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Old 09-18-2009, 05:09 PM   #21
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Yep, better to be flat footed while you're learning. Personal opinion, take the course asap and you'll feel a lot more comfortable with the bike.
+1 - take the course and then start looking at bikes. It is part of your motorcycle investment. Besides you need it for your class M anyway.
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Old 09-18-2009, 05:17 PM   #22
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Old 09-18-2009, 05:20 PM   #23
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Old 09-18-2009, 05:28 PM   #24
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i took the class at North Harris also. it was a lot of fun. 250's are good starter bikes but you'll be struggling just to keep up with your boyfriend on the Highway, just my 2 cents
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Old 09-18-2009, 05:32 PM   #25
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Old 09-18-2009, 05:46 PM   #26
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:03 PM   #27
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I must agree get a 600+cc shave teh seat. But take your course. ANd just really pay attention and please realize you are sitting on a rocket.

Seen so many new riders eat it because they start with a bigger bike. Just dont get a GSXR........ booooooo
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:08 PM   #29
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F* it, Busa all the way....Those things ride low and arent heavy at all.....

Not really......lol
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my sister learned how to ride on my ttr 125 then she slowly but surely gat the hang of my cbr 600 f3
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F* it, Busa all the way....Those things ride low and arent heavy at all.....

Not really......lol
Those are for wimps...


Turbo Busa with the NOS shot.... FTW!!!

Perfect beginners bike...
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:33 PM   #32
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:27 AM   #33
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Those are for wimps...


Turbo Busa with the NOS shot.... FTW!!!

Perfect beginners bike...
you read my mind.....

I havent met anyone with big enough to spray a turbo'd bike.....not to mention its pointless, just crank up the boost if you want more power.
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:33 AM   #34
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Awesome Cycles for the MSF, and a 250 or 500 for the bike,
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She's only 5' 2" so the motard will be too tall. I barely touch being 5' 8."


+1 to AWESOME CYCLES. I took msf from them last year, and I will recommend all noobs to them! They are good peeps!

I recommend taking the course and then figuring what bike to get. You will learn what to look for first hand.
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I think the opinions that are most pertinent are the ones coming from other women who already ride and are in this young lady's position (5 footers).. and take into consideration that she looks like she weighs what, 90 lbs? I'm pretty sure a 250 will be more than enough to do everything she needs out of it, and then some.

Does anyone really believe that she truly NEEDS a 600 cc bike? I like what Squoddy said, get a 250 cc, build up your confidence, and then if you want to move up later, go for it.

Better to start small and build up confidently rather than to start on too big of a bike, one that may altogether become or feel scary to ride, thus you become hesitant to learn properly..

For everyone offering up "opinions" please just try to remember that just because you own a particular model doesn't automatically make it the "best" bike for everyone else.

Buy a 250. I'll even go as far as to say the new Ninja 250's look pretty sick. Anyone who disagrees needs their eyes checked.

I'm all for hearing some good advice that'll promote safety for new riders so we can continue expanding our community.
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Can someone, maybe a Mod with too much time on their hands troll through the 100 plus threads where this subject comes up, pull out all the relevant and thoughtfully constructed posts, make a sticky and lock it?

This subject comes up monthly at least and if I didn't know any better I'd think it was just to stir ...
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I got a 250 rebel to learn on and bumped up after 3 weeks to an 800 viffer - because i was ready no mad skills needed - it's not rocket science.
move up when YOU are comfortable - the with everyone else. just be safe and careful.




250's are great learner bikes and would be perfect for her to begin on. Wish i didnt get rid of my 2 - but others needed them to learn on
so your total riding career spans what 3-4mos ? your girl has a more valid opinion, she's got more seat time.

comfortable is when you crash.
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