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Old 07-20-2007, 12:34 PM   #21
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my sister's got a gs500f.....believe it or not, but that bike will still do wheelies. hahahaha

it's a great bike, and EXTREMELY comfortable for riding.

but it's her money, she'll do what she wants anyways. it's just better to express our opinions and knowledge based on the people who have "been there, done that"
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and if she hasn't already, I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND AN MSF COURSE.

my sister NEVER rode a bike, doesn't even know how to drive a stick shift car, and they still taught her how to ride a bike.

if i was her, i'd take the class before purchasing a bike.
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Old 07-20-2007, 12:42 PM   #23
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my sister's got a gs500f.....believe it or not, but that bike will still do wheelies. hahahaha

it's a great bike, and EXTREMELY comfortable for riding.

but it's her money, she'll do what she wants anyways. it's just better to express our opinions and knowledge based on the people who have "been there, done that"
YOU HIT IT ON THE NOSE MAN!! "but it's her money, she'll do what she wants anyways. it's just better to express our opinions and knowledge based on the people who have "been there, done that""
IM JUST HERE TRYING TO HELP HER OUT!:confused2
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Old 07-20-2007, 12:54 PM   #24
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http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/377502014.html

dont get any cheaper than that! if i had the dough, id snag that thing up myself!
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My wife started on a 2004 FZ6 and she's doing fine. Its really comfortable to ride, and solid as a rock.

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IMHO....

a MSF Course, a gs500(f)

and some people that could teach her to ride.

I know this is gonna make me sound like a d*** (im not trying to be)

But after our ride with everyone, I suggest getting some one that knows how to ride better, and more experience.

Trust me, your good for you level of experience, you didnt run anyone over or run into some one. But I've been riding 3 years (mostly cruisers), and I have jet, rob and jimmy still teaching me.
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:28 PM   #27
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you can customize the out of a gs500, gear indicator and clock additions are simple. Good source

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IMHO....

a MSF Course, a gs500(f)

and some people that could teach her to ride.

I know this is gonna make me sound like a d*** (im not trying to be)

But after our ride with everyone, I suggest getting some one that knows how to ride better, and more experience.

Trust me, your good for you level of experience, you didnt run anyone over or run into some one. But I've been riding 3 years (mostly cruisers), and I have jet, rob and jimmy still teaching me.
D**K!!! ... LOL!

No, I know ... Im still learning ... its actually Joe's wife (IRISH82 - RED GIXXER)
He's gonna be the one teaching her more than anything.
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:35 PM   #29
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My buddy has a 98 ninja 500 he is lookin to get rid of, it has a salvage title, has been layed down but the frame has been inspected and is not bent, it has brand new plastics and a fresh coat of paint. It needs an ignition switch and a little carb work but you could probobly pick it up pretty cheap PM me if your interested
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:39 PM   #30
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dont get any cheaper than that! if i had the dough, id snag that thing up myself!
my first bike was an 87 like that, very top heavy bike. in the movie "top gun" tom cruise rode an 86 model like that
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The 250 is a great bike to learn on. She'll hit 80-90 easy getting up to 100 is possible but takes some time. But if you just keep in mind that you are riding with a newbie, she shouldn't have to work hard at keeping up, because you guys should be keeping things down to her level.
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Old 07-20-2007, 02:15 PM   #32
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I would get the Ninja500r over the GSx500 the ninja has more power and is solid and reliable. +1 on the FZ6 my 05 FZ6 was my first bike it is plenty fast and VERY comfortable and a great starter bike very tame under 7k rpms and when your ready for more just open the throttle up.
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D**K!!! ... LOL!

No, I know ... Im still learning ... its actually Joe's wife (IRISH82 - RED GIXXER)
He's gonna be the one teaching her more than anything.
ohhhhh joes a good point man!

ha sorry by the time I was done reading everyone's post I was thinking it was your wife.

stupid dyslexia. my
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I would get the Ninja500r over the GSx500 the ninja has more power and is solid and reliable. +1 on the FZ6 my 05 FZ6 was my first bike it is plenty fast and VERY comfortable and a great starter bike very tame under 7k rpms and when your ready for more just open the throttle up.
Good post.

I started on a 250 but I would probably recommend a 500 due to the fact that a 250 does get boring quick. However, a lot of girls get intimitated by the big bikes quick. I know of a couple of women who started on big bikes (both on the sv650) who now won't ride or rarely ride because they have no confidence as they dropped the bikes or had other bad experiences.

Your first bike will never be your last bike, so have her start cheap, older, light and slower and let her get the confidence and experience she'll need to move up to another bike when she is ready. She'll end up being a happier rider and most of all, she'll stick around.
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if nothing else get her to an MSF class.
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Ninja 250's go faster than 80mph, lol. 100-110, depending on weight of the rider.
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Old 07-20-2007, 07:40 PM   #38
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My wife finished her MSF class this afternoon. She still needs lots of practice to get her confidence up but it was the best possible thing that she could have done. I'm actually looking at A Suzuki DRZ-400 SM for her first bike. Not too much power, but still is pretty agile as a motard, and makes a good track bike. If she drops it, no biggie, cuz it doesn't have much in the way of bodywork.
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