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Old 03-24-2010, 07:28 PM   #1
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Question new to street bikes plz help

ok so i am a petite female who has always ridin dirt bikes. I really want to buy a street bike. Where should I start?
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:48 PM   #2
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+1 to MSF. It's required to attain a M endorsement.
I'd suggest doing MSF before purchasing a used bike. And the only place that lets you ride a 'sportbike' (Ninja 250) I know is Awesome Cycles. I took it there and they are great people.
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:08 PM   #3
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MSF then NINJA 250 like stated above. and that should go for everyone not just you

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1.) MSF is the best place to start. That way you get some seat time and know what to look for when you're buying your first bike.

2.) Get your gear. Used jackets/gloves/boots can be found here on the boards. Helmet I'd buy new because once they've been dropped they're compromised and might not show any physical signs of it.

3.) Get your bike. Also buy used, but not off craigslist. As a new rider you don't know what you're getting into. Motorcycles Unlimited does free inspections so if you find a "killer deal" at least take it there first.

4.) Keep the shiny side up and come out to some rides.
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+1 on MSF first (you'll need it anyway)
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If you have dirt experience, you may not need to start on a 250; you probably know a thing or two about throttle control. If, by petite, you mean short, you may need your bike lowered. Look into prices of lowering a bike, insurance, gear, etc. The initial cost is pretty high, but its worth it!

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Old 03-25-2010, 02:25 PM   #9
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As Squoddybody already mentioned, if you have been riding dirt you might be able to start in a mid class bike - say a 650. But I definitely would suggest riding a 250 mainly because its cheap and you can easily re-sell it for the same amount you got it. Also, its really light and since dirtbikes are light in general, it might help your learning curve on the streets.

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Old 03-25-2010, 02:48 PM   #11
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Definitely do not get a 1000.
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:51 PM   #12
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:52 PM   #13
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OR a Hyosung 250!!!!

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Old 03-25-2010, 04:37 PM   #14
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Hmmmmm............take a guess as to what I'd suggest first.
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