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Hello, I have been riding for a couple months now and I have a couple questions.

First question is I have a GS500F that I bought new and am wanting to trade up to a 600 or 750. Still undecided there, but my question is how do you get rid of a nearly new bike without losing a crap load of money? Or is that even possible?

Second question is does rear tire size determine how well a bike handles in corners or straight aways?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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yes u will lose a ton of money and i wouldnt buy new.. 2nd if youve only been riding a couple of months then stay with the 500 longer... 1 yr under ur belt wont hurt ya on that bike or even longer!
 

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I agree thats there is no need to move up yet. The longer you stay with this bike the better rider you will become. I doubt you are using any where near the bikes potential right now, so why move up?

Then by the time you are truly ready to move up you will be that much further ahead of the pack.
 

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Stick with the present bike, for you are just getting the hang of riding & so much more to learn & become automatic & experience to you.

As an experienced rider I feel it takes me 3 or 4 months to feel I know the bike well, for each bike is just a bit different if basically the same type while a big difference can be a longer period of riding the bike to feel confident on it. Good example is my present bikes are Yamaha YZF600r, Honda 929, & Honda 954. Previously I was wheeling around several 750cc sportbikes while prior to those were a maze of bikes for I started riding in 1946 & never gave up a year which includes 42 yrs of competition from most forms of dirt to road racing along with street bikes to many of the Cafe Racers being the birth of sportbikes!!!!!!!!!
 

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It's often been said that you never stop learning to ride a bike.

No offence, but after a couple of months riding, there's no way you're even close to hitting the limits of the bike you've got. :2cents:
 

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Sorry nporter81, as I concentrated on the first part. Still in the second question being "--does rear tire size determine how well a bike handles in corners or straight aways?--".

In a way yes to no!!! I have a Yamaha YZF600r which came with a 160 rear tyre & that is the size I continue to put on it. Out of curosity I did go up to a 170 & cornering was not as good.

My Honda 929 & 954 came with 190 & I change them to 180, upon said 189s wearing out, for again better in the twisties & makes NO difference in straight sections.
 

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cookeetree said:
It's often been said that you never stop learning to ride a bike.

No offence, but after a couple of months riding, there's no way you're even close to hitting the limits of the bike you've got. :2cents:
As my pappy said " I learn something new everyday"
 
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