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Old 03-18-2012, 12:32 AM   #1
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Hey people, im in a process of looking for a bike to and a place to learn on how to ride safely. but my concern is that my height :( im only 5'7" wearing 29-30 pant size. what would be a good choice of bike for me? ninja 250r is 1st on the list but what about 600?

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Old 03-18-2012, 12:42 AM   #2
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:53 AM   #3
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welcome, i am 5'-9" 135lb, current ride "R1"

250s are great starter bike,
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:58 AM   #4
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A 250 would be a great starter bike, I learned motorcycles on a Yamaha 125, then Upgraded to a YZ250. So when it came to a street bike I knew I wanted more engine.

A 250, you will most likely outgrow the need and want for more power within the first six months. It will be great for everything you need, but it has no where near the power of my 650.

I am currently 5' 10" and 140.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:02 AM   #5
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:42 AM   #6
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Weight/height is pretty irrelevant, I'm 5'10 @ 160lbs and I'm on an R6, I've seen 5'4 guys on an R1 tip toeing on one foot.......there is no such thing as a "safe" parking lot to practice on, take the MSF course 1st,there are some sponsors on here that give a great course, then after that go and sit on a few bikes and see what ur comfortable with at ur height, when it comes down to it,it turns into ur own choice of the type of bike u want, ur gonna fall in this category of bikes 250/500/600,250's r great starter bikes,500's are great all around and I just love how 600's handle,good luck with your choice


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Old 03-18-2012, 08:00 AM   #7
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Take your MSF first.. Awesome Cycles is a great place to take it! They are a sponsor here. You knock 3 birds with one stone if you do. You learn how to ride properly, you can see if riding is actually for you, and you get your M license!

If you want something with more power you can look up the ninja 650r, sv650, gs500f, ninja500, and I am sure theres a few more I left out but they are all great starter bikes.

Height and weight is irrelevant. I'm only 5'4 and I ride my bike at stock height and I am only to tippy toe with only one foot

Dont forget about gear, ATGATT (all the gear all the time)
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:15 AM   #8
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Yo, welcome!

I'm 5'7 myself and wear size 30 as well. Height shouldn't be a problem at all. It's all about your confidence on a bike. Take the MSF and see if riding is for you. I started out on the kawi 250r, upgraded to a cbr600rr 2 months later. I have to do the one cheek sneak at stops on that one Just go to any dealer and try out all the bikes to see which one is for you.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:28 AM   #9
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:30 AM   #10
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:06 AM   #11
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:34 AM   #12
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As mentioned previously, I'd take the MSF first, Awesome Cycles was great! Then visit local shops and see what feels comfortable to you.

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Old 03-18-2012, 11:39 AM   #13
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Welcome! I'm short myself! Only 5'6" I'm currently on the 250r as my daily commuter and it can be fun at times! You should definitely start off with a 250 first before the 600!

GET GEAR FIRST! BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:41 AM   #14
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Msf, then worry about the rest. You take the class on a 250 btw
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:29 PM   #15
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Welcome.. I started a few months back when i got my 600rr but i went about it the right way and took the msf first.. Im 5'5 and only plant my foot half way.. Its pretty much how they said get somethn your comfortable with and never push,yourself. Good luck
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:28 PM   #16
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Go to for sale section, buddy has GSXR600 thats lowered. His wife can stop on it both feet on ground! Thread theft for a buddy! But do take the course. I rode for years and thought I new what I was doin, till the military made me take it. I found out all I knew is I did it wrong for years!
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