OT Bike Crew HELP me and my friend!!!

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  1. TexHorns

    TexHorns New Member

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    Me and a buddy of mine are looking to buy our first bikes.. we for sure want sport bikes, and love the Honda CBR's and Yamaha R-6's im sure since we've never really ridden before that we need nothing more than a 600. but whats a great bike to start with? and whats a good website with aftermarket bike parts?
     
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    diaper eater OT Supporter

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    ninja 250.
     
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    one of those old 80s jap bikes. buy them for cheap and beat the hell out of them.
     
  4. bubbaZR2

    bubbaZR2 i poop too much, then i get tired... OT Supporter

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    sounds like they just want to be "cool" and not actually enjoy riding... lame...
     
  5. cellphone

    cellphone Must not sleep.....

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    a bike isn't a fashion accessory, it's part of your life.
     
  6. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    Get a pair of cheap, used GS500's from the local paper, ride them for a FULL year (at least 10k miles), if you're still interested in riding, you can get a 600 supersport.
     
  7. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    I'd recommend learning on a 400 or 500cc bike. Any more, and you're gonna go kill yourself.
    It seems you are complete n00bs, so I'd recommend getting some junker bike, finding an abandoned lot, and get the basics of riding down. Once you've gotten that down, go buy yourself a 400 bike. No more. These things aren't toys, and you WILL kill yourself if you are an idiot. A 600cc is out of the question until you are one with your 400cc bike. Then you may move up.
     
  8. Vtec44

    Vtec44 OG!

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    I don't think they make a 400cc street bike, so if you want a smaller learner bike you have the Ninja250 or the Honda Shadow 250.
     
  9. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Older models, such as the 400 Bandit.
     
  10. bubbaZR2

    bubbaZR2 i poop too much, then i get tired... OT Supporter

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    sounds like they got discouraged cause we recommended bikes that werent "cool"
     
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    Ninja 500. Way better than a GS500 and bulletproof.
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    I like it, but for that much, Id spend a little more and get an SV
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Oh. lol. I paid 750 for mine. Took cleaning the plugs. :naughty:
     
  16. Nickyslaw

    Nickyslaw cooler than cool

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    I'm takin MSF next week :) ninja 250 ftw
     
  17. Bavarian3

    Bavarian3 OT Supporter

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    if you feel like youre responsible get whatever you want. its all in the rider.

    alot of people say get a crappy bike to start cuz they assume youre gonna drop it, quite frankly its your money so get whatever bike you want. youll kill yourself the same on an sv650 as you would on an R6 if you arent responsible about your right wrist.

    take the msf before anything and go from there.
     
  18. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Best advice to kill yourself.
    I'm not concerned about them dropping it. I'm worried of overconfident kids buy a large bike, thinking they can handle it no problem, and then go and get themselves killed b/c they couldn't handle the bike.
     
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    I've been riding a very mild 500cc bike for a few months and would no way feel comfortable hopping on a 600. Screw the cool factor. A Ninja 500 or a GS500 is plenty fast for a new rider. Take the MSF so you can try out a 250.
     
  20. Vermincelli

    Vermincelli Banned

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    GET OFF MY LAWN!
    I'm not concerned about them dropping them OR even them killing themselves.

    I am concerned about jackasses screwing and stunting around on the roads possibly hurting or killing others. I also concerned about dumbasses giving all other mature responsible riders a bad image. We've already had politicians try to bring up restrictions and even bans on motorcycles due to the idiots stunting in traffic and riding with no regard for anyone else.
     
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    sv650 thats what ive been learning on and its been fun
     
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    Solid bike too.
     
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    Yamaha YZF600R is a good starter. That's what I started on 18 months ago and have already logged 20k miles with no incidents. It's a really good bike, too.
     
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    The MSF is definately the best thing I did when I started riding almost 10 months and 9k miles ago. It was fun, informative, and zero pressure. Everyone in my class passed and I think had a real good time.

    As for engine size I've decided that it really does depend the most on the rider and their attitude as well as the style of bike. I know I wouldn't be comfortable jumping on a 600 sportbike never having ridden before, but I sure didn't have a problem getting on my Sportster 883. Obviously, the engine size is larger, but the bike style, rider stance, and engine performance are a little more learner friendly, at least in my experience. A small Bandit or Shadow maybe better for some and a SV650, cruiser, or even a sportbike might be better for others.
     

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