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Old 09-09-2013, 11:03 PM   #1
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Noobie here!

Hey guys!

My name is nick I am in the College Station/Houston area. I am new to riding (I havent even done the MSF course yet) I have wanted to ride for a while. I like the sportier bikes such as the ninja's, CBR's , and Triumph's. Any helpful advice about buying a bike or insurance would be great!

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Old 09-09-2013, 11:32 PM   #2
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:37 AM   #3
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Welcome to MH
buy used, and don't start on a ss like a 600.
The best starter bike in my opinion are the 250,300, 500, and 650, I highly recommend the 650.
As for insurance depends on how old you are, im young and insurance on my bike is killing me
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:37 AM   #4
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Welcome... ninja 300 great starter bike.. enough power for a noob like you and me, but not enough to put us in positions we may not be ready for.

Take the MSF, and get the ball rolling!
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:26 AM   #5
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:52 PM   #7
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buy used, and don't start on a ss like a 600.
The best starter bike in my opinion are the 250,300, 500, and 650, I highly recommend the 650.
As for insurance depends on how old you are, im young and insurance on my bike is killing me
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Welcome.

The 250 is an awesome starter but I have to vote for the SV... it was my first bike and I have a soft spot for it.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:03 AM   #8
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:04 PM   #9
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I'd say get all the gear you can and buy a 250 or 300 for your first bike.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:53 PM   #10
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:23 PM   #11
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Start off on a 600 just be scared of it lol
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:45 PM   #14
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:32 PM   #15
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My only issue with buying a smaller bike is I am a bigger guy (circular haha not tall) I am about 5'11 and 265. So, I am worried that I may be a bit big for the bike I have looked at the 300 but I just want to take the MSF course so bad! Thanks for all the warm welcomes!

thanks,

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Old 09-15-2013, 06:36 PM   #16
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No, 1slowr1 that wasn't me!
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:43 PM   #17
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Welcome... Check the SV 650 for a starter... A 250 is prob to small for you
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:10 PM   #18
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Welcome. Start off on whatever you are comfortable with (both power level and bike build). The first bike I purchased is the 1400 i currently own. I wanted a sport bike but the smaller bikes i tried just didn't feel right. Now here is the tricky part if you buy a bike that has capabilities outside your skill level.... RESPECT THE out of the throttle. Ride within your skill level and any bike that fits you and feels right will be a great first bike for you. Oh and take the MSF course and get your license before you take to the streets.

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Old 09-15-2013, 08:52 PM   #19
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Start with what you want just respect the throttle. Unless your dumb, or have a problem with a big ego.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:06 AM   #20
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Welcome ... I just started riding earlier this year and I have a Ninja 300. While I am getting use to riding up in the max rpm/speed range more I still have a lot to learn with this bike. Going fast straight is always fun but I am have more fun working speed in the corners. I will keep this bike and upgrade eventually but it has been satisfying so far. Good luck on the search.
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