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Old 12-13-2009, 03:16 PM   #1
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Wink I'm new on here & lookin for a bike to purchase...

I barely got my motorcycle license last year. I'm planning to get either a 750 or 1000cc for my first bike. Itz gonna have to be a used cuz, if I lay it down.. I won't feel so bad... I'm from the Eastside of Houston. Where do the bike riders hang out here in Houston?
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:19 PM   #2
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:19 PM   #3
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a 1k or 750 as first bike? ne experience riding? if so for how long? if no exp then i would suggest a 250 i started on a 600 but took it real easy as for rides we try to have southeast rides every weekend ....
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:19 PM   #4
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:20 PM   #5
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:46 PM   #7
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:21 PM   #8
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Welcome to the board. MH is a cool place to hang but sarcasm, talking trash and the whole elitist mentality is like a disease here. Everyone will flame you for wanting a 750 or 1000 as your first bike. They'll laugh and make degrading comments at your riding abilities and decision NOT to get a 250 right away. They all DEMAND that you get one. Take it with a grain, bro. There's some truth to that but not always a necessity. Many of us have seen what happens to new riders with big bikes. Some of us have also been it. Some with good outcomes, some with RIP threads. Start out slow, you're gonna drop the bike, may as well be a cheaper starter one than a full blown 1000. Good luck.
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Welcome to the board. MH is a cool place to hang but sarcasm, talking trash and the whole elitist mentality is like a disease here. Everyone will flame you for wanting a 750 or 1000 as your first bike. They'll laugh and make degrading comments at your riding abilities and decision NOT to get a 250 right away. They all DEMAND that you get one. Take it with a grain, bro. There's some truth to that but not always a necessity. Many of us have seen what happens to new riders with big bikes. Some of us have also been it. Some with good outcomes, some with RIP threads. Start out slow, you're gonna drop the bike, may as well be a cheaper starter one than a full blown 1000. Good luck.
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I have enough sense to not get a Busa... Trust me bro...
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:32 PM   #11
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:33 PM   #12
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Welcome to our family!

There is plenty debate all over the forum for the first bike recommendations etc. So long as you are patient and put self preservation first you'll likely be ok. Starting on a smaller cc bike does allow more give when learning to ride. Any bad habits learned in the beginning are hard to rectify at later dates.

Gear up and be safe!

(as for the busa thingy, they do corner and are likely more controllable then most 1000's out there, power to weight considering.)
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:34 PM   #13
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:08 PM   #15
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750's are sweet bikes. Wouldn't reccommend for a first timer though.
The reason people don't reccommed machines like these, is because they get up to speed too fast. Going fast isn't the hard part, it's slowing down and manouvering in bad situations that takes a lot of practice.
Get a low powered beater and get out there and have some fun.
You can always upgrade later.
Like they say, you want it to be your first bike, not your last.
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:14 PM   #16
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I just love that quote.

I am one of those guys that jumped onto a new 750 as my first bike ever with no experience. If you're already planning on laying your bike down, you better take the advice and get a smaller bike. I wish I had a 250 to play on, they are plenty fun. If you do decide to get a 750 or 1000, get ready to hear everybody's stuff and gear up or I definitely won't "hang out" or ride with you anywhere.
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:22 PM   #17
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Welcome to Motohouston . I ride a 250r for my first bike and I love it.
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:25 PM   #18
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:00 PM   #20
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Welcome to Motohouston . I ride a 250r for my first bike and I love it.
But then again, that is one bad looking 250!
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