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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-15-2004, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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I Want A Bike!!!!

I saw a bunch of you guys last night and I realized I want a bike; I always liked them, and now I want one. So if I was to get one (I hope in a year or two MAYBE) what is a good 1st bike? How much to get classes? How much is insurance? How much is a good used bike? I know if I were to get a used bike I would take Tony, Kelly, Jeff, Ken, or one of you guys to se if it were a good bike. I just wonder if a sports bike, or a cruiser would be better for me. I want Stacey to ride with me, but her 1 leg can’t bend, and I’m wondering if something can be made or modified for her so her to ride with me. I had a lot of fun last night you guys are great!!!! I just wish I did buy a bike years ago

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-15-2004, 05:48 PM
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get a sport-tourer. best of both worlds. Bandit is a good start.
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Start off with a used 600cc bike. Dont start off with a 250/500cc as it will be hard to sell then. Dont be too macho and start off more than 750cc. Try to get a fairly cheap bike.

Good bikes to start off with are: pre-99 Honda CBR, pre-99 Yamaha FZR, etc...

Your insurance (basic/liability) will cost you around $200-250/yr depending on your driving record.

Cruiser or Sportbike: Sportbike is usually for people who like speed, stunts, pickup chics, etc..... Cruiser is usually for people who just want to cruise for hours, enjoy being on two wheels and not worrying much about speed.

Younger people prefer sportbikes, older experienced riders prefer cruisers. When you feel you are a P.I.M.P. go ahead and buy urself an R1.
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If I remember right, your a tall guy with a large frame... check out an older Suzuki GSXR600, YZF600R, or a Bandit 600. Those bikes are a little longer and may fit you better. Eventually you may want a bigger bike liek a Hayabusa, 12R, 9R or maybe a TLR1000.

I don't think there's much Stacy can do. even on Goldwings and harleys, she'll still need to bend her leg at least 75 degrees, like when riding in the back seat of most cars. ON most sportbikes, it's more like 100 degrees for the passenger.

The sportbikes wiht the best passenger seats are BMW's, VFR's and some of the other sport touring bikes.

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You might want to try and get some test rides on some bikes. If you go the sportbike route I'd follow the same logic cherrypicker gave. Stay at or below the 750cc range. But if you go with a cruiser I would go with at least 1000cc due to the bike being much heavier. Lots of choices out there, just take your time and find what is right for you..

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Where is a good place to learn and how do I get my licences??

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C.O.D. the class is 25 bucks. and you ride thier bikes




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Tony:

I took the class at COD for Free and so did my brother. Have they started charging? They even gave me a helmet and bike to learn.

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C.O.D. the class is 25 bucks. and you ride thier bikes
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Dont start off with a 250/500cc as it will be hard to sell then.

Thats funny, my CB360T sold in 3 days.. Took 4 weeks to sell the FZR600. Couple guys I know that sold Ninja250's sold them in less than a week. Also they sold for nearly what they paid for them originally.
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If I remember right, your a tall guy with a large frame... check out an older Suzuki GSXR600, YZF600R, or a Bandit 600.
the older gixxer600's were freaking racks!

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I took the class at COD for Free and so did my brother. Have they started charging? They even gave me a helmet and bike to learn.

-Amer Mirza
Actually its a donation to help pay for the class.




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RC 51 makes a great starter bike

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Put a hack (sidecar) on your bike and Stacy can ride with.

I know a girl that uses a hack to transport her wheelchair around.

If there's s will there's a way. 1st off make sure she wants to ride.

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Put a hack (sidecar) on your bike and Stacy can ride with.

I know a girl that uses a hack to transport her wheelchair around.

If there's s will there's a way. 1st off make sure she wants to ride.
I do want to ride!!

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Let me know when and I'll bring the Fatboy over to Strats and you can see if you'd fit on a cruiser type bike.

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RC 51 makes a great starter bike
NICE, do you take mothly payments????

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Let me know when and I'll bring the Fatboy over to Strats and you can see if you'd fit on a cruiser type bike.
Great if it works you can sell me your bike Thanks guys for your help with this. Can we start a "get jim a bike fund" j/k

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Let me know when and I'll bring the Fatboy over to Strats and you can see if you'd fit on a cruiser type bike.
We should be going to Strats again Wed, I'll PM you if you want to be sure, Thanks

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