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Motorcycle Help again...

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Milton, Jun 5, 2004.

  1. Milton

    Milton Senior Member

    Joined: May 21, 2003 Messages: 2,253 Likes Received: 0
    Your boy Milton has been looking for a good first motorcycle that I won't be too upset about if I crash for a while now and has narrowed it down to two choices.

    1. 1986 Honda Shadow $1200 OBO

    Just like this one same year, color etc. 700 cc engine.

    2. 1982 Honda Magna $800


    This one's a little faster, but a little older and has more miles.

    12oz motorcycle heads, let me know what you think...
  2. jazzy maid

    jazzy maid New Jack

    Joined: Jun 1, 2004 Messages: 89 Likes Received: 0
    i am most definitely not a motorcycle head.. in fact i am very much afraid of them, besides that i'd say go for the cheaper one tho.
    All bikes are made to need mechanic attention to them after almost every ride, if you love to ride them you love to fix them. So why not save $400 for the tools for it or other shit.
  3. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    Those seem sort of expensive, considering the years they were made. I’m not a bike head like my friends. I’ve helped rebuild bikes, but I’m just not into them so much.
  4. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117
    i wouldnt ride a honda.

    But whatever floats your bannana leaf.
  5. ClueTwo

    ClueTwo Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 30, 2001 Messages: 9,030 Likes Received: 123

    Pick up one of these..You won't be disapointed...Not the greastest thing to learn on, but damnit, if you're going to do it, do it right...
  6. Im Broke

    Im Broke Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 11, 2003 Messages: 1,579 Likes Received: 0
    get somethin thats gunna be cheep to fix. dont go for ducati, they are
    shitty compaired to like a honda super hawk. i mean look who is ruling
    the super bike racing world... honda, and yamaha(spl?)... but if u dont
    want a croch rocket go for a nice harly:lol: but it might be a cockblock
    or try a motox bike and ride trails until u get use to shiftin gears with
    your feet and usin a clutch... if i can help anymore i'll try... i have a few
    dirt bikes myself and got some friends with some street bikes.
  7. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
  8. Milton

    Milton Senior Member

    Joined: May 21, 2003 Messages: 2,253 Likes Received: 0
    12oz kiddos, lets keep it under $1400 bucks. Old Ninja or maybe an Interceptor?

  9. ClueTwo

    ClueTwo Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 30, 2001 Messages: 9,030 Likes Received: 123
    Kawasaki is a decent way to go, stay away from those gawdy ass wanna-be Harleys though..
  10. ClueTwo

    ClueTwo Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 30, 2001 Messages: 9,030 Likes Received: 123
    You have obviously never ridden one...Plus, you spelled Harley wrong...
  11. FightTheBuff

    FightTheBuff Member

    Joined: Feb 10, 2004 Messages: 518 Likes Received: 0
    my daddy has an old ass kawasaki. shits blingin! he used to take me on rides when i was like 5
  12. 210006

    210006 Junior Member

    Joined: Sep 23, 2003 Messages: 114 Likes Received: 0
    Go for the Ninja.. or be a cool cat and buy a suzuki bandit 1200.
  13. TresOne

    TresOne Member

    Joined: May 23, 2002 Messages: 447 Likes Received: 2
    If it's your first bike, i'd say go for a Kawasaki Ninja (GPX) 250. My best advice is to start small in terms of engine size, and work your way up. A 250 isn't going to have the gusto to push you up to those blistering speeds, but then again, if you're just learning to ride, this is a good thing. A 250 cc motor is perfect to learn on, and has more than enough power to move you when you're used to controlling the bike. Plus, a 250 is a smaller and lighter bike than say, a 600, and thus is easier to control, and you're less likely to drop it at slower speeds.



    The high 80s / low 90s 250 ninjas are perfect - good power, handling, size and weight, but durable and it's not the end of the world if you down 'em.

    Now, if you're persistant on having a more powerful engine, then go for a 600. Being your first bike, i wouldn't recommend anything over a 600 to start with, especially if you're looking at a sport bike. Again, the Ninjas or ZX-6s are good to start with, but i'm personally a fan of the early 90s Honda CBR 600s. Loads of power, easy to handle, and relatively cheap in the grand scheme of things.

    This is the bike i have now, and although it's nothing special, it gets the job done, and it's fun as all fucking hell to ride.

    1991 Honda CBR 600, cost me just over $2gs (canadian) two years ago

    But like i said, since it's your first bike, and you already have a price limit, go for a 250 Ninja if you can find one, you won't regret it.

    *EDIT: Oh yeah, don't be a fucking herb and skimp on the gear either. A good jacket, gloves and helmet are the things you should spend most of your budget on. I'd say take a safety course too, but it's not like learning to ride is hard at all. Just don't be a newfie and try to do wheelies or stoppies on your second ride.
  14. Im Broke

    Im Broke Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 11, 2003 Messages: 1,579 Likes Received: 0
    Dem Ninja's look dope!
  15. trickone

    trickone New Jack

    Joined: May 24, 2001 Messages: 1 Likes Received: 0
    get an old honda cbr