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Old 10-08-2007, 10:43 AM   #21
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What is your comments on a salvaged titled katana (theft) ?


He's wanting $2,000 for it, and its primered, but never laid over

This would be my first bike, but I want to hear comments on the bike before i buy something that isnt worth spending money on..



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i smell the guy is full of . who in the world would primer their if they aren't trying to hide damages? at least paint it and say you wanted a custom paintjob or something.
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:44 AM   #22
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I totally understand where you guys are coming from, because when my friend bought his bike (charliebrown) i warned him to be VERY careful on it because it was his first bike..

So i COMPLETLY understand what your saying. Saftey is KEY on a motorcycle. But I rode his bike a few times, and i never once rolled the throttle. I have a three year old son, i do not want to put MY life in danger over a little fun. screw all that.
Then get a Ninja 250 or 500 otherwise make sure you have plenty of life insurance to support your 3 year old and your wife.

A "few times" on a bike doesn't qualify you for anything above a 500, no matter how unstylish you think they are.

I am done with this tread.
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:48 AM   #23
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+1 to life ins. and medical. read about limkee's wreck, he's ammassing thousands and thousands of $ in med. bills.

if you don't have both, don't ride. think about your child and whats gonna be left if you wreck or die, becuase it's a very real possibility.
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..heck someone in the forum has a 9x volusia 800 (ie: Intruder 800), for 2500 I think. Good solid cruiser.

Unless you find a friend, chances of finding someone to finance is virtually nil.

Snag you a 250 or the Ex500... don't worry about 'style' at this point. Both of those ninja's tend to resell well... it'll get you on a bike and get you some real street experience until you can find a larger/more stylish ride when your ready.
That's presuming you've got the med insurance etc that others suggested....if you don't, get that first.
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i'll just stop posting, and just buy a pocket bike, but id probably get warned about that too. gotta take a msf course to ride one of those?

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I dont feel like posting and being "that dumbass dude"
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who's a dumbass, your the 1 getting educated. learn from it, don't take it personnally. thats an adult attitude.
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its cool dude.. Educated by basicly calling me a dude thats going to kill myself. yah real educational.

can i go to second period of bashing?
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we've all been "that dumbass" and we all have gotten flamed for it. It's part of the sport. You will be amazed at how much there is to learn about riding and even more so after you've been rding a while.
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there's worse things then dying. all we're saying take the proper steps and be prepared.

can you imagine the strain on your family/infant if your in a wheel chair? cuz you made a simple mistake on a 600SS, where the same mistake on a 250 wouldn't be as dramatic.

riding is serious, and it should be taken as such. but people seem to think it's just a walk in the park. i think there where 3 bikes down on thurs and 2 deaths from those. thats the reality.
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im not worried about it..

I came onto this board to hopefully meet new people, and maybe once i got a bike, maybe even ride with you guys.. But seems like im not cool enough or something..

did charliebrown tell you he's never rode a bike before until he bought his, then 2 days later he was on cruizing with yall on 45 going to gtown?

didnt bash him like your doing to me
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its cool dude.. Educated by basicly calling me a dude thats going to kill myself. yah real educational.

can i go to second period of bashing?
most people are really blunt with some of their comments. don't take it personal, i've been bashed a few times when i first signed up to MH also...it's like getting bashed into the gang

seriously, we all preach about getting a 250 or whatever to start off.....but i'm betting 95% of the people preaching started out on a 600+.....and then probably 60% of those wish they would've started out on a 250 or the likes.

most everyone is just trying to teach you through bad experiences they may have had....others are just joining the mob.
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there's worse things then dying. all we're saying take the proper steps and be prepared.

can you imagine the strain on your family/infant if your in a wheel chair? cuz you made a simple mistake on a 600SS, where the same mistake on a 250 wouldn't be as dramatic.

riding is serious, and it should be taken as such. but people seem to think it's just a walk in the park. i there where 3 bike down on thurs and 2 deaths. thats the reality.
wtf. a 600ss and 250 is still a bike.. People die on freakin mopeds.. just because its a bigger CC doesnt mean its going to kill you faster. fall off of either bike doing 80- and its over.

its all about self control, and how much you wanna push it. the bike isnt what kills you, its yourself
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wtf. a 600ss and 250 is still a bike.. People die on ****in mopeds.. just because its a bigger CC doesnt mean its going to kill you faster. fall off of either bike doing 80- and its over.
a 600 takes all of 3 sec. to hit 80, and 250 about 6 sec, 2x as long. 80mph is 2d gr on a 600, 3rd or 4th on a 250.

a 250 is faster then your car. and yes people die everyday on bikes. learning properly will save you alot of pain.
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thats fine Racer X..



I explained im not going to stunt the bike, or hawl . Ive seen aftermaths of someone doing stupid on a bike.. And its not pretty..
Seen a few people splattered on the ground, and everytime it was their fault due to not controlling their innerself.
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Hey, I've had a whopping total of 8 months in the seat ... so I'll speak from experience.

The reason why you get a smaller bike is not because you're soooo noobish that you can't be easy on the brakes or gas during regular opperations ... it's when someone infront of you suddenly slows down, or you find yourself trying to make a left through an intersection with no green arrow. Noobs make noob mistakes ... we've all done it ... a 250 or 500 will be far more forgiving in those situations so that you'll learn not to do them again.

I think the reason why a lot of people on this forum (or any other MC forum) are so harsh on noobs is because of three things

1) They've heard these questions 100 times before and only 10% of them are heeded
2) They've seen what can happen to noobs who don't listen
3) They've seen what can happen to experienced riders who mentally lasp for a split second

it's tough love. Take it for what it is. stay on the forum, make friends you can ride with and by heaven's sake, listen to what these guys have to say, you may not like it, but it's honest and it's sinscere.
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self control - one of the main keys to survival on a bike

i have very little self control....which is why i gave up street riding. it is REALLY easy to let go of that bit of self control, and "keep up" with the crowd. if you're gonna get a 600cc+ ss bike......do yourself a HUGE favor, and ride solo for a few months. the pressures of "keeping up" with the crowd will easily take away all your self control, and splatter you all over the ground as roadkill.
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self control - one of the main keys to survival on a bike

do yourself a HUGE favor, and ride solo for a few months. the pressures of "keeping up" with the crowd will easily take away all your self control, and splatter you all over the ground as roadkill.
easy to say so hard to do. if i had a bike when i was 20ish i'd be dead. 100 is 2nd gear. only 4 more gears to go!
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......do yourself a HUGE favor, and ride solo for a few months. the pressures of "keeping up" with the crowd will easily take away all your self control, and splatter you all over the ground as roadkill.
Actually, I'd suggest finding someone who doesn't mind riding slow, someone you can learn from who doesn't mind having a noob in tow. That's what I did. A co-worker took me on a 150 mile cruise where I learned the finer points of riding in a group, max brakes and over all just got comfortable in the seat. I got up to speed much faster that way.
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