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motorcycles

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by WISE, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. WISE

    WISE 12oz Member

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    motorcycles

    Discussion started by WISE - Jul 21, 2003

    I'm about to buy a used motorcycle.
    It'll be my first bike and I want to get a cruiser.

    I've got a few grand to spend, but definitely nothing over $4000.

    I've been checking out the honda shadow series, but still looking around.

    Who's got a bike?

    Who has tips for a guy getting his 1st bike?
     
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    -MOE LESTER- - Replied Jul 21, 2003

    gay biker clothes are all the rage
     
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    Kr430n5_666 - Replied Jul 21, 2003

    me: engine was destroyed
    me: 2000 dollars for a new one
    d: pictures?
    me: yeah
    d: good ones?
    me: yes
     
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    effyoo - Replied Jul 21, 2003

    Tip:

    Find your local bikers. I'm sure they can help you out. Yuppies get their shit stolen and stripped all the time. In no time flat you could be the proud owner of a hog!
     
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  5. KaBar2

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    Depends on what you're looking for

    I owned plenty of rat bikes in my time, starting with my very first one, a 1961 Miele (made in Germany--it had a Sachs engine.) That one was followed by a Zundapp, then a couple of Hondas. I've been through too many to list them all. I have a 1970 FL model Harley gathering dust in my garage, that I haven't started since 1993, and a classic Honda CB750L flat four that needs a bunch of work.

    Don't just ride one. LEARN TO WRENCH ON YOUR OWN SCOOTER. Taking your bike to a shop is for yuppie dentists. Real motorcycle riders do their own mechanic work. Buy tools. Study. If you want a real education, buy your bike in a motorcycle junk yard and put that bad boy together from scratch. Any pussy with a Visa card can buy a brand new bike and then roar around town like he knows what he is doing. But it takes a genuine biker to build one out of a basket case.
     
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    can anyone recommend a good beginner sport bike for a short person (5'2")??

    thanks
     
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    SteveAustin - Replied Mar 2, 2004

    no matter what kind of nice bike you want...I always recommend learning on something you wouldn't care about dropping. I've seen two many idiots go out and buy brand new bikes only to drop them and fuck them up.
     
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    MANIK DEK - Replied Mar 2, 2004

    get a harley sprotster or a buele
     
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  9. imported_El Mamerro - Replied Mar 2, 2004

    The Yamaha V-Stars are pretty damn amazing bikes. I don't know what size you're looking for, but the 650's start around $6K new and you should have no problem finding a used one around $4K.


    I'm not sure what your tastes are in terms of styling, but I find the Suzuki SV-650 irresistible, and it's supposed to be a good beginner bike, as well as light for a 650, while still packing a punch. I like the naked version, cause I'm not a big fan of plastic fairing, but you can also get a faired version.

    Don't get a Buell.
     
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    Gunm - Replied Mar 2, 2004

    DOn't get a harley. They are played out bikes for old men.


    Get yourself a fast ass asian sportsbike. You can do a lot more tricks and you can rock out like Kaneda and friends in Akira.


    IT'S THE CLOWNS!

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    SteveAustin - Replied Mar 2, 2004

    how big of a bike do you want to ride after you get rid of the beginner bike ube?

    if you're only going to move up to a 600...then I'd suggest getting an old Ninja 250. Pretty small, lightweight and inexpensive. The downside of course is that they aren't fast and you'd probably get bored quickly.

    I started out on a Yamaha Maxim 550. It was fast enough to not be boring, it didn't have fairings and it was super cheap.

    My other advice is...buy a nice helmet. Don't get the cheapest one.
     
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    agreed i can't afford a new one i'm only looking to spend max 3K

    i'm putting a friends bike under my name, but it's big i'm trying to get him to lower it. it's a GSXR Suzuki 750 i've already dropped it once on my leg that sucked. i want to get a small light one i can stand flat foot with.
     
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  13. imported_El Mamerro - Replied Mar 2, 2004


    No, don't. Unless all you care about is going really really fast.

    Cruiser all the way.
     
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    MANIK DEK - Replied Mar 2, 2004

    get a ninja those are fly
     
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    MANIK DEK - Replied Mar 2, 2004

    you can find a ducati on ebay motors for pretty cheap................those are hella fun to ride
     
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