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  1. Please help a new rider here!

    Motorcycle Training, Safety, and Riding Techniques
    Hi there!! I would like to ask a question (I really hope you all answer !!!) I just bought a new beginner bike for myself, I’ve learnt everything (as my boyfriend a rider himself taught me) and I finally was able to let go of the clutch completely, however whenever it’s time for me to put my...
  2. New Rider Suggestion

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hello, I live in Northern Virginia and want to start riding. I have no riding experience but I'm definitely planning to start. I'm a little confused on how to start. Should my first steps getting my motorcycle license? Should I take a rider and safety course first? If anyone has suggestions on...
  3. I'm a BRAND new rider. help please

    Motorcycle Training, Safety, and Riding Techniques
    I've always been enamored with cruisers. (not necessarily any particular makes or models just that cruiser style) I've rarely ridden or spent the time to learn about motorcycles but am now in a position to buy one. After checking the forums and youtube videos the consensus is that cruisers are...
  4. 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!!
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. Need Help Deciding On A New Bike!

    Sport Bike As First Bike
    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...