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Old 06-04-2013, 05:57 PM   #61
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:33 PM   #64
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:59 PM   #65
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Thanks hun! I just want my first bike to be the right choice for me. It would be awesome to own a Ninja as a first bike, but I would most likely have easier handling on a 250-300 as a starter. Yet, I'm still unsure of the bike I want. Good to know I can always talk to yall at meetups or here if I have questions about certain things. And I will always wear my gear (it scares me when people dont >.< ) !!!!
I was talking specifically of the ninja 250. My first bike was a '07 ninja 250 (shown in my avatar). Had that bike for 1.5 years and 8000 miles riding all over Houston.
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I was talking specifically of the ninja 250. My first bike was a '07 ninja 250 (shown in my avatar). Had that bike for 1.5 years and 8000 miles riding all over Houston.
Must have been fun I'm going to look into getting a Ninja
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:45 PM   #67
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I didn't mean it in a bad way! ^^';;; my bad!! lol
It's all good, you are after all, young. I can imagine the stuff I'd say and then was like "oh snap...uh...yeah...". I'd hear about people having socks older than me, etc. Not anymore. :( LOL BTW, as you get to meet you people, you will find that there are sport bike riders past the age of 65, I have known some. So, if you do find that you love this sport and respect it with as much as it deserves, you will get to do it for that long as well.

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Well that is a pic of me to the left just minus the bike since b-day agreements were that I get the license before I get the bike. So when I get the bike I will upload pics
Good job girl, they can meet you in person if they really want to see what you look like!

Anyway, I'm also a female rider. I do track days now mostly, but did start on the street. My first bike was an 02 Ninja 500, it was great. Cheap to fix, very reliable. And then I found out about fuel injection, and now have a 2005 R6, which I adore.

DEFINITELY go to any of the meets you can get to. As a girl, any of the guys will let you sit on their bike. You can then take the opportunity to check for riding position if they hold the bike up for you, don't be embarrassed to do this, it will be a great opportunity.

Other than that, I took my moto class through Awesome Cycles and was treated really well and appropriately. I know that at least one of the instructors is on here, "Chalen". I haven't written him in a long time but have seen him post in response as help, maybe if you write him he can give you more info too.

Now my typical gear talk for new riders: helmet, jacket, knee guards, gloves, boots. If you can't afford all of this, then you can't afford the surgery you will definitely need if you are missing any of this and something unfortunate happens.

And if you do find you are interested in trying the track to improve skills once you have some seat time, it is easier to do than you think. And of course, I would help you with this, as would other members of this forum!
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My boyfriend, Rod (he's on here too), also suggests the 250. (based on other people's responses) He says it is very forgiving and can still go over 100+ if you so choose (please don't on the street, save it for the track), and takes turns really well. At the race track, he was beat out in a turn by a 250 while he was on a 600. It was the best embarrassment he's had all season. :-)
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Hi hi! Definitely listen to those telling you to start on a 250. It's shorter which is good for the vertically challenged, lighter, and more forgiving.... all good things when you are learning. You can normally sell the 250 for what you paid, as long as you don't completely over pay or destroy it... but even then you can part it out.

I wish I had started on a 250. I started on a 600rr and couldn't reach and fell over 3 times when starting because I refused to lower it and it took some time to learn the best way to put one foot down while learning everything else. Just make yourself comfortable and start on the 250. They are a ton of fun anyway!
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My boyfriend, Rod (he's on here too), also suggests the 250. (based on other people's responses) He says it is very forgiving and can still go over 100+ if you so choose (please don't on the street, save it for the track), and takes turns really well. At the race track, he was beat out in a turn by a 250 while he was on a 600. It was the best embarrassment he's had all season. :-)
It's pretty much safe to say that everyone agrees that a 250 is the best starter bike for handling And it seems like the right choice for me since everyone's feedback is really positive about them. I would never put my life in danger on the streets pushing 100+ that's a no, but if I get a safe chance to try it, like on the track, I'm totally up for it. A 250 out turned a 600 dang lol He probably smiles at that memory ^_^
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Hi hi! Definitely listen to those telling you to start on a 250. It's shorter which is good for the vertically challenged, lighter, and more forgiving.... all good things when you are learning. You can normally sell the 250 for what you paid, as long as you don't completely over pay or destroy it... but even then you can part it out.

I wish I had started on a 250. I started on a 600rr and couldn't reach and fell over 3 times when starting because I refused to lower it and it took some time to learn the best way to put one foot down while learning everything else. Just make yourself comfortable and start on the 250. They are a ton of fun anyway!
I think that's what I'm doing Starting off with a 250 because I know it will not be the last bike I own. Going to need to start somewhere Also I'm guessing the 600rr is a pretty tall bike?
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I think that's what I'm doing Starting off with a 250 because I know it will not be the last bike I own. Going to need to start somewhere Also I'm guessing the 600rr is a pretty tall bike?
How tall are you?
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I'm a little over 5'11 I'm pretty tall for a girl!
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my grand daughter is about an inch shorter than you, wish I could get her interested in riding...neither of my 4 grand kids shows any interest...
I have riden since about 1964 and did not get my first sport bike until i was 61... although i built a couple of cafe racers before they started calling them cafe...welcome to the insanity.
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my grand daughter is about an inch shorter than you, wish I could get her interested in riding...neither of my 4 grand kids shows any interest...
I have riden since about 1964 and did not get my first sport bike until i was 61... although i built a couple of cafe racers before they started calling them cafe...welcome to the insanity.
It's awesome that you are so passionate about riding ^_^! Sorry to hear about your gran-babies, maybe one day they will realize they are missing out on something exciting and adventurous. I love cafe-racers, I have a soft spot for Triumph Cafe-Racers especially they are so beautiful <3 Do you have an pics of your builds?
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Wild West Honda has a couple of used 250s with low miles and a good price. Check them out for sure.
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Yes that bike! But the color idk about that lol
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WWH has a 2012 CBR 250 (black) for $3299 and a 2007 Ninja 250 for $2799, same color.
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