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Suzuki TU250x Review
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/hugs….September 24, 2008 at 3:33 pm in reply to: MSF School: Waste of time, waste of money, both, or none of the above……Flamers flame on. #12648
In honor of Miller Beer and the Miller Girls…
Agreed. Ultimately, in the end, its all about the rider and what the rider is able to be comfortable withSeptember 24, 2008 at 12:59 pm in reply to: MSF School: Waste of time, waste of money, both, or none of the above……Flamers flame on. #12636
“Can you feel..the luv tonite…..” (elton john voice)
I think HJC send all their helmets in this manner no?
I think a lot of people will say that a 750 for a beginner bike is not optimal due to many factors said in the forums.
I wanted to get a 600cc bike at first because of fear of outgrowing it. But as pointed out to me, the 250cc’s hold almost all their resale value due to their high demand.
The 250 allows easier handling, reaction time, and overall learning experience that a 750 might not afford you when learning. Saying that, only you can really make the final choice on what you are comfortable with. I sat on both a 600 and 250 and I must agree with everyone that the 250 allowed for more room for error. Personally, I’d rather learn on the 250 first than to kill myself on a 600. I can always resell my 250, I can never regain a missing body part or my life back.September 23, 2008 at 12:58 pm in reply to: MSF School: Waste of time, waste of money, both, or none of the above……Flamers flame on. #12550
This thread gave me a LOL….
I agree with…you get what you put into it … no matter how mundane. Nothing wrong with going over basics. And yes, the insurance discount will certainly surpass the $250 cost over the lifetime of riding no?
When I was instructing in the Army, we always went back to basics no matter how “expert” we were, as complacency is the number 1 reason why people die, both on the road and the battlefield. Yes, sometimes, it was painful and boring to hear the same lectures, but its all about repetition.
Take it as an experience, and maybe suggest some things to the MSF instructors on how to improve thier course. They would probably appreciate new feedback. They are probably just as bored instructing the same things over and over and over…..
so can I ask how much were you able to bag it for?
Just because I hear that the price has increased?!
MSF Class scheduled two weekends from now…ya I was a little crazy trying it out this weekend. Luckily it was just in the neighborhood with no traffic.
Where did you get the magnetic drain plug from and is there some good instructions on how to splice in an inline fuel filter.
And Oh I took her for a quick test spin this morning around the block.
I found myself wanting to always plant my feet right away when braking.
My shifiting is ok, but my braking and throttle control needs work. I tend to throttle to quickly and brake too hard.
Guess that will come in time.
So definitely a 250 is optimal for beginners. I could only imagine what a 600+ would have done when I throttled too fast.
I hope you are right…cause the 6 dealers I talked to in Houston all said that the manufacturers tend to limit 250 bikes to 2-3 per store….And the 2009’s for the Rebels were all spoken for via deposits…
I noticed the same as well.
My friend and I were talking about the same issues that you’ve encountered. There is definitely a market out there for beginner motorcyclists. And if dealers are always out of stock of small displacement bikes, it would seem intuitive to try to corner that market.
One day some manufacturer will see the value of opening a “beginner dealer”. Just think of the profit of running a dealer that offers MSF courses, sell small displacement bikes, and offer a line of gear for starters. It is a market niche definitely untouched for the most part.
Not to sound like a nerd – but I did some marketing studies for Fortune 10 companies in my time, and just by looking at the surface..there is definitely some money left on the table by not exploring this venue.
Hmm…maybe I should look into investing or starting a “Beginner Shop”
I have seen one in Houston TX…and it looked pretty sweet lol…
The guy was crouched over like riding a sports bike. Looks like a good commuter. And the semi-auto shifter probably makes it easier to shift through heavy traffic no?
Are those pants meant to be worn over a first pair?
I am looking to wear some riding pants over my work pants when I need to.