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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-03-2005, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Smile Look, another one!

Hey there everyone - I am new here (obviously.) I'm a 20 year old car nut, who has been turned to motorcycles because my beefed-up Fiero just isn't cutting it right now. She's been down for about 9 months, and has set me back about 13,000 dollars. I will be buying a new toy soon; I'm leaning towards a brand new kawasaki ZX-6R. That should be a good mix of 'stupid kid' and 'inexpensive fun'. Anyhow, figured that I may as well post here and say 'hi' because, well, that's what this place is for...

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-04-2005, 04:54 AM
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Welcome. To save you (and some of us) the effort, look around in this forum at past hello's and their first bike choices, if you haven't already. They detail some recommendations (outside your actual bike choice) that are noteworthy.

Here's an example one, though it discusses liter bikes; useful nonetheless.

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Lightbulb welcome.....

Glad to have you........and yeah.....what he said! You definately may want to weigh some different bike options if this is going to be your first bike......just a friendly, welcoming word. Be safe and go ride!
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-04-2005, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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I spent some time looking around, and read a LOT of crash stories. I think I'll start with something smaller, as EVERYONE has suggested. Seems to be the wise thing to do. After all, everyone cant be wrong, especially when they've all done it! lol!

Thanks for the advice

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-04-2005, 10:03 PM
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Talking me.....

I started on a "Baby Ninja"! I would have probably been happier with a 500cc bike! I'm still thankful that I started small!
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-05-2005, 05:28 AM
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I've been riding for more than a few seasons and I'm still on a mini 'ceptor (500cc). They're (<600cc) cheap to own and operate and you don't freak when you drop it (a likely event, unfortunately).

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-06-2005, 04:17 PM
 
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Re: me.....

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Originally posted by endleswavz
I started on a "Baby Ninja"! I would have probably been happier with a 500cc bike! I'm still thankful that I started small!
I feel exactly the same way.

I'll recomend you get that 500 if you can
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