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  1. New rider, first time using manual transmission

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi all, I'm about to begin my journey as a motorcyclist! My buddy is moving and basically giving me his bike (TVS Apache 2011 RTR 180cc) and so, naturally, I would like to learn how to ride it! I've never driven a manual car before (curse you, America and your obsession with automatic), and...
  2. Questions from a Noob: Buying a First Bike

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Dear Motorcycle Gurus, I am currently taking a MSF basic rider course, and looking at purchasing my first bike. I love the look of Triumph Bonnevilles. So, 1. I want to get a used Triumph Bonneville for my first bike. It's good to get a used bike for the first time, right? 2. Is it safe to get...
  3. Needing Advice

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    I am in a kind of odd and unique situation. I have been looking at and riding dirt bikes and motorcycles for a while and I have been interested in purchasing a motorcycle of my own. I found one that would be perfect for me after months of searching and not finding the right one. However, my...
  4. New rider and new bike!

    New Member Introduction
    I bought my first motorcycle last week, a Honda VFR 750 94 model. I was so happy! It was the first motorcycle I have ridden, and I felt in love right away. I'm really happy to find a community where I can reach for help if anything. As the previous owner didn't give it much time and love, I...
  5. Getting Your Motorcycle License Under 21 Years Old

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Disclaimer: This is only personal information that I have found over these months and living in California so rule, laws and costs can be different this is just my point of view. I am still a new rider. I Ride a cruiser bike not a sport bike. I was 19 when I decided to get a motorcycle with my...
  6. Progress of my first bike! Suzuki DR250R 1999

    First Bike / New Rider
    I have a 1999 Suzuki DR250R that I got for $1,200 AUD five days ago (not running) and with the help of two friends went for our first ride yesterday! It needed an oil and fuel change, new clutch, battery, spark plug and a good clean - cost around $100 to get going and it runs really well! Next...
  7. First Bike? Honda Navi Opinions?

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi! I've been thinking about getting a motorcycle so that I can drive to school everyday! This is a 20 minutes+ car ride, usually, however, the one that used to drive to school, cannot do it anymore. So I was thinking about driving myself there from now. Due to the fact that I'm currently paying...
  8. 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...
  9. 125cc bigger bikes

    First Bike / New Rider
    First of all, sorry for posting another one of these but I couldnt find any threads about 125cc for tall people :( TLDR: I am looking for a 125cc that is the size of a big bike like the honda varadero or Hyosung gt125r (I am 2m or 6'4'') Hello everyone, I am 2m tall (6'4'') and am looking for...
  10. motorcycle repair help

    First Bike / New Rider
    im not so much looking for instructions but just info on some things i dont really know about. so a few months ago i bought a 1980 Yamaha xs850 sg for about $75. its in decent condition but i cant find parts for a reasonable price so im gonna build a frankin bike out of it. the first bit of...
  11. Looking for a first bike.

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello, I'm new here and was looking to buy a motorcycle and wanted some opinions by experienced riders. Right now I'm looking for a bike that's kind of like a combination between a cruiser and a sport bike. As of now, I do like the Harley Davidson Roadster, and the Yamaha Bolt cause I've heard...
  12. 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...
  13. first motorcycle

    Sport Bike As First Bike
    I was wondering if anyone could offer any suggestions for my first bike. My main concern is finding something that I could ride comfortably, considering my 30'' inseam. I will mostly use the bike for my daily commute, 15 highway miles. I live out in the country, so I will be doing no city...
  14. Buying my first motorcycle. (lots of info asked) Need help!

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi guys, I posted a thread before here about buying a scooter, but many folks here suggested me to take the training course and get a bigger bike to commute in the city. During the course, I really found riding exciting and am willing to commit more into motorcycle. I have some questions...
  15. 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...
  16. Need Advice On First Bike

    Sport Bike As First Bike
    Hello all I am new to this forum and to the motorcycle world in general. I am in the search for my first bike and no matter what I try to do I can't help but be drawn to the 80's Honda bikes (Magna, Nighthawk, ect..). For instance a local man is selling an 83 Honda Magna for 900$ and I very much...
  17. 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...
  18. first bike, but what do I really want?

    First Bike / New Rider
    hey guys, im looking for my first bike and so i would come to the experts obviously. But im only 22 and i have a decent job but I cant exactly afford to shell out 10k for a new bike. Im a big BIG fan of Harleys but honestly my riding experience is riding a dirt bike for an hour when i was 17...
  19. First Bike

    First Bike / New Rider
    I'm looking to buy my first motorcycle soon, but I'm picky about what I like and it's hard for me to find a good selection. I really like the old school look of a sport/cruiser. I can't stand big Harleys and the sport ninja bikes so I want a happy medium with not a lot of power. I've looked at...
  20. 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...
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