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Old 08-10-2007, 12:47 PM   #11
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sorry kevin i guess the tone was lost in the post.. i meant the killing part as a joke. hehe.

a sporty will work as a first bike (i'm doing ok with it) but I'm looking at a steep learning curve that i wouldn't be dealing with on maybe a ninja 250 or or a tw200 or something like that.. the ninja should be "enough" bike for anyone to learn on and you should be able to pick one up used, ride it for a season and sell it for what you payed.

then again.. the area i live in is full of off camber, reduced radius up/down hill turns on narrow 2 lane 2 direction roads. there is ONE straight road on the island and its my favorite to ride on right now.. I'm ALWAYS afraid im going to low side up in the mountians. Maybe i should convert this thing to mid pegs so i can stand up on em.. that might help the confidence..

really i just feel its too heavy a bike for a noob (like me) to be running through tight turns comfortably. only reason i have it is cause i couldn't find anything else for sale 'cept $10k plus pimped out used liter sport bikes.
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:48 PM   #12
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er... kenneth.. not kevin.. boy i'm making points here.. sorry dude. *grin*
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:25 PM   #13
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Hey, no worries mate! MO is fun, I never take anything here seriously.

You sound like a smart cookie to me, if you're thinking a 250 is right for you now, go for it! The Sportys will always be there when you're ready. Or better still, the Dyna!
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:33 PM   #14
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By the way, the 250 Ninja is far more than a beginner bike. I know quite a few experienced riders who like them, and they are capable enough to do Iron Butt distances as well. They are fun and very capable bikes, and you likely would never outgrow it.
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Old 08-10-2007, 07:34 PM   #15
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I suppose if he was a real weenie, he would LOVE that 250.
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You're hopeless!
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:29 PM   #17
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actually i was looking for a ninja 250.. there was one for sale a few months ago but i wasn't will to shell out $4500 for a used dropped ninja.. plus i didn't have the cash.

then the sportster hit the paper for $3500 which i happened to have on me at the time.. within hours the bike was mine. if i had a dealer around here to sell me a buell blast or a ninja 250 i would have went that way..

atleast the sporty is a decent platform for a bobber.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:19 AM   #18
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I have to agree with most of whats been said. The 1200C is a great bike, even for a starter. I've now had 3 Harley's, the first was a 77 Sportster, the second a 95 low rider and I just recently bought a new 1200C. I forgot how much fun they are. Take your time, get to know your bike and have the time of your life. I've come pretty much full circle and am the better for it.
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:09 AM   #19
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A better choice would be a clean used 2006-2008 Triumph Bonni is you're going standard. Cheaper money. Less costly to maintain. Great sound. Easy to live with and cheap to insure.

But you own it now- So, happy putting.
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:20 AM   #20
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A better choice would be a clean used 2006-2008 Triumph Bonni is you're going standard. Cheaper money. Less costly to maintain. Great sound. Easy to live with and cheap to insure.

But you own it now- So, happy putting.

I'd have to say the Sporty is less costly to maintain. Belt drive, hydro valves etc.
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