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Old 01-24-2010, 09:13 PM
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I just got my 03 cbr f4i 600..im a beginner as far as riding can anyone give me good tips on how to go into first gear without stalling. I know your suppose to let the clutch go slighty and give it gas.. i got it going a couple times but i also stalled as well. My buddy told me to rev it up and as it comes down let the clutch go. I dont know if this will work or not
 
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:27 PM
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Learn the clutch. Get used to the friction zone. This is when the bike starts to move on its own without any throttle what so ever. Once you get used to what it feels like to release the clutch to that area then give it some throttle and continue to slightly release the clutch. DONT give it gas then start releasing the clutch. If you do that, especially when you are new, you are gonna over rev it. You'll dump the clutch and the bike will jerk, then you'll crank on the throttle because you are holding it with a death grip, causing the bike to shoot right out of your legs and there goes a $4k investment.
 

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Old 01-24-2010, 09:28 PM
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Practice, practice, practice. And go take your MSF it'll help immensely.
 
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:30 PM
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Maybe this will help as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdMGeiNmYwM
 
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:34 PM
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Go take the MSF!!!
 
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:38 PM
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Practice! i disagree with your friend..its better to stall it then let take off with or without you..the friction zone is key..if you have access to a quad that would be great practice

this is what your friend is describing

How not to release the clutch
 
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:40 PM
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What a sad waste of a stretched zx14!
 
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:51 PM
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It was a sad waste to begin with because it was stretched.
 
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:53 PM
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100% disagree. ZX14 is a straightline bike and having it stretched helps keep the front down.
 
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+1 for MSF!
 
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