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Old 01-26-2011, 02:49 PM   #161
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I have found the following bikes for good prices....
2005 yzf 600, 2008 Ninja 250r, 2002 kawasaki zx6r ( buddy said it woud cost alot for the front fairings and lights), 2000 zx9r, 95 ZX7, and a 2001 Suzuki GSXR 600.....
ZX6R, ZX9R AND GSXR600 are good ways to kill yourself. All three are track bikes with headlamps. I would strongly suggest you avoid a supersport as your first machine.

Do you mean ZX7 or ZX7R? Either way - good older sportbike. Probably wouldnt find it underpowered, but you'd also find out how to work on motorcycles just due to its age.

YZF600 is a pretty decent bike. Yamaha's version of the Bandit pretty much.

the Ninja 250? Cant beat it for the purpose.
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:03 PM   #162
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sounds good.....thanks
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I have found the following bikes for good prices....
2005 yzf 600, 2008 Ninja 250r, 2002 kawasaki zx6r ( buddy said it woud cost alot for the front fairings and lights), 2000 zx9r, 95 ZX7, and a 2001 Suzuki GSXR 600.....
Out of those I would suggest

2005 yzf 600
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Why I want to hear what you like to say
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If I didn't already have an SV I'd be trying to buy that hyosung right now from texlurch.
Whats good about this bike?
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plenty fast, cheap parts, well taken care of, showroom condition for 2500, can't really beat that.
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ok......so how many ppl have these bikes?
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ok......so how many ppl have these bikes?
If what Triumphant said (along with everyone else) doesn't convince you on this bike. It's kinda obvious you arent convinced on it.

PM Texlurch go sheck it, out sit on it, and see if it's for you.


I for one would at least give that much for the offer he has made.

just saying man.

But it sounds like that aint the bike you're interested in.
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ok......so how many ppl have these bikes?
Hyosung?

Not many - not because they arent a good machine but because they havent been in the US that long and there arent many places you can buy them.
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I might just go for a kawasaki 250 or if not a cbr600.....its my choice right?
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Why I want to hear what you like to say
My bad... when I said yzf, I was thinking the fz6. So... either the Ninja 250r or the Hyosung. But I don't know anything about Hyosungs. I think they're supposed to be good bikes. And at that price, it would be hard to pass up. Besides, you get more cool points on a bike that isn't as common!

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Exactly! Listen to ppl's advice, but do whatever the it is YOU want to do.
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For a first bike...

...what I would consider, after knowing that it fits you, is how upset you're going to be WHEN you drop it.

This reason alone should be enough to make you seriously consider inexpensive machines.

Your first bike is just that - your first. Unlike your first car, you should approach it with the knowledge that you very likely will not be still riding it in a year or so. You will drop it. You will break on it. You very well may total it. If you and the bike survive the first year, and you still want to ride, you're going to unceremoniously sell or trade it the first chance you get for something you REALLY want.

The first bike also tells you all the you need to start to look for in your next bike.

Yes, all the techno toys sound nice, but when you realize you're only riding 50 miles a month, you look at it a little differently. On the other hand, when you find out you're putting 2k miles a month on 2 wheels, all of a sudden, baggers or sport tourers start to look better. Maybe you discover that you like hanging out with the harley riders more than the crotch rocket crowd.

All of these questions and more come up with that first bike...

Fact is, you likely wont find The One until you've ridden a few - kinda like women...
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I might just go for a kawasaki 250 or if not a cbr600.....its my choice right?
of course it's your choice, and at the end of the day if you're anything like the rest of us, as long as you're on two wheels you'll be happy.
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I might just go for a kawasaki 250 or if not a cbr600.....its my choice right?
If you only halfway pay attention in your MSF class, especially at Awesome Cycles, I doubt you're going to get a CBR600.

Seriously man - if you're dead set on it, save the money and just jump out of a car moving at 80mph. Its quicker, and you don't have to clean up the bike parts.

I cannot in good conscience recommend a 600 class supersport to a newb.
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...what I would consider, after knowing that it fits you, is how upset you're going to be WHEN you drop it.

This reason alone should be enough to make you seriously consider inexpensive machines.

Your first bike is just that - your first. Unlike your first car, you should approach it with the knowledge that you very likely will not be still riding it in a year or so. You will drop it. You will break on it. You very well may total it. If you and the bike survive the first year, and you still want to ride, you're going to unceremoniously sell or trade it the first chance you get for something you REALLY want.

The first bike also tells you all the you need to start to look for in your next bike.

Yes, all the techno toys sound nice, but when you realize you're only riding 50 miles a month, you look at it a little differently. On the other hand, when you find out you're putting 2k miles a month on 2 wheels, all of a sudden, baggers or sport tourers start to look better. Maybe you discover that you like hanging out with the harley riders more than the crotch rocket crowd.

All of these questions and more come up with that first bike...

Fact is, you likely wont find The One until you've ridden a few - kinda like women...
this is good info. And take it from someone who rides at least 3k miles a month on a super sport...comfort is king.
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this is good info. And take it from someone who rides at least 3k miles a month on a super sport...comfort is king.
Yes, yes it is.

Being able to go 150+ is nice. Being able to still walk after being on the bike for 500 miles is even better
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