So I'm thinking of becoming part of this crew v. budget

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  1. le_rocks

    le_rocks New Member

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    What am I looking at spending total to join?

    $175 for BRC/MSF class
    $3-4k used bike
    $400/yr insurance
    $800 for gear


    anything else am i missing? just need to find out if I will be able to afford this, if I wanted a motorcycle next year.
     
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  2. grizzy

    grizzy OT Supporter

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    Plan on spending a few hundred in mods for your bike after you buy it... It will start out with small things like tinted windscreens and grips to frame sliders and sprockets. It will add up fast before you know it
     
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    Junkie re-tarded OT Supporter

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    $400 ain't much for gear
     
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    $400/year for insurance is dirt cheap, is that an actual quote?
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    i pay about $370/year full coverage (100/300/100) with theft, comp, colision and all that fun jazz...

    looking at your numbers, you're spending a lot on a used bike as a first bike and not enough on your gear... you might get a helmet and gloves for that much...

    spend about $2k-3k on your first bike, and probably at least $700-800 on gear. get the helmet, jacket, gloves, and boots minimum, pants are optional although highly recommended.
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    For insurance, make sure to get a quote before buying the bike.
    My insurance for my bmw k75 was more than my kawasaki zrx1100.
    Also, if you've never ridden before, get a cheap bike. You don't want to get a pretty bike and fuck it up right away. You can usually pick up a stunt bike for dirt cheap, ride it until you feel confident in your abilities, and buy that nice bike you've wanted. And because you have some experience, you are less likely to fuck it up doing some newb thing.
     
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    le_rocks New Member

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    I was checking out motohouston.com and that seems to be the consensus.
     
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    gotcha, but Im gonna say 3-4k cause I can't seem to find anything on craigslists for less. edited.
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    I have found all my bikes for under 3k. It just takes some time.
    I got my ZRX for 2700, they usually go for around 3-4 grand when you see them.
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Also for gear, don't get used gear. If you do get used gear, like pants and a jacket and gloves, get a new helmet. I don't care if the helmet looks brand new. Get it new. Period.
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    :werd:

    i wouldn't get anything used gear wise, but that's just me...wear and tear on some gear to save a couple bucks in the front might cost you $$$ at the end cause stuff fell apart...

    but never fuck around with a helmet...
     
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    i've been debating to become a part of this crew too..
    buddy wants to sell me a 01 bandit 600 for 2 grand...
    im thinking about starting even smaller though =X
     
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    just get a busa and a backwards hat.
     
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    Thats a decent starter bike. I started on a Katana 600 and was fine. They are pretty heavy and their engines are an older design and only put out around 70hp compared to 600SS bikes that are usually over 100.
     
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    i see. yeah im debating.. he just recently dropped it =(
    hes going to fix it all up for me for 2g though. hes supposedly turning it into a true naked bike... something about "streetfighter"ing it.

    or should i wait it out and save some more money and pick up a used 08+ ninja 250 sometime later down the line?
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    A 600 bandit should be fine. It's got some power, but it's not too crazy.
     
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    If you are anything but a really small guy, skip the 250. I rode a friends after a few months of riding my katana, and absolutely hated it. They are good starter bikes because you have to actually TRY to fuck up on them. But as long as you arent a complete retard there is no reason you can't start on a bandit or similar.
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    i love the shit out of my 08 250R... such a fun little bike... :bowdown:
    if you want straight line fun, definitely not the bike, if you want twisties it's a blast...
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    250's are great bikes. I've seen guys keeping up with anyone in the twisties on those bikes.
    They only fall short on the highway.
     
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    +1

    I've been on med paced group rides through twisty back roads with 20+ bikes and 2-3 of which were 250Rs (new and old). None of them had a problem keeping up, mainly because their owners started small and had a firm understanding of the fundamentals.

    Starting small only makes small mistakes. And resale is cake now with the new styling, buy it at the right price and you can sell later without losing much.
     
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    Anyone have a link to info/guides to gear?
     
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    http://www.webbikeworld.com/ GMAX68 is my next helmet and best bang for the buck right now on the market for all the features it comes with. its also webbikeworlds helmet of the year for 2007 :) Id probably start there.

    motorcycle-superstore has good prices and free shipping on some stuff. Lots of reviews on their site
     
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    whatabout general info on diff. between leather/textile, ventilation (texas heat), inserts, helmets, glove types? etc.
     
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    you didn't even bother clicking that webbikeworld link did you...
     
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    wow your pretty lazy huh, at this rate im not sure if your going to join this crew. how did you manage to find offtopic but not google. Here just paypal me some money & your address and ill place this order for you & send your stuff to you. Its really good stuff.....helmet is a bit subjective but this is what i would buy. Save the rest of your money towards a 1 or 2 piece suit later if you really get into riding or a 2nd helmet to 2up once u figure out what ur doing.

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