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Old 02-17-2008, 09:24 AM   #1
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Question Help motorcycle novice: what should I be looking for in a motorcycle

Hi guys,

Being a newbie, I'm trying to figure out what things I should be looking for in a motorcycle. Anyone have any ideas? Also, any brands that you recommend?

Thanks a lot!
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:26 AM   #2
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Hi guys,

Being a newbie, I'm trying to figure out what things I should be looking for in a motorcycle. Anyone have any ideas?
Buy the biggest, fastest, deadliest plastic-covered sportbike/biggest, heaviest cruiser you can obtain credit for. ('cuz them lil' 600cc Supersports an' 1500cc-and-less Cruisers you'll just outgrow in a couple of weeks)

Then, don't worry about gear or training before you pick it up - just hop on it and demonstrate your Manly Skilz by pinning the throttle (that twisty-thingie on the RIGHT handlebar) as far as it will go.

Jam it in gear (that funny clickie-pedal next to the LEFT footpeg: tap it DOWN), and dump the clutch (that silvery lever-thingie on the LEFT handle bar. your other Left....).

Hopefully, you're outside already, and pointed at traffic or a nice, solid cinder-block wall.

Do that, and you'll certainly leave an Impression that won't soon be forgotten.

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Also, any brands that you recommend?

Thanks a lot!
Yeah: Nike makes expensive shoes, Levi's are among the priciest jeans, Toyota's Lexus division makes really spendy "Luxury Cars", and Lucas Electric makes vacuum-cleaners that don't Suck.............

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Old 02-17-2008, 10:27 AM   #3
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Try the "Search" feature. Search new rider, novice ect..... You will find that alot of people have put a lot of effort into answering this question.

Air_Hawk? If you would please......

Missed you by this much...
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:31 AM   #4
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Air_Hawk? If you would please......

Missed you by this much...

Sorry. But you have to admit - he WAS an Easy Mark........
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Thanks sfcdjevans. Will check it out.
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Old 02-17-2008, 02:24 PM   #6
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Sorry. But you have to admit - he WAS an Easy Mark........
It's a matter of perspective. I thought you were being helpful by pointing out exactly what NOT to do.
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It's a matter of perspective. I thought you were being helpful by pointing out exactly what NOT to do.
I am I confess disappointed. I refrained from mentioning the Boss Hoss, well because I assumed.....
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I am I confess disappointed. I refrained from mentioning the Boss Hoss, well because I assumed.....
I gave the man what he asked for: an Idea, and named some Brands.

Whaddya want fer nuthin'? Rrrrrrubba' Biscuit?

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The Boss Hoss is your's! Out of respect I stepped back and waited...
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True, it IS the only moto out there worthy of the title "Man's Bike".

I subscribe to the "Too Much is Not Enough" philosophy.

As opposed to the "Not Enough is Too Much" philosophy, or the "Too Enough is Not Much" philosophy.

I also subscribe to PVC-Pipe Monthly and Ladies Home Journal.
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