bike croo, 2 questions

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  1. NetChemica

    NetChemica OT Supporter

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    I was shopping around for bikes, mostly on CL.

    I don't want to drop too much money on my first bike but I still want something fun and mostly reliable.

    What can I get in the 3k range that's cheap on insurance and still fast enough for a beginner?
     
  2. BudBrown

    BudBrown i done smoked with the best of em, shot at the res

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    CBR F3
     
  3. mikeflys1

    mikeflys1 New Member

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    Ninja 500
     
  4. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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  5. NetChemica

    NetChemica OT Supporter

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    too slow
     
  6. Kenny Powers

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  7. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Well in that case get a Honda Spree.
     
  8. Subie Driver

    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    Mid '80's Honda Magna V45. You could even get a V65 for that price pretty easily (that's the bike I have), but it's a powerful 1100, the V45 is a 750, still plenty fun and powerful, and those Honda V4's are very reliable (mine is 24 years old with 50k miles on it, and still runs hard and fast, many people have well over 100k on the original engine with no issues). Cruiser style bike, though, not sure if that's what you're looking for, but just throwing it out there. The V65 is my first real bike, before this, I had a 200cc scooter before this.
     
  9. LiveSideways

    LiveSideways Two bitches at the same time, synchronized swimmer

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    In that range I'd vote for F2/3, SV650, EX500, GS500. Assuming you want a "sport bike"
     
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    fast enough for a beginner?

    fast enough for a beginner.

    really.
     
  11. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Fast and beginner should only be in the same sentence if Not too is before fast
     
  12. NetChemica

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    Yea... I did phrase that in a stupid way. I did mean "not too fast", like in a limiting fashion ("Hey kid, you've had enough candy, you'll get a tummy ache" aka "Hey Squid, you've have enough CCs, you'll crash"). Fucking flu is acting up :wtc:.
     
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    I support this statement. I learned on my 96 F3.
     
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    +1 for F3/F4, SV650. Most of the suggestions in here are good, you just have to decide if you want a cruiser or sport bike.
     
  15. squid

    squid braap

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    I did too and I didn't realize what a bad starter bike it was until a few years ago. Get on something small and nimble for a while and you'll get better much faster. The f3 is a tank by today's standards at ~460lbs.

    Lots of good suggestions but I thought I'd throw in the DRZ400SM.
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Get a Ninja 250
     
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    After learning on a 99 r6 and moving to a r1, and now on a drz400sm, I REALLY wish i had started on the DRZ :bowdown:
     
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    he clarified what he meant, get over it
     

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