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Old 03-16-2012, 11:55 AM   #21
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get a 250.. slow, low, not alot of torque, and good bikes to start out on.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:00 PM   #22
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@racer x yea I didn't see the whole thing. That makes sense but honestly I'm not fully knowledgable about this whole thing so is believe what any rider tells me. Lol

I'll start with the course and maybe get. 250 to really learn on... Sounds the safest and smarted way to go. I appreciate the help. Keep it coming! Any tips and tricks will help.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:04 PM   #23
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@racer x yea I didn't see the whole thing. That makes sense but honestly I'm not fully knowledgable about this whole thing so is believe what any rider tells me. Lol

I'll start with the course and maybe get. 250 to really learn on... Sounds the safest and smarted way to go. I appreciate the help. Keep it coming! Any tips and tricks will help.
Remember gear too! It's gonna add to your costs.

If you can afford it, the newer Ninja 250r's are pretty sweet I think...
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:47 PM   #24
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Get your gear then take the MSF course! You don't have to move up to a 600 if society is pushing you to. Just see how you like the 250. I'd recommend the Ninja 250r
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:02 PM   #25
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@racer x yea I didn't see the whole thing. That makes sense but honestly I'm not fully knowledgable about this whole thing so is believe what any rider tells me. Lol

I'll start with the course and maybe get. 250 to really learn on... Sounds the safest and smarted way to go. I appreciate the help. Keep it coming! Any tips and tricks will help.
Welcome to MH. I won't say anything that's already said by others about MSF course and 250 cc bikes, and gears, but don't get it wrong, people can still do wheelie on the 250, so it might not be that low power.
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you can ask Cuz about the wheelie on the 250, he can attest to it...LOL!!
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Kawi 650r or sv650. would be my opinion. enough displacement to last you a while at the same time, being tame enough to learn on. it's more power than the 250, and less aggressive than the 600 sportbikes. And if you need gear, I believe ILEAN is selling some of her old gear if you guys are about the same size.

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IM NOT SURE. I AM A SHORT GIRL... =/ I FEEL LIKE I DONT HAVE MANY OPTIONS..
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IMO, start on Rebel 250. That way you don't need to lower it. If you get a ninja, you may end up spending $$ to lower it. Save that $$ for the bigger bike later.
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Take msf then Get a ninja 250 for like 2k. Keep it until you grow out of it.
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Welcome to MH!

As for advice, I can't say anything that hasn't already been said.

MSF is priority, and after that, you should have a much better personal understanding of bikes in general and will have been on a 250 for several hours during the course. Make your decision on a bike after that, and getting gear.

I completed my MSF in January, then purchased gear to ride my bike, spent almost $700 on gear alone.

You'd be better off taking course and gearing up, even if it means postponing a bike purchase, rather than getting a bike and riding unprepared or lacking safety gear... imo.

Best of luck in finding the right gear and bike for you; Hope to see you riding soon!
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:21 AM   #34
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