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wdr1 08-23-2009 02:51 AM

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Originally Posted by newagetwotone (Post 222043)
Hopefully the OP is not one of those people that come here and want us to tell them that they NEED a fullsize harley bagger or a CBR1000 because of their size.

Heh, quite the opposite. Just looking for something safe to get started on.

Thanks to everyone for the advice. For my next steps, I'm going to do some online research into the KLR650, Suzki 650 V Storm & the Honda Nighthawk, as well as see how the feel at a dealership.

-Bill

sarnali2 08-23-2009 07:37 AM

I think the Nighthawk will be small for you, the KLR and Vstrom should work. A Buell Ulysses would work too though the seat/peg relationship is a little more cramped..still a pretty tall bike.

newagetwotone 08-23-2009 11:13 AM

Wait, what?


anyways, Sarnali, a Uly as a first bike? It was a beast off road...

denise04 08-23-2009 01:02 PM

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goldrobe 08-23-2009 06:33 PM

Thank you all for your positive input.

wdr1 08-23-2009 06:59 PM

Out of curiosity, what do you guys think of a Honda Shadow Aero?

newagetwotone 08-23-2009 07:59 PM

Anytime, we're reasonable people when people arn't rude, know-it-alls ect. Its not like you came in and said "I can ride a harley bagger cause im strong!" or "i Can ride a 'busa cause i've driven a fast car!"

then again if you mention pie around here you might get people going nuts too.... we're a strange bunch.

seruzawa 08-23-2009 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by newagetwotone (Post 222389)
Anytime, we're reasonable people when people arn't rude, know-it-alls ect. Its not like you came in and said "I can ride a harley bagger cause im strong!" or "i Can ride a 'busa cause i've driven a fast car!"

then again if you mention pie around here you might get people going nuts too.... we're a strange bunch.

What kind of pie? Not peach! I #@#$%%^ hate #$%#@! peach pie!

newagetwotone 08-23-2009 11:47 PM

um...Oreo pie?

SmokeU 08-24-2009 06:46 AM

I like pecan pie.


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