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Newbie - suspension

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Greetings. I've returned to biking after a LONG break. I had crotch rockets as a youngster (20's) and have just purchased a new 2007 ZX6R (at 44 yo!). I've only put just over 1k on it, so I'm still learning to be smooth and remember how to ride again. As a sports car road racer for ten years and a bit of a car buff, I feel very comfortable behind the wheel under any situation. There's a wonderful, twisty road near my house with lots of elevation changes and I'm four times faster in my beater Mazda pickup than I am with this bike! Quite embarrassing and frustrating!

Okay, to the point. Lots of adjustments that can be made on the suspension. I feel that it's a bit tight for street riding and our not so smooth conditions. From racing, I know that cranking on adjustments without knowledge is not a good thing. I'll never track the bike and soft would be fine for me, especially since I'm experiencing a lot of wrist pain thus far (I've read pointers on what not to do body positioning-wise, but still encounter pain and stiffness).

Thanks for any help.
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haha don't take it as offence:p I'm just saying that I don't want to be driving these things when I'm 30. My friends and I have talked about this stuff and we all agree that we would give up our rockets by 30 for reason that I will keep to myself becuase you might be offended.
I honestly find this hilarious... take this from a guy who was ummm.... very... ummmm.. busy this summer:twisted: ...... experience trumps enthusiasm any day of the week. I've found that very few people who think 30 is old that can keep up with me....
well I guess I'll feel a little older then... the young ones (18-24) bore me... and yes I've been there several times within the last 6 months.
You let them talk.... didn't you? :lol:
eh... more like they don't know what they're doing yet, and I get tired of teaching.

I'm partial to the ones that'll leave you crumpled in a heap on the floor at the end of the bed...
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