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Old 06-21-2013, 12:48 AM   #1
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yo, I'm a noob in here to learn

Hey all, new guy. I've wanted a bike for a long time but still haven't bit the bullet and gotten one. I have a few friends who ride and even know one or two folks on here. I'm mostly in here to learn and make a good first bike decision.

Anyone ever go to the eagle mountain motorcycle rally back in the 90s? I went with friends and that's where I fell in love with bikes as a kid.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:56 AM   #2
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:04 AM   #3
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Go take the MSF course or have a trusting buddy teach you how to ride.

Smaller displacement bikes are great starter bikes to learn on. Pick yourself up an older Ninja 250- 1988-2007. They can be had for relatively cheap, and will last forever. Once you get the feel for it and confidence in your riding abilities, hop up to a bigger bike of your liking or just stick with the smaller bike and ride the out of it. Ride your own ride and don't get caught up in getting a bigger bike because it's "cool".
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:30 AM   #4
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Nutz, I'll get into a bigger bike as a start I think just because I'm not exactly a small guy. From what I read a guy of my stature needs to go up a size from the Ninja you recommended, and I'm definitely a fan of those old Ninjas. First one I ever remember wanting was one of those. Thanks for the tips, I'll look up this MSF course you mentioned.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:10 AM   #5
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Check our sponsors and mention you're from MH for a discount.

Other bikes you may look into are the Ninja 500s, SV650s, Ninja 650, and CBR500.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:13 AM   #6
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Don't forget to budget for MSF, insurance, and gear. If you can respect the throttle you can learn on a mid size.
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Check our sponsors and mention you're from MH for a discount.

Other bikes you may look into are the Ninja 500s, SV650s, Ninja 650, and CBR500.
The SV650s is a great bike. Fun, enough power and smooth on and off the throttle. It is the first bike I bought and loved and frankly... I have ridden Ninja 250s racing, Rode a couple R6s, and I still feel a warm fuzzy feeling every time I get on that SV to ride.
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