even help if you get in a bit of trouble. Those bikes turn in so much easier, and has much better brakes compared to a scooter.
Go for a test ride and you will see after the first few 100mts everything will fall into place and you will be on your way.
My son has never ridden a bike in his life and I bought him a new 400 ninja after he got his learners.
That was only 2 months ago, and now he has 6000km on the clock, and he has not dropped it.
You will be fine


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Thank you so much for taking your time to reply in detail.
Much appreciated

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14-08-2018, 09:13 PM
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Only a pleasure buddy, if you need any assistance pls feel free to contact me privately.
It is only a pleasure to help out other bikers

Btw dont worry about the haters, live your life brother.

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14-08-2018, 09:41 PM
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You'll love the bigger machine once you are comfortable on it, and always try keep a cool head Thumbs
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14-08-2018, 09:51 PM
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(14-08-2018 09:13 PM)polly Wrote:  Only a pleasure buddy, if you need any assistance pls feel free to contact me privately.
It is only a pleasure to help out other bikers

Btw dont worry about the haters, live your life brother.

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Thank you brother. I will def contact you. I am thinking of getting a bike by Saturday.

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14-08-2018, 11:14 PM
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Adventure bikes are abit top heavy at lower speeds which require a bit of skill too keep up, if you drop it you'll need some good squatting form to lift it again hehe.

But yea, buy the bike you want, respect it and learn as you ride.

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15-08-2018, 04:15 AM
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(14-08-2018 09:06 PM)Liatros Wrote:  Hi,

I am a Turkish living in South Africa. Would you like me to put up a note next to the car with your name when I travel there on 18th September ? Would that make it believable for you?
Can someone not own 2 cars in 2 different countries? Or should I remove it from my profile because only cars that we own in SA should be put on here?

Apologies budThumbs

It often happens that we get trolls on here, so I suppose I was a bit too quick on the trigger in this instance.

All the best with the biking venture.

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15-08-2018, 09:23 AM
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(14-08-2018 07:22 PM)Liatros Wrote:  Hi everyone,

I have been Riding scooters for around 10 years and never had problems. Only dropped when I was a rookie like 10 years ago. Recently I have been on a Advance riding lessons on a bike with manual gears and weight but not sure if that was enough training as I felt it wasn’t. I know the basics and controls of a bike and would like to start riding bigger bikes such as a Bmw GS800 adventure or Yamaha R3? Can I please get recommendations for a place or person to gain more experience on riding bigger bikes.
Thanks for all responses in advance.

So I just purchased a Yamaha FZ6R, which is considered to be a sport bike, being extremely inexperienced in riding I actually found it pretty easy to ride and get used to, i think its a great starter bike and is not extremely heavy either. the plus side is that it has a Detuned yamaha R6 engine and the power band is extremely linear. would be a good option to consider if you are just starting out Thumbs

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15-08-2018, 10:00 AM
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RE: Bike Riding Lessons
(14-08-2018 08:59 PM)henriZA Wrote:  Go to Biker Bravado in Randburg. But why do you want to do more lessons if you've already done advanced training? And an F800GS is not a big bike, lots of newbies start out on 1200GS's

+1 on Biker Bravado, i did my beginner rider training with them, they are really good.

On a side note i went from riding a 125cc to a 1000cc in a week, you will be surprised on how simple it is, but always remember if you do stupid things, stupid things will happen, so keep calm, confident and always ride within your limits.
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15-08-2018, 11:01 AM
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Andrew Biram at adventure academy 27 72 850 9253

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15-08-2018, 04:27 PM (This post was last modified: 15-08-2018 04:30 PM by Liatros@Liatros recycling.)
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(15-08-2018 11:01 AM)M@rk Wrote:  Andrew Biram at adventure academy 27 72 850 9253

andy@adventureacademy.co.za

Thank you very much

(15-08-2018 09:23 AM)Nikhil Wrote:  
(14-08-2018 07:22 PM)Liatros Wrote:  Hi everyone,

I have been Riding scooters for around 10 years and never had problems. Only dropped when I was a rookie like 10 years ago. Recently I have been on a Advance riding lessons on a bike with manual gears and weight but not sure if that was enough training as I felt it wasn’t. I know the basics and controls of a bike and would like to start riding bigger bikes such as a Bmw GS800 adventure or Yamaha R3? Can I please get recommendations for a place or person to gain more experience on riding bigger bikes.
Thanks for all responses in advance.

So I just purchased a Yamaha FZ6R, which is considered to be a sport bike, being extremely inexperienced in riding I actually found it pretty easy to ride and get used to, i think its a great starter bike and is not extremely heavy either. the plus side is that it has a Detuned yamaha R6 engine and the power band is extremely linear. would be a good option to consider if you are just starting out Thumbs

Thank you very much. I am looking at YZF R6 on gumtree at the moment.
A 2007+ Model.
Is 25k km`s on a bike too much ?

(15-08-2018 04:15 AM)FerdiBotha Wrote:  
(14-08-2018 09:06 PM)Liatros Wrote:  Hi,

I am a Turkish living in South Africa. Would you like me to put up a note next to the car with your name when I travel there on 18th September ? Would that make it believable for you?
Can someone not own 2 cars in 2 different countries? Or should I remove it from my profile because only cars that we own in SA should be put on here?

Apologies budThumbs

It often happens that we get trolls on here, so I suppose I was a bit too quick on the trigger in this instance.

All the best with the biking venture.

I understand. Thank you very much

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15-08-2018, 06:23 PM
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(15-08-2018 04:27 PM)Liatros Wrote:  
(15-08-2018 11:01 AM)M@rk Wrote:  Andrew Biram at adventure academy 27 72 850 9253

andy@adventureacademy.co.za

Thank you very much

(15-08-2018 09:23 AM)Nikhil Wrote:  
(14-08-2018 07:22 PM)Liatros Wrote:  Hi everyone,

I have been Riding scooters for around 10 years and never had problems. Only dropped when I was a rookie like 10 years ago. Recently I have been on a Advance riding lessons on a bike with manual gears and weight but not sure if that was enough training as I felt it wasn’t. I know the basics and controls of a bike and would like to start riding bigger bikes such as a Bmw GS800 adventure or Yamaha R3? Can I please get recommendations for a place or person to gain more experience on riding bigger bikes.
Thanks for all responses in advance.

So I just purchased a Yamaha FZ6R, which is considered to be a sport bike, being extremely inexperienced in riding I actually found it pretty easy to ride and get used to, i think its a great starter bike and is not extremely heavy either. the plus side is that it has a Detuned yamaha R6 engine and the power band is extremely linear. would be a good option to consider if you are just starting out Thumbs

Thank you very much. I am looking at YZF R6 on gumtree at the moment.
A 2007+ Model.
Is 25k km`s on a bike too much ?

(15-08-2018 04:15 AM)FerdiBotha Wrote:  
(14-08-2018 09:06 PM)Liatros Wrote:  Hi,

I am a Turkish living in South Africa. Would you like me to put up a note next to the car with your name when I travel there on 18th September ? Would that make it believable for you?
Can someone not own 2 cars in 2 different countries? Or should I remove it from my profile because only cars that we own in SA should be put on here?

Apologies budThumbs

It often happens that we get trolls on here, so I suppose I was a bit too quick on the trigger in this instance.

All the best with the biking venture.

I understand. Thank you very much

If you want to know about used bikes and what you should and shouldn't avoid you should speak to @131Gav he knows his stuffThumbs

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15-08-2018, 06:32 PM
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RE: Bike Riding Lessons
bmw motorcycle school at zwartkops is an option to look at too.
Based over 2 days, and there is also the off-road riding school if you require.
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15-08-2018, 06:50 PM
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(15-08-2018 06:32 PM)Photokid Wrote:  bmw motorcycle school at zwartkops is an option to look at too.
Based over 2 days, and there is also the off-road riding school if you require.

+1

I did the beginner and K53 course at the BMW academy at Zwartkops shortly after buying my first bike. I was really impressed by how much I learned.
Really worth it IMHO.

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15-08-2018, 11:14 PM (This post was last modified: 15-08-2018 11:15 PM by Liatros@Liatros recycling.)
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(15-08-2018 06:23 PM)Nikhil Wrote:  
(15-08-2018 04:27 PM)Liatros Wrote:  
(15-08-2018 11:01 AM)M@rk Wrote:  Andrew Biram at adventure academy 27 72 850 9253

andy@adventureacademy.co.za

Thank you very much

(15-08-2018 09:23 AM)Nikhil Wrote:  
(14-08-2018 07:22 PM)Liatros Wrote:  Hi everyone,

I have been Riding scooters for around 10 years and never had problems. Only dropped when I was a rookie like 10 years ago. Recently I have been on a Advance riding lessons on a bike with manual gears and weight but not sure if that was enough training as I felt it wasn’t. I know the basics and controls of a bike and would like to start riding bigger bikes such as a Bmw GS800 adventure or Yamaha R3? Can I please get recommendations for a place or person to gain more experience on riding bigger bikes.
Thanks for all responses in advance.

So I just purchased a Yamaha FZ6R, which is considered to be a sport bike, being extremely inexperienced in riding I actually found it pretty easy to ride and get used to, i think its a great starter bike and is not extremely heavy either. the plus side is that it has a Detuned yamaha R6 engine and the power band is extremely linear. would be a good option to consider if you are just starting out Thumbs

Thank you very much. I am looking at YZF R6 on gumtree at the moment.
A 2007+ Model.
Is 25k km`s on a bike too much ?

(15-08-2018 04:15 AM)FerdiBotha Wrote:  
(14-08-2018 09:06 PM)Liatros Wrote:  Hi,

I am a Turkish living in South Africa. Would you like me to put up a note next to the car with your name when I travel there on 18th September ? Would that make it believable for you?
Can someone not own 2 cars in 2 different countries? Or should I remove it from my profile because only cars that we own in SA should be put on here?

Apologies budThumbs

It often happens that we get trolls on here, so I suppose I was a bit too quick on the trigger in this instance.

All the best with the biking venture.

I understand. Thank you very much

If you want to know about used bikes and what you should and shouldn't avoid you should speak to @131Gav he knows his stuffThumbs

Thank you

(15-08-2018 06:50 PM)Girevik77 Wrote:  
(15-08-2018 06:32 PM)Photokid Wrote:  bmw motorcycle school at zwartkops is an option to look at too.
Based over 2 days, and there is also the off-road riding school if you require.

+1

I did the beginner and K53 course at the BMW academy at Zwartkops shortly after buying my first bike. I was really impressed by how much I learned.
Really worth it IMHO.

Will def try it out at Bmw academy.
Thank you

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15-08-2018, 11:52 PM
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(14-08-2018 09:41 PM)GoCart Wrote:  You'll love the bigger machine once you are comfortable on it, and always try keep a cool head Thumbs

Shouldn't you at least ride a bike to give advice on bikes?

FencelookTiptoesmile bounce

Just kidding H!

As for OP - I say go big. As per everyone else - you will adapt and get used to it super quickly and you won't regret it!

25k is not too much for a bike nowadays - but it all depends on who had it, how they looked after it, etc. etc.

Good luck with your hunt!
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