Jump to content
ladyfz

Humble new NYC rider but PROUD new owner !

Recommended Posts

ladyfz
Hi everyone, I just bought my first bike a couple weeks ago, the beautiful FZ-07! TA-DA!
 
11110978_10152974859493315_3226244084380872962_n.jpg?oh=b3e633f5aded8a06506c3f2da0bb8e7d&oe=55FF7844
 
I can't wait to do some mods to it, starting with a windscreen for longer trips, a muffler to make 'er sing and cleanin' up the backend. What're are people's feelings on frame sliders? I heard they can cause top side tumbles and me-no-likey that idea... but the alternative sucks too.  x_x
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
nexus
I have oes frame sliders and love them very lightweight I would suggest sliders to just be safe. I got the kit from them frame fork and swingarm always nice to have a lil piece of mind if bike falls over on you.
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ladyfz
Thanks nexus!
 
And DOH, I meant to say HIGH side tumbles, (i.e., when the bike falls and the sliders catch on something and send the bike tumbling instead of sliding...) Sorry for not being more detailed everyone! I'm still a noob after all haha.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hobbs
Welcome to the forums.
 
My sliders prevented any real damage in 2 driveway mishaps.
 
At high speeds, sliders can only do so much and a bike is pretty easy to total. I personally, wouldn't worry.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ladyfz
Thanks! Cool, I'm convinced. Now I just need the dough to make it happen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hippiebikerchick
Welcome ladyfz! Glad you joined our little group! I put sliders on mine (after it fell over during a slow speed exercise).
 
The place where they go seems unfinished and like it needs something there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
nexus
yup sliders are more for low speed or driveway fall overs rather then any high speed protection and oh welcome to the forums :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jerryv
Welcome!  Nice bike ;) ... sliders are cheap insurance .. very affordable.  Are you new to riding too?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rowdy
Welcome! Nice bike and nice background. Where you from?  (put the correct color pin in the map).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ladyfz
Yep!
I had got my license a few years ago but never got the bike until NOW! Better late than never... The past couple of weekends I've been drilling a lot in open lots: quick stops, counter steering, and turning at slow and moderate speeds...
 
What was the most valuable drill you found when you were first starting out?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ladyfz
Thanks Rowdy, I'll add a pin to NYC!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jerryv
hmmmm .. counter steering for sure ... I did some hard stops, purposely locked the rear wheel (that was optional)
 
 
 

 
What was the most valuable drill you found when you were first starting out?
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ladyfz
I'll wait until AFTER I get the frame sliders for that, haha. Just in case...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
so1102
Welcome! Great color choice also -- represent us here in this poll: fz07.org/thread/332/fastest-color

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Beemer
yup sliders are more for low speed or driveway fall overs rather then any high speed protection and oh welcome to the forums :D
that and the best thing you can do if you lay it down IS get the hell away from it as fast as you can, push it away with your feet if you can. You don't want any bike going into a flip and landing on you or taking you along for the flip. Welcome and enjoy your new bike, be safe!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.