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Old 09-18-2007, 07:01 PM   #11
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I thought Miata was spanish for "coffin".
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Old 09-19-2007, 06:01 AM   #12
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Get the bike _and_ the convertible. I picked up a used RX-7 convertible for cheap and its a gas. Plus, it's not gay like a Miata.

+1 on the KLR and other DP bikes. Experience the full range of motorcycling. Dirt is fun, too, ya know.

I just spent 4 days in WV riding old strip mining areas. Amazing!
Everytime I got in my Miatas I was overcome by Satan and became a gay homosexual. I had a flowered scarf hidden under the seat where my wife couldn't find it, and I'd flirt with truck drivers hoping they'd crush my tiny car under their 18 wheels and turn it into a coffin. Since then I've found Jesus and the Republican party and purchased a Suburban. I'm now completely straight again and support the war in Iraq.
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Old 09-19-2007, 10:02 AM   #13
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Miatas are girlie cars, as are CRV's and anything Lexus

As far as the bike goes, get a street bike. I don't know what sport touring means to you, but all things considered (price, insurance, capability, fuel economy) a Suzuki Katana 750 is what I'd recommend. Just take it easy on the throttle for the first month, and ride it around the neighborhood before taking it into real traffic.
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Old 09-19-2007, 12:59 PM   #14
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Everytime I got in my Miatas I was overcome by Satan and became a gay homosexual. I had a flowered scarf hidden under the seat where my wife couldn't find it, and I'd flirt with truck drivers hoping they'd crush my tiny car under their 18 wheels and turn it into a coffin. Since then I've found Jesus and the Republican party and purchased a Suburban. I'm now completely straight again and support the war in Iraq.


What a heart warming story that is, and it just goes to show how True Americans like Mr. Rumsfeld and Mr. Macnamara before him love America so much that they would sacrifice your life and the lives of many others like you in the cause of Freedom and Profits.

As do all Real Americans I'm sure they drive very large automobiles made here in the USA, not some filthy little red "Miata" from those heathen dens of buggery and debauchery in the Far East with unpronouncable names and smelly cooking
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:11 AM   #15
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Thanks to everyone for all of the suggestions. I was also thinking about a used Suzuki GS500 or Kawasaki Ninja 500. I can get both used for around $2-3k. Any opinions regarding either one?
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:26 AM   #16
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Thanks to everyone for all of the suggestions. I was also thinking about a used Suzuki GS500 or Kawasaki Ninja 500. I can get both used for around $2-3k. Any opinions regarding either one?
The Ninja has a little more power, maybe a little broader aftermarket (more racers). Depending on year, the GS has a little more style, a couple-fewer things to break down (air cooling).

Both would do you well, and won't be "easily outgrown".
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Old 09-20-2007, 11:04 AM   #17
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Have you ever seen the South Park episode where Butters is bi-curious and is sent to a religious reprogramming camp?
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Old 09-20-2007, 11:34 AM   #18
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What a heart warming story that is, and it just goes to show how True Americans like Mr. Rumsfeld and Mr. Macnamara before him love America so much that they would sacrifice your life and the lives of many others like you in the cause of Freedom and Profits.

As do all Real Americans I'm sure they drive very large automobiles made here in the USA, not some filthy little red "Miata" from those heathen dens of buggery and debauchery in the Far East with unpronouncable names and smelly cooking
.... by hiring only legal immigrants for chauffeurs.
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Old 09-20-2007, 03:42 PM   #19
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Thanks to everyone for all of the suggestions. I was also thinking about a used Suzuki GS500 or Kawasaki Ninja 500. I can get both used for around $2-3k. Any opinions regarding either one?
Either bike is fine, but with your height make sure they fit (hence my KLR suggestion). @ 6'2 they shouldnt be too bad, but for my 6'6 they are a little tight.
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