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Old 02-27-2009, 11:00 AM   #1
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Hey guys I am new to the forums and riding. I am actually in the market for a bike and I am just wanting to see what would be a good starter bike I am a big guy around 260 6'1. My brother-in-law suggested that i start out with a 650 or 750 because of how big I am, but with having 0 riding experience i don't want to get something that will be to powerful. So any ideas or thoughts as to where i should start? get?
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:04 AM   #2
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Hey guys I am new to the forums and riding. I am actually in the market for a bike and I am just wanting to see what would be a good starter bike I am a big guy around 260 6'1. My brother-in-law suggested that i start out with a 650 or 750 because of how big I am, but with having 0 riding experience i don't want to get something that will be to powerful. So any ideas or thoughts as to where i should start? get?
Your brother in law is retarded. There is almost zero difference between a small bike and a big bike as far as the size of it. That being said a 650 or 750 is a really stupid bike to start out on with zero experience. Take the Motorcycle Safety Foundation course before anything. After you do that you could get a 10 year old 600 or so may be a decent starter bike but nothing is better then a 250 or a slow 500 with low HP. There is 2 reasons for this, 1 it's very forgiving "atleast as forgiving as a motorcycle can get" and the 2nd is the resale on a used one is almost 1:1 most of the time you can buy one and resell it for the same price once you get experience that is invaluable.

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Old 02-27-2009, 11:05 AM   #3
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Take the MSF. that will teach you a thing or two about riding. Likewise it will help you choose a bike to suit your needs.
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:06 AM   #4
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:11 AM   #5
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:58 AM   #6
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:17 PM   #7
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Welcome.

You're not the biggest guy here by a long shot, so you'll get some good advice on which bikes will fit. If you have to have a "big" bike to start the V-Strom is not a bad starter bike. You'll see at MSF though that a 250 is plenty to learn on.
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Old 02-27-2009, 03:17 PM   #10
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Welcome to the Azylum.

Take MSF, it will save your bacon.

I started with a 650 (not a traditional "sport" bike though) and have almost 5k miles now.

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Old 02-28-2009, 06:02 AM   #12
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:37 AM   #13
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:04 AM   #14
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your not so big that a 400 or 500 isnt more than enough bike to get ya moving waaaay faster than you want to be going.
msf, gear, ride safe, and blah blah blah.

careful on who you take advice from too by the way. not everyone knows as much as they portray them selves to. take me for instance. im 98% full of .
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dont listen to rojer, hes a little on the retarded side. we just let him think hes smart so he doesnt go and kill himself. welcome to MH.
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:51 AM   #16
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:15 PM   #17
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Welcome to MH. I don't know what side of town you live on but, I hear great things about Awesome Cycles MSF beginner course. They have a ton of times throughout the week which is cool. Ride safe and have fun.
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