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Old 08-28-2005, 02:58 PM   #1
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Don't get a new bike for your first everyone goes down????????

People always say "don't buy a new bike for your first because you will go down at some point." Does this statement imply that after one goes down for their first time they wont go down ever again? I think not because of course anyone can possibly go down at any given time. I am pretty sure that someone going down on a used bike and someone going down on a new bike would be just as mad. Unless the used bike is a stunter's bike and it is already up, but we are not talking about that. How many of you look to buy a used piece of , not many because Posers Point has a lot of nice bikes. If its the cost you're arguing the used bikes are just a couple grand less than new ones so I know that's not it. I think a lot of people say that because their credit is shot and they cannot finance a new bike because I am pretty sure everyone would opt for new over used. Last but not least if this my first bike I want to know that some jack who is not mechanically inclined decided to make modifications to the bike that he is selling and didn't know what the he was doing. Then I get on it and start losing pieces and while cruising down the freeway.
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Old 08-28-2005, 03:02 PM   #2
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Re: Don't get a new bike for your first everyone goes down????????

thats why i say buy what you want when you want. Its your cash and your happiness..
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Old 08-28-2005, 03:05 PM   #3
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Re: Don't get a new bike for your first everyone goes down????????

I sure didnt beat the newbie statistics!
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Old 08-28-2005, 03:13 PM   #4
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Re: Don't get a new bike for your first everyone goes down????????

best thing is to buy a new but used bike. like a 1 year old bike, since they would be $1-2k off a new price already and still low mileage.

other than that everyone goes down.
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Old 08-28-2005, 03:19 PM   #5
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Re: Don't get a new bike for your first everyone goes down????????

I still have the dealer plates and im figuring out how to fix mine. This may sound really weird but I like tinkering and my little spill gives me something to do. I think used would prolly have some little probs on it already so anything you do to it wouldnt bust your as hard. Looking at the scratches on a brand new bike kinda hits you.
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Old 08-28-2005, 03:39 PM   #6
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Re: Don't get a new bike for your first everyone goes down????????

I bought my first bike brand new and i scratched up the faring after 8500 mi. I dropped it from being locked into a routine and not paying attention. Some of you didn't even put 4k mi on your bike and you go get a new one. Yeah I was dissappointed that I messed it up but I knew it could be replaced and I knew that this was a part of the game so I got over it. It's hard as to even tell that it has been dropped and when I am in the cockpit traveling at mach 1 the thought of those scrathes are left in my wake.

Plus I know where the scratches came from and I know that's the only damage
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Old 08-28-2005, 04:25 PM   #7
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Re: Don't get a new bike for your first everyone goes down????????

i think you make a good point.
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Old 08-28-2005, 05:55 PM   #8
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Re: Don't get a new bike for your first everyone goes down????????

I crash every day I ride.

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Re: Don't get a new bike for your first everyone goes down????????

i'd recommend you buy it used.. but really just do what you want to do. I know some ppl who can't stand used , but if you can, i'd get one.
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Old 08-28-2005, 09:38 PM   #10
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Re: Don't get a new bike for your first everyone goes down????????

Capt. Penetrate what name... right:
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Old 08-28-2005, 11:04 PM   #12
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Re: Don't get a new bike for your first everyone goes down????????

while a used bike might only be a 2k or so less, you also get 2k MORE in mods, so now its more of a 4k differnce.

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Old 08-29-2005, 09:07 PM   #13
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Re: Don't get a new bike for your first everyone goes down????????

i have a used bike but i tell you what. I only said dont get a new bike get a used because i was JELOUS.. GO TO PEOPLE WITH NEW BIKES!!!! J/k but yeah jelousy has a lot to do with it too in my opinion
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Re: Don't get a new bike for your first everyone goes down????????

I agree w/Capt. New or not new you're gonna go down so it doesnt even matter. If you ahve the cash to give and can afford a new one then go for it! You never know what kind of treatment a used bike has gotten and I really am not too much for buyin used . But everyone is different and I don't think we will ever come to an agreement so it's whatever.
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Re: Don't get a new bike for your first everyone goes down????????

dont get a new bike use the money to buy a faster used liter bike, now if u have the cash buy a new liter bike



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Old 08-30-2005, 12:24 PM   #17
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Re: Don't get a new bike for your first everyone goes down????????

most crashes occur in the first 6-8 mos of riding, the longer you ride the less the odds.

so does it make sense to buy a shiny new bike, w/ a more then likely chance to crash it in the first yr, or buy an older "beater" for that first year.......

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Old 08-30-2005, 01:28 PM   #18
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Re: Don't get a new bike for your first everyone goes down????????

Same old story...another tool trying to justify buying buying a new SS bike as his first ride.
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Old 08-30-2005, 04:18 PM   #19
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Re: Don't get a new bike for your first everyone goes down????????

All newbies should ride new and tricked out R1's and GSX-R1K's or bigger.

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