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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-16-2005, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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Sportbike Newbie



Ok, so I've only recently been introduced to the whole sportbike concept and I'm fascinated. Admittedly, I'll try anything - once, but I don't know where to begin.

Suggestions?

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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-16-2005, 08:52 AM
 
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Ya post up a pic
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post #3 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-16-2005, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hey. Like I always say ... ask & u shall receive
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post #4 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-16-2005, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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(& yes, I realize you were being a smartass ... I just happen to like smartasses)

u lucked out ....

now .... some info please
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post #5 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-16-2005, 12:43 PM
 
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Hey. Like I always say ... ask & u shall receive




Well, I guess we owe you some answers now. Can you be more specific, though? So much depends on your age, prior experience with motorcycles (if any), your height, etc.

Everyone would probably agree with me that MSF class would be a great place to start. Which immediately makes me a hippocrite because I did not personally take one, but rather learned with a friend, who is a long time rider. I will contend, though, that my learning was much slower because of that.

There, that's my stab at your question. Now ask something more specific, and you will get all the advice from this board that you can handle (and then some).

BTW, keep those pics coming!
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post #6 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-16-2005, 01:43 PM
 
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Where to begin...

Just get a bike, getting a race replica for your first bike is a bad idea.

There are roughly seven hundred and thirty million threads in regard to what is the best bike to start on, so there's info there.

I wouldn't get a race replica, and if money and or pride is a concern, I wouldn't get anything at all that was new, because one's first sportbike will get scuffed up a bit, not always full-on wrecked, just little drops or such.
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post #7 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-16-2005, 02:26 PM
 
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Keep posting pics, and we'll keep answering questions..... but, next time, just a picture of you will be fine, you don't have to dig up a dirty pic from the net for us.


As far as where to start... hands down, without a question, Take an MSF course.

If you are here in the Phoenix area, I would recommend Ride Smart training with Don Orton.

http://www.ridesmartmotorcycle.com/
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post #8 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-16-2005, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ahem ...

#1 - hey buddy, that IS me thank you

#2 - uh huh ... height, weight, age, etc., etc., sounds like an attempt at a pick up line, but I'll play: 5'2", <130 lbs, between 28 & 33, located w/ in the state of OK,

#3 - as for my experience w/ bikes ... hmm, that's a bit tougher. Does riding on the back count? I've ridden a dirt bike a few times, and a street bike once - in a parking lot - doesn't really count, right?

omigosh you mean actually buy one before i know what the hell i'm doing?

Questions: Classes are good? 'hands on' experience is good? I'm a bit petite so I don't want a bike that going to overpower me while I'm still trying to figure out wtf i'm doing

oh, and, pics are in short supply ... but I'll do what I can
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post #9 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-16-2005, 02:48 PM
 
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Well if you rode a dirtbike and a streetbike you have the clutch down pat. so just sign up take the saftey coarse and go pick out a bike that suits your needs.

All bikes can be lowered to acomodate your size Just make sure you can get your feet down and hold the bike up if you have a panic stop that is where most beginers drop they`re ride.
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post #10 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-16-2005, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks sonicsbomb

The clutch thing definitely is not an issue. The issue is the "oh shit i have no idea what i'm doing" thing but it sounds like

1 - sign up for the safety course
2 - get a bike that suits my needs

Besides making sure I can get my feet down & hold up the bike ... what other needs do I have exactly

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