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Old 09-18-2007, 10:17 AM   #31
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Spend a grand on gear - full face helmet, jacket and pants with heavy pads on elbows, knees, shoulders, hips, cordura. Good gloves, boots with maleus protectors. You will hit the deck a few times.
Get a Ninja 250, used, maybe $2k or so. It's light and a gas to ride. You're pretty light to ride a bigger bike. Get some books on riding and learn to handle this thing -- maybe 3~5K miles. Then consider a lighter middleweight.
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:01 AM   #32
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Spend a grand on gear - full face helmet, jacket and pants with heavy pads on elbows, knees, shoulders, hips, cordura. Good gloves, boots with maleus protectors. You will hit the deck a few times.
Get a Ninja 250, used, maybe $2k or so. It's light and a gas to ride. You're pretty light to ride a bigger bike. Get some books on riding and learn to handle this thing -- maybe 3~5K miles. Then consider a lighter middleweight.
I was thinking 2 grand for gear and maybe a middle lightweight bike instead of a lighter middleweight one.
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