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Old 01-25-2011, 05:54 PM   #41
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thanks ppl I priced everything at cyclegear thats why
I posted "Big shout out to brad" Im going to get gloves, helmet, 2 jackets, pants, and some boots.....
nice, when I got mine I hadn't priced that, so I had to go one piece at a time, which was not a smart idea. For insurance, you might try calling fred loya to get progressive, going through an independent agent will save you money, and whatever you do, get full coverage.
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You realy are making me think about chaning my name to speed racer....
http://www.spokeo.com/search?q=Speed%20Racer

mmmm hmmm
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:56 PM   #43
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What's potato potato potato?
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:57 PM   #44
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is racer x always like this?


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Do What you want I've been here and on the Inet for years and I'll still be here and riding long after your done riding in a yr or so, if not sooner
It almost seems at times you are rooting for people to get hurt, JUST so you can say "ha! What did racer X tell you? Was I right guys? Was I right?" Does that make you feel better??

And for that, I know what you are saying, I just don't want to hear you say it... i can just go back to your other posts or threads and read the same thing over and over again.

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You realy are making me think about chaning my name to speed racer....


I guess he means well
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:58 PM   #45
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Now go take msf class, then get your bike

I 've had people fail class and have a bike in the garage, then what ? If you fail a basic motorcycle class, should "you" be riding?
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oh and zombiekid, this one always talks about "one that goes potato potato potato"




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The lumpy idle of a V Twin as commonly found on Harleys
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:07 PM   #49
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Look racer x Dont think im some joe blow lil punk.....Im the kinda of person who wants to do things right. And the money im going to be spending on the bike, gear, and ins. I cant afford not to do everything the right way and if I fail....well I'll keep doing it untill I get it right......
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Well the right way would be take msf , pass, get your license ,buy gear , buy your BEGINNER bike cuz you will be a beginner ride..
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Look racer x Dont think im some joe blow lil punk.....Im the kinda of person who wants to do things right. And the money im going to be spending on the bike, gear, and ins. I cant afford not to do everything the right way and if I fail....well I'll keep doing it untill I get it right......
That's an honorable way to do things, but I think what racer X is getting at is the fact that with motorcycles, if you fail, you don't always get to keep trying. You'll be fine, just remember, as soon as you get on the road, you and your bike are completely invisible.
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:19 PM   #52
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That's an honorable way to do things, but I think what racer X is getting at is the fact that with motorcycles, if you fail, you don't always get to keep trying. You'll be fine, just remember, as soon as you get on the road, you and your bike are completely invisible.
So is there a way to make your exhaust louder and can you get a hid bulbs or bulb depending on you bike?
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If you're buying used off of CL, either find and take a knowledgeable friend with you to the sale or take it to Motorcycles Unlimited for a quick look over. Repair costs for that one little thing you didn't notice and basic maintenance can add up fast.

Also, as others have noted, the price of the bike is hardly the price of safely riding.

If your budget is as tight as it seems, you might not want to start on even an older 600, if only because when you drop it the cost of repairs might keep you from riding. Damage to the suspension or engine on a 600 might (will) cost more than you paid for the bike, and if you're going cheap you likely won't have full coverage insurance. When your bike is damaged it is bad enough waiting for a part to arrive so you can ride again. It would be even worse if you are unable to afford the part in the first place.
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^ don't think you have the $ to be worrying about any of that.

(referring to post 54) you start mixing that kind of with talk of a responsible/cheap first bike and people won't take you seriously.
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Thats why im taking my buddy brisingr23 with me when I go
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So is there a way to make your exhaust louder and can you get a hid bulbs or bulb depending on you bike?
you can get HIDs, I don't have them, but just remember not to out run that light. The "loud pipes saves lives" theory has been debated over and over. you can't count on it, the only thing you can count on is your senses and reflexes. Your pipe may be loud, but that soccer mom sending a text and blasting the new pink album won't even know you're there. I've only been riding on the street for 2 years, but I ride a lot more than most. Since I got my new bike in july I've put 16k miles on it, and from what I've learned, possibly the most important thing you can remember on the road is to ALWAYS have an escape route. you don't know when that f-250 next to you will just take your lane with no warning, or the guy in front of you will slam his brakes or throw something out of the window.
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I know its diff. when you ride a bike or a car.....but the closets im behinde someone is atlest a car length.....drive the posted speed and always look in front of the person in front of you for there brake lights
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I know its diff. when you ride a bike or a car.....but the closets im behinde someone is atlest a car length.....drive the posted speed and always look in front of the person in front of you for there brake lights
I don't want to give the wrong impression here, but riding exactly the posted speed can get you run over, or boxed in by other cars, which is very scary on a bike when one of them scoots into your lane and you have nowhere to go. I ride about 10-15 over, or just a few mph faster than the flow of traffic, as was advised to me a while back, and It really helps you stay "in control" of your surroundings, or at least as much as you can be lol.
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So you are saying to ride faster then the flow of the other ppl?
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BUT you don't have to buy all of your stuff at cyclegear brand new. Helmet, I would def suggest new, but check out these knee guards:
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Alot of the CMRA and TD vets are getting rid of their stuff too to make way for their new gear, so keep an eye on the gear FS section.
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