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Just bought my first street worthy bike (used to have a '93 KDX200). Its a black 2012 CBR250R that I found locally for $1900. Has about 10k miles on it. My plan is to daily drive it to school in Golden, CO for a year or so before moving up to a bigger bike. After 2 weeks of riding it, I love it. I'm a small guy, 5'6" 140lbs, so I fit nicely on it. Considering adjusting the seat height down a notch to better reach. I'm excited to browse the forums and learn what I can about the CBR and riding in general.

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Welcome Sam. You have a nice looking bike.

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Welcome Sam! Very nice moto. Ride safe.

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Welcome Sam enjoy your bike and ride many safe miles.
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aside from stationary positions, another option
for smaller folk is moving footpegs upward..
your shorter than me but still i have found
yoshi rear set brackets excellent for
adjusting ergos to suit my size and shape
and preferred riding position[s]..

two options back and up; 45mm back, 30mm up
or 45mm back 45mm up.. [45/30 suits my 5'7"]

its not necessary to always have both feet planted..
for better balance refinement its better to use just
one toe or ball of foot one side, resting only enough
weight thru the foot to ensure stable verticality..
feet or boots can 'get stuck' momentarily
when moving within varying speed traffic etc,
which can be a real danger..
so easily avoided by developing good slow riding
skill,, feet on pegs,, even down to virtually stopped..
its simply a matter of practice, as in most skills..

once developed to ok balance moving slowly
- essential when filtering thru lines of cars -
every ride will be additional free repetitions
of this very handy general riding skill..

take care at first when coming into a stop
to deliberately place your foot down
on the up side of road camber..
riding on the left here [aust] that means
right foot [brake lever side] down..
[for short riders this is like a lowered seat
of the road raised one side for easier reach]

it really does help to develop good general stretch
in upper legs/hips [think side splits etc]..
together with nestling forward into the tank
and relaxed tilting of hips toward the down side
this can make it easier to get a good foot plant
compared to searching for something solid..
one, excellent practice for this is simply mounting
your motorcycle, sliding over and off other side,
then remounting from that side, and off again,
and so on.. first set of reps being good warm ups
for the next set, and so on..

even without deliberately taking your weight
as in one foot stopping, the same biomechanics
are involved in this simple fruitful practice..
for those with no dance or martial arts etc,
a few knee raises, side leg swings etc,
would be excellent prep for this practice
[which can be done anytime, anywhere,
including inside a garage on a rainy day,,
or before your morning or evening walk/run]

without doubt the black cbr250r is a
beautiful honda motorcycle..
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