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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-24-2017, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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hello

im 19,I go by aru (are-ooh) for some reason, im sort of a wild child. and am planning on getting a motorcycle within the next two weeks.
i hope i can find lots of help and people to learn from. I have been wanting to get a motorcycle for a long time and i finally fixed my car up and am going to sell it today. I am into sports bikes and longboarding. I have crashed a skateboard doing 40mph and it makes me wonder how you survive crashing a motorcycle at 100 bc that hurt.i was wondering where to post questions about bikes i find on craigslist, as some seem too good to be true but idk much about bike prices. i grew up riding dirt bikes with my crazy friends so hopefully everyone can handle a newbi getting a 600cc starter bike. . please send any links that i should read before buying, i have done my own research but i may have missed something. feel free to ask questions. sorry about the grammar
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-24-2017, 03:14 PM
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There's a big difference between dirt and street riding. Here's hoping you make the transition. I would suggest you take a basic riding class if one is offered in your area. Until you get a few more posts you are limited but where to post but once you get passed that there are a couple places here to ask questions. Nobody really bites you for asking in the wrong forum. It's almost expected. I do wish you luck on your 600 of choice. Not my way but not much can be said when someone has their mind made up. I'll say this though, you can learn street riding better on a smaller bike. Once you are maxing it out then move up. Maybe passed a 600. It's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow or something along those lines. Someone will correct me. They are good at that. And...


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I will probably take a driving course. I have been stuck with a 97 4 cylinder car and i need something with power. i completely understand the slower bike going fast thing, i prefer the body styles of the bigger bikes, example being the seats, bigger bikes have these small seats with the fairing starting directly behind them. i want a really aggressive looking bike >
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-25-2017, 10:36 AM
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So you wanna ride a sport bike?

Welcome to the forum.

Lots of guys come onto the forum with a first post saying they want to learn on a 600 cc super sport. Some forum regulars who have lots of experience try to steer the noobs to something safer to learn on. Maybe you're one of the noobs who will listen. Maybe you're not. Either way I hope you survive. BTW, insurance on a super sport for a guy your age is very expensive. There's a reason for that.

Here's a link to an article that does a good job of explaining why it's not a good idea to learn on a super sport.

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Welcome and good luck. Crashing on the street at 100 is likely to be lethal. It is best the learn to ride safely first and then work up to fast.


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...I have been stuck with a 97 4 cylinder car and i need something with power...
Welcome.

And no you don't, you need something that's not going to make you a statistic! Riding is not ALL about speed. It's about developing skill and good riding habits that are going to help NOT get you killed. Once you've developed those skills and habits then you can think about going fast.

You also have to think about the added costs of insurance and riding gear, so don't spend all of your money on the bike.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-27-2017, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
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I said power not speed ;p. I have decided to get an older bike that is not a street bike off craigslist that doesnt run, and see if i cant flip a few motorcycles and learn in the process. nothing with major issues, just something that needs a bit of a tune up.
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