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  1. New Member, and Wanting a bike

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, im new to this group and have one big question. I will be getting a bike in the next month after i take my msf class. I was just wondering on the benefits of starting on a 300cc bike over a 600cc or higher. Thanks for your insights!!
  2. Can a newbie do this?

    First Bike / New Rider
    I am about to buy my first (xs750 1977 Yamaha) this Saturday. I've seen the bike run but the seller says it needs a battery and a tune up. I just talked to a buddy and realized I don't want to pay a few hundred for a tune up if I don't have too. What all would a shop do to this bike and how much...
  3. 1998 Honda SuperHawk

    First Bike / New Rider
    I was curious if anyone has any knowledge of the 1998 Honda SuperHawk. I think its referred to as a VRT 1000? There is a local dealership that has a very clean SuperHawk that has about 29k miles. Any info, pros or cons, availability of aftermarket parts etc.... Thanks guys, ive ridden some...
  4. Soon-to-be Rider! What to look for / Any Advice?

    First Bike / New Rider
    What's up, everybody? I just recently joined this forum as a guide for purchasing my first bike. I've been thinking of getting one for the past few years and started saving a couple of months back. I am 6' 4, 190 pounds, and looking for a cheap cruiser I can learn on. I've been looking at the...
  5. 50, short and fat !

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello all, I am getting back into riding. Something I haven't done since I was in my late 20's early 30's. I have owned an XS650 Heritage Special and FZR 400. I am older now and am looking for a good commuter bike that I can take for a longer rip on weekends. I am on the shorter side 5'8" and...
  6. 1977/78 GS400X new to me and needing a few parts

    First Bike / New Rider
    i bought this nike about 6 months ago and i it needs a new clutch, springs and all, and i cant seem to find what im looking for. the only thing that does seem to come up is the clutch cable and clutch parts but i cant seem to find anything. im also looking for a wiring manual and a rear tail...
  7. 1984 Honda Cb700sc good first bike?

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi everyone! I am new to riding and was wondering what everyones thoughts were on a CB700sc as a first bike. I am currently living in the Las Vegas area and am 5'-11" 225lbs. I am fairly strong, do have a little bit of a pooch but - thats what good beer does to you. I am not the most...
  8. new and and i have questions

    New Member Introductions
    I'm new to the street legal bike scene always been on dirt bikes.. I was recently given a 1981 Honda cb650c custom as gift from my aunt and uncle. Now the bike has been sitting for 15 years unfortunately /: my uncle said it ran like a dime and he rode it to and from work everyday until he almost...
  9. Honda XL350R

    First Bike / New Rider
    hey there new too the forums and need a little info if possible. looked threw old threads didnt see it anywhere. and on too business. i have a 1985 XL350R enduro and need help too see if anyone has an idea of places to buy aftermarket parts. im looking for the speedometer drive gear housing...
  10. Yamaha V 250 on highways

    First Bike / New Rider
    I'm considering a Yamaha V 250 as my first bike, with plans down the line for a 650 cruiser after I've gained experience and improved my skill. Does anyone know if the V 250 has enough oomph to ride on the highway? I'm in NYC, and highway traffic moves anywhere from stop-n-go to 75.
  11. Preparing to move to a middleweight sportsbike

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello, I am new to the forum. So, I have riding experience of about 5 yrs/ 5000 miles, all on Indian streets on a Yamaha FZ-S. Its a lightweight (300lbs) naked bike with a 150CC/15HP engine. I am currently living in US and looking to buy a motorcycle for pleasure riding (and possibly to take on...
  12. Looking to restore first bike - much help needed!

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello everyone - I will be graduating high school this week and I am looking for a great summer project. I have always had an interest in motorcycles and I am looking to buy my own now that I am 18 and can afford one. I have got some time to kill before I head to college where I will hopefully...
  13. Is this a good first bike for me, or am I too BIG?

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hey everyone/anyone. I'm interested in getting an older bike to learn on and maybe learn to work on a little. (I wanted to post a link to a picture, but the forum won't let me since I'm new. The bike is a early 70's Yamaha cs3. You can find pics easy with a quick google search.) It's a 250cc...
  14. Kawasaki ke 100 carb problems

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi everyone. I recently bought a 1981 Kawasaki KE 100. When I bought the bike it wouldn't run at all, but after an extensive carburetor clean the bike would fire up but then rev up and would just about red line. A friend of mine suggested that I seal the carburetor on with gasket sealer in...
  15. No motorcycle knowledge, please help!!!- High RPM's

    I bought a 1978 Honda Hawk T2 about two years ago. It was in perfect condition. It's 400cc, great starter bike for me considering I've never ridden a motorcycle before. Unfortunately it went downhill because I have no mechanical skills whatsoever and didn't have the money to just keep taking it...
  16. 650r?

    First Bike / New Rider
    Ok so i haven't gotten too much feed back on the idea of me getting a 650r as my first bike, but i did get a little bit. So like i said money is not the issue. Personally getting one new dose not bother me at all. You learn better from problems you face. As of now i still plan to get the 650r...
  17. Need Help Deciding On A New Bike!

    Buying First Motorcycle Soon
    I have decided to finally get a bike however i never rode one. So i was deciding to see if I should get a 2010 Kawasaki Ninja 250 or 2009 YAMAHA FZ6R I am 5'10" 190lbs. I was wondering that the 250 might be too small for me. But what do you guys think? BTW I live in New York City and the...