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Need a bike.

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by mtxsub, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Jun 2, 2013 at 4:30 PM
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    mtxsub

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    Hi tw I'm in need of a bike good price and cheap insurance. This is my first bike not looking for a 250 need a little more power. Plz I want to know what you recommend and no dual sports no need for an dirt style bike. Post pics
     
  2. Jun 2, 2013 at 5:12 PM
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    Insurance is cheap, its not classified as a sportbike
     
  4. Jun 4, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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    SV650 and be done.
     
  5. Jun 4, 2013 at 11:31 AM
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    SV650 is a pretty good starter.

    Are you more into sport bikes or cruiser types?
     
  6. Jun 4, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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    x2, what do you like and what's your riding experience? I know you said this is your first bike but have you riden dirt bikes or ATV's in the past? How big are you (makes a difference)?
     
  7. Jun 5, 2013 at 9:19 PM
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    5"11 150 sport bike I would like but what ever has cheaper insurance.
     
  8. Jun 6, 2013 at 9:29 AM
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    I think any of the newer 600's will be quite expensive. You can try to scoop up an older 600.

    SV650 also comes in a full fairing model. I was only paying around $60 a month for mine.
     
  9. Jun 6, 2013 at 9:36 AM
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    Recommend to take the MSF class if you have not yet done so. You get your M endorsement when you pass the class (no DMV). Also, if you have 0 experience on a m/c, I recommend staring small for a riding season or two, sell the starter bike, then get the bike of your dreams. Get good habits and let the operation of the bike become second nature. Many lessons will be learned on the first bike of your first riding season. If you get a good used starter bike, they can generally be sold for the same price as you bought it for.

    If you like sport bikes, I would consider the Ninja 250 or 500. The SV already mentioned is also a good starter bike, but probably at the high end of what I would consider a starter bike.



    How old are you? Sport bikes are very expensive to insure. If you are considering cruisers, look at Honda Shadow Spirit or Ace, in the 750cc range.
     
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  10. Jun 6, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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    5"11 150 want a sport looking bike not feeling the cruisers Seems a little old man is I'm young enough to be on a sport for a while with out any back issues it's going to be used for local use no more than 50 miles weekly
     
  11. Jun 6, 2013 at 5:43 PM
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    ninja 250 is excellent beginner bike if you have no experience. im 5'11 190-200 depending on the week and the ninja was a great beginner bike and i do not regret getting it or trying to start on a bigger size.

    their inexpensive, you can sell it for what you paid, my liability is only 80 a year, im 21, although thats going to very greatly obviously from town to town company to company but the ninja is inexpensive to insure compared to others and is very forgiving and just a plain fun bike. no its not 'super fast', but it will 'beat' any average sedan on the road. its a light bike and an excellent beginner bike.
     
  12. Jun 6, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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    250 in my area I will blow around like a kite won't due I have dirt bike experience. I need some more power I'm in no rush still want to save and get what I want and not settle.
     
  13. Jun 7, 2013 at 8:00 AM
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    Have you taken the MSF class yet? If you got a 100%, then ok I would consider you might be ready for a little bigger of a bike.

    As has been suggested, check out the SV650 or Ninja 500. Great bikes and with enough power and fairly forgiving.

    DO NOT GET A LITER BIKE as your first street bike.
     
  14. Jun 7, 2013 at 8:17 AM
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    I'm taking the msf class in a couple weeks then I will get looking for a bike.
     
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    i think im going to get and r6 going BIG!!!
     
  16. Jun 8, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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    Where are you located? I may be selling my 2005 R6 in Raven Black. Gonna ask $4500 for it. Comes with lots of expensive goodies!! Insurance is $20/month for me. Fits your criteria perfectly :)
     
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    05 sounds nice but to much money im looking at a 03 red white and blue r6 on cycletrader i really dont need any thing flashy i don't need it stolen or trouble with the law glws.
     
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    going big would be the R1.

    i think the earlier R6's had second gear issues so be careful of that when looking at them.
     
  19. Jun 8, 2013 at 11:58 PM
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    X2.

    R6 before '04 (I believe) are also carbureted, which blows. Lots of problem's prior to 05. Not trying to sell you mine because I don't think I'm ready to sell just yet anyways, but in your search I recommend 05+ and highly recommend fuel injected on any bike. Makes life way less stressful.
     
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    depending how old you are an r6 is going to rape you on insurance, unless you get bare minimum
     
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