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Old 09-28-2007, 11:21 PM   #81
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I actually have MSF
You probly said that already, I'm just too lazy to read. Good to hear.
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:22 PM   #82
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You probly said that already, I'm just too lazy to read. Good to hear.
MSF is a good thing. I would suggest it to anyone...and I do. If anyone asks how I got my lisence I tell them to take that class.
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:24 PM   #83
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:25 PM   #84
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You're right, he's wrong, and you've pointed it out numerous times now. What do you want him to do? Bow down to you and go sell his bike and pick up another 500?

Leave it alone already, he sees your point.
people like you just hate to hear the truth huh.
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Old 09-29-2007, 07:32 AM   #85
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people like you just hate to hear the truth huh.
funny coming from you. how's that road rash healing up?
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Old 09-29-2007, 07:57 AM   #86
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funny coming from you. how's that road rash healing up?
you might think you just made a funny but everyone falls. But you didn't make a ****s worth of a point like you hoped to. the fall can be much worse if you're new to riding on something very fast that's racer x's point. Now quit hoping that you made some sort of point. cause you didn't.
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Old 09-29-2007, 01:01 PM   #87
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When I started riding, a friend of mine and I got both 250s. He was 6'2 and about 220 lbs, I was 5'4 and 140 lbs.

250, 500 or not. The thing is, you will sell the bike within a few months and that is OKAY. I sold my 250 after putting 6000 miles and actually made $100 bucks on it. I sold her within a day of putting her on craigslist. Beginner bikes always sell good.

We need more girl riders, so I am pretty excited about another chick getting a bike but I'd also like you to stay healthy and around. So get a bike you are comfy with but just watch the power. Yes, comfy is important or you will be miserable.

I totally understand about being Miss Impatient. The weekend I got my MSF, I walked into a Yamaha dealership and asked for the R6 and the sales guy talked me out of it really quick.

I still want one one day and I almost got one after my VFR got totalled but I know now that the R6 will be there and one day I'll get me a nice 07 anniversary edition, when its used price is cheaper.
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you might think you just made a funny but everyone falls. But you didn't make a ****s worth of a point like you hoped to. the fall can be much worse if you're new to riding on something very fast that's racer x's point. Now quit hoping that you made some sort of point. cause you didn't.
nor did you
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nor did you
racer x made the point and a very valid point i just agreed. stop acting hurt.
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Old 09-29-2007, 04:09 PM   #90
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I totally understand about being Miss Impatient. The weekend I got my MSF, I walked into a Yamaha dealership and asked for the R6 and the sales guy talked me out of it really quick.
Points to that sales guy for being a decent human.

She's right; a nice starter bike won't be a problem to resell. You'll get what you want to get, and honestly, plenty of people start on bikes that aren't ideal for noobs with no problem. But the margin for error is so slight and learning to ride the streets in Houston. . . If you're determined to start with a big bike, just think about it. I get the pride thing and wanting a bike you're happy with on all the various levels, but (I can't believe I'm going to write this. . .) honestly, a chick on a bike, any bike, is (choosing my noun carefully to avoid embarrassment/harassment) nifty. Well, this is awkward for me, so I'll stop. Hope you're reading well between the lines.
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Points to that sales guy for being a decent human.

She's right; ...... but (I can't believe I'm going to write this. . .) honestly, a chick on a bike, any bike, is (choosing my noun carefully to avoid embarrassment/harassment) smokin' HOT!! Well, this is awkward for me, so I'll stop.


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Thanks Tex. I just couldn't quite. . .get myself to type it.
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Thanks Tex. I just couldn't quite. . .get myself to type it.

I totally understand.... gotcha back!!
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I still think an ex500 would be the perfect starter bike for DRR2326, not too big, not too small, not too powerful, not too wussy. 250s are good bikes, but if the rider likes to scrape knee, the poor bike might blow a piston trying to keep up.
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I did go bike looking today. I hit North City Cycles, The Honda place, and Foyt. I looked and sat on a bunch of bikes today. It was a lot of fun. Talked to a ton of different people.
I really liked how it felt on the kawi 250 and 500. I like sitting up a little bit. But I did like the 500 better. Felt better when I was sitting on it.
I also like the kat600, but you lean over a little bit more with that one, but wasn't too bad.
Also, I really like the SV650 or SV600. I looked at DvLRacers bike yesterday and saw a few more today, and I really like them. They are comfortable rides.
So we will see what happens...I just thought I would give you all an update on the bike search.
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Go for one of the 500 or 650's. You'll enjoy it longer... just resist the temptation to get a 600SS. SV's are real good bikes.

Suzuki has a full fairing bike GS500 I think; performs similar to the Ninja 500 but looks and sits just like a GSXR.

Also might want to look at the Bandit 600's, more of a standard, upright position, but still handle good. Bit more power than the 500's, but not as touchy as a 600 SS.
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The EX500 and SV650 are both pretty good starter bikes. Best thing to keep in mind is to find a good used one, and there are plenty of either one out there, because if you do decide you are ready to upsize to something else with a year then you won't take much of a hit when you resell it.

You might want to avoid bikes with full fairings. A naked bike or a bike that has minimal fairings like the SV or EX is much less likely to be damaged if you drop it in the driveway or at a stop sign, etc. while you are learning.

Enjoy riding and advance at your own pace!
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You should buy my Sv650s, it even has frame sliders
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