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Old 01-14-2007, 01:40 AM   #61
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the bike only had 35 miles on the Odometer........so I dont know what to think really

Must be a real hard 35 miles if the tires worn that bad. lol If you dont feel comfortable with the shop keep looking. Theres nothing forcing you to buy a bike right now. Keep your eye out for a good deal and buy something that you can learn on. You have your entire life to buy a "fast" bike so ride something forgivable to start on
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Old 01-14-2007, 01:42 AM   #62
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IF WE WERE IN IT FOR OURSELVES!!

I would tell you to buy MY bike.

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I'm not trying that. I wouldn't sell it to you if you asked me to.

Okay, here is my story.

I bought my first bike in Seattle. Insurance is not required in Seattle on motorcylces. I bought the bike. I talked to allstate about insurance. I got home Thursday evening and Allstate left me a message "call us back, we have your quote.". I was all set. I woke up Friday morning and my bike was GONE! STOLEN!! I was crushed. I contacted the few people I knew to keep an eye out for it but even the cops told me not to keep my hopes up. I called the dealership I bought it from and told them my story just so they would keep an eye out for me.

The next day, my salesman called me up. He told me they had the same bike, I bought from them as a used bike, in stock, BRAND NEW! The shops owner heard my story, new rider... bad story.... blah blah blah. He had TONS of money. His priority was to get people to LOVE motorcycles. He made his money and just wanted to do the right thing. He sold me my second motorcycle at his cost! He didn't make a dime.

What does this have to do with anything you may ask?......

Like I said, we don't benefit from the bike you buy. We just want you to learn about motorcyles the right way. We have learned our lessons. We have seen and/or learned errors.

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Old 01-14-2007, 01:46 AM   #63
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Patrick, I can't wait to meet you!

You work Monday? I'll see if I can make the drive up.

For the record, Patrick is the most selfless motorcycle shop worker i have ever read or heard about.
Think hes closed Sundays and Mondays but opens at 10 on tuesday
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Old 01-14-2007, 01:53 AM   #64
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Old 01-14-2007, 01:57 AM   #65
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Lol you recommend a zzr600 as a first bike as if it's a novice bike yet I could take that bike and make you look like and on your race replica r6.
yep and ill make you look like an with my 650.

dont worry about the size of the bike ryan.
skillz is what makes a bike fast

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Old 01-14-2007, 03:52 AM   #66
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yep and ill make you look like an with my 650.

dont worry about the size of the bike ryan.
skillz is what makes a bike fast

and id put money on that
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Old 01-14-2007, 03:53 AM   #67
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Ryan, just get what you can afford and are comfortable with.

As a new-er rider myself, i enjoy the outta my 1995 dinosaur cbr.

just get what YOU want, get your gear, stay safe, and have fun.
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yep and ill make you look like an with my 650.

dont worry about the size of the bike ryan.
skillz is what makes a bike fast
and I'm sure you can. that's what I'm getting the guy to understand cause it's older tech it doesn't suddenly mean the bike is good for a novice.
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Old 01-14-2007, 08:05 AM   #70
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please, please, PLEASE take MSF, BEFORE you get the bike. Or at least have someone take it home for you.

I have seen too many tales lately of people not even getting home on their new, first bike.


You are young, life is short, waiting a little while longer will pay off in the long run.

And for what it's worth, I weigh 260+, and my wifes Ninja 250 will pull me along just fine....
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Old 01-14-2007, 08:16 AM   #71
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as the guy can see everyone cares. I think the best comment in this whole thread was, "this is your first bike not your last"

cause to be honest I'd rather have a gsxr 600 that i can ride the out of, than one i am scared of cause I'm new to riding.
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It's best to listen to these guys even though they come across as being harsh. I came home on a 10R and took it back when the thing scared the living sh*t out of me. I paid a little delivering it back with over 100 miles on the odo, but it was worth it for me. Before this I rode a CB250 for just about 2 seasons; I never brought it out even though Chris asked me to over and over because I know for a fact I couldn't keep up and honestly I was scared.

I think the 650R is a beautiful machine and if by chance you buy down here and I am able to help get it home for you my offer still stands.

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Hey Bud,

Ever heard of the saying Beggers can't be choosers? If you have credit problems, then stick with Kawi since you already have a $5000 credit with them and stick with the Kawi.

I weigh 185lbs and i've had passengers weighing from 90-130lbs, on a Ninja 250. And it still took me to 90mph all day!

I would advice you to get a Ninja 250 @ 21, but if you must go with the "peer pressure" and get a SS bike, then i'd say go with the ZZR600 - which by no means is a Novice bike, like someone mentioned before it was a full out racing bike just a few years ago.

I think the 650R (the one you don't like) is the best compromise between the ZZR600 & the Ninja 250.

Think about what everyone has told you, in all your threads!
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Thanks for ALL THE RESPONSES GUYS!!!!.......still have a lot to think about, but I believe Im just gonna play it smart and get wat I can afford and what wont kill me and either go with the 500 or the 650.
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Thanks for ALL THE RESPONSES GUYS!!!!.......still have a lot to think about, but I believe Im just gonna play it smart and get wat I can afford and what wont kill me and either go with the 500 or the 650.
Ryan, keep this in mind... the most dangerous part of the motorcycle is the nut that holds the throttle.

No matter was displacement bike you get (250, 600, 750, 1000 etc)... they ALL have the potential to be deadly. Make sure you use your head before you use the throttle.

And don't skimp on insurance... when you drop that bike, you're gonna regret not having full coverage.
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And once you get the bike, hit us up and anyone would be happy to help you with the learning curve.

My buddy has been riding off and on for 10 years or so.. but just this summer I mentioned countersteer and he says "huh? what's that?". He had no problem riding wheelies at 100 mph, but any curve scared the outta him..

He has made amazing progress the past couple months.. on curvy roads I can almost see him in the mirror now adays!! LOL!!!
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Quick question I also noticed the kawasaki bikes dont have the stablizer on them like the Suzukis do. Do you guys think that really makes that big of a difference and is it something that can be added on to the 650R if needed?
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If you mean a steering dampner, most bikes don't come with, and isn't a big deal
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