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Old 12-24-2012, 10:07 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Why is this like the 3rd or 4th thread about buying a bike, for one guy? Seriously, everyone has given advice, multiple times. At LEAST use the same thread. I believe in research, but dang man. The same questions about the same bikes you have posted in other threads.

My last and final advice. 250/300.

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Old 12-24-2012, 10:38 PM   #17 (permalink)
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This thread was about the SV650 and if the sale price made it a must-have. I guess I could have dragged my original thread out to 10+ pages, but where's the fun in that?

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IDK, I feel like if you wreck a 650 you probably wouldn't have done much better on a 250. It's not like they have jumpy power or sharp brakes, and you can't get a wheel up unless you really try. Yes they have twice the power, but if you have a level head you should be okay. I have had two, they are nowhere near an I4.


And yes this many threads is getting silly. Just buy a bike, You will probably want a different one in a couple months no matter what you get.
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I don't "just buy" things. That's how people get in the shitter
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:53 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I don't "just buy" things. That's how people get in the shitter
So what do you want then? just talk about it?
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So what do you want then? just talk about it?
What I meant was I do my homework before buying anything. I don't just spend my money all nimbly bimbly
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What I meant was I do my homework before buying anything. I don't just spend my money all nimbly bimbly
OK...so WHAT DO YOU WANT. Say WTF you want so people can give you info. Either that, or do some homework on a Harley Sportster.
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I've already asked the questions I needed answers to. That's all I want. Just answers to the questions I come up with. Nothing else.
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Cut the guy some slack. He's obviously really excited about getting into the motorcycle world (I can relate) and is trying to gather as much info as possible before he makes a significant purchase.

I will tell you what I did. I signed up for an MSF course. I completed the course on a CBR 125R that they supplied (I had no previous experience, not even a dirt bike) It was super fun and absolutely perfect for learning the crucial initial riding skills like slow speed maneuvering and throttle control. I then purchased a 1984 Suzuki GS400....which was an awesome bike! It was WAY faster than the 125 but still tame enough to allow me to progress with my skills safely. I practiced really hard and got my full license with zero demerits. 2 years later I made the HUGE jump to my current 954RR. Most people wouldn't recommend making the jump that quick...me included. But to me, I thought I proved to myself that I was level headed enough and had the self control to handle it (I'm also not a kid anymore). So far so good on the 954, though I still take it extremely easy until I learn the bike fully.

The thing you must realize is that up to about 60 mph (or at least 40 mph) even a 250 cc bike will out accelerate most cars out there, and that's no joke. My old 400 could easily do it.
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I don't "just buy" things. That's how people get in the shitter
I completly understand. but you aren't just buying something. You already have a fairly good idea of what all the bikes are and what they put to the table. Agonizing over which is perfect is a little silly IMO for your first bike. Any of the common starter bikes 250/500/650 would make a fine choice. obviously, with the 250 being the most conservative option and the 650 the least.


It's not gonna rip the arms out of your socket when you gas it, but it is much faster then a 250. They all have budget suspension and brakes. How many different ways do you want to hear that?
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Get a zx-14 thats what you will end up on in a year or so anyways... Might as well just buy it now and save a bit of money in the process
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