fastest, best beginner motorcycles?
July 21, 2009 at 6:15 am #20824hizzle30Participant
So im from minnesota. and i neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed to find a dec. 500r. price range anywhere from 1000 to 1600. i found maybe 1 or two but they are sold now. i would appreciate any tips,websites, possible ppl who are selling one.
thanksJuly 21, 2009 at 7:43 am #20825zeppelinfromledParticipant
Posting inside of another thread won’t do you much good. You should probably post a new topic if you want some responses. My advice would be to check craigslist in your area.July 21, 2009 at 6:59 pm #20831SafetyFirstParticipant
1000 to 1600 for a EX500? That might be hard to find. Maybe an old beat to hell one for that price?July 22, 2009 at 2:40 am #20848spiccnspamParticipant
BRO! 650 is still to big! I worked 3 jobs, 2 at the same time, 16 hour workdays and no social life to buy my first motorcycle, fully paid off, used and OLD! It was an XV535, little cruiser with just enough power to scoot my young self down the highway to school. It may not have been super american muscle or the sexiest bike in the world but do you know what makes it sexy? 1. I didnt ride it to school or show it to my friends until i fully mastered how drive it 2. I never make a fool out of myself riding it by acting like a D-bag, that means no revving when girls walk by, no attempts to pop wheelies in the parking lots, not doing stoppies at every stop, just smooth practiced riding without stalls or goofy maneuvers. 3. I respected it and never abused it, i knew that if i wanted to stay upright on that thing then i couldnt think that i was an indestructible badass riding a motorcycle and picking up chicks. Do you wanna know how many girls have ridden on my bike? ONE! MY MOM! Wanna know how many girls have asked to ride on my bike? Well i lost track a while ago but i knew that the instant i dropped my guard and stopped respecting it i knew i would die. Now Im practiced enough to ride my new gt650r and its a real monster compared to the XV. and it would be way to much for noob like yourself even though it is the super sex bike your looking for.
Treat it with respect and you might just find a new passion.July 22, 2009 at 3:17 am #20849ayyitsadamParticipant
I’m not one for tricks at all and i fully understand the consequences if i don’t respect the bike back. I was just asking for a very good beginner bike witht hat american bulk to it. So you guys are saying that the Vstar 650 is too powerful for me? I mean i spoke to a few dealers and they said i could get used it it because of the low saddle seat rate thing… I mean i don’t want or mean to question you guys’ judgement but i’m just saying i’m not going to rev the engine at chicks or be a doosh bag (my best friend is a big enough doosh bag for 2 pplJuly 22, 2009 at 3:25 am #20851MunchParticipant
First… make sure you learn to focus. The OCC is fine as long as you can keep your focus on safety and learning. The Vstar 650…. not overwhelmingly to much for a beginner, however based from your starting post leaves alot of concern for the guys/gals here. Get your instruction first, worry about the bike second.
As far as used bike…def. look at the tires, age, tread depth, odd wear etc. Then ask alot of questions about service record, wrecks. Then look to see if the person is honest…..scratches, dents , excessive rust paint chips…the whole nine. Make sure the title is clear.
First and foremost though GET THE TRAINING!July 22, 2009 at 4:38 am #20857irencoParticipant
120 mph means business. the way the air pushes you is just crazy unless you’re laying on your bike. if you want to go fast, get a GSXR because it’s the most powerful by the dollar, BUT if you want to impress people, dont get a bike. you’re just going to kill yourself by trying to be cool. I have a gsxr 750 and it’s my first bike. I’ve been riding for 3 or 4 months and I haven’t drop it YET. once, I put it on the floor on purpose to see if I can pick it up (I was with a friend and his dad) and it’s not an option. anyway, don’t try to be cool. it’s not worth it. I bought my bike because I’ve always like speed. when I do stupid shit, I do it when no one is around, so I only put myself in danger. anything you decide to buy, always respect your bike and be a smart rider by not pulling any bullshit on the street. there is a jungle out there and only the smart ones will survive. the strong ones will get run over…July 22, 2009 at 5:24 am #20859AmorylParticipant
also the V-Star 250’s a darn nice lookin bike.
also keep in mind, especially now, that those 250’s have great trade in value. you’ll likely get 70-80% what you paid easy, sometimes getting more like 90+%AuthorPostsViewing 8 posts - 16 through 23 (of 23 total)
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