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Old 06-26-2007, 11:22 PM   #21
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^^^ too bad none of these other guys wanna admit they really bought their first bike for the "cool factor" and picking up chicks.
Yeah, now I'm just waiting for someone to say "I didn't need a bike to be cool, I was cool already" or "I don't need a bike to pick up chicks, I can pick em up with looks alone" :laughing6 :laughing6 :laughing6 :laughing6
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Old 06-26-2007, 11:23 PM   #22
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^^if i had bought my bike before i got married, that would have been the reason. even back then i always wanted one, just never had the money until recently. when i did, i bought it because of the looks, and nothing else. i knew what the bike was capable of, knew it could kill me in a heartbeat, but i didnt care. i had literally no experience on a motorcycle prior to buying my gixxer. i knew i wanted a sportbike, but that was all i knew. i eventually chose the one i got because it was comfortable and i like the way it looks. as far as quality, handling and power, theyre all pretty much the same for a noobie like myself. seven months and seven thousand miles later im still perfectly happy with my decision.
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Old 06-26-2007, 11:25 PM   #23
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Old 06-26-2007, 11:34 PM   #24
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I lied to myself and said it was gonna save me money b/c of gas mileage...seriously.
If I would have known how much money I was going to spend on gear, mods, tires, track time, etc... I wouldn't have bought a bike. Nobody said it was like crack. I hardly ever ride the streets anymore and I've only had the bike since late 2005. I always wanted to ride a sportbike but felt the risk was too great. Then, one day, it was like a switch flipped and I thought "I can handle a bike and I'll save on gas money." So I took MSF to see how much I remembered from riding my younger bros dirt bikes and set off to find a bike. Now I'm a track junkie and love it.
I didn't tell my family when I decided to get a bike b/c I knew what they would say. I took and passed the msf course before saying anything to them. My Mom wanted to know where I had been going so early in the morning that weekend and she actually asked if I was getting a tattoo done hahaha. I think she'd rather me have a tattoo over the bike.

Oh, I want to thank my younger brother for teaching me to ride even though I was against it. That little kx-60 kicked my a few times! I was 16 or so and he was 13 at the time.
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Old 06-26-2007, 11:36 PM   #25
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i started riding when i was about 3 yamaha BW 80 in like 1993 and been riding 4wheelers and dirt bikes since.... have yet to convince my parents to let me get a street bike... they won't budge
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Old 06-26-2007, 11:44 PM   #26
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i started riding when i was about 3 yamaha BW 80 in like 1993 and been riding 4wheelers and dirt bikes since.... have yet to convince my parents to let me get a street bike... they won't budge
have you tried talking them into a track only bike? 250 or 500 to start on and you should have a blast! The track is still dangerous but no more than riding at a motocross track and way safer than the streets. you've got a dirt bike, ever thought about motarding it?
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Old 06-26-2007, 11:47 PM   #27
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have you tried talking them into a track only bike? 250 or 500 to start on and you should have a blast! The track is still dangerous but no more than riding at a motocross track and way safer than the streets. you've got a dirt bike, ever thought about motarding it?

they really dont want me on 2 wheels because my dad had a bad crash when he used to ride and when he sold his like bike.... the guy who bought it went around the corner and crashed it so... thats that but soon i will just bring one home to them... but motarding the bike i thought about it but i'm to much into my cars for get into that...
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Old 06-26-2007, 11:59 PM   #28
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^^^ too bad none of these other guys wanna admit they really bought their first bike for the "cool factor" and picking up chicks.
I admitted it... lol
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Old 06-27-2007, 12:09 AM   #29
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When I was little I always wanted a Ninja. I took the MSF a long time ago and got my license. I decided that I was spending way too much money on cars and I go through them way too fast while modding each one (ok well almost every single one). So to cure my addiction I bought something fast after riding a CB250 for a year...it was a 10R, needless to say that went back for a 6R. As soon as I graduate I will be picking up where I left off on the cars.
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Old 06-27-2007, 08:28 AM   #30
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Old 06-27-2007, 08:34 AM   #31
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Started riding dirt bikes when I was a little Kid. Kept progressing on to bigger bikes. Finally got old enough to ride a street (oh and enough money) and bought a 600 cbr. Then went to a 954 and now my 1000RR. Oh and the fact that bikes are chick magnets isnt bad either. Mostly I wanted one for the thrill. If you respect them they are alot of fun to ride.
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Old 06-27-2007, 08:40 AM   #32
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hehe, that was part of it for me, but seriously, i saw riders out there when i was young, as soon as i was old enough, i got on one
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Old 06-27-2007, 08:47 AM   #33
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I've always wanted a sports bike because they're so appealing. Not to mention the cool factor yes. I ended up settling with a 250 since I just learned how to ride a bike and if I was going to get a bike at 17 I had to pay for everything myself. I am satisfied at the moment.
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Old 06-27-2007, 08:48 AM   #34
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:10 AM   #35
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I ran in the motocross 125cc class from about 12years old till i hurt my back in 2004 doc sad you brake your back again you will be in a wheel chair . my wife sold my bikes so i bought my 929 and now i ride a safe as i can .
plus its cool haha
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I always wanted one... it was Evil Knievel for me... I used to set up ramps and jump things with my Huffy.... I'd even set up little events, make flyers and invite the neighbor hood...

Parents wouldn't let me get one... I tired to buy one years later but my credit was so jacked up...

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Old 06-27-2007, 09:16 AM   #38
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for me it was 1978 and i needed a ride to lazy to pedal a bike anymore... 1st bike KE100 broke my leg and wrecked into a car....Car that blowed thru a yield sign and I Tbone it.... 9 days after purchase 3 months in hospital... rough start to my 30 years of riding ...BUT I REMEMBER 5 dollar tags. 0.40 gas, no insurance that hit in 1981... gear was a helmet and old harley jacket... tires were cheap and lasted long time... and riding friends were priceless .... i won't tell my reasons untill later after i see some reason's why you purchased a motorcycle....



about the same reasons.. just started in 1965... man those mo-peds and vespas were hot... "Helmet", what helmet???:laughing6
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:24 AM   #39
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