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Old 06-30-2008, 06:08 PM   #11
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:06 PM   #12
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...........a BossHoss 502 with a 6-71 Roots blower and Nawz.............

It's the only logical choice for a Man that wants to feel Manly when riding with other Men (in a purely non-homoerotic way).

(unless you're into that homoerotic-type thing, and that's OK too)
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:21 PM   #13
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I love these starter bike questions. But tell me, what does being physically big have to do with riding a motorcycle? Are you planning on dead-lifting it?

I see this kind of comment pretty frequently. The only place being big is going to help you is when you have pick it up after you dump it trying to negotiate a tight 5 mph turn. My guess is you'll get tired of it after the second or third time.

We don't recommend big cruisers (or powerful sportbikes) to newbs because you have no skills or experience. This assumption that being big means you can handle a big, heavy, relatively cumbersome bike at speed indicates that you don't even know what you don't know. We're more concerned that you might end up in the woods.

You might make a bigger dent in the tree, though.
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:22 AM   #14
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You might make a bigger dent in the tree, though.
It'd match the dent the tree would leave in his head...........

In case those reading don't know (why they wouldn't is beyond my comprehension) the comment about the BossHoss I made was "tongue in cheek", and I DO NOT seriously condone a new rider starting out on a large and/or powerful motorcycle, regardless of age or size (of the beginning rider OR the moto).

So long as you can physically ride it, a 50cc bike would be MORE than enough to motorvate anyone I could think of wherever they might like to go (just not particularly fast, is all).

One of the first motos I ever rode was a Honda moped that belonged to a 380lb+ guy named Bill Gunter - the seat fargin' disappeared beneath the bulk of his fat arse, but it trundled him about town with little to no problem...........
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Old 07-01-2008, 05:32 AM   #15
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Are you sure he has no Skillzers?

Seriously, look at smaller cruisers if thats what you like. You want a Harley? buy an Sporty 883, turn around in ayear or two and sell it for close to what you paid for it.

Honestly your attitude came off as you don't advice at all, you just want to tell us to infuriate the safety minded members. Whats that called? oh yea, trolling.
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Old 07-01-2008, 05:34 AM   #16
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"But tell me, what does being physically big have to do with riding a motorcycle?"

He would probably feel more comfortable on a bigger bike, just like big people feel more comfortable in bigger cars.
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:48 AM   #17
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We all know what it's like to jones for a particular bike, especially your first bike. But you'll be so much happier for having cut your teeth on something not new and shiny that you're afraid you might drop while you're still a newbie. Get a used bike first. A shiny new Road King is not what you want to mess up on.
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:07 PM   #18
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If you've never driven a car would you want learn to drive in a Peterbilt?
it wouldn't make any difference because I would have no frame of reference! Often times, experience can be limiting.
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:16 PM   #19
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Actually, I'm not trolling....just venting. I accept the sage advice from sarcastic riders who've already dented their heards. At least they've got the brains to remember what it's like. I'm going to see a 98 Shadow Ace today.....I know the proper thing to do is learn how to ride as well as I can before I get that big King. I thought about a Sporty, but they're a little low for me. Don't know the seat ht on the Ace....but will check it out. Kinda expensive here in LA. He's asking $3k w/ 10,000 miles. It's pretty tough to find $1,500 bike out here.
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:17 PM   #20
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Well, experience IS the best teacher; sometimes it's a really expensive lesson.

The bottom line is that you WILL drop the bike. As a new rider, that'll happen sooner than later.

So you need to determine which bike you want to see laying on its side, hopefully not on top of your leg.

To sum it up - as Inspector Callahan said, "Do you feel lucky?"
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