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hey everyone. i joined the site a few months ago, but i never really came on it. my name is cory, i live in coral springs, florida.

im 18, i only have a car at the moment... i am trying to get a bike, i need to wait til my dad and i move to our new house so i can have a garage to park it in.. but no one is supporting me on buying a bike. i got the guilt trip from my dad that if i get hurt or get killed, it will kill him too.

he said, im 18, i can do what i want with my money and im an adult now and can make my own decisions.

i've been told by many that I act way older than my actual age, i have a clean driving record. i've never been in trouble with the law. i am financially stable and i have great credit. so my maturity levels are fine.

the kind of bike i'm looking for is a gsxr 600 or 750, maybe a zx6r or maybe a cbr600 .. ireally don't need or want anytihng bigger than 750.

thanks guys. :)
 

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Welcome to SBW!!

Have you considered something like an SV650S for your first bike? Not saying anything about maturity levels, just that race replicas are not of a mild temperment and are abit of a bitch to learn on.
 

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Welcome to SBW!!

Have you considered something like an SV650S for your first bike? Not saying anything about maturity levels, just that race replicas are not of a mild temperment and are abit of a bitch to learn on.

i have considered them, i have sat on all of the bikes i listed and the sv650.. the sv650 just isn't that comfortable to me.
 

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Was that the S or the naked version? The S should have clip ons and a riding position very simular to that of the gixxer.
 

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Was that the S or the naked version? The S should have clip ons and a riding position very simular to that of the gixxer.
then im assuming naked. but i want a bike that i like, i dont like the style of the sv650 either.
 

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coryx1987 said:
...i really don't need or want anytihng bigger than 750.

thanks guys. :)
Actually, you really don't need anything bigger than a 500.

As you're a newb, I suggest that you aim a little lower and live a little longer. Learn how to ride before learning how to ride a race rep. You'll not only find it more fun, but more safe.

Oh, and welcome to SBW! :D
 

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coryx1987 said:
i've been told by many that I act way older than my actual age, i have a clean driving record. i've never been in trouble with the law. i am financially stable and i have great credit. so my maturity levels are fine.

I am always in trouble with the law and act way under my age so my maturity level is on the low side. Does this mean that I can't ride? Should I give you my RR cause your more mature?

Basically maturity doesn't mean shit. I've seen some guys that are brain dead and act like they are 12. But they are bad ass on a bike. Maturity might keep you from doing a wheelie between two cages on the freeway, but not going to help you know what to do in the everyday situations, when to twist the throttle, when to e-brake, when to swerve, and when to not do all those things.

Believe me I know a ninja 250-500 looks like shit, so go after an early 90's 600. Beat the piss out of it and in 2 years trade her in on a late 90's or early 00's 600.

If you go for the new RR we will be reading about you in the headlines.

:squid:



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Coryx I know how you feel. I'm 19 and just started riding not to long ago. I wanted something that looked racy and had power. I wanted to find an R6 ideally but everyone that I talked to said not to start with to much power and look for a 500 or an sv650. I kept looking around and found a '97 YZF 750R that I really like and had a good price so I bought it. It has alot of power to it, though its all at the high end so it wasn't to bad to learn on. Basically what I'm getting at is dont get something that is a modern race replica. If you are really set on getting GSXR or a CBR look at the older ones. Look at the ones from the mid to late 90's before they became fuel injected. Not because they would be cheaper but because they will be MUCH easier to learn on than a modern one but it will still have more that enough power for you. Thats just my :2cents:

Sepias
 

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Perhaps that's a better alternative for you. How about an older Honda F series bike? Like the F3 or F4?

I must, of course, throw in that I usually recommend non-race replica bikes for noobs and every one you listed is a race replica. VERY EASY TO GET HURT.

BTW, welcome to SBW!
 

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well, i think i'll settle for something a little less sporty, i just want to get on two wheels . i need to convince my dad to be ok with me getting one.

i am an adult and i can do what i want.. but i don't want him to get stressed and worried over it, so i need to wait until he's ok with it.
 

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Another way to earn your dad's support is to educate him about motorcycle safety. Tell him about MSF and maybe even invite him to take the course with you. All people hear about motorcycling are the bad stuff. Let's start giving people some good news to talk about.
 
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