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How to Get Started on a Motorcycle
nice color, it loooks great.
By highway do you mean like a 6 lane interstate as opposed to a 2 to 4 lane highway?
I tend to agree with Gary although I sometime use the left lane on my Vulcan 500. If I am going to stay there for the whole ride I rather take my Ninja 650. I have test rode the Ninja 250 but it would depend on the highway and traffic pattern there for me to decide.
I guess I would answer 500cc but I don’t have extended time on the Ninja 250 which might be my exception.
I started riding just thinking to go to work and home. I never thought I’d have 2 bikes and love riding so much. There is such a peaceful and free feeling when you’re on a bike.
what part of DFW you in? I live in Grand Prairie and work in Dallas.
I have a cruiser. Took the MSF course and then bought the Vulcan 500 in July of 2008. And I just got a sport bike, the Ninja 650R in August of this year. At this point I am really enjoying both bikes. If I had to keep one I would probably keep the Ninja but if I had no bike I would probably get a Vulcan 900.
Have you heard the Dallas Motorcycle Show is next weekend. You should go and ride the Ninjas. I went last year and rode the 250 first and then the 650. That is when I started to realize that I just might want a sport bike.
Welcome to the forum. Nice to hear from someone else from North Texas.
Like you I had never rode a motorcycle until I took the class. I wanted something to commute on when gas was $4. I was told to commute on Dallas freeways I would need 500 cc’s or more.
I ended up choosing the Vulcan 500. It is a great little bike. I am 5’5″ 167lbs. For a little person only driving in the country a Rebel might work but between the 3 bikes you mentioned, no contest. Get the Vulcan 500.
I sometime wish I went even bigger like a Shadow 750, but the 500 will be a fine starter bike for you.
looks like a nice move up from the Ninja, hopefully a mechanic owner took good care of it.
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Ben you are too cool!
I have not experienced a cruiser ride but I ride with a sport bike group in Arlington Texas. it is a lot of fun for me to be with a group but they are quite scarry at times. I have decided to be last or close to last since they like to do like 80 or faster thru twisty country roads. They can just wait for me at the next intersection. A few of them actually enter area races but they don’t push anyone to ride over their limits.
what are you currently riding?
I started on a Vulcan 500 in July of 2008 and last month added a Ninja 65R to my garage.
Welcome to being human Pink, And congratulations on the Ninja!September 5, 2010 at 3:11 am in reply to: Article that compares Yamaha FZ6R, Suzuki GSX650F, and Kawasaki Ninja 650R (… and FZ8!) #28483
When I went to the Dallas Motorcycle show last year I rode the FZ6R and the Ninja 650R. After 2 years of riding experience under my belt I really liked the FZ6R, my first experience with an I4. But I ended up buying a 2007 Ninja 650R because the price was a no-brainer and it is cheaper on gas.
If money were no issue, the FZ6R might be a lot of fun and it looks great. Well so does my Ninja:)
OK I have come to think that riding my cruiser is like riding a chariot with a seat and riding my sport bike is like riding right on the horse itself.
Keep Rockin!August 17, 2010 at 8:41 pm in reply to: question on sport bikes for Eternal, Mega, or anyone who can help. #28121
One thing I like better on my Vulcan is the width of the mirrors. I can see a whole lot behind me.
So you sport bike riders, where do you set your mirrors? What I mean is how much of the end of your hands and handle bars do you see in the mirrors?August 16, 2010 at 5:29 pm in reply to: question on sport bikes for Eternal, Mega, or anyone who can help. #28102
I think the biggest mistake I was making was sitting on my butt and not my legs/feet. Realizing that I can lift my butt up and almost be standing on my feet like when I ride a bicycle seems like it will really help.
I love my Vulcan 500, it is so comfortable and easy to ride.
But I am so excited about my 2007 Ninja!