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  1. First Bike

    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...
  2. choosing my first triumph

    New Member Introductions
    Do you guys think I should get the 2008 Triumph Bonneville T100 or the 2009 Triumph Bonneville T100? The 2009 version is supposed to be fuel injected rather than carbureted. Prices are $3500 for the 08 and $4200 for the 09. Do you think the 09 is worth it? Both have around 20,000 miles.
  3. Buying a first bike

    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...
  4. hello.. pls give me an advice

    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...
  5. First Bike Vintage Vs. Modern

    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...
  6. I Need Some Advice

    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...
  7. Donated broke down Johnny Pag

    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...
  8. Need Advice on First Bike

    Buying First Motorcycle Soon
    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...
  9. Need Advice On First Bike

    Buying First Motorcycle Soon
    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...
  10. 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...
  11. Beginner motorcycle rider/buyer. Please help!?

    First Bike / New Rider
    I've taken the MSF course a few months ago and I have my motorcycle endorsement, I just need to buy a helmet and a riding jacket for my gear and I have saved $3100 to buy a motorcycle. The problem is I've been searching from craigslist, ebay, dealers, and everything just to find a sport-bike...
  12. Is this a legit website to buy first bike from?

    First Bike / New Rider
    Can anyone tell me if they know if this is a legit website? I can't post links as my post count is apparently too low, but the website is called 'buyyourmotorcycle(dot)com' They only have a business in Texas, and I live in Cali. They are selling a used bike that I want for my first bike. I...
  13. 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...
  14. A few questions about my first bike and other things.

    First Bike / New Rider
    Okay so i would really appreciate it if some of you guys could answer my questions! 1. For my first bike im set on getting a ninja. Im about 6'4" 240 pounds and was wondering if a ninja 650r would be a good manageable first bike? Or is that way to powerful for a beginner? If so would the ninja...
  15. looking for a first bike

    Buying First Motorcycle Soon
    hey I need some opinions on what would be a good bike for me to get I've never rode before so I was looking at ninja 250r's but I heard they are not good for the highway and I would ride on the highway so that would not work for me, I also looked at the Honda cbr600, I like them but theyre alot...
  16. New bike discussion

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    I am looking to purchase my first motorcycle soon. I am looking for something I can ride every day to help with saving gas. I have found a 1972 Yamaha Ds7 and I am considering purchasing it. I like the classic look the ds7 has and others styles like it, but I talked to a yamaha technician and he...
  17. Advice for first motorcycle?

    First Bike / New Rider
    looking at getting a 2012 Honda nc700x but I cant decide if I should get it with the DCT (automatic dual clutch transmission) and ABS.. the bike is $7,000 stock; $9,000 for the DCT/ABS option.. I live in Southern CA, and i will mostly be using this bike for commuting to and from work. Any advice?
  18. Ways I can prepare to ride for first time...

    First Bike / New Rider
    I'm taking the MSF course in the spring, so I have about 5 or 6 months before it starts. In the meantime, is there anything I can do to prepare? I realize that there's nothing like actually sitting on the bike and learning to ride, but I'm trying to be as well prepared as possible. Any books I...
  19. Gloves

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi guys, I'm going to take my first motorcycle course in the spring and was told I need to provide my own gloves for the class. Can you guys recommend any? Am I over-thinking this? I think my wife wants to get me a pair for Christmas, so I thought I'd do some research. As usual, thanks for any...
  20. Just got my permit and ready to find the right bike!

    First Bike / New Rider
    I am 6' 1" and weigh ~225 pounds. I have a driver's license and recently got my motorcycle permit. I am looking for a vehicle that can offer me an affordable price, high fuel efficiency, enough power to ride on highways for road trips, and comfortability all around. I am a college student who...
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