Want to get into street riding

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  1. The punisher

    The punisher New Member

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    Is it better to buy new right of the bat or should I look for a used ride?
     
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    bmorrell SoCal > *

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    How old are you? Do you have any experience?
     
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    you should read the stickies.
     
  4. Ronin

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    go used

    if u have a new bike dont think u wont drop it, you most likely will at one time or another, unless you are very lucky. no reason to take the risk in fucking up a new bike and having to get it repaired.

    go used, start small, and wear your gear
     
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    It depends alot on your personality

    What are your future goals of riding?

    Don't buy a brand new bike, you will ruin it, and you'll be pissed
     
  6. The punisher

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    I don't have any experience with a street bike, but I have been riding dirt bikes for about 3 years ( cr 250 so much fun ). Everbody I talk to that has a street bike fuckin loves it, and says there's nothing better then blasting around on a hot day. Its something I've wanted to do for a long time. + my buddies dad said he would hook me up since he owns a dealership.

    Ohh ya I'm 23
     
  7. bmorrell

    bmorrell SoCal > *

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    If I were you, I'd get a nice used one.

    Take the MSR course, get your gear, then look at a bike.
     
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    get new. a used bike has taken its share of beatings. stoppies wheelies and other stupid shite wears everything down extremely fast. everyone romps on sportbikes thats when theyre appealing to those who buy them. get a new bike. you get all of the new technology and mechanics which make a big difference. plus the break in period forces you to take it easy at first and familiarize yourself with the charictaristics. if you go any smaller than a 600, you'll get bored in a hurry. i guarantee you'll end up buying another. *my advice: take the MSF course, buy the bike, and the gear to go with the bike. you have plenty of experience, just be responsible.
     
  9. The punisher

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    Is there an MSF course for canada? And if so can you guys hook me up with the link!!!!!!
     
  10. Wolf

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

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    Not MSF, but similar.

    http://www.ridertraining.org/

    I would recommend a used 2000+ bike to start on. Something like an SV650 would be good since you have some dirt experience. You're probably gonna dump it at least once while learning, so there's no point in spending the extra money for a brand new bike.
     

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