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Old 11-30-2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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Actually very new bout to take the class and a buddy told me this site would hook me up with everything I needed. Any help with what dealers would have best deals on bikes would be awesome. Buddy drives a 08 ninja600 and said he still is in love with it. Any ideas on what would be best? Thanks
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:00 PM   #2
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check on motohouston sponsors and vendor sub-forum. they will take good care of you. not to mention for being MH members, we get special discount on lots of things and services.

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Go to Mancuso southwest or Motorcycles unlimited (whichever one is closer), tell them Lucar said they'd hook you up
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Actually very new bout to take the class and a buddy told me this site would hook me up with everything I needed. Any help with what dealers would have best deals on bikes would be awesome. Buddy drives a 08 ninja600 and said he still is in love with it. Any ideas on what would be best? Thanks
Not being smartassed here:
That is like asking "what is the best food?" A very subjective thing so lets narrow the funnel a bit:

1) What is your price range
2) Sounds like you are in the 600CC market?
3) Brand specific or looking for suggestions? The four major Japanese bike companies make grat motorcycles. You really start getting into styling prference MUCH more than actual performance differences.
4) Your BEST BET is to pick up a cheeeep used SV650 to ride for six months after your class. Learn it, learn to ride, drop it like all of us do when learning to push a bike around in parking lots, and then buy your 10K new baby. Nothing in this worl hurts worse than even a tiny" up scratch" on your new bike.

Again not science but here is my take on fit and finish in order from best to we will call still very good (paint, body panel gaps etc..)
Honda/Yamaha best fit and finish a tie in my mind
Suzuki
Kawasaki (I own two Kawasakis and love them but honestly they are not at the Honda/Yamaha level of finish...PERFORMANCE on the other hand..?
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Every bike feels different make sure you go sit on a bunch at a dealership and make sure its comfortable to you.

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I emailed southwest before I saw your post. Allan called and set everything up with me and said a discount wouldn't be a problem for motohouston or in general. Thanks everyone
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If you're interested I've got a 2005 Yamaha R6 on sale through Katy Yamaha. It's a 600cc, red w/ black lower cowling and white/silver accents. There's a few scratches, so you shouldn't be too paranoid about minor cosmetic mishaps (these things happen).

The guys there are familiar with MH. If you go in there looking for that particular bike and mention MotoHouston, you can get at least 10% knocked off the price if not more. (It's already below suggested price.)

If you have any other questions - like about gear, traffic, learning curves, group rides etc - just post up here. We're all happy to help. Good luck, and welcome to MotoHouston.
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I emailed southwest before I saw your post. Allan called and set everything up with me and said a discount wouldn't be a problem for motohouston or in general. Thanks everyone

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Old 12-02-2012, 11:41 PM   #11
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I agree, had a great experience there
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Well as usual this is where I interject and suggest something a little less batshit as your first bike. An SV650, Ninja650 or dare I say a 250 is less likely to punish you for a rookie mistake. If you have your heart set on a 600 by all means good luck and godspeed cause you are the one that has to ride it, but maybe take a moment and ask yourself just how responsible and even headed you are. If there is any doubt in your mind that you might panic and grab the front brakes, or abuse the throttle before you are ready then maybe a smaller bike would be better. You can learn with less severe consequences for rookie mistakes.

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14 post......thanx.

I was gonna suggest the OP stay away from the sport bikes as a first ride.
Ninja 250 or a standard MC.
I see a lot of post on here where a 1-3 month rider has crashed/wrecked/totaled a bike or two. That said, I would recommend a somewhat beater bike to start off. Something that when your apt. gate closes on you, its not that big of a deal

You WILL fall over, drop it, hopefully the first thing you run into will be at low speed. You should also factor in the INS. cost, along with gear (pants jacket, gloves, helmet, boots).

Taking the basic MSF will qualify you to ride around in a parking lot. In my time lurking here, I have seen some VERY good and patient riders that enjoy coaching n00bs. Take the n00b friendly rides with these people.

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Well as usual this is where I interject and suggest something a little less batshit as your first bike. An SV650, Ninja650 or dare I say a 250 is less likely to punish you for a rookie mistake. If you have your heart set on a 600 by all means good luck and godspeed cause you are the one that has to ride it, but maybe take a moment and ask yourself just how responsible and even headed you are. If there is any doubt in your mind that you might panic and grab the front brakes, or abuse the throttle before you are ready then maybe a smaller bike would be better. You can learn with less severe consequences for rookie mistakes.

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I understand. I was going for the ninja300. Better for a first bike I think
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I understand. I was going for the ninja300. Better for a first bike I think
Even I want one of those... lololol
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I just hope the hype around it is true. Mainly the part that the acceleration is updated.
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I just hope the hype around it is true. Mainly the part that the acceleration is updated.
Doesn't even matter... a Ninja250 is crazy fun to ride! The 300 can't be all bad...
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Ill let you know in about 2 weeks!
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