CO newbie with a few questions
July 9, 2008 at 5:40 pm #1705jollier80Participant
my name is Josh and I live in Lakewood CO. I’m interested in purchasing a 250 cc starter bike and the Hyosung GV250 has caught my eye. I’ve never ridden but want something for going to/fro work (15 min commute on easy roads).
I’m also curious if anyone has any recommendations on courses to take. I’ve found a few in the area but was interested in other peoples experiences.
JoshJuly 9, 2008 at 5:43 pm #8602
Physics and astronomy. I really like those subjects so I would recommend courses in those. English Lit is fun too.
Oh, you mean Motorcycle courses! The MSF beginner course and check out the Idiot’s Guide to Motorcycling from your library.
“I am the best I am at what I do, and what I do ain’t nice.”-WolverineJuly 9, 2008 at 7:26 pm #8606jollier80Participant
I had found MSF, will look into it further.July 10, 2008 at 1:02 pm #8635CityHunter357Participant
History would be another one, but as an itinerant English major I’d agree with the English Lit courses too!
–“You don’t get to be old bein’ no foo, see? Lotta young wise men that’s deaaad as a motha!#@% ain’t they?– Richard Pryor as “Mudbone”July 10, 2008 at 2:23 pm #8638
As a former English major and current holder of a BA in English, I would suggest changing your major and pursuing literature in your free time. I would suggest a Engineering degree or something with a certification.
“I am the best I am at what I do, and what I do ain’t nice.”-WolverineJuly 11, 2008 at 1:12 pm #8680CityHunter357Participant
Well said. I work in a field unrelated to my major (Food processing and packaging), but it’s nice to have my M.A. in English Lit in my back pocket in case I want to do something with it down the road. As for Engineering or certification, I’m done with school.
–“You don’t get to be old bein’ no foo, see? Lotta young wise men that’s deaaad as a motha!#@% ain’t they?– Richard Pryor as “Mudbone”July 15, 2008 at 7:46 pm #8824ShannonGParticipant
You majored in Food Processing and Packaging? Weird.July 16, 2008 at 8:14 am #8869rockcrawlerdude916Participant
Hey Josh are you a member of the colorado sportbike club? If your not please come joing out fourm at http://www.cosportbikeclub.org I dont know what it is about this place but it sucks
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What is it about this site that sucks? Is it the fact that we are responsible and sensible, or is it the lack of the how to stunt section? Why register if the site sucks so bad?
“I am the best I am at what I do, and what I do ain’t nice.”-WolverineJuly 18, 2008 at 5:33 pm #8978AaronMerlotParticipant
Why even bother opening up this site, if it sucks so bad?July 28, 2008 at 9:53 pm #9470AnonymousGuest
Here is the link for ABATE MSF classes near you — I live in littleton and am just getting started. I am signed up for the class at Arapahoe Community College the weekend of Aug 23July 29, 2008 at 8:59 am #9495BoOZe P-ti MotardParticipant
or his ‘sucks=awesome’..lol
Solomolo RiderJuly 29, 2008 at 9:05 am #9496BoOZe P-ti MotardParticipant
Yeah the Hyosung GV250 can be a good starting bike ‘coz you’l not really feel the power because a cruiser’s chassis is heavy uh huh uh uh… But i say you better have a deal with Japanese than Chinese because I’ve had my #@$^%@$ with chinese but better start taking care of a chinese moto than just run it throttle wo coz later you ganna hav all sorts of problems… The hyosung GT250 and GT650 is available here but only 2 I have seen so far… All have cbrs n gixxers.
Chinese:leaking,vibrations,parts braking,coming out,falling off on the road while riding,weak parts to name a few…
Solomolo RiderJuly 29, 2008 at 10:49 pm #9553WeaponZeroParticipant
Hyosung is Korean, not Chinese or Japanese. The reviews of them say they perform well but seem to have poor build quality and don’t hold up well over time. General consensus seems to be don’t buy a Hyosung unless you’re planning on upgrading to another bike within a year, because when things on them do eventually start to go wrong, you won’t be able to find parts. Have you ever bought a brand new car that worked just fine without a hitch for a few years but then one thing went wrong, and as soon as you fixed it, another, and another, and it turned into a money pit that spent more time in the shop than on the road? You should expect that from a Hyosung. I don’t know this from personal experience, just from reviews on the internet. I do hope their quality improves, they seem to have some really nice looking bikes.July 30, 2008 at 12:21 am #9557jmiller3Participant
I live in Highlands Ranch and took the MSF course at 6th and Kipling run by Kirk Severson.
His number is 303.989.5837
Great guy and his school is the oldest in the nation!
I bought an 08 Ninja 250 and friggin love it!!!!
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