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  1. Buying my first mc

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    So I’ve decided to go get the a1 licence as I just turned 16. I’ve been looking at a few bikes, and yzf r125 and mt 125 has caught my attention. The only problem is that they are a bit pricey, so I’ll bring the CBR into consideration. I’m about 184cm tall and weigh about 75kgs. Imo the looks...
  2. Hello from California's gold country

    New Member Introduction
    Ay, I'm Willow, a super new rider here from California. My husband used to ride briefly when he was in his 20s in the Santa Cruz area but hasn't in a long time (we're both mid-50s). He just got a new job in Mariposa that requires an hour long commute over a winding mountain road, Highway 49, so...
  3. Can ya'll help me out?

    New Member Introductions
    Ok I know this my sound a little wired but, let me explain. I want to get into motorcycles and my father has agreed to pay for my msf course if I can get 3 people to agree with me. Soo do you think it is a good idea for a 16 y/o to get a bike as there first vehicle? If you say "yes" than...
  4. Question about downshifting- Noob

    First Bike / New Rider
    I'm trying to figure out how to match rev downshift. I've just watched some youtube videos but they all seem quite confusing. You: 1. Pull in the clutch and release the throttle 2. (This is where I get confused) Do you change gear then blip the throttle, or blip the throttle then change gear, or...
  5. New to the forum, not yet new to riding.

    New Member Introductions
    Hey guys, I just made an account today after seeing there are pretty frequent posts on here. (A lot of motorcycle forums are dead). Anyways, the name is Justin and I'm from Dallas, Texas. I currently live in Coronado, CA (5 min from San Diego). I joined this forum in hopes of learning things I...
  6. Another newbie

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello all, Im going to be heading out to get a 77 Kz650 tomorrow assuming everything is running well this'll be my second bike my other one which i was kinda talked into getting is quite the money pit at the moment and way to big for me to have any business starting on(83 vf1100 magna). Im a...
  7. Hello from Iowa

    New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, Brand new to riding. I took the MSF Basic Rider Course last fall and brought home a shiny new Suzuki Boulevard S40 Yesterday. Have been doing laps around the neighborhood for two days now...the neighbors may be beginning to worry. Have been walking around with a silly grin on my...
  8. Buying a bike as soon as I can.

    First Bike / New Rider
    I am new to the site, obviously. I am currently in Afghanistan on my first deployment. I have been saving my money and want to buy a motorcycle. I will obviously take the required classes and get the required licensing done to ride my bike on post. But, I don't know that kind of bike I should...
  9. Not Clueless but Still Looking into it.

    New Member Introductions
    I am new to the site, obviously. I am currently in Afghanistan on my first deployment. I have been saving my money and want to buy a motorcycle. I will obviously take the required classes and get the required licensing done to ride my bike on post. But, I don't know that kind of bike I should...
  10. Begginer motorcycle? Royal Enfield?

    Sport Bike As First Bike
    Hello, my name is Alan, i am a 20 year old wanna be rider hahaha, ive riden my fathers motorcycle a couple of times, it is a dirt bike and i have decided i would like to try it myself since ive always been hungry for the whole horse of steel concept. I am a Paramedic student in Tucson AZ and i...
  11. New From St.Louis

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all, I'm Robert and I got my first bike last August. Its BMW G650 X-Country Duel Sport. I've been having a blast riding it to and from work but I am looking for more out of being a rider. I also want to start working on my bike instead of paying the dealership. Just wanted to say hi and...
  12. Just joined the forum

    New Member Introductions
    Hey guys my name is addison i just joined the forum. I'll start off by saying that ive got two (vintage) motorcycles. The first is a 1972 Honda CT70, 70cc trail/enduro bike. ive had this for about a year and a half and have been working on it the whole time. i got it as a present from my grandpa...
  13. FIRST TIME rider/owner/restoring... I need some help!

    New Member Introductions
    Hello Motorcycle Forum Members! The short, short version: I need some "handholding" as I try to fix my bike to make it street legal. Can anyone here possibly help me? Since you're still reading, here are the details. My Situation: I'm 32 and never NEEDED (so consequently never owned) a...
  14. Hey Wats up mc fourm

    Sport Bike As First Bike
    Hey wats up my name is john and im a new aspiring mc rider and i joined this to get some ideas for experienced riders and wat is was like their first time riding. ive ridden a mc b4 it was a honda dual purpose bike i cant remember the name tho..... im going to be posting alot of questions being...
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