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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-05-2002, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi, I'm a new rider and I'm thinking of picking up a Hayabusa for my first bike

Put the flames out... I was joking.

I AM a new rider, but I'll probably be picking up a used 250 for my first bike AFTER I take the MSF course.

Just wanted to say hi since I'm new on these boards.
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Damn,

And just when I was getting ready to have some fun ragging on you.

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Cool

Hiya!
welcome to SBW!!
Boy am I glad you were just pushing our buttons!!!!!!

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-06-2002, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys.

The sad thing is... if I asked that question a few months a ago, I would NOT have been joking around.

Thankfully, we have great resources like these message boards to keep the newbies alive.
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And here I was hoping to see a mile long list of finger shaking and flaming.....glad to see you are smarter than that. ;-)
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On this board you'll get much praise for starting with a 250. But I would have been very dissapointed had I started on a 250. Sure it's a great learning bike, but if you're going to keep it more than a few months, you'll probably want something bigger.

Then again, if you've never tasted the power of anything bigger, and don't know what you're missing, you may not feel the need to upgrade down the road.

I started out on a CBR600 F2, and it was a great learner bike IMO.

Brian
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-06-2002, 07:28 AM
 
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Thumbs up

Biggest mistake for getting the 2-fitty as a starter and for signing for the MSF course

Flame thrower wasnt completely turned off!
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-06-2002, 07:31 AM
 
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Red Stick, a little off the subject but I was wondering if there is anything you DON'T like about your YZF? I am thinking of getting one because like you said, my 250 is too small.

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sent you a PM, sjn2560
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Then again, if you've never tasted the power of anything bigger, and don't know what you're missing, you may not feel the need to upgrade down the road.

I started out on a CBR600 F2, and it was a great learner bike IMO.

Brian
Good point.

I'm staying away from touching any 600s because I might like the extra power a little too much.

As far as the need to upgrade, I'm looking at riding as a long term thing... I'll have more than enough time to spend on a 600 after I outgrow my 250.
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