Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle News > Old News > Help!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-15-2007, 07:48 PM   #51
Holy_Kaw
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,229
Default Re: Need some quick advice on bike choice.

Gixxer Thou!



I was just waiting for the opening.
Holy_Kaw is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 03-15-2007, 08:57 PM   #52
dmorga1
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 33
Default Re: Need some quick advice on bike choice.

EX500, Ninja 250, or my fave learner bike, the Nighthawk 250/750. A Nighthawk750 (1991-2001 or so) is an excellent bike--drops won't kill it, and it's not super-powerful. On the other hand, it's not a stumbling wimp. Pick something nice and easy like a UJM (Universal Japanese Motorcycle) from the 1990's in the 350-750 range than a "sportbike". Ride it for at least a year, THEN get that bigger sportbike, CBR600, etc. Too many beginners get CBRs, Gixxers, etc., and wreck them. If you're new, be smart and get something reasonable.



David
dmorga1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2007, 05:39 AM   #53
NLJ
Founding Member
 
NLJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 88
Default Re: Need some quick advice on bike choice.

I still want a cbx!!!
NLJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2007, 06:17 AM   #54
seruzawa
The Toad

 
seruzawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: 8501 ft.
Posts: 17,461
Default Re: Just a guess

Just remember that every day he hides he's building up pressure that will eventually come up in a veritable "Team America" vomitting sequence of insane lies and invective. A psycho like him won't be able to restrain himself for very long.
__________________
"Make no mistake, Communism lost a big argument - one we know today as the 20th century."
seruzawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2007, 06:18 AM   #55
bluntp
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2
Default Re: Need some quick advice on bike choice.

Yamaha V-Max with after-market turbo-charger and NOS bottle for when the turbo is just so yesterday.



You might need to fit some wheelie bars as well.
bluntp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2007, 06:27 AM   #56
SRMark
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,465
Default Re: Need some quick advice on bike choice.

A sprint racers technique for balancing a bicycle with feet on the pedals so that when the race starts, he is ready to go. Takes a buncha practice. Works great for red lights when you don't want to take you feet out of the toe clips.
SRMark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2007, 06:29 AM   #57
SRMark
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,465
Default Re: Need some quick advice on bike choice.

Good lord, the klr has a 35 inch seat height. He'd be tipping over at every stop light.
SRMark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2007, 07:20 AM   #58
Ian_Leadley
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 14
Default Re: Need some quick advice on bike choice.

I'd recommend the SV650 over the others you list. I had my son pick one up and it is a great starter bike. One that you will not outgrow any time soon. It can be a great track bike with not too great an investment. I think its a class on its own but don't know for sure. Resale is great. My son kept his for a few years and sold it for a good dollar in no time flat. One drawback in Canada is the insurance rates on them are high for beginners. We took his bike to Florida from Ontario. He's since got a BMW but the SV650 was before marriage. He loved the bike. I think the resale on the SV is better than the K500. Good luck. Take the starter riding lessons. Take basic track courses and ride safe. Race on the track if you want to race and enjoy your bike.
Ian_Leadley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2007, 08:12 AM   #59
boru4761
Registered Member
 
boru4761's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 406
Default Re: Just a guess

Why would Ksquid use a painkiller as his psuedonym?

boru4761 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2007, 08:14 AM   #60
boru4761
Registered Member
 
boru4761's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 406
Default Re: Need some quick advice on bike choice.

12er,



This is a whole pile of good advice.
boru4761 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off