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Old 03-15-2012, 04:26 PM   #61
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they are fine at speed, and if he learns how to corner ok, thats all dandy

its stopping, turning at slow speed, in traffic when they drop them most commonly.
or in the driveway or parking garage
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:11 PM   #62
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That might cause trouble with the school's insurance.


At one time that worked at DMV, but I understand they started checking the license of the person who supposedly rode, and if he didn't have a license got a ticket and you failed.
That wasn't the case in 05 when I got my license.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:53 PM   #63
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That wasn't the case in 05 when I got my license.
Tell him to buy a Motard u fool!!!
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:55 PM   #64
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I told him to get a DRZ400SM to learn on but he's 40 and not into aggressive riding or anything. I think he might be leaning towards a cheaper cruiser like a used VTX 1300 or Boulevard m109r to get started on.
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Wow - you're not raggin on HD?

Wait - who is this in Bevo's account?
It's great commuter bike and can smoke almost any 250, besides, it's HD riders that are the problem
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Don't know about your neighborhood, but mine won't allow any "rapid manuvreing".
Like they have any say in it? Guess you're just supposed to hit the kid that runs out in the street right?
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Even if I could, I wouldn't anyway. At the pace I rode my S83 last Summer, I could've easily ridden a long bike and be just as safe. And yes, I have ridden real custom choppers before. Canyon carvers they are not, but they are nowhere near as horrible as you make them out to be.

They are low to the ground and allows a new rider to feel confident at low speeds, especially if the rider is not very tall. A whole lot better than a powerful sportbike that forces the new rider to put a lot of weight on a touchy throttle, while tip toeing on a hight seat at low speeds.

For a new rider, most of the riding at first is going to be at crawling speeds.
Hey - if you think they're a great idea for a totally new rider - that's your choice. I think you're wrong, but whatever.
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Just saw this thread. Skiped to here after first page. If it hasn't been said then.....

If he "wants" a Harley, have him pick up a clean, used sporty. Learn to ride, then,
get what he wants after he is sure he can handle something a little more extreme and he'll be able to sell the sporty for what he paid for it (assuming he bought it right and didn't throw it down the road....)

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Like they have any say in it? Guess you're just supposed to hit the kid that runs out in the street right?
Okay... I think this is where we differ in our perspectives. Posted max speed in my subdivision is 30mph. At that speed or less, braking is much safer than swerving. Besides, your "rapid manuvreing" may end up hitting someone or something else, as kids almost never play alone. When I ride in the neighborhood, I slow way down and my fingers cover the front brake all the time. Rolling turns (those that do not have stop signs) are taken in 1st gear and crawling speeds, such that I don't think the type of bike I'm riding would matter much.

But... I do agree that we are here to disagree, and there is nothing wrong with that.

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That wasn't the case in 05 when I got my license.
sure it was, just becuase it wasn't enforced thats another issue.

a licensed rider is supposed to ride the bike there, or the non-licensed rider is supposed to trailer/truck a bike there, w/ another driver to drive the car/truck w/ DPS officer rides in the veh. and tells the driver to honk the horn and inst. the rider what to do.


MSF inst. are not cops so they could "care less" how you got the bike there if you wanted to ride your own bike in class.
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sure it was, just becuase it wasn't enforced thats another issue.

a licensed rider is supposed to ride the bike there, or the non-licensed rider is supposed to trailer/truck a bike there, w/ another driver to drive the car/truck w/ DPS officer rides in the veh. and tells the driver to honk the horn and inst. the rider what to do.


MSF inst. are not cops so they could "care less" how you got the bike there if you wanted to ride your own bike in class.
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That wasn't the case in 05 when I got my license.
I was replying to this comment about the DMV checking the license of the person that supposedly rode.
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well i replied to that, yes they were supposed to figure out how the bike got there, and i have heard of people getting ticketed for riding the bike there illegally. even in '05
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well i replied to that, yes they were supposed to figure out how the bike got there, and i have heard of people getting ticketed for riding the bike there illegally. even in '05
Well that wasn't the case in 05 when I got my license at the location off S Gessner. That better? They didn't ask either time when I arrived for my riding test, but the lady did tell me that my rear blinkers weren't orange enough the first time so I wrapped red electric tape around the bulbs and the lady the next day didn't even look at them.
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well they're supposed to have checked how the bike got there.

but it's gov't.
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well they're supposed to have checked how the bike got there.

but it's gov't.
I agree. Dude said that when he worked there they checked, I said it wasn't the case at the time I took my test in 05. Let's agree that govt workers aren't the most dependable workers, k?

Oh, and no MSF.
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I agree. Dude said that when he worked there they checked, I said it wasn't the case at the time I took my test in 05. Let's agree that govt workers aren't the most dependable workers, k?

Oh, and no MSF.
agreed, and that the actual riding test was a joke.

and yeah mandatory MSF came into being in '10?
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The bike in the first post is an Athena pro street made by Big Bear Choppers. My brother had one and my good buddy owns one. Surprisingly to most the bike is extremely nice and easy to ride. It's right at 9 1/2 ft long. My 1st bike is similar and am glad I didn't listen to all the people that told me not to get it.
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The bike in the first post is an Athena pro street made by Big Bear Choppers. My brother had one and my good buddy owns one. Surprisingly to most the bike is extremely nice and easy to ride. It's right at 9 1/2 ft long. My 1st bike is similar and am glad I didn't listen to all the people that told me not to get it.
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The bike in the first post is an Athena pro street made by Big Bear Choppers. My brother had one and my good buddy owns one. Surprisingly to most the bike is extremely nice and easy to ride. It's right at 9 1/2 ft long. My 1st bike is similar and am glad I didn't listen to all the people that told me not to get it.
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