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Old 05-05-2011, 04:11 PM   #1
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:07 PM   #2
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Please discuss the Motorcycle.com article Motorcycle Beginner: I Want to Ride
Looks good so far.

Take the class.
Start small.
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All things the users here have advocated for a LONG time.

Do we get any credit in the articles ???
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:45 AM   #3
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All things the users here have advocated for a LONG time.

Do we get any credit in the articles ???
You guys should. Much of the advice that you guys have given will probably end up in the articles.

This is perfect for where I'm at in my motorcycling journey. I remember just a couple of weeks ago renewing my permit after originally getting one nearly 6 years ago.

I recently took a course similar to the msf and passed. Great feeling although the first day is by far the hardest. I remember halfway through some of the beginner exercises lacking confidence, at times gunning the throttle, overall riding pretty shaky thinking all my obsession over motorcycles would be for nothing if I couldn't ride one.

Now I'm buying all the gear I can afford and shopping insurance rates and scouring the Craigslist ads.
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The how i got into riding section was pretty interesting as well, to anyone that learned this way and survived to tell about......my props go to you.

New riders truly do have it good now a days.....
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:10 PM   #5
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This should be a good read.
My 2 cents -- do some time on a dirt bike in the dirt. Learning how to control the bike, and understanding that a slide isn't fatal (to staying upright), makes riding streets much safer. Knowck on wood, but I've done a fair bit of sliding of the front and rear on the street, and I've never gone down (yet). I think my dirt experience has saved me so far.
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:13 PM   #6
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Great read. Can't wait for part 2!
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:47 PM   #7
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Good article & looking 4ward to pt2!
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:04 AM   #8
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I notice you seem to be studiously avoiding including Suzuki's TU250X in your beginner bike/entry level discussions. Is there a reason for that? Especially since you did such a glowing review of it awhile back in one of your 10 Best articles.

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I notice you seem to be studiously avoiding including Suzuki's TU250X in your beginner bike/entry level discussions.
Who is this "you" that you are referring to ??

For the folks posting messages here, I think it is just an oversight because I think it is a fine little bike, as was the GZ 250.

If your question was aimed at the owners of the forum......I can't speak for them.
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:45 AM   #10
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I notice you seem to be studiously avoiding including Suzuki's TU250X in your beginner bike/entry level discussions. Is there a reason for that? Especially since you did such a glowing review of it awhile back in one of your 10 Best articles.

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That's a bit unfair for a site that named the TU one of the best bikes of 2010! The CBR250 is the hottest beginner bike of 2011.
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