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Old 07-16-2014, 09:39 PM   #1
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I'm planning on getting a sport bike very soon, but I've never even ridden a motorcycle before. Just thought I'd go ahead an sign up and try to learn as much as possible before I start riding. I'm very excited to begin and good luck to all the other future riders out there.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:51 PM   #2
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0)Welcome to MH!
1)Check out MSC/MSF (motorcycle safety course ran by motorcycle safety foundation)
2)If you can't afford insurance, don't buy the bike
3)If you can't afford gear, don't buy the bike
4)If you have a knack for getting in trouble and/or are careless get a 250cc
5)A lot of bikes get stolen from apartments, if you leave your bike at an apartment do not be surprised if it goes missing one day

That's probably what you'll hear from most of MH so think it over!

I started on a 600cc sport bike and I haven't gone down or gotten in trouble with law enforcement. I park at an apartment, but I have full coverage insurance so if it does get stolen I am not completely ******
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Old 07-18-2014, 05:23 AM   #4
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:42 AM   #5
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0)Welcome to MH!
1)Check out MSC/MSF (motorcycle safety course ran by motorcycle safety foundation)
2)If you can't afford insurance, don't buy the bike
3)If you can't afford gear, don't buy the bike
4)If you have a knack for getting in trouble and/or are careless get a 250cc
5)A lot of bikes get stolen from apartments, if you leave your bike at an apartment do not be surprised if it goes missing one day

That's probably what you'll hear from most of MH so think it over!

I started on a 600cc sport bike and I haven't gone down or gotten in trouble with law enforcement. I park at an apartment, but I have full coverage insurance so if it does get stolen I am not completely ******
Welcome and ^^^THIS^^^ this guy here knows what he's talking about.
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Old 07-18-2014, 01:08 PM   #7
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what kind of bike are you looking at? Yeah and don't by new.

I recommend a more up-right style of bikes. Super easy to learn.
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Old 07-18-2014, 01:37 PM   #8
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0)Welcome to MH!
1)Check out MSC/MSF (motorcycle safety course ran by motorcycle safety foundation)
2)If you can't afford insurance, don't buy the bike
3)If you can't afford gear, don't buy the bike
4)If you have a knack for getting in trouble and/or are careless get a 250cc
5)A lot of bikes get stolen from apartments, if you leave your bike at an apartment do not be surprised if it goes missing one day
Gotta agree with all of that except for #4. I'd say buy a 250 (at most a 500) anyway. Plan on dropping it too.

#1 is probably the best advice. Take the class before you even begin bike shopping. Seriously. You may find out you don't like riding after you take the class.
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Old 07-18-2014, 05:52 PM   #9
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Gotta agree with all of that except for #4. I'd say buy a 250 (at most a 500) anyway. Plan on dropping it too.

#1 is probably the best advice. Take the class before you even begin bike shopping. Seriously. You may find out you don't like riding after you take the class.
I've done that twice already

Get a 250, cheap insurance, cheap parts, easy to handle.
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:05 PM   #10
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Don't listen to these guys.
Buy a brand new GSX-r1000 and ride without gear.
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Old 07-19-2014, 04:14 PM   #11
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Don't listen to these guys.
Buy a brand new GSX-r1000 and ride without gear.
zx-14 or bust lol
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:40 PM   #12
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Welcome. Start off on a low cc (250 or 300). Learn the in And outs of riding on the lower cc. Be prepared to drop it a few times and don't forge pt your gear when riding.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:32 AM   #13
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Thank you everybody. I'm most probably going to get a 250 because of insurance prices. I decided to buy one now because I'm moving to UT Austin and they absolutely rape you on parking, and I don't want to take my car and leave it in an open parking lot all year. :(
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:35 AM   #14
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0)Welcome to MH!
1)Check out MSC/MSF (motorcycle safety course ran by motorcycle safety foundation)
2)If you can't afford insurance, don't buy the bike
3)If you can't afford gear, don't buy the bike
4)If you have a knack for getting in trouble and/or are careless get a 250cc
5)A lot of bikes get stolen from apartments, if you leave your bike at an apartment do not be surprised if it goes missing one day

That's probably what you'll hear from most of MH so think it over!

I started on a 600cc sport bike and I haven't gone down or gotten in trouble with law enforcement. I park at an apartment, but I have full coverage insurance so if it does get stolen I am not completely ******
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