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Old 08-28-2012, 05:50 PM   #11
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I am more on the duel sports now. I have a tw200 but the next bike I get I would like it to be a bmw dakar or a gs650. Something to be said for being able to go anywhere and getting 70 mpg.

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Old 08-28-2012, 07:57 PM   #12
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I should of added in my first post that I haven't taken the class yet but I am working on getting into one. That is a must in my book. And as for my experience on bikes, while its been a little while, I have ridden a Ninja 600 and my roommates Suzuki TL1000. The only bike I have gotten to sit on that's on my list is the CBR, I haven't had time to find an R1 yet and just found the FZ6r last night and from the reviews, it seems to be a decent beginners bike which is what I was really wanting. Not too much power so I can't be too stupid on it. Also I have looked at some more "standard" bikes including a shadow which my dad used to have. They just don't seem to fit me too well

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Old 08-28-2012, 09:17 PM   #13
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Sorry, I am a Honda Goldwing man so I don't know a lot about the light bikes. However, the advice to take the motorcycle course is some very good advice. After that, spend the first week or two in a parking lot practicing your skills until you can do tight circles & figure eights plus all the other stuff you learn in the class.

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if your going to commute with it find something more comfortable than a crotch rocket. I have owned many of them and if I had to do it all over again to commute with i would be looking at a older suzuki bandit in 600 or 1200 , Im a kawasaki guy but the suzuki bandits ride great , sport bike looks but more upright comfortable ride . your back will thank you for it

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Old 08-28-2012, 10:33 PM   #15
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I have been riding for close to 30 years. I started on a Honda 185 Twinstar. Then moved up to a 250. Then a 400.

At 17 years old I went over the hood of a 1975 Pontiac Grand Prix. It scared me away from riding for about a year. While legally it was the other drivers fault...I realize now that if I had been as good a rider as I though I was I would have avoided it. A 76 year old man turned left in front of me and stopped blocking my path. I have avoided that same accident many, many times now. When ever I enter an intersection where it is possible for an oncoming car to block my path I keep one hand on the brake. I also try to keep a car on my left. That way someone would have to go through them to get to me.

I agree with everyone else that says start out small. I currently ride a 1300. But it is too much bike for a beginer. Start out with 500 or smaller.

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If you have no experience, the crotch rockets can get you into trouble REAL QUICK. I'd listen to the others and start small, take a class.

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This is the one I was leaning towards. Reviews I've been reading are saying its a lower powered 600

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Several years ago one of my employees had a Ninja. He talked me into riding it around the parking lot. I almost fell over with it. Very uncomfortable to ride. I guess I am just an old man. That was the only bike I have ever been on that I didnt like. I have been on a bunch of different bikes.

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Several years ago one of my employees had a Ninja. He talked me into riding it around the parking lot. I almost fell over with it. Very uncomfortable to ride. I guess I am just an old man. That was the only bike I have ever been on that I didnt like. I have been on a bunch of different bikes.
This one is a Yamaha FZ6r
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Listen dude a low powered 600cc super sport bike is still insanely fast. You have to respect them.

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