Thanx for the responses guys, much appreciated.
Well, my friend and I went looking at a couple dealers last evening. He is starter like myself, he also has his sights set on a gixxer. We looked at the SV650, I kinda had trouble getting on it at first. We also looked at the GS500E, that bike fit me pretty well, comfortable. Last we looked at a couple Katanas, '93 and '02. Both were comfortable to me, I can really only get one foot truly 'planted on the ground.
I asked the technician there if the Katana could be lowered a little. He recommended against it, 'cause of susspension travel. He then pointed out that a lot of the time one foot would be on my rear brake... so one foot to hold the bike should not be a big deal.
My friend also looked at a gixxer, he replied, "Uncomfortable as heck, compared to the Katanas." He still wants one bad... they are badarse, but not for my first bike...
We also looked at gloves and helmets, which we will need for our MSP course. I know we don't need to have our own helmet, but it make us feel more comfortable. Any input on Helmets and gloves? I found a couple pair of gloves I like (JoeRocket, I believe, not for sure though, am I close?). Also foun a couple helmets (HRJ, I think, smoked flat black color).
Well guys as usual, I need your input and expertise. Any help would be greatly appreciated...
Last edited by SATAYO; 06-08-2005 at 04:50 AM.