HI, My name is Murdoch, i kinda stumbled onto this site by accident while looking for a bike to buy, this will be my first one, have always wanted to ride them. But yah i've been reading this site for the better part of a week trying to learn as much as i can and i've used that little search button as much as i could but there are a few questions that i couldn't really find, if someone finds them or if i missed them i am really sorry. But thank you in advance for your time and patience with me.
I decided on buying my uncles 1989 Honda cbr 600 Huricane for $1k it's cheap and he keeps it in good shape and it isn't too big so figured it would be a good thing to do. Which is the start of my questions...
1) I'm trying to do research on how much a set of tires would be and such like that so i don't get blindsided by the price of tires while i'm trying to pay for classes lol. But the recomended tires for the bike are Front: 110/80-17 and the rear: 130/80-17. I've looked at a few places online and at all the brands of tires and for the life of me i couldn't find a rear tire to match the recomended. Do they still make them? Or have i just not been looking in the right spots? Or anything else?
2) I was wondering if any knew if there was a PRS type course available in Kamloops, I live in the 'loops and i was reading about the PRS course that a few of you were talking about which i assume is at the coast, the one that is 4 hours, and i thought it was a great idea, but i couldnt find anything like that for here, does anyone know if there is one available?
3) This is probably a really really stupid question but i thought i'd ask so i know. I'm buying gear, both my parents have bikes and they wear full leathers, but i'm not buying leather, wanna get the textile stuff, and they aren't any help in the least. But the pants.... i find alot of like Denim style which are just like thick denim pants with plates inside at the knees... are these as good as leather? or do i need to buy like some full armor to go underneath or something cause i wouldn't think denim would be that tough but yah i don't know but thought i'd ask you guys.
Both my parents ride bikes but as much as they don't accept it they are still new and rather clueless so thought it would be better to ask people who know, mom rides a v-star 1100 and dad rides a big expensive boat of a bike with a million things like CB and blah blah blah, not my peice of pie lol, really into the sport style.
Sorry i seemed to have gotten a bit scattered. But yah, once again thank you for your time and sorry if i missed any of these things in older posts.
P.S. This is gonna sound really bad... I can hazard a guess, but i really honestly don't know what the terms "squid" and "2-up" mean, and if i do a search for either one i get about a million and a half random threads that someone uses the word, Thank you once again