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  1. another newbie....

    New Member Introductions
    Hiya all - just another newbie starting out. A new direction of a journey for my self and pleased to join. Acquired a Honda CB450T which I think they marketed as the Hawk over in USA. I'm having some confusion over frame and VIN numbers. Hopefully, this tatty machine will be 'transformed' over...
  2. Hi from South Korea

    New Member Introductions
    Hi there, I'm a fairly new female rider (1yr) on Jeju Island in South Korea. Last bike was a 2016 Ninja 300 but currently riding a now-disabled 2003 Hyosung Mirage. Would like to if anyone has advice or knowledge on why my bike won't start. Changed the battery a week ago but now it just won't...
  3. What kind of bike should i get considering my size?

    First Bike / New Rider
    So i'm thinking of getting my motorcycle license in two years (when i'm 18), and that will allow me to ride bikes up to i believe 600cc. However, i'm kinda tall (6´5 1/2, 196cm) so i'm wondering what kind of bike i should get and what model. The types i have looked at are mainly sport bikes and...
  4. 1982 Suzuki GS1100EZ Starter Spins But Does Not Engage

    Motorcycle Repair
    Exactly as tittle says 1982 Suzuki GS1100EZ Starter Spins but does not engage History: This is on of my dad's first bikes. 1982 Suzuki GS1100EZ It has been dumped once or twice hard. Has been professionally rebuilt twice but still vibrates enough that occasionally bolts will come loose. The...
  5. New but older rider

    New Member Introductions
    Hey all, I've been driving over a decade now but only just recently got myself a bike after wanting one for way longer than I've had a car license. Got myself and Honda CB125F (the newer model) for commuting to and from work mainly, a 7 mile round tripe daily - and absolutely loving it...
  6. New to this

    New Member Introductions
    What's up everyone, my name is Garrett, I'm 19 y/o coming to you guys from Nashville, TN. I'm currently a college undergrad student pursuing a degree in computer science. I've haven't had much experience with bikes (only with a little 2008 Honda 75 dirtbike). But, last week I got my hands on a...
  7. 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...
  8. 1974 Suzuki TS185 fork swap

    Suzuki
    Hey guys, I'm currently trying to fix up a 1974 Suzuki TS185, and unfortunately the previous owner bent the forks and attempted to straighten them back out (unsuccessfully). I'm having trouble finding a pair of forks that are suitable to replace the current bent ones, and was wondering if...
  9. 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...
  10. Newbie trying to rez a 79 Hondamatic

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello everyone, and thanks in advance for your help. TL;DR - Bike has no power, won't respond to throttle very well, can't exceed 10mph going downhill with full sail and a rowing team. I picked up a 1979 Honda CM400A from a friend who didn't want it anymore. It's been sitting for about 3...
  11. Hello

    New Member Introductions
    Hello All, I am a soon to be newbie rider. I live in California. I do not currently have a motorcycle but would like to get a cruiser. I am 6'5" 260lbs. I want to get a cruiser for under 3000 if possible that way I can gain some experience and than get the bike I really want which is a Harley...
  12. BG, Ohio Standing By

    New Member Introductions
    Kinda... I'm actually in a move from Georgia to Ohio right now, so wish me luck! I accepted a graduate assistantship and a TA position at Bowling Green recently. I guess you could say I'm leaving my nest after being settled for far too long... and what better way to highlight that move, than...
  13. Newbie from the North Bay

    New Member Introductions
    Hey guys I'm Shelby, and I'm from the north bay area in California (Santa Rosa area) I'm still a pretty new rider (been riding for about a year now) but any chance I get I take out my little ninja 250 :) Joined this forum to hopefully meet some cool riders and learn some fun routes as I know...
  14. Motorcycle Gear..HELP

    First Bike / New Rider
    So I am taking the BRC this weekend and I believe I am buying a used Ninja 250r from a friend. 1. What are some good brands to look for when purchasing a helmet, gloves, etc.? 2. Is it necessary to buy all the gear including jacket, pants, boots? Or can I get away with a helmet and...
  15. New Rider

    New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone, I am getting my license next weekend and was looking for any insights on a new bike. I am a 23 year old male in NJ. I would mostly be using the bike for commuting to work (30-45min), short trips around town, and occasional longer trips home (~1 hour). I was hoping to get some...
  16. Newbie here , looking for advice.

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi everybody, I come here looking for some advice, on what should I acquire, I'm thinking about buying a motorcycle or maybe a scooter, I work around the city, and sometimes I got to visit rural areas. If you can provide me with advice, about brands, prices,models, security, and what to consider...
  17. Howdy!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi All, Dropping in to say hi! Sadly I don't have a ride but I'm an author working on a book set here in Australia about a family with a custom bike fitters shop and I'm hoping you'll let me pick your lovely brains on the bike related side of things? I'm completely in the dark when it comes to...
  18. New guy from Denmark!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all I guess i'm a young rider, 21 years old. My first bike was my first complete rebuild and it was a 250cc Johnny Pag Spyder or also known as Regal Raptor. Oh my it was a looong one to ride but it was awesome. (copy link to browser and insert '.' if you want to look) www facebook...
  19. Looking for Bike Recommendation and where to purchase

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello, I just found this forum and thought it would be helpful to get outside advice. I'm a 25 m from Chicago. I just passed a MSF course called Ride Chicago last fall, and obtained my license shortly after. I fell in with love with riding since the course and am considering my first bike...
  20. Hello from a newcomer in the Poconos.

    New Member Introductions
    Hey all! Newbie from NEPA, the lovely Pocono Mountains. Just bought my first bike and am in the process of customizing. She's a '78 Honda CB400t Hawk II with 3000 original miles (original everything, tires included!) I'm here for advice, helpful info, and a peek at some awesome bikes.
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