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Old 02-09-2011, 01:22 PM   #21
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:49 PM   #22
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What part of town are you in?

How old are you?

How tall?

What size shoe do you wear?

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Lots of choices out there! Gotta be specific!
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:33 AM   #23
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thanks for the info guys, yeah i was planning on attending one of thouse courses bc i have no idea how to ride lol, i was thinking about getting something bigger than a 250 just bc i dont want to buy another bike later on but if yaw say a 250 is bets then it is yaw are the experts here lol
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:42 AM   #24
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thanks for the info guys, yeah i was planning on attending one of thouse courses bc i have no idea how to ride lol, i was thinking about getting something bigger than a 250 just bc i dont want to buy another bike later on but if yaw say a 250 is bets then it is yaw are the experts here lol
im 20 yrs
im about 5'2-5'3
shoe- 8.5
pants- depends lol somtimes 30x29 or 30x30 lol
(is pants and show size necesseray?)
im in the northwest very close to jersey village


you'll buy more than one bike later on trust me, lol.

being so short and a total beginner you'll benefit from the 250 having such a low seat height. Taller bikes (600cc+) would force you to use only one foot and tippy toe off to the side when you stop because you couldnt reach to put both feet down. Which is fine once you get some experience but for a beginner its a priceless confidence boost to use both feet to stabilize at stops.

Check out the link that Helios posted, theres lots and lots of good info for beginners on this site.
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thank you all guys for the info and the welcomes
yah i read it, it was your thread good info thanks Zero
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[QUOTE=flipZ;2794095]thanks for the info guys, yeah i was planning on attending one of thouse courses bc i have no idea how to ride lol, i was thinking about getting something bigger than a 250 just bc i dont want to buy another bike later on but if yaw say a 250 is bets then it is yaw are the experts here lol
im 20 yrs
im about 5'2-5'3
shoe- 8.5
pants- depends lol somtimes 30x29 or 30x30 lol
(is pants and show size necesseray?)
im in the northwest very close to jersey village[/QUOTE\

Welcome to MH. You live just up the road from me. Get your MSF, get your bike, get your gear and we can ride....
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^^^ sounds like a date lol jk is there an msf course around this area?
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Go to awesome cycles like patrick said. I went there and that class is so much fun you'll find yourself going back for the expert course.

**flamesuit on** If you have ever ridden dirtbikes or something I don't recommend a 250. My first two wheeled toy with a motor (no dirt experience...ever) was a cbr 600rr and I learned how to ride in a high school parking lot, then neighberhoods, then short rides to the gym or a friends house, then hitting up teh freewayz, hopefully track is my next step.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:44 AM   #35
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thanks for the info guys, im eager to get my bike, but i may need help choosing a bike, any one know some bikes that sit low?(im around 5'2 lol)
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:58 AM   #36
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You can lower a bike, but it affects the cornering ability.
I'm short at 5'5" and I have an 06 GSXR that I'm lucky fits me perfect.

Honestly, your best bet at this point would be to go with a 250 and get comfortable with the stop/starts etc. I actually have a friend that's interested in selling his '07 250 if you'd like to maybe have a look at it. I think he said either 13k or 16K miles, with a Yoshimura exhaust and a couple of other little things. $2k

There should be a website for each of the bike models with the seat height specs.
I'll dig around a bit and see if I can come up with something for us short folk.
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:04 AM   #37
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:06 AM   #38
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Happy reading.


Lowering your bike safely:
http://www.sportrider.com/tech/146_0...ely/index.html

Seat height chart:
http://www.vtwinmama.com/motorcycle_seat_heights.htm

Motorcycle list for short riders:
http://www.vtwinmama.com/motorcycles...ort_riders.htm

Buying your first motorcycle:
http://www.vtwinmama.com/buying_your...motorcycle.htm
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:39 PM   #40
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TAKING MY MSF THIS WEEKEING AND I AM SUPPER EXCITED LOL
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