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  1. Advice

    Reviews & Opinions
    Been looking to purchase another motorcycle for the past couple months and I’ve come across a 2006 gsxr-600 with only 10,000 miles on it. The gixxer looks like its never been dropped, stock fairings, aftermarket slip on, and a bunch of cosmetic upgrades. I negotiated with the guy selling the...
  2. Advice

    Reviews & Opinions
    Been looking to purchase another motorcycle for the past couple months and I’ve come across a 2006 gsxr-600 with only 10,000 miles on it. The gixxer looks like its never been dropped, stock fairings, aftermarket slip on, and a bunch of cosmetic upgrades. I negotiated with the guy selling the...
  3. Vulcan S 650 or HD Street Rod 750 as the first bike

    First Bike / New Rider
    I am considering to buy my first bike with my dad. He used to ride in the past and I am a beginner who used to ride off-road. So, I am a newbie in the street. We both decided to look for a Kawasaki Vulcan S 650 as we wanna something comfortable. However, we have got a great offer for HD Street...
  4. Buying a first bike

    First Bike / New Rider
    So this is my first motorcycle and I am a complete beginner , my choices are either suzuki gs500f 2007 , yamaha yzf-r125 2012 , honda cbr250r 2011 or kawasaki zzr600 2006 what do you think guys what is the most suitable motorcycle for me ? P.s I am buying a motorcycle for daily commuting...
  5. First time bike purchase

    First Bike / New Rider
    For a first time bike purchase, never having ridden before, what would be the wiser purchase? My goal is to eventually take rides in the country with my fiancé (total body weight just under 350#. Will be taking a 2-day certification course in two weeks. Here are two options. 1. Well cared...
  6. Tool advice?

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey guys/gals, I am currently a student at MMI to become a motorcycle tech. With the courses I am currently enrolled in, I have about a year until I graduate, assuming I don't add on any additional manufacturers. I would like to start to build up my tool collection during the time I am still...
  7. New here, I have a serious question

    New Member Introductions
    Is it really hard to learn how to ride a motorcycle? I've been giving it some thought lately, and it's something I really want to learn, but is it difficult? I know that it's dangerous, my parents try to talk me out of it, I know one of my cousin's rode one but sold it because he said it was...
  8. Only 1 cilinder working

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi there fellas, I bought a Yamaha Virago 250 not too long ago. (20.000km, year 2005) I went for a little trip and after 150km the motor started to produce a very very high sound. I pulled over and waited till the sound died. Thereafter I could not start the motor again. The engine made a...
  9. I Need Some Advice

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hey there! I am a teen looking at getting my first motorcycle and have a few questions. Such as... -"What should I look for in a beginner bike?" -"What should I look for in a bike, period." -"Is the particular bike I am looking at a good fit for me?" -"What is good helmet to wear?" Just for...
  10. Leather Jacket with padding vs armor?

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    I suspect the answer but just thought I'd double check. I'm looking at buying my first leather jacket. (Been using a textile for a while) I've ordered and returned a handful of Jackets from Superstore...but have had a hard time finding one that fits well or is comfortable to ride/wear. I...
  11. Buying First Cruiser Soon - Virago - Size vs. Miles

    First Bike / New Rider
    I'm purchasing my first cruiser soon and I've got some options and could use some advice. I've fallen head over heals for the mid 80s Yamaha Virago and seem them posted all the time in my area. Right now I'm debating between two 84s - A 700 with almost no information (short term owner 33k...
  12. Soon-to-be Rider! What to look for / Any Advice?

    First Bike / New Rider
    What's up, everybody? I just recently joined this forum as a guide for purchasing my first bike. I've been thinking of getting one for the past few years and started saving a couple of months back. I am 6' 4, 190 pounds, and looking for a cheap cruiser I can learn on. I've been looking at the...
  13. Need Advice on First Bike

    Buying First Motorcycle Soon
    First off thanks for looking at my post. - Alex Anyways I've been wanting to ride since I was young and my father had a ninja 650 (I believe, definitely wasn't a 250) and I was curious is to what would be recommended for bike wise. I have...
  14. Beginner to Bikes: What to Get?

    BMW
    Hello and thank you to everyone taking a bit of time to read this. So, I'm relatively young (17) and my mother's boyfriend rides a 2009 R1200 RT. My mom's never been that big on the idea of motorcycles, but he has helped show her that with the right amount of precaution and safety, you can...
  15. Buying this bike or not?

    First Bike / New Rider
    I am somewhat new to sport bikes and trying to learn as i go along. I have my eyes on a Kaw Ninja 250 for a project bike on craigslist but i am unsure to get it so i could use some advice. It is a pre-gen: 2004, less than 3k miles on it. Gas tank needs painting "Part out or drop new engine in...
  16. Newbie here , looking for advice.

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi everybody, I come here looking for some advice, on what should I acquire, I'm thinking about buying a motorcycle or maybe a scooter, I work around the city, and sometimes I got to visit rural areas. If you can provide me with advice, about brands, prices,models, security, and what to consider...
  17. Looking for Advice

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello- I'm new to riding and am looking for some advice on what to buy. I am sure that there are several threads here that cover each of the questions I have, but I am looking for an opinion that can address all of my concerns together. I need a low maintenance everyday rider that is capable...
  18. Advice for first motorcycle?

    First Bike / New Rider
    looking at getting a 2012 Honda nc700x but I cant decide if I should get it with the DCT (automatic dual clutch transmission) and ABS.. the bike is $7,000 stock; $9,000 for the DCT/ABS option.. I live in Southern CA, and i will mostly be using this bike for commuting to and from work. Any advice?
  19. Newbie 16 year old taking MSF course.

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello! My names Heath, I'm 16. I'm from North Carolina. I've never ridden a bike before and I start the MSF course this Friday. I've have watched a ton of videos,read/re-read handbooks and I've sat on bikes in dealerships, so I do know how to ride a bike, but never have. I'll have all the...
  20. Looking for Advice

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hey Guys, I had some questions I was hoping all you experts out there could answer. First off I'll introduce myself... My name is Will Smith (No jokes), I'm 19 years old, I like in Pennsylvania and I weigh about 160 pounds. I have never owned a motorcycle(I've ridden a non-motorized bike a...
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