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Old 09-06-2006, 09:07 AM   #1
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hello MH

i joined MH about 2 weeks ago but i have been just reading all the archived topics on rider safty and which bike is and isn't a good first bike. i believe i have decided on either a Kawasaki Ninja 500R or a can o' tuna 600. I found this site through Vandles and i live here in waco. I haven't taken the MSF course yet but i am planing to as a 21st birthday present to myself in October. Any input on my choice of bike will be greatly appreciated :notworthy :notworthy thanks in advance.
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Old 09-06-2006, 09:08 AM   #2
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Old 09-06-2006, 09:10 AM   #3
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Old 09-06-2006, 09:18 AM   #4
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welcome, whatever you ride, respect the machine and ride within your abilities and you should be fine.
i am planing on taking it slow for awhile . i grew up around bikes when i was little my dad had three (a honda, kawasaki, and a harley) after seeing him take a few nasty spills i learned not to ride stupid. i think the worst one i was told about was when he stopped for dinner once and decided to get take out instead of eating in:BangHead: . he put the drink between his legs and on his first turn squezed to hard and spilt the drink onto his rear tire causing him to low side then flip over the bike an onto the curb.
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Old 09-06-2006, 09:30 AM   #5
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Wow! your dad was ok?
Welcome to the site! Watch out for Vandals. He whoolies and crashes.

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Old 09-06-2006, 09:34 AM   #6
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Wow! your dad was ok?
Welcome to the site! Watch out for Vandals. He whoolies and crashes.

Glad to have you and have you ever thought about a EX 500 Kawasaki?
Nice bikes and not too bad for a 1st bike.
yeah i know about Vandals whoolies and have seen the scratches and dents on both his bike and helmet. I haven't been there when he went down but i did see the aftermath of one of his falls when he almost broke his ankle here in waco. And yeah my dad was alright he was wearing gear (one of the few times) just some minor road rash and a sprained wrist and ankle which sucked for him since he had to climb 5 flights of stairs to get to work(no elevator).
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Welcome man, whatever you choose for a first bike as long as you respect ur limits and its power you will be fine on whatever you ride.
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Old 09-06-2006, 10:10 AM   #9
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Welcome to MH. I'm just south of you in Belton/Temple let me kno when you get your bike n we'll get a few folks together n hit the road...
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Old 09-06-2006, 10:11 AM   #10
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Welcome to MH. I'm just south of you in Belton/Temple let me kno when you get your bike n we'll get a few folks together n hit the road...
cool sounds like fun.
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I do whoolies, but I dont wreck doing them... I've only been down 2 times, and they were all minor..OH and by the way, the only scrathces on my helmet is from it rolling off the bike. The dents are from someones on my tank + their cell fone, and the scratches are minor (no frame sliders).

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I do whoolies, but I dont wreck doing them... I've only been down 2 times, and they were all minor..OH and by the way, the only scrathces on my helmet is from it rolling off the bike. The dents are from someones on my tank + their cell fone, and the scratches are minor (no frame sliders).

Buy my bike.
Biut time you came out of the closet.
no im not going to buy your bike. i mean yes it is a good starter bike but i think ill just stick to taking it around mall:icon_bigg
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Old 09-06-2006, 04:38 PM   #18
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We have a 500r, I love it, great bike... but totally different bike than a katana 600

the katana is ALOT heavier, and doesnt handle as easily. powerwise, the katana has a few more ponies, but if you rode a 500r first, I think youd be happy.
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We have a 500r, I love it, great bike... but totally different bike than a katana 600

the katana is ALOT heavier, and doesnt handle as easily. powerwise, the katana has a few more ponies, but if you rode a 500r first, I think youd be happy.
thanks im going to start seriously looking later this month early next month so anything you guys have to say will be appreciated greatly. And i was also wondering what to look for exactly in gear? such as how it should fit and what kind of material?
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