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Old 10-12-2009, 02:34 PM   #1
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"New" rider best MSF course? Bike recomendations?

Hi All,

New to MH and enjoying it so far. I am what I would consider a new rider. I do have maybe 1/2 a year or so experience riding but it was self taught on my brothers bike, and a 03 Honda 600rr no less... Yea I know not a good bike to "learn" on. Anyway that was some time ago and I have not ridden much at all since then and never really learned proper techniques or took a class.

I would like to get back into riding so I will be taking a MSF course here soon. I have heard that Awesome Cycles has good classes. Anyone care to confirm?

Second question for you all. At about 6'5" 180lbs I don't fit comfortably in lots of cars, and while I did ride an 03 600rr rather comfortably I bet it was not ideal. What beginner bike is best suited for taller riders?

I have a few beginner bikes I am looking to pick up hopefully for a good deal (in sig). I have browsed the classifieds and cycle trader with only a small bit of success. Anybody have one of those for sale that is ok for a taller rider?

Thanks for any help or input,
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Welcome! Back when I used to sell bikes, I always suggested awesome cycles and never heard a bad word about em. Best of luck in your search to find a bike.
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Thanks, so far I have heard nothing but good stuff about them. I'm almost positive I will take my class with them.

Now I just have to find a bike for when I'm done.
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Welcome, man. Awesome Cycles was a really fun course. Even with "experience" you'll still learn a lot from them and have a lot of fun. Have fun and get on 2 wheels soon.
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I took awesomecycles class and it was great! If possible do the fri-sat-sun class (thats what I took)

2fiddys are fun. GL in your search! I was in that stage 3 weeks ago and was looking for a month. Don't rush that process!
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Thanks for all the welcomes and feedback, Awesome Cycles it is. And +1 for the great idea above thanks!
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I found a deal on a "used" 09 Ninja 250R that I could not pass up so I bought it. The bike only had 57 miles on it since it was bought new early this year... I got a good deal on it as well so I'm happy with the purchase.

It does lack some guts on the Hwy though... Especially when the last bike you rode was a 600rr lol. Anyway couple of picks of it after I got it home.

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i took mine at awesome cycles.. it was great.. and this is the perfect time to do it.. i took my msf in june and nearly died..
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First welcome to Motohouston I took the 3 day class(Friday , Saturday and Sunday . Awesome Cycles is the place to go. I learned alot and it was fun. I have a Ninja 250r and I love it.
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It does lack some guts on the Hwy though... Especially when the last bike you rode was a 600rr lol.
Agreed, but it's fine almost elsewhere. The newgen 2fiddy's look so hot.
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Interesting color scheme. Is that stock? I dont think a 600 is to much bike to learn on, as long as you take it easy. Good luck with your class, have fun and see you on the road soon.
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i just took the course two weekends ago. Even though i have been riding for awhile i still learned something from it. Instructors were great. I recieved 2 bells for making a 100 on the written test and a 100 on the riding test.
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Interesting color scheme. Is that stock? I dont think a 600 is to much bike to learn on, as long as you take it easy. Good luck with your class, have fun and see you on the road soon.
As far as I know yea, stock color scheme. I do plan on getting something bigger when I feel like I am proficient on this bike. But I would be tempted to use the power on a bigger bike before I am ready so I did the right thing for me and got the 250r.
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i just took the course two weekends ago. Even though i have been riding for awhile i still learned something from it. Instructors were great. I recieved 2 bells for making a 100 on the written test and a 100 on the riding test.
Signing up for my MSF course today, I'm sure I have lots to learn.
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