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Old 06-01-2012, 06:33 PM   #1
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thinking about buying a sports bike

Im just starting out what do u recommend I'm 16 and 6ft 220 lbs im thinking about a yamaha r6
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Not worth it

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I used to ride. An r1 in fact, it takes one driver to ****in change your life.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:32 PM   #3
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Yeah i want to start out smaller im gonna get a kawasaki z750
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Why get a bike? They aren't as safe as a car and easier to get in trouble with......I say just buy more modz for the nice mustang u have
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Yeah i want to start out smaller im gonna get a kawasaki z750
what year? Any details?? Love bikes, been around them forever.. If I can help you out w/ info etc lemme know!
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:40 AM   #6
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what year? Any details?? Love bikes, been around them forever.. If I can help you out w/ info etc lemme know!
A 05 is what i looked at wont be able to get one till next year

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And it was stock with slip on exhaust

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A 05 is what i looked at wont be able to get one till next year

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It was blue And it was stock with slip on exhaust
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I say a new gsxr 1000 if you can afford it because with the 1000 there is a little thing on it where you can control the power it puts out and you can tone it down to a 600 if you wanted.
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I say a new gsxr 1000 if you can afford it because with the 1000 there is a little thing on it where you can control the power it puts out and you can tone it down to a 600 if you wanted.
I don't wanna die lol this is my first bike
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Re: thinking about buying a sports bike

I would say first take the MSF course. I used to demo ride for students as an instructor. Once you get safely through the MSF course, the next step will be logical. Either you will buy a first bike or you will know to stick with cars.

After the MSF, if you still want to ride, a used Suzuki SV650 or SV650S would be a good place to start. Small enough to learn the basics, but big enough to be fun for a while. Buy used and it will probably hold your money together.

New riders/buyers generally make one or more of three mistakes. 1. Buying new for a first bike. (They will fall over when left to their own devices.) 2. Buying too big for a first bike. (New riders should not be on liter bikes.) or, 3. Buying too small for a first bike. Sure a Ninja 250 is fun, but after six months, at your size, you will wish you had gone bigger.

I have owned over 20 bikes. I raced amatuer motocross and hare scrambles for ten years. I worked as a parts man, service tech, salesman, and finally a general manager at both independent shops and franchised motorcycle dealers from 1996-2009.

If you decide to go ahead with this, and have any specific questions, feel free to send me a pm.

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Re: thinking about buying a sports bike

There is a feature on the new style 1000 gsxr where there is a switch or some sort of device on it where you can tone down it's power. It's pretty much for if your starting and don't want to have to buy a 1000 later on.
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There is a feature on the new style 1000 gsxr where there is a switch or some sort of device on it where you can tone down it's power. It's pretty much for if your starting and don't want to have to buy a 1000 later on.
More marketing then practical on the GSXR..
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Re: thinking about buying a sports bike

might have to hijack this thread just a little, i'm also interested in a sport bike. Those gsxr's are just sexy and i do plan on doing the local msf course, any other advice i should look at as well?
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