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Old 10-08-2007, 12:52 PM   #61
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:55 PM   #62
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There are many middleweight bikes out there that are better suited to starting out on than a full-fledged sportbike... if you insist on NOT getting a 250. The GS500 is one of them.
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get whatever bike you want... respect the bike and stick with a riding group of your experience level.. thats what i would do.. you are going to have close calls on whatever bike you ride. dont forget full coverage and health insurance..
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:56 PM   #64
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:57 PM   #65
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I think that would be a Gixxer 1000


Oh, and Solo, I hadn't read the rest of this thread before I sent you the PM, but there's good stuffs in here that I also mentioned. Go for the fiddy. For $1200 you can build a sweet fiddy, meet cool folks who will help you find a SS bike when the time comes and be a much more prepared rider when you get there.

edit, I think the biggest issue with wanting to have a modern, stylish bike as opposed to a dated beginner bike is the perceived sense of respect that goes along with having a nice, new race replica. I guarantee you that you'll earn a lot more respect from the local riding crowd when you can rock a fiddy like a pro rather than squid it up on a three-year-old SS bike that's covered in rash from when you laid it down while learning.
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:58 PM   #66
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get whatever bike you want... respect the bike and stick with a riding group of your experience level.. thats what i would do.. you are going to have close calls on whatever bike you ride.
Here's a good Case and Point for what I just wrote before.
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k i give up. sorry.


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Old 10-08-2007, 01:04 PM   #68
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Why are you getting so butthurt? Is it because it's not what you were hoping and/or expecting to hear? These guys and girls are telling you based on YEARS of experience.
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Old 10-08-2007, 01:09 PM   #69
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I think the biggest issue with wanting to have a modern, stylish bike as opposed to a dated beginner bike is the perceived sense of respect that goes along with having a nice, new race replica. I guarantee you that you'll earn a lot more respect from the local riding crowd when you can rock a fiddy like a pro rather than squid it up on a three-year-old SS bike that's covered in rash from when you laid it down while learning.

Heck, actually... with a good 'old' bike you can get more actual 'respect'.
There's a real market and... understanding from 'real bikers' in regards to some of the old rides.
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im not going to stunt the bike, or hawl . Ive seen aftermaths of someone doing stupid on a bike.. And its not pretty..
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Easy said than done. I can sit here type and preach you all the safety in the world and you'd agreed but the minutes you are on that bike you have transformed/morphed into a power rangers.

It's okay to start on any bike that you desired, what keep you alive is the group you ride with and street smarts/experiences.

Riding is risky and dangerous with possibilities of death/serious injuries due to others negligence/yours'. It's sad that all of us here are so selfish to think about our family and continue to ride. It's your life, do what you want and I am sure no one on here can convince you anything if your child or family hasn't. If you haven't seen this, check it out.
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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 (YEAH RIGHT!!!!...)

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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ok...dont buy it. nuff said. your better off with something else.
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Old 10-08-2007, 01:59 PM   #72
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f2/f3... What i started on, Good enough to keep up with new 600's, and cheap to replace parts when you crash.
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Old 10-08-2007, 02:10 PM   #73
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wow.... someone throw a grenade....
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reading this thread I see why some many have moved to the "other site"

....most new people that ask a question just get drilled by those offering their opinions. Give your advise but don't murder the guy for asking a seriously legimiate question.

To the newb...they tried to murder me too when I first joined...don't let em scare ya! Most people on here are actually very cool and fun to ride with.

Get what ever bike you feel comfortable on, take the MSF class, ride around in your subdivision on back streets away from traffic for a few months, ALWAYS wear ALL your gear, act like your invisible, and keep looking forward and through your turns, practice what you learned in MSF...oh yeah...GOOD LUCK
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Old 10-08-2007, 02:35 PM   #75
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reading this thread I see why some many have moved to the "other site"

....most new people that ask a question just get drilled by those offering their opinions. Give your advise but don't murder the guy for asking a seriously legimiate question.

To the newb...they tried to murder me too when I first joined...don't let em scare ya!

You know.. I have yet to see a 'newbie' get clubbed IF... they listened to what was said and didn't try to argue back, and/or didn't come into the forum full-bore 'look at me'.


p.s. Nor do I see any significant 'drop' in site usage or post volume for the most part. Though quality may have improved a tad.
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reading this thread I see why some many have moved to the "other site"

....most new people that ask a question just get drilled by those offering their opinions. Give your advise but don't murder the guy for asking a seriously legimiate question.

To the newb...they tried to murder me too when I first joined...don't let em scare ya! Most people on here are actually very cool and fun to ride with.

Get what ever bike you feel comfortable on, take the MSF class, ride around in your subdivision on back streets away from traffic for a few months, ALWAYS wear ALL your gear, act like your invisible, and keep looking forward and through your turns, practice what you learned in MSF...oh yeah...GOOD LUCK

just by chance.. where you squiding it up on northpark saturday morn? Saw a yellow and black f4 with a girl on the back with only a lid. lol, just curious i hardly see bikes around kingwood and everyone is always squiding it up with 0 gear on when i do.

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No...I have never riden without all my gear. But you are right...Kingwood is full of them...when I first moved here didn't see any sport bikes in this area now the ones I do see are running bare...even going without a helmet. I like to make fun of them when I get the rare chance to pull along side of one of them. The scarey thing is the the few I have pulled next to at a stop light have stalled out upon take off...good stuff
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:02 PM   #78
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Based on your posts...

I'm not entirely convinced motorcycling is the sport for you. You are worried about the wrong things. Style needs to be one of the last things you worry about when first starting off. There's got to be a few hundred years worth of combined experience here, and most are telling you right. You are right about controlling yourself, but it's controlling yourself in a panic situation, in a turn, road obstacles, etc. Not acting crazy or stunting or haulin' is great and all, but many times is not the sole reason for eating it. Learning throttle/braking/handling capabilities is much more important than "not acting crazy".

Your skills man...your skills. Don't be so hard-headed, it'll hurt.
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Lesson to learn: Don't ask if you should get a bike bigger than a 600cc.
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