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i just finished up my basic learning riding course and i bought a 08 hayabusa cash. i dont have it insured yet, but i just wanted to know if any of you own one and can give me some tips on how to treat it.
this is my first bike so what do you guys think the insurance will be im 18.
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your first bike? A Hayabusa?

get frame sliders. you WILL drop this bike. everyone drops their first bike, and a heavy bike like a Hayabusa? It's gonna drop.
buy a full set of riding leathers.
buy and wear a bulletproof helmet.
insurance? make sure your MEDICAL insurance is sorted first.
 

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I think the insurance will be real high if you can get it at all. Insurance for me on a 'Busa is real high and I'm 34, married with kids and have been ridin' a long time.
 

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i just finished up my basic learning riding course and i bought a 08 hayabusa cash. i dont have it insured yet, but i just wanted to know if any of you own one and can give me some tips on how to treat it.
this is my first bike so what do you guys think the insurance will be im 18.
thanks
Welcome to motorcycles. :) Good call taking the MSF course first. At the very least, make sure you have liability insurance. The downside is that you will pay all of your own damage out-of-pocket, but the plus side is that you can save a lot of cash by going that route... which may be best for you anyway because at 18 you can't afford to even tell the insurance company that you accidentally farted while riding or they are going to hike your rates. Be prepared to pay for the little stuff, like when the bike falls over, etc., and don't park it where thieves can be alone with it for more than 30 seconds. Other than that, find a riding mentor. Someone who has been riding responsibly for a while, and won't get you into trouble with temptation. A mentor can teach you a lot about riding and also makes good company. :)
 

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Yea, kinda wierd choice of a first bike. I've JUST started to ride my self and when I was shopping for a good starting bike ppl were saying that Katana 600cc is a good one ... When I saw that monster ... I Definitely didn't want to LEARN how to ride on it ... I've got lil Ninja 250 and totally enjoying the ride :)
and insrance is totally low ... I'm paying for a bike actually much less then for a car. I only have liability on the car, but I've got almost full insurace on the bike for only $40 a month ... It was only $170 for the whole year, but juts liability.
K, good luck and take care of your self :p
 
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i just finished up my basic learning riding course and i bought a 08 hayabusa cash. i dont have it insured yet, but i just wanted to know if any of you own one and can give me some tips on how to treat it.
this is my first bike so what do you guys think the insurance will be im 18.
thanks
now would be the time to get the best LIFE insurance policy you can get. ;)
 
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Tips on how to treat it:

1. Never leave first gear.
2. Disconnect two cylinders.
3. Put it in storage until you're 25


Insurance advice for an 18 YO on a Busa:

1. Bend Over
2. Start vacuuming.


Seriously, treat that bike with respect, because it won't respect you. Neither will most other riders, so be ready for that. Just read back a few posts if you don't believe me.
 

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I was just screwin' around. I like a big powerful vehicle but I wouldn't want like a Hayabusa or a ZX14. I can tell ya what would happen, I'd either be dead or not have a licence.
 

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I was just screwin' around. I like a big powerful vehicle but I wouldn't want like a Hayabusa or a ZX14. I can tell ya what would happen, I'd either be dead or not have a licence.
The 14 is actually a real tame beast below 5k rpm and stock that is. Its really a matter of the rider with a machine like that---but u already knew that--:cool:
 
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