5'11" 280 and have never Ridden a Bike before. When I was 16 and got my license I got a cheap car and took it to mud and road tracks and pushed it until I learned better control. Some place safer then with traffic. Going to do the same when I get a bike. Just wondering about spending less then $1000 on a bike to practice on. Been reading and if I understand it's better to learn on a lighter bike? I am looking at getting a cruiser motorcycle when I feel better about control and handling. I have sat on a lot of bikes and the one thing that I have noticed is that exhaust pipes on both sides of the bike make it feel lighter even though its not any lighter. Can a bike that has only 1 side exhaust be changed to both sides? Any bike recos for this?