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  1. Suggestions?

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, im new too all this but i'd like too see all your points of views. I wanna get my first bike and I understand used is the way to go, i've been doing my research seems like the only decent priced motorcycle used is from a dealership. Its a 2015 ninja 300 abs with 1081 miles looks really...
  2. Beginner to building bikes

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hey guys I'm new a rider and I'm really interested in learning how to rebuild and customize bikes. You guys have any recommendations on where a beginner that doesn't know much should start if he wants to learn?
  3. Buying first bike, need advice?

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi, everyone. My name is Sasha, I'm 17 years old. I'm buying my first bike this year and there are three bikes that I really like, 1985 ninja 600r, 1983 unitrack GPZ 550 and a 1983 GPZ 750, would these bikes be too powerful for a beginner? I don't have a lot of riding experience I have ridden my...
  4. 1700CC Beginner

    First Bike / New Rider
    Ok so im new both on this forum and to motorcycles. I am 6'4 300lbs in solid shape. I was planning on purchasing something along the lines of a Vulcan 900 or Triumph Speedmaster. Been looking on CL for a while for the right price and I stumbled on a bike I've fallen in love with. I found a low...
  5. Beginner motorcycle rider/buyer. Please help!?

    First Bike / New Rider
    I've taken the MSF course a few months ago and I have my motorcycle endorsement, I just need to buy a helmet and a riding jacket for my gear and I have saved $3100 to buy a motorcycle. The problem is I've been searching from craigslist, ebay, dealers, and everything just to find a sport-bike...
  6. Small Woman Looking for a Spot Bike

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi, I'm pretty much brand new to the biking world and have been doing a ton of research. I have recently turned 18 and am therefore finally able to get a license and bike. I am 5'5" and about 120lbs. I know it is suggested that beginners don't start out with a sport bike but it is really what I...
  7. First Time rider/buyer

    Buying First Motorcycle Soon
    Hello there, This is my first post, and I don't have a bike yet, but I'm pretty interested in getting one. I will be learning how to ride from an old family friend (practically relative), and then I'll be taking all the necessary courses and tests needed this summer. I definitely want a cruiser...
  8. 1980 CM400E Carb cleaning

    I have done little maintenance on motorcycles. I do have a mechanical mind but cleaning carbs is kind of a scary idea. If any one can help me out with this it would be great. What are the tools and chemicals will I need for this project? Also what kind of time frame are we talking, 3-6 hours...
  9. Longterm Beginner Bike???

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi every one. This is my first post after lurking for a while. I just got my motorcycle license after taking the MSF basic course. After riding a dirt bike occasionally as a teenager (decades ago) the only two wheel experience I've had was powered by my own feet. So now I'm basically...
  10. First Bike --Vintage?

    Buying First Motorcycle Soon
    Hello all! I'm new to these forums and have enjoyed seeing a lot of informative posts! I'm about to buy my first bike. I've ridden before (overseas) so I'm confident about picking it up again quickly. I put out some feelers and I have a guy offering to sell me his 1972 Honda CB360L for about...
  11. What's a good helmet to look at?

    First Bike / New Rider
    I've heard a bunch of different things about helmets but figured I see what some of the seasoned riders have to say. I personally like the full faced helmets. They're comfortable to me and they feel safer. However, I read that they're kind of dangerous because if you wreck and hit something head...