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Old 03-07-2011, 07:50 PM   #1
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MH I need your help!

I've been talking to different people about what bike to get. Its hard to choose because between a 600 or 750. I am 5' 8" and 240 lbs, I was told a 600 would be too small and I would get bored after 6 months. I need some good advice from MH on what to get. I have am looking to spend from mid $2xxx to mid $3xxx on a bike.

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Old 03-07-2011, 07:50 PM   #2
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:59 PM   #3
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yes this would be my very first bike. i am a new rider
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:00 PM   #4
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getting bored of a 600? lol i doubt you have the skill to get bored of the 600 anytime soon. And if you do have the skill, doubt you will be bored of the 600.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:03 PM   #7
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i dont have any skills yet i take the motorcycle safety course this weekend to learn how to ride. so i guess that getting bored on a 600 was some bad advice.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:09 PM   #8
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I've had my 636 for 5 years this month. I've never ONCE gotten bored while riding it. Now that I've had it this long it doesn't seem as fast as it once did while doing twice freeway speeds, but trust me when I say it's PLENTY fast. Also, I don't spend a whole lot of time going that fast. . . . at all.
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i dont have any skills yet i take the motorcycle safety course this weekend to learn how to ride. so i guess that getting bored on a 600 was some bad advice.
read the thread.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:17 PM   #10
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size wise there isn't much difference. A 600 is plenty to scare the out any new rider. Especially if its a ss. It won't be your last bike and they don't really depreciate much in the price range you listed. As long as you don't get over you could sell it without any loss
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:23 PM   #11
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Where are you talking your BRC? They usually cover this topic in class...
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:35 PM   #12
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http://www.motohouston.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2576

Read the above thread and do some searches. A 600cc SS is a MONSTER!!! It will take the average Joe 1/2 his/her life to master everything a 600cc SS can dish out.
read this thread. I'm over 200lbs and even a sv650 is a blast. Remember, it's your first bike not your last one. Buy it cheap and sell it for the amount down the road once you've "outgrown" it.
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I am new to the forums too. But I can tell you that having owned a 750, 1000, and 600 (in that order) I like my 600 the best. It is just a fun bike!
Hope you find what you are looking for...see you on the street.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:31 PM   #14
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I second BC on the SV650. Your wallet will thank you for the insurance as well.

Or if you want a bike, that aint fast but brings a smile to your face try a DRZ400SM. You can through that thing down the road and still replace all the plastics for little to nothing.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:31 PM   #15
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I have a 600 for my first bike and I can't imagine starting on a liter bike or similar. Granted you feel more comfy riding after a few months, but bored is definitely not what I would describe.

I guess if you only want to go fast in a straight line, then you can go with something bigger....but that's not real riding.

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as a beginner, my 500cc is just right. it won't get me introuble, but as stated by others, i haven't been BORED of it, as long as u don't require 150 mph trips on the freeway.

600 will be PLENTY
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I second BC on the SV650. Your wallet will thank you for the insurance as well.

Or if you want a bike, that aint fast but brings a smile to your face try a DRZ400SM. You can through that thing down the road and still replace all the plastics for little to nothing.
+1 on a DRZ400SM. I've owned a lot of bikes with my last one being a ZX14. I just bought a DRZ400SM and it's a blast. I ride it more that my ZX6R which I haven't rode since I've gotten the DRZ. it's light cheap and easy to work on and insurance is half of any sport bike...just food for thought. U can learn a lot from this bike and be faster than any SS in a turn with the right skills.
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Yep, us guys with the 1000's can only ride in a straight line.
Good job at taking his comment out of context.

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I was told a 600 would be too small and I would get bored after 6 months.
and this is why you do research, so welcome to the forum. Now go find who ever told you that and tell em they're an idiot.
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Yep, us guys with the 1000's can only ride in a straight line.
I think he was talking more about from a new rider point of view. Its easy to get on and go fast in a straight line right away.

As a new rider that went right to a 600 SS (and ignored all my good friends advice who has more experience on tracks than I will in 10 years), I think he was right in some regards. Yes, I'm slower, and more cautious on the 600. Yes, it has scared me. Yes, the riding position sucks to not pick up bad habits easily, and yes, the learning curve is super steep on that bike. Do I regret my purchase? Not at all. I am willing to pay the piper when the time comes however.

All that said, some days I wish I would have gotten a sport touring. I bet I would be a lot further along in my skills, however, then I look at my bike, clean it, or even ride it, I don't regret my decision in any way. I'm as patient as moss growing on a stone. Your millage my vary, but don't discount when people give you other options. They know what they are talking about.
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