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motorcycles

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

  1. WISE

    WISE Member

    Joined: Jul 10, 2001 Messages: 526 Likes Received: 0
    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?
     
  2. -MOE LESTER-

    -MOE LESTER- Guest

    gay biker clothes are all the rage
     
  3. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
    me: engine was destroyed
    me: 2000 dollars for a new one
    d: pictures?
    me: yeah
    d: good ones?
    me: yes
     
  4. effyoo

    effyoo Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 2, 2002 Messages: 4,703 Likes Received: 0
    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!
     
  5. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 27, 2003 Messages: 2,122 Likes Received: 60
    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.
     
  6. ubejinxed

    ubejinxed Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 7,543 Likes Received: 3
    can anyone recommend a good beginner sport bike for a short person (5'2")??

    thanks
     
  7. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    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.
     
  8. MANIK DEK

    MANIK DEK Member

    Joined: Aug 14, 2003 Messages: 351 Likes Received: 0
    get a harley sprotster or a buele
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 1
    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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  11. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    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.
     
  12. ubejinxed

    ubejinxed Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 7,543 Likes Received: 3

    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.
     

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

    Cruiser all the way.
     
  14. MANIK DEK

    MANIK DEK Member

    Joined: Aug 14, 2003 Messages: 351 Likes Received: 0
    get a ninja those are fly
     
  15. MANIK DEK

    MANIK DEK Member

    Joined: Aug 14, 2003 Messages: 351 Likes Received: 0
    you can find a ducati on ebay motors for pretty cheap................those are hella fun to ride
     
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