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  1. Sport Bike As First Bike
    I am looking at getting my first road bike I'm thinking about a motard. I have been racing motocross and trail riding for about 20 years and a motard looks right up my alley. Is it a reasonable bike to learn on? I realize that road riding is a different set of skills. I'm thinking of a 450. Any...
  2. First Bike / New Rider
    Hey all, I know it's been a while since I posted. But honestly, I wanted to wait until I actually passed the MSF course to get back in the community. Well folks, I made it! After listening to all the suggestions and taking my comfort level into account, I decided on a bike. The motorcycles I...
  3. First Bike / New Rider
    This is a project bike that I bought recently and I’m finding it hard to find information on it. The big thing I’m trying to find now is a replacement headlight. What exactly should I be looking for? I’m seeing a lot of 7 inch aftermarket headlight set ups, but I want to make sure I’m getting...
  4. First Bike / New Rider
    Hello all, I'm conflicted between a few bikes for my first motorcycle and felt it would be smart to ask you guys' opinion on the matter. I'm looking at a: 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic LT with a little over 5000 miles for $5700 2018 Suzuki Boulevard M50 with 1400 miles...
  5. General Motorcycle Discussion
    I just bought my bike recently and I am terrified of riding my bike through traffic. I have confidence that I know how to operate the bike and so on but I’ve already fallen off and ate the asphalt because of traffic in my area. Is there any way to get over my fear or am I going to just have to...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hey y’all. So I grew up riding dirt bikes and four wheelers, biggest I ever rode was a Honda CRF450 back in the day. I messed around with a MT-07 we just got in at the shop I work at and had a blast. Wanted to see what other people who’ve owned one thought of the MT-07. I’m also open to getting...
  7. 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...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hellow, my name is Ben and I am a combat vet. I live in the north east of the US and I am just getting into riding. I just bought a 2006 Suzuki GZ250 and I am just waiting on some final papers from the DMV so I can get out there and start riding. I joined this forum to be able to have people...
  9. First Bike / New Rider
    Hey all! So for background, I am a college student about to turn 20. I am 5'11" and 245 lbs. I go to college in NYC but am currently taking a semester off due to some health issues. I never learned how to drive a car because of bad anxiety problems in high school and once I was accepted to a...
  10. First Bike / New Rider
    I am really looking in to buying a motorcycle. I have never owned one but found this and am wondering if it is a good deal. I can do my own work on it. I trust that what is wrong with it is in my capabilities. Can someone help me figure out if this is a good deal or not please. Or help me find a...
  11. First Bike / New Rider
    Hi There, I'm new to this forum and to motorcycling in general, so I was hoping for some advice. It's time for me to get my first motorcycle. Here are some facts: 1. I'll be using this mainly for getting to school and to town. Therefore, I do not need a high-speed bike and would like to have...
  12. First Bike / New Rider
    So this is my first motorcycle and I am a complete beginner , my choices are either suzuki gs500f 2007 , yamaha yzf-r125 2012 , honda cbr250r 2011 or kawasaki zzr600 2006 what do you think guys what is the most suitable motorcycle for me ? P.s I am buying a motorcycle for daily commuting...
  13. First Bike / New Rider
    hello my name is Theo I am 22 y.o. , I have never ride on a motorcycle again but it is my biggest dream ... I am 6.4 tall ( 1.95) and I want to learn how to ride .. My best friend who is a biker for 13 years now found me a Honda CBR600RR 2004 in a really good amount of money. But here comes the...
  14. First Bike / New Rider
    Hello, My name is Paul and I live in New Orleans. I am at a real cross roads as to what first bike to get. I'm going to be delivering food on the bike full time and here are my criteria: (I have my endorsement and love riding) -fuel efficient (50+mpg) -able to ride on highway for at least 20...
  15. First Bike / New Rider
    Hey there! I am a teen looking at getting my first motorcycle and have a few questions. Such as... -"What should I look for in a beginner bike?" -"What should I look for in a bike, period." -"Is the particular bike I am looking at a good fit for me?" -"What is good helmet to wear?" Just for...
  16. Motorcycle Repair
    My son's 2007 Johnny Pag "Raptor" broke down while he was near my house. When it broke down, my son was in 5th gear, coming to a light. He stopped the bike, and tried to put it into 1st, but it would not go. He had to rev up the motor really high to get it away from the light. Once safely in a...
  17. Sport Bike As First Bike
    First off thanks for looking at my post. - Alex Anyways I've been wanting to ride since I was young and my father had a ninja 650 (I believe, definitely wasn't a 250) and I was curious is to what would be recommended for bike wise. I have...
  18. 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...
  19. 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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