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Old 04-10-2008, 12:27 PM   #21
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Thanks everyone for your help, once I buy it im planning to keep this bike for a LONG while. Since I took the MSF course, and practiced alot more on my friends 07 ninja 250, I know ill stay with this bike (mostly cuz I dont have money to upgrade) = I am actually gonna take this bike to school with me to UTSA next semester and use it as my ride (5 miles from my apartment to school)
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get the local one ... offer 1500 for it then let's go for a ride. We need to organize a 250 rally.
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the new 08 are the bombI just sold my 07 yesterday and I am totally in love with my 08. $4127.00 out the door.
are you going to take your '08 to the track?
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:28 PM   #26
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a 250 is ok but your gonna grow out of it and want some more power.. 600cc is more fun to play with.. good handling with decent power the streets and track days.
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a 250 is ok but your gonna grow out of it and want some more power.. 600cc is more fun to play with.. good handling with decent power the streets and track days.
You'll grow out of it if pushing legal limits, but a new rider doesn't need that!
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get a 600cc...
He put up three options. Select from the three, or don't reply.
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but its ok for racer x 2.0 to run his mouth?

sounds balanced....

i still say buy a busa
He didn't ask "what bike do you think I want?" He asked to choose from three. Very different.
Also, I don't care whether or not he took MSF.
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a 250 is ok but your gonna grow out of it and want some more power.. 600cc is more fun to play with.. good handling with decent power the streets and track days.
I had a ton of fun with my 250 at MSRH ... and plan on having even more fun on the 26th.

there's a lot to learn on the 250 that will make him an even better rider when he moves up.
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why an uncomfortable racing-style bike to learn on? How about a more upright bike that's not so twitchy?
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get a carbed 600. More forgiving on the throttle than a FI 600. Once you ride the 250 for a month or so you will be wishing you had a 600...promise.
sheldonhull and logan5 will disagree with that strongly.
It's all about self-restraint. Some have it, some don't.
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sheldonhull and logan5 will disagree with that strongly.
It's all about self-restraint. Some have it, some don't.
All I can say, is that there were lessons I learned on the 250 that would have probably killed me if I were on a 600 sportbike.
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It's all about self-restraint. Some have it, some don't.
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All I can say, is that there were lessons I learned on the 250 that would have probably killed me if I were on a 600 sportbike.
Amen. Good point.
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yes he did ask which one we would choose and my opinion is none of them.. I stated get a 600cc bike or just something with more power.. the ninja 500cc bikes are nice too.. not too much where you cant handle the power. Under track conditions its different.. your out there to learn the track and then ways to put the power down. This is a forum where people and post their thoughts. This is how i feel and that is all.. if this guy wants a 250 that bad then sure. but he is keeping it long term and i think its ok to go with something bigger.. just be more careful and take it slow. It doesnt matter if you are starting on a 250cc or a bicycle.. you can kill yourself either way... I dont see you telling him which one to get 07slvrcbr.. so you dont post.
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All I can say, is that there were lessons I learned on the 250 that would have probably killed me if I were on a 600 sportbike.
Si Si!

A mistake on a 250 helps teach you, rather than cause you to launch into the back of an Suv.

However, if you are just wanting to be a poser, get a 600cc, don't worry about what others say and show up to friends looking good. Never worry that you have terrible riding skills. I know i've got a ton to learn, very new. But i guarantee you i can already outride/be a much safer rider in heavy traffic than most of my friends that ride only on occasional weekends and bought 1000cc bikes as their first sport bike. I know how to flow, and yes i do some stupid stuff sometimes, but i try to learn to curb that aggressive side a bit on the street. The mistakes could be more than i bargain for.

NOT TO SAY some of you aren't good riders that started on 600cc, or 1000cc. You can become a good rider i'm sure having bought a 1000cc, etc, but its not the wisest and best choice to learning to ride. Its not an insult directed at you, just don't insult someone who is prudent enough to take riding seriously enough and with enough maturity to start small. YOU CAN NEVER START TO SMALL.

huyzel not insulting you if you started out like that... Just don't push a 600cc on a newer rider when a majority of experinced riders (very experinced) and those who started like me on a 250 will attest to it being a great way to start a high risk activity.

He's doing the right thing. Now you guys quit wasting your time on this forum and go riding! Don't be hating!

(yeah, i'm riding home in the rain, born to be wild theme playing of course in my head)

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