Hey guys, I'm a new member, and I didn't want to post another thread with the subject "New Member," so I figure Tiger, Roar…
I just caught the bike bug from a friend and I'm planning to take an MSF course in April. Since I'm 20, MN lets me get my endorsement from the course. So that's settled.
Which leaves me needing to get a bike! I've never operated one before and only ridden a motorcycle once. As an old hardcore BMX/mountain biker, I at least have the whole balance thing down (though I know it's an understatement to say a lot will be different on a sport bike), and as I'm cautious when learning new things, I feel comfortable planning to start out with a ~600cc bike. I'm partial to Kawasaki, but not really for any particular reason.
Ideally, I'd want a blue (maybe black) 2002 or later Ninja with <5000 miles on it for <$5000. Something that's been broken in right, driven well, and not dropped. I don't really care about looks so really the color isn't a factor. If anyone has suggestions on where to find a bike I'd appreciate it. Right now I'm looking through some prospects on Carsoup.
I've been working out plans for my '86 Fiero which include a 350-400whp supercharged 3800 build/swap, beefed-up 5-speed, Koni fully adjustable suspension all around, Vette brakes, lightweight 17" rims, chop top, and some electronics, and looking at the price tag, I know it's going to be at least next year before I can afford the buildup. Unfortunately, I'm the kind of guy that doesn't want to wait to go fast, and I gotta tell you, the speed to $ ratio in sport bikes is really
appealing (lol)!! Plus I love to travel and would like to be able to do so without using too much gas.
So there's my intro. I'm looking forward to joining the madness/addiction!
P.S. Are there any women around here?
Oh shit, I can see that question alone getting me in trouble.