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Old 08-21-2013, 08:12 PM   #1
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Future Rider

Hello all....future new rider here selling/trading my car to get on two wheels....something ive always wanted to do and it just so happens one of the members on here have a bike for sale that im currently negotiating with wish me luck and hope to see u all out there
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:23 PM   #2
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Welcome welcome.

If there ever was a city to trade your cage for two wheels it's h-town for sure.

Remember, go take the MSF, get your license and most importantly get INSURED.

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Old 08-21-2013, 08:43 PM   #3
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I am confused. Why would you say so? The weather here is very unpredictable, hot and humid. If you have to wear a suit to go to work, etc you must have a car. And not to mention trafic sucks. I say, keep the car and save some more for a bike
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:49 PM   #4
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Sorry. I don't agree on Houston being the perfect city to 2 wheel only. I actually feel its farrrr from it
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:56 PM   #5
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personally i feel that having a bike > car my needs. single kid no family/kids job doesnt require a suit and my riding will be limited to work and even then ill be riding at night or early morning (low traffic)....dealing with houston traffic in the dead of night and early AM morning (carpool lane ftw) seems to be a fair trade imo
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:16 PM   #6
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Of course that's my opinion.

I'm originally from cold as Connecticut, lived in NYC for 5 years where driving a cage let alone bike can practically be a death sentence. You get MAYBE 5 months of riding if you're lucky up there before it starts to get cold and blizzards.

Houston on the other hand is nearly perfect riding weather practically year round. No need to store a bike for more than half a year. Yeah, traffic can suck huge here but it doesn't hold a candle to where I'm from.

Again, just my opinion.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:23 PM   #7
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Be safe out there man! The city streets can be quite an adventure.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:46 PM   #8
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Welcome and good luck on the bike search. Take the MSF as others have said...insurance with theft is a must in Houston. Awesome Cycles for the MSF is a good choice ... great group of people to learn from.
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:17 AM   #9
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Welcome! I would recommend you get full coverage as well as taking the MSF course so you can get your license and not get fined if you were ever pulled over.

Also if you're planning on getting a bike around this season, getting a one piece suit that is water resistant is a must. I use my bike to ride to work and school while during the week when I'm lazy I drive my Scion around.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/14/67/912/24332/ITEM/Joe-Rocket-Survivor-One-Piece-Suit.aspx?SiteID=Google_PLA912&WT.mc_ID=10012&esvt =0-GOUSC&esvadt=9-0-3886819-1&esvaid=30548&kw={keyword}&gclid=CLzq--CzkLkCFURp7AodwBoAyQ is the suit I purchased. And don't go cheap on the gear!
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:57 AM   #10
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Do you mind if I ask how old you are?

Only because I once thought this way, I was in my early 20's. There WILL be times you wish you still had a car.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:08 AM   #11
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houston is the worst city. keep the car save for the bike
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Of course that's my opinion.

I'm originally from cold as Connecticut, lived in NYC for 5 years where driving a cage let alone bike can practically be a death sentence. You get MAYBE 5 months of riding if you're lucky up there before it starts to get cold and blizzards.

Houston on the other hand is nearly perfect riding weather practically year round. No need to store a bike for more than half a year. Yeah, traffic can suck huge here but it doesn't hold a candle to where I'm from.

Again, just my opinion.
Agree with you im also orig from NYC and at least you di get to ride jus about year round and for that 1-2 months it get cold you could still suck it up and ride depends on your gear but the heated vest i hear is amazing when cold

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Welcome! I would recommend you get full coverage as well as taking the MSF course so you can get your license and not get fined if you were ever pulled over.

Also if you're planning on getting a bike around this season, getting a one piece suit that is water resistant is a must. I use my bike to ride to work and school while during the week when I'm lazy I drive my Scion around.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/14/67/912/24332/ITEM/Joe-Rocket-Survivor-One-Piece-Suit.aspx?SiteID=Google_PLA912&WT.mc_ID=10012&esvt =0-GOUSC&esvadt=9-0-3886819-1&esvaid=30548&kw={keyword}&gclid=CLzq--CzkLkCFURp7AodwBoAyQ is the suit I purchased. And don't go cheap on the gear!
very much agree with you on that only diff i dont have a car so bike is the only way i get around...lol... also what kind of suit do u have i want to check it out
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:22 AM   #14
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At least buy a beater car for rainy days.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:36 AM   #17
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:00 AM   #18
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welcome to the forum. Just an old man's opinion, but a bike should always be your second form of transportation, but then again my first form of transportation is always a pick-up.
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Yo welcome! I'd try to keep a car too. You will need one if you ever have to runaround to do maintenance on the bike... How you gonna get around?
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welcome. In one year, I racked up 25K miles on my bike. A lot of people will say that is an asston of miles. I have friends to vouch for it. But, If I were you, keep the car, save for the bike. One is luxury and the other is a necessity. Not saying you will regret the trade, but you WANT a bike. you don't NEED. a bike. Just ask LUCAR. lol.
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