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Old 11-26-2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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hi everyone

im looking for my 1 bike sometime next three weeks and i dont know what to look for but i like r6 and gsxr600 and also zx6. any advise on how much cash should i spent on or anything with the bike thank
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:36 AM   #2
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:28 PM   #4
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If you have had prior riding experience then getting a supper sport is not too bad but if this is your first bike and will be learning how to ride on it, its not the best choice to start on a super sport. I recommend a 250cc, 500cc or 650cc to start on. As for cash i recommend no more then 3500 for a used bike because it you were to drop it it wont be as bad as dropping a 10+ thousand dollar bike. Im also new and when i was looking for a bike i like the super sport bike looks and wanted to get one but i came to the realization that if i could do 140+ mph in 10 seconds i would do it very quickly with out properly learning how to ride. There are a lot of people on this forum that will help you with choosing a bike and this forum has a dedicated section for that reason. Also welcome to the forum and what part of town are you located at?
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:28 PM   #5
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:42 PM   #6
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If you have had prior riding experience then getting a supper sport is not too bad but if this is your first bike and will be learning how to ride on it, its not the best choice to start on a super sport. I recommend a 250cc, 500cc or 650cc to start on. As for cash i recommend no more then 3500 for a used bike because it you were to drop it it wont be as bad as dropping a 10+ thousand dollar bike. Im also new and when i was looking for a bike i like the super sport bike looks and wanted to get one but i came to the realization that if i could do 140+ mph in 10 seconds i would do it very quickly with out properly learning how to ride. There are a lot of people on this forum that will help you with choosing a bike and this forum has a dedicated section for that reason. Also welcome to the forum and what part of town are you located at?
+1 the 650 class bikes are great learner bikes for people that have too much pride to ride a 250. I love my SV650s... it comes in several varieties all the way from Naked to Full Faired and is a ton of fun. Also very reasonably priced ranging from 2k - 4k for even the newer models. But if you just can't stand it and have to be one of the cool kids then get what you like. Just know that every decision has consequences so making bad ones on a more powerful bike can have more serious consequences than making bad ones on a less powerful bike. Cheers and happy riding.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:39 PM   #8
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thank every1 and by the way what is MSF. im in cypress area by 1960 thank for the helpfull tips
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very well said glad to hear that
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oh and welcome good luck finding a bike and such pm if you have questions or just write them here anyone will be glad to help!
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Haha, I think I know who you are... It is a basic learning course that you are required to take in order to get your M endorsement in Texas.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:51 PM   #13
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MSF is the course you take to get your license. its required really. its a 2 day course saturday and sunday in class and on the bike. you must pass a riding test and a written test at the dps.
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Duytran here is a link to awesome cycles they are a sponsor here and give members a discount on the MSF course.

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You should definitely take the MSF course and get your license before you get on those super sports! Unless you've had prior experience.
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Buy whatever you want. what everyone says about not starting on a supersport. Take your msf though. Because its required, but you don't learn a thing and its boring as !
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Hmm that's weird I actually learned quite a lot from my msf.. and still use some stuff I learned taking the class such as emergency braking and swerving to avoids objects.. very interesting as well not Boeing at all. It's helpful you just don't see the benefits.
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