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  1. First Bike / New Rider
    Hello all I am a prospective new rider trying to decide on my first bike! I have narrowed myself down to the KTM 390 Duke or a Honda Rebel 500. My primary use will be commuting to work and pleasure rides. I'm looking to buy new for peace of mind and my budget is around 7k. I really want the duke...
  2. Building, Restoration & Modification
    Hey, I am a 19 year old student from Germany. Since I have started thinking about drivers license and what vehicle to drive, my dad's Yamaha XT500 (1980) came to mind. It has been sitting in the garage for the last 30 years. And the more I thought about it, the more excited I got about the idea...
  3. First Bike / New Rider
    Hey there! New here gonna be posting a couple hundred questions as I go thru this adventure haha!! My dad, a long time biker, got a Yamaha VStar 1300 a couple years ago, he wanted something like a great cruiser to take long trips and as far as I know he loved it, he told me hundreds of times he...
  4. First Bike / New Rider
    I'm wanting to learn to work on bikes (and cars) myself. I have a 2001 Honda CB500S, and want to learn how to do basic and intermediate maintenance and repairs. I can do the very basics; oil changes, filters changes and other fluid changes. The most complicated vehicle repair I have done was...
  5. Cruiser Forum
    I am getting my first bike at the age of 46. A used Boulevard C50/M50 is my top choice at the moment. The shaft drive is one of my determining factors. I'm not much of a mechanic, and I have no interest in becoming one. The low-maintenance nature of shaft driven bikes appeals to me. But...
  6. General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hi, I just gotten my motorcycle license. In driving school i was driving Suzuki SV650 bike and it was ok. The power of 650 bike is ok to me. Now it's time to get my first bike. I searched for a few bikes i like and i would like to get some opinions on which is gonna be the best "beginner" bike...
  7. 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...
  8. 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?
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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
  18. 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...
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