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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-16-2001, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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im new to the motorcycle stuff my bike is a kawasaki ex-500, is this bike any good? , also i will like to get some advices on how to become a good safe rider, any input will be appreciated.....
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-16-2001, 04:37 PM
 
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That's probably a perfect bike to start out on. The best single suggestion I can offer is one you'll see repeated hundreds of times in this forum. Take the MSF courses. There is no way to adequately express the importance. And...welcome to the forum. You will find an answer to just about any motorcycle related question in here, and just plain old good fun. Good folks in here.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-16-2001, 05:10 PM
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I agree, that's a great bike to start with... it's actually the first bike I've ever ridden myself... Have fun and stay safe!
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-16-2001, 06:54 PM
 
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Hiya!!
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I agree with what the others have said PLUS do not ride past what your new skills will handle!! Be cool,take your time be smart...enjoy the ride!!

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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-17-2001, 06:04 AM
 
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Welcome.

There is nothing wrong with that bike. It is a great choice for getting started and then some.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-17-2001, 01:59 PM
 
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I agree, a great first bike. To hear what other people are saying about that bike, use that search feature and check the forums for "EX 500" or "Ninga 500r". Your particular bike looks like it has custom or aftermarket lower fairing.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-03-2001, 12:57 PM
 
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nice to see another fellow ex500 rider....

my first bike is a 500r too....

i love it.....it's got some character..


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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-03-2001, 04:58 PM
 
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Don't forget to spend some money on saftey gear.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-23-2001, 06:39 AM
 
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Ditto on everything everyone has said. Get protective gear, take the MSF course, and enjoy yourself.

"Know your limits, and ride within them." - MSF Slogan

Here's my 500r
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-24-2001, 02:52 PM
 
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The EX-500 is a total piece of crap. Pick any year and they all suck. You're better off buying a scooter 'cuz the EX ain't no motorcycle. If I had a dime for everytime I saw some poor squid riding one of these Kawasaki rejects I'd quit my day job. And I can't believe that anyone would encourage someone who obviously made a huge mistake purchasing one.

i love it.....it's got some character..

There is nothing wrong with that bike. It is a great choice for getting started and then some

That's probably a perfect bike to start out on.

Total garbage. Just tell the guy the truth. Since you bought the damn thing, ride it for a few months and when it breaks down and falls apart, sell it to the neighbor's kid so that he can ride it to deliver his papers. Then take the $200 from the sale and buy a helmet when you get your next bike.

You know there are even morons out there who buy ignition advancers and exhausts and jet kits for these damn things. Oh that'll make a difference. Yeah like you're a mod or two away from making an Eddie Lawson Replica.

Awright enuff venting.
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