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Old 01-25-2011, 09:33 PM   #101
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but I want a HONDA CBR600RR!!
then get a Honda CBR600.

Ultimately the decision is yours to make on what bike you want. I personally started on a 250 and eventually went to bigger bikes because It was my choice to do so. Thinking back on it now I don't think I would have done it much different, however that being said I think I could have started on a 600SS bike without much problem given the fact that I was never stupid about it and rode within my limits.

Keep in mind since you have not ridden before there is a good posibility you will drop the thing at some point. Repairs don't come cheap so it's much easier to deal with on an older bike vs a newer SS.

This is all simply IMO of course.
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:36 PM   #102
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then get a Honda CBR600.

Ultimately the decision is yours to make on what bike you want. I personally started on a 250 and eventually went to bigger bikes because It was my choice to do so. Thinking back on it now I don't think I would have done it much different, however that being said I think I could have started on a 600SS bike without much problem given the fact that I was never stupid about it and rode within my limits.

Keep in mind since you have not ridden before there is a good posibility you will drop the thing at some point. Repairs don't come cheap so it's much easier to deal with on an older bike vs a newer SS.

This is all simply IMO of course.
Thank you finally someone agrees with me.....but im tryung to get a used bike I told myself Not to get a new bike untill I have three years under my belt
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:38 PM   #103
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Heck that's a better mind set than I had.
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:40 PM   #104
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Heck that's a better mind set than I had.
Dude Im not dumb I know I will lay it down so why f up a new bike where a can f up an old one
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:57 PM   #105
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Well that's cuz my thought was ya I'm gunna drop it but I've got frame sliders.
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:59 PM   #106
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well the slider didnt help the front part of the bike did it? sry dude had to say it.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:05 PM   #107
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my $.02...

Just take the MSF class (I had a 250). While you take the class you will get a feel for the "speed" and overall power of a bike. It doesn't really matter that it's a 250...the still hauls .

If after the class you feel very comfortable then buy the 600...used, very used. If not, get a 250...Ninja or Hyosung...still around $2K used.

With either bike you will have to take your time and use some common sense while riding but in a few months you will become more comfortable and do just fine with a 600.

Just note that the 600 has a shitload of power and the first time you ride one you will be scared.

Ultimately it's up to you how much you push the bike...take it easy and you'll be fine...try to race some ricer on 610 and you will end up dead.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:11 PM   #108
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Good idea.......but its up to me and how comfortable I feel on da bike
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:16 PM   #109
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my $.02...

Just take the MSF class (I had a 250). While you take the class you will get a feel for the "speed" and overall power of a bike. It doesn't really matter that it's a 250...the still hauls .

If after the class you feel very comfortable then buy the 600...used, very used. If not, get a 250...Ninja or Hyosung...still around $2K used.

With either bike you will have to take your time and use some common sense while riding but in a few months you will become more comfortable and do just fine with a 600.

Just note that the 600 has a shitload of power and the first time you ride one you will be scared.

Ultimately it's up to you how much you push the bike...take it easy and you'll be fine...try to race some ricer on 610 and you will end up dead.
+1 on the 250. You can get yourself in a lot of trouble with just about any motorcycle. A 250 will get you up to 100 and if you're braver than I am you can get the bike so sideways the cans scrape. A 600 will scare you faster (I'd wager), but you don't need one to your pants.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:25 PM   #110
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:35 PM   #111
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Hey, I'm not saying its a 250 or the highway. I'm enjoying taking the slower route as a new rider. You will probably do just fine on a 600. When you take MSF you may find, as I did, that a 250 will be fine for a while. You might not.

It is good to see new people riding either way. Particularly when they take the time to get involved in the community and get advice about starting to ride.
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Yeah but..........I dont.......IDK anymore
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Just keep checking Craig's list/local dealers until you find a good deal. There is a point where your budget, increasing need to ride, and the deal you're looking at will converge. If it is a 600, lucky you! If it isn't, it is better to be riding than not.
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The only thing about craigslist is that they dont put there # or e-mail but i found a 2002 kawasaki zxr6r for 2k
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Hope it checks out. If it runs well and has been kept well then that is a good deal!
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So should i listen to everybody and get a 250 or the 600?
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:15 PM   #117
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So should i listen to everybody and get a 250 or the 600?
this question is highly redundant, you have the suggestions so do what you will with them :P
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just go take msf first and youll see how the 250 is
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Ya. That was the result of me not lowering my tire pressure before a spirited ride. The front got blasted after the bike low sided and slid into a ditch and did full 360, side over side.
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ok well i just found some bikes on craigslist
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