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Old 05-18-2011, 03:38 AM   #1
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Default New Rider need a little help.

So I'm already going to take the course because really its a great option learn the basics and it counts towards a license which is really nice. Its law for a helmet in my state so obviously im getting one. I was just wondering what a good first bike would be. When i search on craigslist i find alot of cheap bikes but they always look like they have been beat to hell and back. Cracked, dented, scratched, engine is on its final legs. i just want a sub 3500 dollar bike that will be in good shape and good fun which to me it appears alot of 02-03 sv650s come up in that area alot any help? Sorry that this question is probably really over asked.

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Old 05-18-2011, 04:52 AM   #2
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Read the New Rider sticky. Search the threads for "first bike". Do your homework! (which means, do the first two things I just said). Don't be a lazy *&!.
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:54 AM   #3
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No, you are not a special case. Yes, I know. Everyone thinks they are a special case.

Good move taking the MSF course.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:04 AM   #4
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Is there a particular type of bike that appeals to you? The broad catagories are:

Cruisers - Sport bikes - Standards - Dual Sport/ADV

If the SV650 appeals to you, the best starter in that catagory is probably the Ninja 250.
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ditto above. Everyone here is willing to help anyone in a dillema or trouble shoot problems, but this question is asked 2X a week and the answers/recommendations never change.
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:10 AM   #6
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Sorry that this question is probably really over asked.
Yes......if you had taken just a few minutes to look at the discussions already on here, you would have known that for sure.
The answer mostly never changes.
Please read the existing threads and get back to us.
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:34 AM   #7
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Wow, y'all are rough on the newbie. LOL
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Wow, y'all are rough on the newbie. LOL
And you could be next.
Oh, wait..........
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And you could be next.
Oh, wait..........
What's your issue? Why are you thread stalking me?
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What's your issue? Why are you thread stalking me?
I'm not.
Chill.
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