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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-16-2005, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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How get a bike home after buying?

I'm trying to find a Ninja 250 around my area (Lenexa Kansas), but there just aren't any. Kansas doesnt really have much of a selection for any type sportscar or motorcycle. I might have to buy out of state (Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, Ohio) to get the right bike. I dont have street experience, but I am comfortable on dirtbikes and I will take MSF. Would it be a good idea to try and fly to the bike and ride it home 200 or so miles? I would take it easy and take frequent breaks so i dont get bored or tired, and it would be 90% highway. Is this dangerous for a new rider? If I have to I could find a friend that rides and drive him with me and let him ride it home.
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-16-2005, 11:57 AM
 
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I'd have someone experienced ride it home for you. You don't want to wreck your bike the first day you get it. That would suck.
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Hitch a ride there and ride it home.

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Re: How get a bike home after buying?

Mate, you'll be sore as sh*t riding that far for your "first" ride, but it's not an impossible ask.

That being said, I suggest you find a friend with a pick-up or a trailer and make life easy for yourself.


Remember, if you're ever not comfortable about getting on your bike, that's your mind telling you to take the bus.




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I still vote for the u drive ur car and ur buddy with experience drives it homes unless you have a truck.. Just be careful on strapping it..


I would suggest a little larger bike to start out with like an honda cbr f2 or f3..

A older 600 will let you grow into it.. Just be careful on what you buy used.
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...I would suggest a little larger bike to start out with like an honda cbr f2 or f3...
I disagree. The 250 is a great bike that can last a few years as a starter.

IMO, smaller bikes make better beginner bikes as you need to learn how to extract every bit out of them.




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Hell 200 miles is only 4 HRS at 50 MPH. I rode a damn 90 10 times that far. Go get the damn thing and ride it home! "rant"

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...only 4 HRS at 50 MPH...
Yeah, but remember he's a new rider. Better to be safe IMO.



Edit: Grab a mate, as suggested, and share the riding.




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Yeah, but remember he's a new rider. Better to be safe IMO.

Yea I know. If it was me I'd make an adventure out of it and take the back way home. Guess I grew up a little different. You are now REQUIRED to wear a bicycle helmet here in the Springs. I'm just waiting untill a jock strap will be required for crossing the street. We are raising a bunch of whimps. Safety this safety that.

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P.S. He said he had some dirt experience.

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I agree with compulsory bicycle helmets.

They've been law here for years. Should be for skaters and scooters too IMO. Too many head injuries from simple falls, with several deaths.




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