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Old 12-27-2003, 11:18 AM
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to give some background about myself. im 23, and have had my 92 hybrid hatchback for almost 4 years now. i graduated recently and just got a job last week. im looking into buying a motorcycle now!

i am thinking about the yamaha r6. any of you peopel got one? can you help me out and give me some info about motorocycles in general, any special stuff to look out for when buying a used one. i kno cars pretty well, so feel free to compare bikes to cars if possible. (e.g. when buying a used bike, make sure the tach works, etc...)

or if you guys have a good yamaha r6 forum you go to, point me the way, thanks

btw, im a bike newbie, big time! lol
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Old 12-27-2003, 11:35 AM
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I doubt any Honda owners have a motorcycle. Wait a second...maybe in the Motorcycle Forum there might be some !
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If you have never ridden a bike before, the R6 is not for you. You will get yourself into big trouble.

I'd suggest a smaller, less aggressive bike, like a Ninja 250 or 500. Even a Nighthawk or something.

Maybe the new Honda 599, or the Suzuki SV650S...but even those are pushing the envelope for a beginner.

With bikes, looking cool and going fast really do come second to being safe.
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Old 12-27-2003, 11:36 AM
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ya i just found it, hehe thanks, ive been here at ht for a while, never notcied that section!
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Old 12-27-2003, 01:09 PM
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Yep, 2002 Gsxr600 here. 1st bike, took the msf course. Have it a lil over a year, lots of fun, you meet lots of people, but will be selling in the next 6 months, moving, and I have no time for it
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My F4i is my first bike. A buddy of mine bought an r6 as his first bike, and he is a-ok. Why? Bc he has a level head on him. Take the msf class, do ur hw, and fear/respect the bike, and i see no reason why u shouldnt get an r6. If u had said an r1, than i would have told u to draft ur will.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by GoodKnight &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My F4i is my first bike. A buddy of mine bought an r6 as his first bike, and he is a-ok. Why? Bc he has a level head on him. Take the msf class, do ur hw, and fear/respect the bike, and i see no reason why u shouldnt get an r6. If u had said an r1, than i would have told u to draft ur will.</TD></TR></TABLE>

i drove a 1000cc for my first bike (yamaha fzr-1000). no problems here. as long as you're not an idiot, you'll be fine. i cant stand how people always say that you cant start out on a big bike. get what you want and ride carefully.

edit: oh, and at that time i was 5'6" 135lbs. (i cant stand the size/weight arguement either)
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Old 12-27-2003, 02:27 PM
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S2000 owner here..................just had my 2001 CBR 929RR stolen! Sucks big time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Someone tell me how to post pics and I'll put them up of my car, my bike, and for all you pervs, my girl!
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by 138 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

i drove a 1000cc for my first bike (yamaha fzr-1000). no problems here. as long as you're not an idiot, you'll be fine. i cant stand how people always say that you cant start out on a big bike. get what you want and ride carefully.
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We say it because:

A. Most people will go down on there first bike.

B. You learn and become a better rider much faster on a smaller bike.

Sure I could have gotten an R1 as my first bike but i most likely would have dropped it like I did with my 250. I can almost guarantee that I can out ride the dipshits with the same amount of seat time as me who ended up getting an R1 because there egos couldn't handle a smaller bike.
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&lt;----------rides a ninja 250 and is plenty. i'll get a bigger bike in a few years once i have more experience. there is NO shame in getting a small bike.
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Old 12-27-2003, 03:29 PM
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by jdmotorsports &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">&lt;----------rides a ninja 250 and is plenty. i'll get a bigger bike in a few years once i have more experience. there is NO shame in getting a small bike. </TD></TR></TABLE>
We should have a Tri-state 250 meet
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Old 12-27-2003, 03:57 PM
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by ReBornGSR &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">
We should have a Tri-state 250 meet </TD></TR></TABLE>

i'de be down. lol. its a fun little bike.
here's my woman on the bike. she also rides it.
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Yeah i stand out like hell! Better to be seen then not.


My 1st bike. I took the MSF course and passed it. Definitely worth it, and the instructor told us that it all depends on what size bike fits you. Personally, i wouldn't go bigger than 600 as a starter bike. Some people are natural on bikes and some aren't. Yeah, you'll have those "moments" where you panic and you learn from your mistakes. But once you get comfortable, that's when the addiction begins . . .
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by ReBornGSR &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">
We say it because:

A. Most people will go down on there first bike.

B. You learn and become a better rider much faster on a smaller bike.
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i completely agree with you here. you will drop your first bike. moving or not, you will drop it. and yes, im sure a lighter bike with less power is easier to learn on.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by fluke702 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yeah i stand out like hell! Better to be seen then not.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Yep, same here, no one misses me
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Old 12-27-2003, 11:31 PM
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thanks for all the replies guys. i actually dont mind starting off with a smaller bike. im even down to pick up a 50 cc no license required bike to start off with and just enjoy at night. im serious about that too! my friend had one but let me ride it for 10 seconds, tight *** ****, ahah!.

the only reason i stated i wanted the r6 is because i didnt know about any other bikes. some stated to start off with a 250 cc. im sure that is plenty fun for me to start off with. thats better than the r6 for my wallet too im guessing.

how much should i look to pay for a 250 bike? and what are the things to look for when buying a used bike to make sure its in rideable condition.

thanks alot! im getting excited, yet i have no bike yet!

dunno if this helps, but im 6 feet 190 pounds
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i jus checked out kawasaki's site, man a new ninja 250 is only priced at 3000, wow thats good price! looks like that will be my starter bike! ill prob want to buy a used one, it would crush me to drop a new bike!

any one know if the ninja 250 has generations like cars and stuff, and what year and miles is good for a bike?
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my 1st bike was a 99 ninja zx6r
no problem with that it even had mods sprockets, exhaust and fuel

ive heared this om a few diffrent people

ninjas are bigger bikes, u sit more i in then on it
and yamha's are smalleru sit more on in then in it

so if ur a big guy or atleast tall, a ninja would work great for you
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by 12SecHatch &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

ive heared this om a few diffrent people</TD></TR></TABLE>

After using my brother's computer I realize he's not retarded, his keyboard just doesn't like to type letters sometimes. It's a pain. Get a job and a new keyboard!

Oh, and no problems? What about laying it down on your foot after running over a hubcap?
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by stripes777 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i jus checked out kawasaki's site, man a new ninja 250 is only priced at 3000, wow thats good price! looks like that will be my starter bike! ill prob want to buy a used one, it would crush me to drop a new bike!

any one know if the ninja 250 has generations like cars and stuff, and what year and miles is good for a bike?</TD></TR></TABLE>

well right now kawasaki has a deal. for 36months you pay like 49$ a month. buy the new 250r! lol. they all have about the same specs through out the years. good luck with the bike. i know you'll like it.
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I drive a '93 Honda VFR750F as well as my turbo EK hatch.

EDIT: Be careful just jumping on an R6 if it's your frist bike. I would honestly get a smaller bike than that or get a dirbike to get used to driving one before I jumped out on the streets and wreck/get run over. Just my opinon. Hell I drove dirt bikes for almost 5 years before I got my street bike.
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Old 12-28-2003, 08:43 PM
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wow shoot. 36 months, 49 bucks a month? thats cheap only like 1800 for a new ninja 250? i gotta hit up the local kawasaki dealer!
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thats what i did. my wife got 39$ for 24 months. so at the end of 2 years sell it and upgrade. by then i will ve ready for something faster & bigger.
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wow so u guys got a brand new ninja 250 for $960? shoot so cheap. is this deal often or would i have to get it now? im very interested. im even willing to get it and just leave it there while i get my license, insuracne, etc..
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