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Old 04-13-2012, 04:22 PM   #1
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Hey guys, i'm new to this and Mr.D told me y'all could help me find a cheap reliable bike for a beginner like myself. Any recommendations?
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:49 PM   #3
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:02 PM   #4
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:05 PM   #5
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:16 PM   #6
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Haha, he is a pretty intense character, lol. But I'd appreciate any help offered from here!
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:18 PM   #7
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What are you looking for?
What is your budget?
What style of bike appeals to you?
What do you want to use it for?
Do you have gear? If not plan on spending money here.
Do you have a motorcycle license? If not plan on taking MSF course.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:30 PM   #8
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I'd like to stay i'm the 2 to 3 grand range, I like kawasakis, i wanna use it to travel to school and around town to save gas. I've looked into getting a license and gear, but first I'd like to have the bike before I get ahead of myself and have those things without the actual bike to use my equipment, you know?
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:22 PM   #9
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:26 PM   #10
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Where is that dude Ben anyways he use to post everyday, i guess he doesnt ride anymore though?
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:28 PM   #11
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Welcome!

I was in your situation a year or so ago, I took the MSF class first, and that's what I'd recommend. I ended up buying a Ninja 500, but even after the MSF class, I still wanted a friend to test-ride it for me.

I subsequently bought a vintage shaft-drive Honda Nighthawk and a Yamaha FZ6, but I still have the Ninja.

Good luck!
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:15 AM   #13
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Where is that dude Ben anyways he use to post everyday, i guess he doesnt ride anymore though?
No he rides every day, hence he has no time to post.
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:16 AM   #14
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I'd like to stay i'm the 2 to 3 grand range, I like kawasakis, i wanna use it to travel to school and around town to save gas. I've looked into getting a license and gear, but first I'd like to have the bike before I get ahead of myself and have those things without the actual bike to use my equipment, you know?
Actually, most would disagree strongly with this method. Buy your gear first, take your MSF and get your license. Even Ben will agree with this. Then you will know how much money you have left to get a bike.

At least 4-5 times every year we lose the life of a new rider who bought a bike, spent all their money on it, didnt have enough for gear and then just went for a "quick ride" and made a classic mistake and left their family in ruin.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:08 AM   #15
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Thats awful, definitely do not want that to happen. Any inexpensive places to buy gear?
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:35 AM   #16
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:06 AM   #17
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one question... you say he's a friend.


How much a month does he pay you to admit that?


Now to serious stuff, get the gear & the license and then the bike.
Search the pics, plenty of...ways to 'use' the gear even without the bike. :-)
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:56 AM   #18
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Welcome to MH!
Gear first, only spend as much $ on how much skin you want to save!
Second take a Safety Course Classroom/Street
Third spend about $3000-$5000 and get a SV 1000 or SV 600
Find a parking lot or closed area to ride in with an expierenced rider
Stay away from large groups of riders until you feel absoultley comfrotable on your bike. Always wear your gear even when its hot and especially for short rides!
I hope this helps....This is how i Learned..
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:14 AM   #19
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Gear first, only spend as much $ on how much skin you want to save!
Second take a Safety Course Classroom/Street
Third spend about $3000-$5000 and get a SV 1000 or SV 600
Find a parking lot or closed area to ride in with an expierenced rider
Stay away from large groups of riders until you feel absoultley comfrotable on your bike. Always wear your gear even when its hot and especially for short rides!
I hope this helps....This is how i Learned..
What is an SV600? Some new Kawazuki?

Most of this is good advice but let me add my 1.5 cents since thats all its prolly worth.

Beginner bikes to consider : Ninja250, CBR250, SV650, Ninja 500, Ninja 650.

Remember full gear as above... that is very important...

Now if you want my real opinion on what you should get out of the options above... then SV650 is the only way to fly.. but then again anyone here can tell you I am biased.
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Ben has been swallowed up by the Facebook monster
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