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Old 09-19-2006, 08:26 AM   #41
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i am sooo clueless when it comes to bike names.. can i just get one in a pretty color?
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:56 AM   #42
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How many squid lives could be saved by starting them out that red 250 instead of some damned litre bike?
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so is this bike an ok bike to buy or not??? so many mixed emotions... im confused!
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so is this bike an ok bike to buy or not??? so many mixed emotions... im confused!
IMO, that bike would be an excellent bike for you to learn on.
All motorcycles have their Pro's and Con's. You should figure out what you want from your first bike, and go from there. Just my 2 cents of course
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Old 09-19-2006, 09:19 AM   #46
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^^^ thanks... i just want to learn HOW TO ride, and learn to not crash!!! LOL
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^^^^ haha yea... let me learn then i can give u lessons! LOL
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FnRobs crash instincts are finely tuned by now. lol
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Don't go mudslinging young grasshopper. The Hyosung posted by RacerX has nothing to do with China, and availability of parts? do you know who probably built most of the parts for that GS500 you posted? my guess would be Hyosung, since they've been manufacturing Suzuki parts for over 30 years. They built the SV650 motor for Suzuki, not the other way around. That hyosung 250 will outhandle that GS500 all day long IMO. BTW, the Hyosung Comet250R is cheap and easy to maintain, and I can get you every nut/bolt/fastener for that bike all day long. Just b/c you don't know about hyosung, doesn't mean you should go stereotyping them with "Chinese" junk. Hyosung is new to Texas, but not to morotcycling by any means. Class dismissed.
... Still a pos.

I seen some at a local dealer & was totally unimpressed, parts availability may not be an issue for someone who is well connected, but I as a consumer would rather be riding my bike than waiting on parts &/or having to search blindly with no competent dealer support (or cross referance) for parts on a well polished garage-bound . I may be wrong but I cant think of any major name brand dealers who offer this line of cycles, give 'em a few more years & they will get it right (like Hyundai & KIA did).

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+1 Good starter bike.
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... Still a pos.

I seen some at a local dealer & was totally unimpressed, parts availability may not be an issue for someone who is well connected, but I as a consumer would rather be riding my bike than waiting on parts &/or having to search blindly with no competent dealer support (or cross referance) for parts on a well polished garage-bound . I may be wrong but I cant think of any major name brand dealers who offer this line of cycles, give 'em a few more years & they will get it right (like Hyundai & KIA did).


+1 Good starter bike.
fit and finish is the only founded complaint i have heard. . .i guess that's not so much for some consumers to worry about. BTW, you haven't seen too many dealerships with these bikes b/c they've only been in Texas for about 2 months now. Also, any hyosung dealer can get parts, and they're coming from Dallas, not Cali like most others. Parts and Service is not even an issue in the greater Houston area. +1 to it being a good starter bike regardless of some small cosmetic issues. JET
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"How many squid lives could be saved by starting them out on that red 250 instead of some damned litre bike?" I couldn't agree enough! But even better, start out in the dirt with a street/trail bike or something similar!

I had been looking at the Hysong for a while because I wanted a nice looking bike for a lesser price. I don't ride alot on the street, but do not really want to buy a litre bike. The kawasaki 250s are just damned ugly, but dependable. I have an Aprila RS50 that is a blast, but is two stroke. But still a blast! But limited in distance and freeway driving.

I also have two chinese street/trail bikes (1000 bucks per bike) finally got registered. But I can't ride them cause they vibrate my back too much. For someone else, like my daughters, they are just fine. BUT, when shopping for some sprokets to get more top end, Honda just couldn't help me, though these chinese bikes are Honda copies from earlier bikes. They are cheap and cheaply made. they look good, run good, electric start, crappy front disc brakes that do not brake worth a . Steel brake lines may help. I wish I hadn't bought them, but my daughters love the bikes, but what do they know about bikes!

I wrote someone on Ebay regarding the Hysong, and asked that person to chime in if he/she can. That would be interesting to get information from the horse!

For people here on this site that would like to learn the basics of riding, I would be happy to help you. I don't work and basically bored out of my mind! No charge, just someone to hang out and teach would be fun! Maybe even make a friend or two! I have been riding since 1970, I have had an amazing amount of different bikes. I live in West Houston.
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First new bike: 1974 Honda XL350 (heavy but fun)
1974 Honda XL250 (Execellent bike)
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I probably left a couple out! lol Another thing, bikes are a losing propostion when it comes to money. Bikes are like black holes that suck money in!)

Like most of you, I love motorcycles, and would love to share my experiences/knowlege and the excitement of being involved in such a fun activity! It has been worth every penny (dollars)!
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So would you recomment the 250 for my 14 year old daughter for the track or something else? She wants to start doing trackdays with me but I want something dependable not real fast and inexpensive to start with.
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I'd like to talk to you~ can I call you? I can't type all the information that I'd need to convey to you.
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My favorite times was when I was about 19, and I would ride my Ossa or ond of the XL's down to the creek alone (White Oak or even Cole creek), now they're all paved with concrete or lined with apartments! But just having fun all alone going through deep water, up steep slopes, dirt riding, powersliding in the dirt, jumps, getting stuck and getting unstuck! I'd be gone all day!Those were the days my friend, I thought they'd never end!" I miss those times! Me and my bike!
I believe these times allowed myself to develope skills! People nowadays, go buy a sportbike and immediatly put on the street in harms way. I think if you're new, and your children, go buy some cheap dirt bikes, go trail riding! Have fun as a family unit! Be like Steve McQueen and his family! Watch "on any Sunday"! Wives, or even husbands that think it's too dangerours; EVERYTHING IS DANGEROUS! lol
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My favorite times was when I was about 19, and I would ride my Ossa or ond of the XL's down to the creek alone (White Oak or even Cole creek), now they're all paved with concrete or lined with apartments! But just having fun all alone going through deep water, up steep slopes, dirt riding, powersliding in the dirt, jumps, getting stuck and getting unstuck! I'd be gone all day!Those were the days my friend, I thought they'd never end!" I miss those times! Me and my bike!
I believe these times allowed myself to develope skills! People nowadays, go buy a sportbike and immediatly put on the street in harms way. I think if you're new, and your children, go buy some cheap dirt bikes, go trail riding! Have fun as a family unit! Be like Steve McQueen and his family! Watch "on any Sunday"! Wives, or even husbands that think it's too dangerours; EVERYTHING IS DANGEROUS! lol
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Denee, what was your final decision on the 250? if you have any questions, just PM me, we are a licensed sales/service center as of last month. Hyosung has only been in Tejas for 2 months. We will soon be seeing more of these little bikes. Jet
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hehe, jet, i was about to ask if owned stock in these things, i guess ^ that answers that.

hey. dont get me wrong. im not trying to sling mud. i got nothing against you jet, youve been doing this here parts gig alot longer than me, i respect that. i remember when you explained all about jet kits to me too, and i appreciated that alot, it got me to thinking and doing some self study, and i understand engines alot better in general now.

no reason to sling mud at me or the "mold" i come from either. yeah, im big 4 to the core, and so are most of the folks on this board, cruisers and sportbikes alike. if i could get parts for everybike in the world i would do it, and gladly help everybody, but at this point, im limited to whatever my employers deal with. honda, suzuki, and aftermarket vendors arent bad choices. i havnt even been in this line for work for a whole year yet! give me time kung-fu parts master, i am training hard!

if you say you can get parts for hyosong in 1-2 days, i dont doubt you for a second. i have no reason to. but what if someone buys one and moves to a different city or state for example? you can peg a needle on a map of the US, and there is likely to be parts and service available for the big 4, and most likely harley, and maybe maybe some ducati, triumph, or whatnot. and those are easy to find, itll be in yellowpages.

just as a test i looked up motorcycles in the yellowpages, plenty of sources for the big 4, probably more than places around here than you can visit in a day. not one for hyosong. and this is houston. imagine going to "big dave's bike shop" in any small town, and asking for hyosong parts. good luck. they are likely to tell you something like "we dont sell vacuums here, sorry..."

more power to you and your shop for carrying hyosong though, ive always felt that competition inspires better product, prices and services. im hoping the big 4 will notice the missing business and up the ante.

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