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post #41 of 53 (permalink) Old 03-09-2008, 04:39 AM
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Ugh, I wish I would have known about this forum sooner. I just got on a 07 Yamaha R6S as my first bike. I wanted to get the damn 07 Ninja 250 but every person told me I would get bored. I just wanted a cheap ride to work. Now I have this set of rocket wheels.
Should've got a Vespa.

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post #42 of 53 (permalink) Old 03-09-2008, 04:44 AM
 
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Haha, they are far to european for me to ride.
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Well I find it hard to believe that someone who was looking for a "cheap ride to work" would go out and spend ~$8K on a shiny new rocket, when you could get an older bike, or car, for a fraction of that.

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post #44 of 53 (permalink) Old 03-09-2008, 09:16 AM
 
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Well on another m/c board a chap bought a lovely Triumph all because he was sold on Triumph due to the movie "The Wild Ones" & because Munro rode a Triumph. Thing is during the first day he ended up with his ear close to the pavement & same with the bike. Others, on the board, continually tried to talk him into this being a rare incident, but in the end he simply gave up.

Another chap had those at his place of work & those he hung out with, even though they did not ride m/cs, talk him into the largest & most heavy Honda Cruiser along with all the frills on it.

THEN he came across said m/c board & continually blamed the regulars on the board for not being the ones to warn him. I think this chap actually covered 30 miles on the bike after a lot of advise from the regulars, but he was teriffied of it & after a long while the bike was sold, though he never bought a light bike to LEARN ON.

So you can see how people will often buy the wrong bike because in mind that is the bike for them due to looks & all-----like advise of other non riders or who knows what else.

We, on this board, & other boards to give advise & that is all. In so many cases the buyer/ride has already made up their minds by appearance, TV action, to words from others be they non-riders or often newbies themselves & still in t he learning stages though they feel they are well experienced!!!!!!!!!!
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post #45 of 53 (permalink) Old 05-07-2008, 04:51 PM
 
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Newbie here

I'm new to the forum and would like to say Hello and comment on the subject. The article was a well written article although I also thought it was a little overboard. Personally I am 6ft and 230# and I don't think you'd catch me on a 125 or 250cc and even a 600 seems small for my build. Anyone backing me on this? Or am I out of line.
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A 250 is not suitable if you have to ride at high speeds with some extra umph to pass as well (think Interstates). Weight and height are non-issues, really, other than mere comfort.

And to say a 600 might not be big enough is quite incorrect. To reiterate what's already been said, a supersport 600 is inappropriate because its excessive for the need of merely learning how to ride. Unless you will only ever ride it in a straight line, there's trouble a' brewin'.

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toytek1, you are incorrect about the size. Physically, 600's and 1000's are so close in size that it really is hard to differentiate between the two. And if you are a new rider, the 40+ extra HP you'll get out of a liter bike is nothing but a recipe for disaster.

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Thanks for the input guys, I will def take into consideration. I am well aware of how dangerous these machines are and they have my respect.
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post #49 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-09-2008, 12:58 PM
 
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I totally agree with these guys. I bought a 82 suzuki gs 750 t for my first bike and it scared the shit out of me when i first took it out. I am 6'5 and near 300 so i was like every newb "o i have to get something bigger then a 600 to move me around" boy was I wrong. I think a 600 would have been a better choice. But for the price I couldn't beat it. I thought i wouldn't be mad if I dropped it cause it was so cheap "the main reason I got it" but I was wrong after I got up from laying it down I was 10 shades of pissed. I actually had that whole "it can't happen to me" attitude and now i am putting it back together considering I find parts....
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post #50 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-25-2008, 11:24 PM
 
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my first bike

i recently just got my first bike i havent even rode it yet but my husband did he said it has a lot of power i am a nurse by perfession so i uderstand and have seen what can happen to bike riders and i do realize its not just the riders more so the cars and so forth are a danger ( people talking on cellphones and people pulling out in front of you) so i refuse to get on public roads im checking into the bike course and since my bike has a custom paintjob on it my husband bought me a cage to go on my bike so i dont tear up the farings and i plan on lowering the bike becouse im 5foot 5 and dnt completly reach the floor on my cbr the only thing im really nervous about is turning i hear that is the hardest part any advice for me on my adventure
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