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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by dabigguns357, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. DanaT

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    I got cleaver and learned of this invention called an AIRPLANE. It gets me across country in somewhere between 2 and 6 hours depending upon how far I go. I can even make over oceans.
     
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    I have and I enjoyed it.
     
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    And you get to go to second base with a complete stranger on your way into the plane! :wavey:

    Sportbike riders can't understand the concept of cruising to cruise. Some of the sport tourers might...but straight crotch rockets? Good god, who would ever want to cruise on one of those?
     
  4. fnfalman

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    Cruising is for cage. But then probably that's why you have the two-wheeled equivalence of a sofa.
     
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    Patches? We don't need no steenkeeng patches!!!
     
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    Soon getting a Suzuki GSXR 750.


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    People keep talking about the 1-liter sport bikes, but they tend to forget about the original mid-weight.
     
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    You must be doing it wrong...

    I never have issues.
     
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    Sure I get the idea of "cruising". It is to enjoy the trip and not care about the destination.

    In fact, I am going to do that here in 5 minutes. The difference is if I am going to just be driving, it will be like I am doing in a few minutes.

    No traffic (holiday) and give some gas so I can enjoy some speed. 125mph shouldnt be any issue today.
     
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    My two wheeled sofa has enough power to ride circles around your scooter. And be comfortable and look good doing it. :wavey:
     
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    Speed kills. Speed kills a lot more on a motorcycle. which isn't to say I don't like hauling *** - thats why I bought the bike I did. But not so much on public roads. Thats not cruising.
     
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    I agree with everyone else that starting her at the MSF class is the best plan. See if she's into it and then let her pick out a bike.

    I really think buying the 250 is not the best choice for most people.

    However some people need a small bike. Some new riders are intimidated by larger bikes and the 250 will ease their minds while riding it, and comfort with the machine will encourage progress.

    For most people though a 500cc+ cruiser is a good starting point I think. I learned on a Suzuki Marauder 805 and it was perfect. I bought it cheap, dropped it once on a turn, and now I'm selling it and I just bought the bike I really wanted, a 2012 KLR 650.

    I'd hate to have dropped the new bike...
     
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    I seriously doubt it. Your geezer glide probably wheezes its way up to 55-MPH.
     
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    Some of us are born old in spirit. Some of us are hot blooded even though we're old.

    The day I can't ride a fast bike is the day I hang it all up.
     
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    Why not?

    Is there a law that says these people can't sell off their 250s after they've gotten good with the basic riding skills?
     
  16. Mayhem like Me

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    yeah no kidding...:rofl:
     
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    Especially this Rebel for 2K that bike still books at $2900 hell trade in value is $2300. He could ride for a year or two and get his $2000 back out of it.
     
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    Bingo!

    All good riders I know started on a dirtbike. I bought my wife a Yamaha TTR 125L and she really took to it nicely. After that, a 883 Sportster was fairly easy to handle once got over the fear of actually being on the street instead of the woods.

    Personally I would pass on the Rebel 250. Not much power there at all which can actually do more harm than good.
     
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    I have done both, knee dragging and sport touring and they go to different moods.

    Sport riding is fun and challenging.

    Sport touring allowed me to enjoy the open air sun on my face and a sprited run through beautiful scenery.

    Bikes I owned
    ninja 900
    GPZ1100 (fuelie)
    RM370
    AMF Sportster 1000 (and I never had an issue with it)
    VF1000 f2
    zx10 that was tuned by muzzy.

    Concourse.. stock with a seat and a pipe.

    I also rode a FXRS-SP at work , and while It could do impressive things once I learned to ride it, it would not be my choice for any type of all day riding.

    I agree with the Rebel as a good first bike.

    Just recenty rode a friends R1...WOW small fast and very capable, I am glad I dont sport ride anymore.....:crying:
     
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    Exactly.

    You buy these things, beat the hell out of them and sell them off for pretty much what you got into it.

    I laugh whenever people reasoned, "Yeah, but I'll outgrow the bike." No, you're not going to outgrow the bike any time soon, and by then you'd probably have a better idea of what kind of bike you'd be interested in.

    When I got back into motorcycling eight years ago after a long hiatus, I thought that I was going to get me a "reasonable" bike that would fit a fellow of certain maturity. Something that doesn't make me look like a crotch rocketeer. So I bought a BMW. Three months later, I realized that: a) I hate heavy beasts, b) I hate slow, heavy beasts, c) The Roundel ain't all that. I would have been better off on an el cheapo something until I discovered that I still have the hots for fast Italian machines like I did when I was younger and rode a Ducati.