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I was on a ride with 7 guys, we were going from bike week to daytona to watch the rocket lunch. We were balling, I will admit it. We came around a turn alittle hot, and I was in the lead me and a R6 in front of 954 two 900RR and zx-7 well a stop sign was right aroung the corner, we barely stopped. The 954 locked up his rear and it started to bounce he lost control and dumped it. His helmet saved his head and he walked away. The bike had minor damage on the left side and sarted right back up. The rider is pretty experinced, he has owned FZR and f4i, he says the 954 brakes feel funny, and he has had some problems braking before.

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Good to hear he is okay. Helmets are real life savers.

It sounds like his brake pads werent broken in yet. Or mabye they were installed wrong./images/icons/crazy.gif
 

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You say experience from the point that he had a FZR and a F4i. Well the F4i is practically a brand new bike so experience having one for that amount of time hardly gives someone the experience to jump to a liter bike lol. Especially comin off a Fizzer of all bikes. Sounds like he panicked which all of us at one point or another have done. I think he is just inexperienced with the new bike that's all. I mean the 954 is a all new setup, power curve, geometry and everything coming even off a F4i that is new...it hardly resembles a 954 in anything other then a touch in the body work. Sounds like inexperience by going to fast for one in a group of other bikes, and two on a road not known! Hard to blame the bike here I think. I'm glad to hear he was wearing his helmet since last year they lifted the law for that down there. Glad to hear he didn't collect any others in the wreck.
 

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F4iRacer...How do you judge experience? On years or miles and situations? If I ride 1000 miles a year for 10 years, am I more experienced than the guy who has ridden for 5000 miles for five years? Am I more experience than the guy who has put on 20K miles in two years on a racetrack? I agree that the guy probably has less experience than he and his friends think, but we can't judge that based on the year of his bike.

P.S. Scratched fairing is hardly a "wreck" /images/icons/smile.gif.
Glad to hear he is okay though.
 

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Alot if not most bike accidents happen within the first 6 months of your new bike and not just your first bike but any new bike to the rider. This is probably just a case of a rider being somewhat unfamiliar with his new bike.
 

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That's what I said for the most part, but someone misunderstood me or didn't read my post and comprehend my reply. I simply said that I don't think he had experience enough with the bikes he had to make a jump to a liter bike and expect it to be like a 600. Then I went on to say again that they were going to fast on a road they didn't know...which what does that very point come down to? Lack of experience!!!!! Did ya get it that time NJ
 

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You have some points, I had a FZR with 15000 miles and my f4i seened like a big jump. I now have 5000 miles on it and I want a R1 but know I'm not ready. I love my 600. He seemed a bit scared of it, he had about 1000 miles on it.

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Locking up the rear brake is not a problem, for what the rider in back of him said it was bouncing badly. He jus didn't have enough time.

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