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Old 08-15-2008, 07:32 AM   #1
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Hey all, I am a noobie to the forum. I was sent the forum link by someone that I work with that is an avid member. Anyways I am looking forward to this destroying many of my work hours.

As for my advice...I am new to the street bike community. So I am looking for advice on where I should be looking to start out bike wise. I want something that is going to give me a little room for growth and is still going to give me a little excitement. I am 6'1" and 200#, to give you an idea on size. I think I would look out of place on a 250.

Let me know your thoughts, I am open to sugguestions.
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I've known of bigger people riding 250s ... that being said, if you think you have the skills and proper restraints you could start on an SV650 or a Ninja 650r.... the Ninja 500 and the GS500 are also two good bikes to start on.
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i would look for a 600cc bike a little older being your first bike and all. MAn you can find allot of good deals on 600 CC bikes. let me know if you need some help finding one. What side of town are you in???
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600cc (600rr, zx-6r, r6 ect)

used. Alot of people trash or crash their first bike.

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Here are a few to look at. whats your budget? What year you looking for? What make, does it matter?
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With enough restraint starting on a 600 wouldn't be too bad. A smaller bike will allow you to manipulate it more before jumping on something w a more aggressive position and riding characteristics.
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Thank you all for the replies.

re: an SV650, are they pretty good? compareable to a ZX6Rish bike? reason for asking is you can pick them up cheaper sometimes.

I alo thought a 600cc, but someone told me to look larger. They mentioned my size as a factor. is this a misconception?

originally i wanted a ZX6R, in the lime. I have always been a fan of them. just thought the lime looked cool.

Thanks in advance for all the help, both with the advice and wasting my time at work.
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man you will be fine a a 600. no problems. the SV650 are good bikes, you can buy the fairing kits for them as well. Go green
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I've got a 94 CBR F2 (600cc) for sale right now. It was my first bike and has served me well. Enough power to wheel my bigazz (6'1, 275) around just fine. With control and respect, won't get you into trouble, but can't avoid everything ya know. Check out the post in the For Sale section under Bikes For Sale.
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Would it be safe to say that taking the jump to a v-twin would be too much. I love the sound of a rc51 or a buell, but they are alot bigger in cc's.

throw back your thoughts.
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just curious as to how old you are?
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well then imho i do not see any harm with starting out on a 600. i doubt that you would out grow that to soon.

If you were 20-25 id suggest a 250cc, but being almost 30 most peoples mentality changes. Not all, but for most. Gixxerbill is still wheeling the Gold Wing. LOL But if you can control the urge then i think you would be ok... its all up to you...
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well then imho i do not see any harm with starting out on a 600. i doubt that you would out grow that to soon.

If you were 20-25 id suggest a 250cc, but being almost 30 most peoples mentality changes. Not all, but for most. Gixxerbill is still wheeling the Gold Wing. LOL But if you can control the urge then i think you would be ok... its all up to you...

Yah i would like to think that i can resist the urge. I would like to think that most of my dumber days died when i was younger. I am looking for something to get out on and enjoy myself. I like the sportier feel and look. I just don't think i am ready for a cruiser just yet. plus they are much more expensive and i am looking affordable for my first. cash is king, no debt with this economy.
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the Buell is sweet. i have a friend who has 3 and they are sweet bikes
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the Buell is sweet. i have a friend who has 3 and they are sweet bikes

yah, more on that.... is it too much to take on at first? or are the thumper engines different altogether than the inline 4's.

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Yah i would like to think that i can resist the urge. I would like to think that most of my dumber days died when i was younger. I am looking for something to get out on and enjoy myself. I like the sportier feel and look. I just don't think i am ready for a cruiser just yet. plus they are much more expensive and i am looking affordable for my first. cash is king, no debt with this economy.
+1 paying cash is the only way to go, and you will be saving fuel costs as well with a bike. i really think starting on a 600cc would be ok... i do HONESTLY think u would look funny on a 250cc. just be sure to take MSF it helps a lot.
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i guess depending on the model Buell, B/C mr. NoFear is about 6'3 - 6'5 and it looked WAY to small for him...

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