Join Date: Aug 2012
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after 2800 miles....
hey guys, new rider in las vegas, 2012 cbr250 with abs, just hit the 2800 mile mark after approx 2 months
-i looove the cbr. i had a phase (1500 to 2500 miles) where i really wanted to upgrade to something more powerful and then i rode a cbr 600. the power was nice but it wasn't as fun to ride. i can't say enough about the lightness and flickability of the 250.
-is it common to blip the throttle when you downshift? i've tried it both ways and i can't discern a significant difference (occasionally while blipping, i can tell it downshifts more smoothly). will this make a difference in long run?
-yeah, i know, search function. when gassing up, i alternate between using the 87 and 89 fuel rating. does it really matter between those two fuels?
-yesterday, i almost when down for the first time. there were two european-style roundabouts, i went through the first one at speed but nice and smooth, on the second one, as i was leaned over, i passed over a white turn arrow painted on the road, as soon as it touched my rear tire, my tire started to slide out from underneath me, without thinking i put down my left boot for a split second , as soon as it touched the asphalt i was instantaneously upright. i think i got lucky. would high quality tires make a difference in a situation like that?
i appreciate your opinions.