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2003 GSX-R600 1st?

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Hi all,

I'm new here and this is my first post. I'm a newbie and I'm totally spooked after reading the posts on this site for over an hour. I just bought my first bike, an 03 GSX-R600. For the money I would have spent on a used bike of my liking (I know I'm picky) this time of year in the seasonal northeast, the difference in monthly payments for a leftover from 03 was minimal. However, you have all got me thinking I may have gotten in over my head. I've got all my gear now, jacket, helmet, gloves, etc. and I've passed the MSF course, but I'm wondering if that's not enough. I've only been out on the roads a few times, and things have gone well so far as I'm taking it nice and slow, learning at my own pace. However, right turns are a still a little challenging and I haven't got caught on an incline yet, but I've practiced a little in my driveway which has a slight incline. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance...
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Congrats and good luck I know how you feel. my first two bikes were over my head (gixxer still is)and I bought them before I knew better. All of the local Fast guys I respect told me the same things:
knowing your limitations
staying within your comfort zones
TRAINING (try to get some track training)
Practice - emergency stops are top of the list
I can't ride my Gixxer to the limit. I accept that. One day I will, and it's up to me to stay alive and whole until I do.

Good luck
ride safe
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