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Old 12-08-2009, 11:18 PM   #41
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I was assuming that they were saying 50 to further shorten 250. . .

Maybe I'm wrong in that assumption.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:22 PM   #42
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I was assuming that they were saying 50 to further shorten 250. . .

Maybe I'm wrong in that assumption.
A 50 is a little kid's dirt bike, people like to learn wheelies and other stunts on them before stunting their big, more costly bikes.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:26 PM   #43
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I was assuming that they were saying 50 to further shorten 250. . .

Maybe I'm wrong in that assumption.
Or maybe she was saying 250 to further shorten 1250?



















LOL... I'm joking. Yeah the 250 is a regular size bike with a small engine. Very light and agile. The 50's are kinda like kids bikes.

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Old 12-08-2009, 11:39 PM   #44
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Borrow a little dirt bike and a guide and go ride some offroad. Nothing too tough, just rolling hills, trails, ups and downs. You'll develop skills 20x as fast as on a street bike where you basically just sit and wait for something to happen. And the risk of getting killed is next to zero on a small four stroke dirt bike.

And don't think the skills don't transfer. My 13 year old son can jump on my CBR1000RR and ride it up and down the street like no big whoop, even though his biggest bike is a 150. He just has muscle memory for shifting, braking, turning, looking, evaluating, clutching....basically most aspects of bike control.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:56 PM   #45
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indeed they are...but goodness, they really wont prepare someone for a big bike. I feel they can bring other bonuses after u have the foundation, but they cant fill the shoes of foundation by anymeans....still in need of better enlightenment here!
A 50 can teach a lot and let your learn from your mistakes without killing you. You learn and get used to the feeling of being leaned over to the side, you can get more familiar with counter-steering and what happens if you do too much. Learn to look through the turns, learn what happens if you apply too much front brake while turning if you panic, learn trail breaking, learn what it feels like just before you lowside or highside, learn how to handle gravel and the difference in handling on wet pavement, learn differnt pavement characteristics... I'm sure there is more but I know all of this can be seen or practiced on a 50. I'm tired of typing on my Iphone so that's all I've got for now
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:50 AM   #46
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A 50 can teach a lot and let your learn from your mistakes without killing you. You learn and get used to the feeling of being leaned over to the side, you can get more familiar with counter-steering and what happens if you do too much. Learn to look through the turns, learn what happens if you apply too much front brake while turning if you panic, learn trail breaking, learn what it feels like just before you lowside or highside, learn how to handle gravel and the difference in handling on wet pavement, learn differnt pavement characteristics... I'm sure there is more but I know all of this can be seen or practiced on a 50. I'm tired of typing on my Iphone so that's all I've got for now
sounds nice but i still disagree...

ill agree, it cant kill u and maybe it can help some with counter-steering (which doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out anyway)- but u dont really 'lean over', i dont think a 50 really helps form the habit to look through turns. etc....

but hey, why not ride a 50, a dirt bike, and a 250. Why not ride whatever she can get her hands on? I still dont think a 50 can form a solid foundation by anymeans.... but , none of the above can hurt to play/practice any either...
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:52 PM   #47
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Okay....so this weekend....Saturday afternoon or anytime on Sunday....just tell me when and where...PM me...I'll practice on anything right now 250 and below, I just want to get comfortable on a bike period.

oh yeah, I just found a way to get to a big parking lot riding only through my subdivision so this may solve my transport problem b/c I'm pretty sure I can get the bike there without having to encounter any major obstacles or cars on any real streets....
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:01 PM   #48
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sounds nice but i still disagree...

ill agree, it cant kill u and maybe it can help some with counter-steering (which doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out anyway)- but u dont really 'lean over', i dont think a 50 really helps form the habit to look through turns. etc....

but hey, why not ride a 50, a dirt bike, and a 250. Why not ride whatever she can get her hands on? I still dont think a 50 can form a solid foundation by anymeans.... but , none of the above can hurt to play/practice any either...
You obviously didn't ride the outta your 50...
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