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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-20-2005, 06:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question A starting bike

Hi everyone, this is my first post
Since I will be moving to the usa for my university study I thaught I would buy a bike for the first year or two (I'll be in the usa for 4 years or 5).
So after looking here and there I decided on kawasaki ninja 250r (used) as a starting bike (while I'm dreaming at suzuki hayabusa 1300 limited bike )
I have no experience at driving motorcycles at all. I will take the driving safety courses in the usa (or here in Kuwait)
I need your opinions should I buy this bike or should i go for more? and I think I'm gonna buy the bike from ebay.com
that's all for now and,
THANKS
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-20-2005, 07:04 AM
 
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Welcome to the board.
250 is a great starter. Just be carefull on ebay.



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thanks vash for replying (and hope everyone else will share their opinions too)
I forgot to tell that I'm 18 years old(will become 19 the coming january) and I'm 5'5*edited(I recently discovered that I am not 5'2 tall LOL) tall and I weight 112 pounds.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-20-2005, 12:34 PM
 
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I would not recommend a hayabusa 1300 with your body-frame.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-20-2005, 01:32 PM
 
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Well he can still ride it if he builds his riding skills the right way. Start small like the 250 you mentioned. Then be patient and maybe move up to a 500. From there I would look into a vertical twin; the Suzuki SV650 is a great example. Just move up the ladder everytime you improve and take your time with each bike you move up on. I mean you're only 18, you've got plenty of time to learn and gain experience.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-20-2005, 01:38 PM
 
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I know a smaller girl that rides a busa. So long as he learns what he is going he'll be fine, but will probly have to lower the bike.



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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-20-2005, 02:32 PM
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Lightbulb Good choice.....

...the 250 is an extremely fun first bike! Welcome, be safe and go ride!!!!
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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I recently remeasured my height and found that i'm not 5'2 tall (i converted from metres to feets wrong numbers lol) I'm 5'5 tall I dunno if this would make a diffrent but i hope I can ride the hayabusa right now lol

Anyway if i didnt screw up at my current course at kuwait university I'll go to The usa on a scholarhip.

thanks everybody.... I'll be taking riding course in kuwait then i'll take it in the usa a second time (Kuwait training sucks i think-as usual-)

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If the bike will be your only mode of transportation I would look really closely at where you're going to school.

Southern California? No big deal.

Minnesota? Big deal. 250's aren't really well known for their snow handling capabilities.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 02:00 PM
 
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Busa's ability to handle snow, on the other hand are legendary



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