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Old 08-13-2007, 03:32 PM   #11
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You're 16, you're a beginner, and you're proposing to start on a 1000 cc bike that has more power than you'll be able to control for the next 15 years of your riding career, most likely? Why come here and ask for advice? You won't take it.

Did you consider, in your dreams, using some of that money for a training course so you can at least learn how to ride properly on a street? What about gear? and I don't mean just an Icon helmet either. You get an R1 and you're going to need a full set of armored leathers to protect your hide when you fall (and you will fall. Probably many times.) Don't forget the kevlar-armored gloves and the armored shin-high boots too. A back protector would be a good idea as well.

Oh! Go check out the cost of insuring a bike like an R1. You won't be able to afford to ride it. Even if you were the safest and best rider in the world -- a Rossi for the street - you're going to pay through the NOSE for insurance because of your age and the fairing on that R1. Plastic costs! Youth costs!

You're getting good advice here. Get something you can afford to RIDE. Get good gear so you stay alive and keep your skin. Grow up and listen to the people who've been around the block and have survived.
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Old 08-13-2007, 03:50 PM   #12
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Step 1: Spend 1k of that on gear. You think I'm kidding? Helmet $300
Boots 200. CE-2 back protector 100, Jacket ? Pants? Nice Held gloves 125. This isn't counting rain gear.
Step 2: Get a beater bike. This is the bike that is going to teach you about maintenance. This is also the bike that will tell you what you really want from your next bike.
Step 3: Get ye to an MSF class.
Step 4: Have a ball. I only go to work so I can commute
Step 5: Wave when you see me, oh yeah you don't know who I am, so wave at everyone, especially the **s(#les.
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:01 PM   #13
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Tho' R1 is Pimp, Yo - but the Gixxer-Thou is the Shizznit!

Youz gotta teach that Ho' who's The Pimp when you gets it, Yo! Buyz you a L33t lid an' a bungee net to carry it, Yo. Then Beyotch-slap that Ho' rit out the Gate! Teach that cooz who be the The Daddy wit' a massive burnout, Yo - rit in the dealer parkin' Lot.

Dey have lotta Respeck fo' a man wit skilz like dat, Yo!
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Old 08-13-2007, 05:45 PM   #14
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If you ride like you spell it won't really matter what you get.

How's public school treating you?
He's buying an R1 for his first bike and he calls anyone else an idiot. He defines an idiot.

Hey Deathdealerfool. We gave you good advice based on a century or two of riding experience. If you want to throw it in our faces then good luck to ya. You'll need it. Think you can handle a 160HP bike without a lick of experience? Go ahead, Foo. So, don't listen, just do it. Don't expect me to scrape your brains up off the pavement after you crack that helmet wide open... assuming you have the intelligence to wear one. From your attitude I'd say not. Just don't kill your girlfriend too when you waste yourself.
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Old 08-13-2007, 05:58 PM   #15
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Ladies and gentlemen, fresh off of a 3 year stint as a Narc on 21 Jump Street, I give you Peter DeLuise!
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Old 08-13-2007, 07:01 PM   #16
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Wow ... make sure you leave it to someone in your will...
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Old 08-13-2007, 07:55 PM   #17
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yeah sorry i havnt replyed i was busy.
I brought up the R1 because i was only curious about it.
second of all i go to the best public school in los angeles and i get straight As
third and finnaly i am poor and the only reason a bike like a R1 would be affordable as far as insurance goes is because i get really REALLY cheap (but good) insurance from AAA

also about the idoit comment it was directed toward the one guy that called me a stereotype 16 year old... im far from it
i hope this clears this argument up
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Old 08-13-2007, 07:56 PM   #18
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oh and thanks for the advice
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Old 08-13-2007, 08:39 PM   #19
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i need advice on this bike
its a Suzuki GS500F
heres the specs and its in my price range. i was mainly wondering if its a good beginners bike. it seems like it would but id like a 2nd opinion

Engine: 487cc, four-stroke, twin cylinder, air-cooled, DOHC
Bore Stroke: 74.0 x 56.6mm
Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
Fuel System: MikuniTM BSR34SS
Lubrication: Wet Sump
Ignition: Digital/Transistorized
Transmission: 6-speed
Final Drive: #520 chain
Overall Length: 2080mm (81.9 in.)
Overall Width: 800mm (31.5 in.)
Overall Height: 1150mm (45.3 in.)
Seat Height: 790mm (31.1 in.)
Ground Clearance: 120mm (4.7 in.)
Wheelbase: 1405mm (55.3 in.)
Dry Weight: 180kg (396.8 lbs.)
Suspension Front: Telescopic, oil damped
Suspension Rear: Link type, 5-way adjustable preload
Brakes Front: Single hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front: 110/70-17
Tires Rear: 130/70-17
Fuel Tank Capacity: 20.0 liter (5.3 gal.) 19.0 liter (5.0 gal.) CA. Model
Color: Blue/White, Black/Silver
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Old 08-13-2007, 08:50 PM   #20
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Yes, it would likely be an excellent first choice. They are just about bulletproof, and reasonably capable little beasts. You can learn a lot on those and the bike would be suitable for quite a while, if you chose to keep it.
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