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Ok, so I've only recently been introduced to the whole sportbike concept and I'm fascinated. Admittedly, I'll try anything - once, but I don't know where to begin.

Suggestions?

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Ya post up a pic;)
 

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(& yes, I realize you were being a smartass ... I just happen to like smartasses)

u lucked out ....

now .... some info please ;)
 

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Hey. Like I always say ... ask & u shall receive :drool:
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:drool: :love:

Well, I guess we owe you some answers now. Can you be more specific, though? So much depends on your age, prior experience with motorcycles (if any), your height, etc.

Everyone would probably agree with me that MSF class would be a great place to start. Which immediately makes me a hippocrite because I did not personally take one, but rather learned with a friend, who is a long time rider. I will contend, though, that my learning was much slower because of that.

There, that's my stab at your question. Now ask something more specific, and you will get all the advice from this board that you can handle (and then some).

BTW, keep those pics coming!;)
 

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Where to begin...

Just get a bike, getting a race replica for your first bike is a bad idea.

There are roughly seven hundred and thirty million threads in regard to what is the best bike to start on, so there's info there.

I wouldn't get a race replica, and if money and or pride is a concern, I wouldn't get anything at all that was new, because one's first sportbike will get scuffed up a bit, not always full-on wrecked, just little drops or such.:2cents:
 

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Keep posting pics, and we'll keep answering questions..... but, next time, just a picture of you will be fine, you don't have to dig up a dirty pic from the net for us.


As far as where to start... hands down, without a question, Take an MSF course.

If you are here in the Phoenix area, I would recommend Ride Smart training with Don Orton.

http://www.ridesmartmotorcycle.com/
 

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Ahem ...

#1 - hey buddy, that IS me thank you :twofinger :drool:

#2 - uh huh ... height, weight, age, etc., etc., sounds like an attempt at a pick up line, but I'll play: 5'2", <130 lbs, between 28 & 33, located w/ in the state of OK,

#3 - as for my experience w/ bikes ... hmm, that's a bit tougher. Does riding on the back count? :D I've ridden a dirt bike a few times, and a street bike once - in a parking lot - doesn't really count, right? :dunno:

omigosh you mean actually buy one before i know what the hell i'm doing? :eek:

Questions: Classes are good? 'hands on' experience is good? I'm a bit petite so I don't want a bike that going to overpower me while I'm still trying to figure out wtf i'm doing

oh, and, pics are in short supply ... but I'll do what I can
 

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Well if you rode a dirtbike and a streetbike you have the clutch down pat. so just sign up take the saftey coarse and go pick out a bike that suits your needs.

All bikes can be lowered to acomodate your size:2cents: Just make sure you can get your feet down and hold the bike up if you have a panic stop that is where most beginers drop they`re ride.
 

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thanks sonicsbomb :love:

The clutch thing definitely is not an issue. The issue is the "oh shit i have no idea what i'm doing" thing but it sounds like

1 - sign up for the safety course
2 - get a bike that suits my needs

Besides making sure I can get my feet down & hold up the bike ... what other needs do I have exactly
 

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omigosh you mean actually buy one before i know what the hell i'm doing? :eek:

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How else are you going to do it? Apparently at MSF, they provide bikes, but beyond that shortish period of time, you'd have to have one to ride it right?:confused:

Unless you're hot, in which case there will be a line of AHEM "gentlemen" from which you can borrow bikes.

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I was thinking if I can learn on a 'borrowed' bike - by flashing a little somethin-somethin if necessary - i could get my own l8r

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You'll need protective riding gear. I'm sure you've seen it. Helmet, jacket, boots, gloves, and barest minimum, jeans. Better to get leather riding pants with armor, though.
 

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The leathers are definitely required accessories ... something I've been looking very forward to actually :D

training class - check
helmet - check
leathers - check
boots - check
hottie on a bike - currently in training, better 'check' that l8r

lol

did i miss anything?
 

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did i miss anything?
I'm glad you asked.:thumb:

A real pic, real size, not so dark that you can't tell what it is.:thumbs2:
 

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<sigh> You know, there are a few of us chicks who don't have to fake our pics. But ya'll have been SO helpful maybe this will suffice as a "thank you" and still leave it open in case I have a few more questions ;)

this is the best i can do fellas ... <sorry, this pic has been deleted on the grounds that it may incriminate me LOL>
 

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The best place to start is an MSF course to get some hands-on riding experience to decide if motorcycling is the sport for you.

Invest in good riding gear and shop around and read up to find out what bike is good for you.

I am 5'1" and when I started riding, I was 115 pounds. I started with a 2002 Buell Blast and got bored with it inside of 100 miles, from there I moved up to a 2000 Honda F4, had it lowered 1&3/4" and was just fine on it.
 

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<sigh> You know, there are a few of us chicks who don't have to fake our pics. But ya'll have been SO helpful maybe this will suffice as a "thank you" and still leave it open in case I have a few more questions ;)

this is the best i can do fellas ...
How about a nice strong guy behind you to help hold up the bike if the need comes:p

I would try to practice on the type of bike you want to ride.

The classes I`ve seen had people learning on little Honda Rebal 250`s or 500`s (what ever) or the learn on duel sport (more like dirtbikes) if you learn on these a sport biker handles much diffrent.
 
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