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Old 08-13-2007, 01:40 PM   #1
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Hi my name is Christian
I'm trying to figure out what kind of bike i should get... i know what type i want (street bike) but i dont know all the ins and outs of a bike. for example i weigh about 135-145 and im about 6 foot(also im 16 years old)So i dont know what would be good for my weight. my budget also plays into my problem... i got about 5000 to 7000 to spend depending on who i can squeeze money out of.
ANY advice would be very helpful to me.
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Old 08-13-2007, 01:45 PM   #2
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How's $5-7K a problem?! I've never paid that much for a bike and I've always had rather nice bikes. Street bike? Like cruiser? Sport? DP? Standard(nekkid)? Is it your first?
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Old 08-13-2007, 02:00 PM   #3
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well i dont know... it seemed like every bike ive looked at was like 8-9 k but if you say you've had nice bikes then i guess im wrong. yeah its my first bike and im looking for sport im not quite sure what standard is exactly but i know most of the bikes i like are sport
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Old 08-13-2007, 02:02 PM   #4
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7 grand will get you a HELL of a bike. Go to CraigsList, Ebay, CycleTrader.

There are a TON of bikes to choose from. Don't buy new. It's a waste of money.
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Not to be rude, but holy stereotypical ignorant 16 year old Batman!!!
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Old 08-13-2007, 02:16 PM   #6
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Oh Jeez. don't do it. Don't get a crotch rocket for your first bike. The insurance for a 16 year old will run $6K per year. And you are going to drop it. Everybody does when learning. Then you've got to come up with the deductible and if your insurance isn't cancelled it'll cost even more. The sportbikes require a lot of skill to ride and will kill you quicker than you can imagine.

Get yourself a Dual Purpose bike like a Suzuki DRZ400. Or a used Kawasaki KLR650. Suzuki also sells a DRZ400 in supermotard trim which would be a great choice for a first bike. Get the smaller bike. None of them are slow. Any of the DP's will leave cars for dead. Get your skill set up and after a year's experience then decide what you want.
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Old 08-13-2007, 02:22 PM   #7
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whatever the heck that is sposed to mean... is wrong... im getting a bike for a few reasons you idoit...none of which are stereotypical unless you like to save money and are poor... in that case... YES im a stereotype of a poor white 16 year old...

for the none idoits that are looking at this thread...
2003 r1 yamaha - $6000 the bike is in good condition
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Old 08-13-2007, 02:25 PM   #8
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That's because you are looking at 600 and liter sportbikes. Which is WAAAAAAYYYYY to much bike for a first bike.

If you are determined to buy your "Gixxer" at least buy used. Cuz you’re gonna dump it. Repeatedly. Step away from the Biker Boyz DVD.

And have you even seen the insurance costs for those bikes?

At least take the safety class.
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Old 08-13-2007, 02:25 PM   #9
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whatever the heck that is sposed to mean... is wrong... im getting a bike for a few reasons you idoit...none of which are stereotypical unless you like to save money and are poor... in that case... YES im a stereotype of a poor white 16 year old...

for the none idoits that are looking at this thread...
2003 r1 yamaha - $6000 the bike is in good condition
If you ride like you spell it won't really matter what you get.

How's public school treating you?
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Old 08-13-2007, 02:28 PM   #10
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whatever the heck that is sposed to mean... is wrong... im getting a bike for a few reasons you idoit...none of which are stereotypical unless you like to save money and are poor... in that case... YES im a stereotype of a poor white 16 year old...

for the none idoits that are looking at this thread...
2003 r1 yamaha - $6000 the bike is in good condition
1. 7 grand for a bike isn't "poor".
2. R1 insurance rates will kill you.
3. The R1 will kill you. It is way to much bike for a new rider. And it is waaaaaaayyyyyy to much bike for a new rider that is 16.
4. If we can't talk you off the ledge, at least look at the SV650. The power is at least something closer to reasonable for a newbie.
5. SmokeU isn't being an idiot.
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