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Old 07-05-2015, 11:31 AM   #21
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Wow guys, thanks so much for all of your advices! I definitely learned a lot from your posts, and yes, you guys have convinced me to start with more beginner-friendly bike, like the Ninja 650 and upgrade only after I have learned to handle a more powerful bike. CBR 600rr and R6s are definitely sexy and luring, but I will put that off as my goal of purchase maybe a year from now.

And $50/mo. for Ninja 650 vs. $800/mo. for super sports? I can't even afford a fraction of that yet...
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Old 07-06-2015, 03:35 PM   #22
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There is an 07 SV for sale here. Looks good.

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Wow guys, thanks so much for all of your advices! I definitely learned a lot from your posts, and yes, you guys have convinced me to start with more beginner-friendly bike, like the Ninja 650 and upgrade only after I have learned to handle a more powerful bike. CBR 600rr and R6s are definitely sexy and luring, but I will put that off as my goal of purchase maybe a year from now.

And $50/mo. for Ninja 650 vs. $800/mo. for super sports? I can't even afford a fraction of that yet...
Another thing to think about. If you're mainly interested in the aesthetic as you said, here's the honest truth: unless they are sportbike riders themselves, most people have no idea the difference between a ZX6R and a 650R by the look. Especially chicks. Trust me.

Also, here's a great video that a friend made a while ago:

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Old 07-06-2015, 03:52 PM   #24
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welcome, i think some guy here is selling a red 2007 sv650, i recomend that.

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Old 07-06-2015, 04:01 PM   #26
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OR if you wipe your with 100 dollar bills like i do. you can get yourself a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3

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welcome, i think some guy here is selling a red 2007 sv650, i recomend that.

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=316184
Thanks. That is my bike. Maybe the best overall bike I have ever owned. I just have too many right now. Let me know if you are interested. I will even give you a first time buyers discount.
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And $50/mo. for Ninja 650 vs. $800/mo. for super sports? I can't even afford a fraction of that yet...
My guess is you're probably right around 20 years old. I'm 33. After I turned 25, rates on supersports dropped to what you're seeing on the 650R. After 30, I've never payed more than $60-80/mo even for brand new literbikes. That's all full coverages, typically State Farm.
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Old 07-06-2015, 04:10 PM   #29
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How long have you been riding? Do you have the MC license ready to go? How about health and life insurance? Are you saving money to gear yourself up? So you know we have a sticky thread called "give and take" which it's all free http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=216439
Do you want a bike to commute or to play (track)?
Here are some wise words from a track instructor friend of mine "To go right push on the right bar, to go left push the on left bar. This called counter steering and you learned how to do it when you learned how to ride a bicycle. Use your front brake mainly and use the rear brake lightly. Look where want to go, not where you are going. Always look far ahead and when in traffic behind a car, ride to one side of the lane or the other so you look around the car and see whats going on up ahead. Take your advice from riders who have been riding a long time, the older/wiser the better.

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There's plenty of time to get a supersport. Buy something smaller (SV650, 250, 300) and easier and more forgiving to learn on as you will make mistakes along with laying it down or just dropping it. Repairs won't be as expensive plus you can sell it for the same amount that you bought it for. Learn how to ride, then push it to its limit and take it to the track once you get the hang of it.
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There's plenty of time to get a supersport. Buy something smaller (SV650, 250, 300) and easier and more forgiving to learn on as you will make mistakes along with laying it down or just dropping it. Repairs won't be as expensive plus you can sell it for the same amount that you bought it for. Learn how to ride, then push it to its limit and take it to the track once you get the hang of it.
If I could start my MC hobby all over again I would start with a 250 or 300...
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I would as well. I wouldn't of gotten rid of my 250, I would of just kept it and but a bigger one if I wanted one.
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