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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-15-2015, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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Recommended first bike? 6"1, 190lbs

Hiya everyone, I'm new here and new to bikes.

I'm 6"1 and 190lbs.

I've read the sticky but I'm just looking for fresh point of views and multiple personal experiences.

I've heard that the 250cc would be the best starting bike if I don't have advanced experience in any bikes at all.
I'm also at a limit of 35kw.
What path do I want to be taking here?

Thanks.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-19-2015, 06:37 PM
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A 250 can be a fun bike, but at your size you'll at least need springs that can accommodate your weight.

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A 250 can be a fun bike, but at your size you'll at least need springs that can accommodate your weight.
Aight, thanks.
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Buy a used large displacement dirt bike first . . .

Might fall on it a few times in the dirt ?

Better than crashing on the street !

Once you've mastered basics.

Then get a street bike .

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In my idea for street bikes 600 cc would be a perfect beginner bike. Not that heavy, but powerful enough to follow liter bikes. and for dirt bikes 250 cc would be a good choice. Just make sure to enroll your self with a certified motorcycle school and have a complete set of gear. For parts and accessories in the near future you can buy it in your local shop or over the net like with ebay, craiglist or even with 4 Wheel Online.
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