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  1. $500 Honda

    First Bike / New Rider
    I passed as MSF course back in October of last year. Last weekend I bought a 1983 Honda Shadow VTX750c for $500. It does not run. The fuel system is dirty. The guy kept it in his garage with an empty tank for 5 or 6 years. I have experience working on engines and cars. I am in the process of...
  2. Royal Enfield vs Indian Scout

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hey guys, I am in the market for my first motorcycle. I'm a big fan of cruisers and British-looking bikes. I've been looking at a 2007 Royal Enfield Deluxe that's near my house. It has around 9700 miles and seems to be in decent shape. It is going for $1900. My main concern is that the older...
  3. Deciding on a new motorcycle

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Honda CBR 650F or Harley Iron 883 Hey guys I need help picking out a new motorcycle. I really enjoy sport bikes, but I also love crusiers so i'm having a hard time deciding between a few bikes. I just wanted to hear some stories and opinions that maybe a few of you have had about them. Whether...
  4. 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...
  5. Bike sputtering bad! Wont go above half its top speed! Help!

    Motorcycle Repair
    Howdy I have searched all over the internet for a solution to this problem, been to more than one mechanic and spent quite a bit with no success in solving this issue. As a result my cruiser has been parked for a few months now already. I'm from South Africa though and summer is here - need...
  6. Dual sport or cruiser for first bike?

    First Bike / New Rider
    I have about a 20 minute highway ride to my high school which is in a small town (about 1200 people so I won't ever be in traffic) and I don't know what would be a better bike to ride to and from school daily. I am in southern Colorado right next to mountains so there would be endless off road...
  7. 2003 Suzuki Savage LS650 Cruiser

    For Sale: Motorcycles
    Hi guys, Looking for a new home for my ride. I'm relocating to another country so I cant bring it along with me. Its pretty low on mileage, 8800+. I'm the second owner, got it from a lady who seldom rides it. I've been riding it around for about 1.5years. Bike's located in Irving, Texas...
  8. Hello

    New Member Introductions
    Hello All, I am a soon to be newbie rider. I live in California. I do not currently have a motorcycle but would like to get a cruiser. I am 6'5" 260lbs. I want to get a cruiser for under 3000 if possible that way I can gain some experience and than get the bike I really want which is a Harley...
  9. 5/11 with a 33 Inseam

    First Bike / New Rider
    I'm definitely looking for cruiser type motorcycles. I like the V-Star's, but the 250s seem just way too small for me, I know I'm going to be really cramped on it. I am 5/11, I weigh 125 pounds, my arms are long, and I have a 33 inseam. Those 250 cruisers just seem to small for me. But I'm a...
  10. 2002 BMW K1200LT 43K mi, Great condition

    For Sale: Motorcycles
    Runs and drives great. Located in Warsaw, IN. $8500 Or best offer. Picture: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tcaem/sets/72157644531774678/
  11. 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...
  12. Sam from San Diego

    New Member Introductions
    Hey, friends! I'm a newbie both to the site and to the moto game. I recently bought a 2014 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom. I love the machine but now I think I should have gotten something a bit bigger. I knew the 250s I learned on wasn't going to suffice as a first bike. I thought 950 or above would...
  13. Help me turn a cruiser into a sportbike!

    Cruiser Forum
    OK, I know that's impossible, but are there any upgrades that can give my cruiser somewhat better handling? I own a 2007 Boulevard S50 and love that it can be ridden all day in comfort but after test riding a Triumph Street Triple I suddenly have a craving for more fun in the twisties. Instead...
  14. 3-yr sitting 2000 Honda Magna

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello, I'm new to this forum, and with a bit of luck will also be a new biker very soon. I've got a deal lined up for a 2000 Honda Magna, the exterior is in pristine condition. It's been sitting for 3 years and the gas tank seems badly rusted, I know it will obviously need a full fluids flush...
  15. Looking to buy first bike, need advice for long-term purchase

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi all, I'm a 5'8", 130lb girl and I'm looking to buy my first bike. I haven't learned how to ride one yet, and neither do I have any experience driving a car, so I would be learning completely from scratch and then purchasing this bike. I've done some research and found a lot of information on...
  16. 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...
  17. First Run: Las Vegas to Cali on a 250 and back and the things learned

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, So I figured I would combine my first post with my first, real ride. First introductions; My name is Seppel and I ride a Star 250. I'm still in the process of learning as I have only ridden 1,200 miles. I guess this story I'm about to tell will have some saying I might be crazy, but I...
  18. What type of Oil

    Cruiser Forum
    So I have a 07 V star 1300 with 25k miles on it and I live in vegas, in the summer it gets in the 110 range and 30 in the Winter. What kind of oil should I use, I'm not too concerned with brands, I'm thinking amisol or Yamalube (not sure yet, but I've heard good things). But what about grade? My...
  19. What exactly are tube and tubeless tires?

    Cruiser Forum
    Ok, so please excuse me if this is an obviously dumb question, but I am new to motorcycles. I've been looking at many cruisers and changing my own tires and all that, I've also seem some things on tube and tubeless tires. I know one has an inner-tube and the other does not. However can any bike...
  20. Concerns about a bike

    First Bike / New Rider
    So I've recently become interested in a 2001 Honda SABRE. From what I can see this is a 1100cc bike. This will be my first bike. I have a couple questions reguarding this. First, does an 1100cc cruiser make much of a difference for a new rider? I'm 6'4" 250lbs. From what I've seen it shouldn't...
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