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Originally posted by Milton@Mar 31 2006, 07:02 PM

I started with a scooter, it helps you figure out how to balance on 2 wheels. I took it up to 75 on the Vegas strip. Once you figure that out start with a small (250-600cc) street bike or a dirt bike. I tried to learn on a 1200 Goldwing, it was trouble, I laid it down within 30 seconds. I didn't know those things could wheelie, but they can... After I picked it back up and figured out how to use the clutch it wasn't so bad. It makes even the 900 seem tiny. But ya, start with a small street bike, figure out how the clutch works and be careful, let the clutch off slow and don't rev the motor while the clutch is in...

Thank you for the serious answer Milton.

-fuse.

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ClueTwo....I seriously looked at the RC51, but most of the ones I looked at had the most retarded graphics on a bike ever. The one in the pic doesn't look too bad though.

 

Fuse...yeah...like Milton said...start with a small (450-650 cc) street bike. I don't like 250's because they're just waaaay too small and you'll get really bored really quickly. Something that doesn't cost a lot and won't piss you off if you drop it. Motorcycle junk yards are a good place to look for bikes like this. A lot of times they sell used bikes they've patched together.

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Originally posted by fuse=--action+Apr 1 2006, 08:51 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (fuse=--action - Apr 1 2006, 08:51 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Milton@Mar 31 2006, 07:02 PM

I started with a scooter, it helps you figure out how to balance on 2 wheels.  I took it up to 75 on the Vegas strip.  Once you figure that out start with a small (250-600cc) street bike or a dirt bike.  I tried to learn on a 1200 Goldwing, it was trouble, I laid it down within 30 seconds.  I didn't know those things could wheelie, but they can... After I picked it back up and figured out how to use the clutch it wasn't so bad.  It makes even the 900 seem tiny.  But ya, start with a small street bike, figure out how the clutch works and be careful, let the clutch off slow and don't rev the motor while the clutch is in...

Thank you for the serious answer Milton.

-fuse.

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You can also take rider safety courses and they will teach you almost everything you need to know. The class works really well for people that have never been on a bike before. Personally I would not get on a bike if I thought I was going to lay it down a few times before I get the hang of it. I have road about 5,000 miles now and never even come close to putting the bike down. Not to mention when you take the rider safety course you only have to take the written test to get your license and if you ride a big bike, you know that that is a good thing. The obstacle course at the DMV is hard to pass if you have a large bike.

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I have a learners course booked for Mid-May.

 

For the basic one you just have to own the gear (helmet, gloves, boots, jacket)

but they supply the bikes. It's probably way better to learn on a 250cc beater

than to buy sometime nice (even something used but nice) and lay it down.

 

I'm going to merge this with the otehr motorcycle thread soon,

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Originally posted by RumPuncher@Apr 3 2006, 12:02 PM

I have a learners course booked for Mid-May.

 

For the basic one you just have to own the gear (helmet, gloves, boots, jacket)

but they supply the bikes. It's probably way better to learn on a 250cc beater

than to buy sometime nice (even something used but nice) and lay it down.

 

I'm going to merge this with the otehr motorcycle thread soon,

 

They are making you buy helmets and gloves for your course? The one I went to we just had to have long pants, boots and a long sleeve jacket. They provided the helmet and gloves. I guess they are all alittle different.

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Originally posted by RumPuncher@Apr 3 2006, 02:02 PM

For the basic one you just have to own the gear (helmet, gloves, boots, jacket) but they supply the bikes.

 

ahhh...I see now. I was wondering why you were buying all that shit first.

If anybodies in the market for a 600 Ninja...one of my boys is probably gonna put his on the market. Have fun with the course Key. Some moron will drop a bike...its almost guaranteed.

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