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  1. Is 73’ Cb550 too big to start on?

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    I’ve recently acquired a bike after a year and a half of searching. I don’t care for super sports or any newer bikes like those, I prefer classics or cruiser bikes. The bike I bought was a 1973 Cb500 with a 550 build in it. It runs fine but I was wondering if it would be too dangerous or hard to...
  2. Buying first bike: Honda Rebel 300 or Honda CB300R?

    First Bike / New Rider
    As the title says, I'm looking for my first bike and was wondering which one would be better as a first bike, or if there are any better alternatives to the two?
  3. Need answers :(

    First Bike / New Rider
    I recently purchased a buddy of mine " 2001 Triumph Daytona 955i" and the problem is not only am I beginner but I also have trouble reaching both foot on the ground. I am at 5'5 with shoes on. So whenever I panic and stalled at the light/stop sign I will drop my bike. Are there any advices...
  4. 1983 honda v45 magna vs newbie

    Motorcycle Repair
    So I bought my first bike off of craigslist a few months ago and am just now having the time to start to work on it. I had never touched a motorcycle or had any prior engine maniacal knowledge before this project. I knew it did not start when I got it but it was most likely just the battery that...
  5. Seeking a Sufficient Harley (first-time, general questions)

    First Bike / New Rider
    I am an 18 yo girl who will be attending UIUC in the fall. I am very interested in learning to ride a motorcycle and, eventually, buying one for myself. I live close by a Harley Davidson dealer, so I would like to buy from there. I am not at all familiar with motorcycles or the mechanics and...
  6. 82 Kawasaki 440 or Yamaha XJ 650

    Sport Bike As First Bike
    Hello! I'm sure there are 1,000 threads asking for help to decide between bikes, but I need some help deciding. I've looked at about 8 bikes in the city, and narrowed it down to two. Both are 1982, both are around $800 1) Kawasaki 440 ltd with belt drive -small oil leak -needs some...
  7. Help a clueless writer out.

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hi everyone. I have several questions (I've put them in bold). I'm not a motorcycle rider. My only experience has been as a passenger. Nevertheless, I had the brilliant idea to write a scene in the current novel I'm working on where the protagonist must try to drive a motorcycle, never having...
  8. Honda Sl125 will not start after rebuild

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello Moto Forum, I bought a 1971 sl125 with a seized engine to learn about engines and servicing them. I have previously worked on go karts and lawn mowers for fun so I'm not to familiar with the OHC setup and far from an experienced engine builder. I soaked the piston for a week but it...
  9. First bike/helmet

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hey everyone! I'm Alex, I'm 20 and I'm looking to get my first bike. I took the 300 dollar safety course and I'm ready to take the plunge but I have no idea what I'm going to get. The problem is I fall in love with everything I see, there is no such thing as a bad bike to me haha. I've looked at...
  10. What should I check on my bike regularly, and before I take to the road?

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello everyone, Last night I bought my very first bike. A 1996 Suzuki Bandit 600s with 16k miles. It's in great condition. The seller list out all of the things maintenanced on the bike, however I would like to know the basics. What should I check before I hit the road? What should I check...
  11. Bought a bike, still haven't ridden.

    New Member Introductions
    What's up guys Two months ago my older brothers bought a Vulcan 1600. Two weeks ago my father bought a V-Star 1100. Last night I picked up a '96 Bandit 600. I'm now waiting to hit the DMV to register her, finish up insurance quotes, and take to the road. I'm 20 years old, live in North Jersey...
  12. need help for first bike choices

    First Bike / New Rider
    Im "5'10 and around 290 lbs and im looking for a good sports bike but dont know what to get for my first bike im looking for a bike that csn cruise at 70ish area and is affordable
  13. the best beginner bike?

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hey! I have been looking into getting my mc license and a mc. I have been looking into ceveral ones, but I think yamaha and Kawasaki are the brands for me. I want a badass bike with I big nice roar but I still want it to remain clean and sharp (so it keeps that little girly touch). I have...
  14. Suzuki GS450L - First Bike

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hey guys, Just an update. I passed the BRC course - which was great. Rode around on Suzuki 250's which I actually enjoyed. Thought I really wanted a sport bike, but the naked style body and design really got me hooked. :icon_cool: Found a pretty good deal on a 1982 Suzuki GS450L... maybe its a...
  15. Can ya'll help me out?

    New Member Introductions
    Ok I know this my sound a little wired but, let me explain. I want to get into motorcycles and my father has agreed to pay for my msf course if I can get 3 people to agree with me. Soo do you think it is a good idea for a 16 y/o to get a bike as there first vehicle? If you say "yes" than...
  16. Completely New to Cycles

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hey guys, I'm Mo, 19 years old, and I'm 6'1'. I'm completely new to the motorcycle world. I love cafe racers, and have been looking into them for about a year now. I have no idea how to choose a bike, or what to look for (other than what I would like it to look like). I've had a lot of...
  17. Another "what bike to get?" thread (second bike)

    First Bike / New Rider
    First of all hey guys, new poster here :D To the important part, Bikes! Okay so I passed my first just over a year ago and bought my first bike, a honda cb600f 2002 (half faired version). Have to admit, at first I thought maybe I had gotten the wrong bike, was a bit heavy, felt nervous when I...
  18. 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...
  19. First Motorcycle Advise

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hey there everyone, just a couple of questions for you all. I am looking into buying a new bike, which would be my first bike. I am also looking into the used bike market, but that is not what this post is intended to pertain to. I would like to buy American, and I have been looking at the...
  20. Choosing a Bike

    First Bike / New Rider
    So I've been thinking about getting a bike for about a year now and for the last nine months I've been on deployment. Now I am ready to buy a bike I hear that I should get a 250 and I've been looking at a couple 2011 CBR 250s. I like the look and everything however I'd really like to be able to...
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