September 11, 2009 at 6:48 am #3418cinderla89Participant
Ok so I am very new to riding anything with two wheels other than a bicycle lol. I have riden a dirt bike and i love it so my next plan is to save up enough money to buy a motorcycle (crotch rocket) as well as keep my honda. I have no idea where to start or what to do… i live in oregon so i could ride about half to three quarters of the year depending on weather. is anyone here from oregon? if so could you give me some pointers on where to go to find information on riding? in general, does anyone know if i take the MSF if i also have to pass the motorcycle driving test through the dmv or will the certificate from the safety course suffice? and last but definitely not least, what would be the best bike for a newbie to get???? i want something with more power than a 250 but not so high as a 600…September 11, 2009 at 8:30 am #22303davidmdahlParticipant
There is a lot of information on riding on this website, as you no doubt have found. You might also check the Team Oregon website for information on riding and the MSF courses they sponsor.
The last part of the Basic Rider Training (BRT) course include the written exam and skills test. If you pass both, you will get a certificate that you can use to get your motorcycle endorsement. You will not need to take any tests at the DMV unless you fail the BRT course.
I suggest holding off buying a motorcycle until after you pass the BRT course.
DavidSeptember 12, 2009 at 6:51 am #22304eternal05Participant
I’d think that for the first street motorcycle you own, the fastest consumer vehicle you’d ever been in/on would suffice. I mean, you may have legitimate reasons, but I don’t know of them yet
In any case, I made this totally sweet spreadsheet a while back that has a bunch of information on a whole slew of motorcycles. Check it out for ideas, and if you have any questions, by all means, ask!September 13, 2009 at 6:58 am #22321jmango95Participant
love it. first bike but amazing plenty o power but nimble enough to throw into a corner and have some fuuuuuuuuunSeptember 13, 2009 at 10:40 pm #22327JtownJJAParticipant
I don’t know much about your Oregon questions, but I can whole-heartedly recommend the Suzuki GS500F! I used to “like” it a lot, but after my first long group ride yesterday, I absolutely love it! It is awesome. It handled the freeways, highways, coutry roads, and twisties wonderfully! And I’ve only been riding about 3 or 4 months.
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