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Plazmattack 07-20-2005 12:54 AM

[QUOTE=IceMan713]at 360lbs you should get a turbo busa and be done with it :D[/QUOTE]

I'm not sure if that's a compliment or if I should be :(

McKnight 07-23-2005 09:36 PM

you could ride a cruiser no problem. But it might not go anywhere if its smaller than a 750:lol:

Auvase 07-31-2005 01:27 AM

Why don't people list the Buell Blast as a good beginner bike (or does it just plain not fall into that category)?

electric!sheep 07-31-2005 07:19 AM

[QUOTE=Auvase]Why don't people list the Buell Blast as a good beginner bike (or does it just plain not fall into that category)?[/QUOTE]

I think it gets the beginner part down, but it just sucks as a bike.

onewheeldoin200 07-31-2005 09:33 AM

[QUOTE=Auvase]Why don't people list the Buell Blast as a good beginner bike (or does it just plain not fall into that category)?[/QUOTE]

It falls apart. Like literally falls to pieces. Harley had a string of lawsuits against them for this very issue (which they settled out of court, I believe). Just google "buell blast reliability" :eek:

im2smrt4u 08-06-2005 11:49 AM

I'm looking to get a bike, but it needs to be able to get my 225lb ass plus a backpack of books to school on the freeway at ~75MPH. My friend has a Honda Shadow 750 and he says it gets really bad on gas and is working way to hard at 70MPH+. What should I get?

Also, who makes nice helmets aside from Shoei?

electric!sheep 08-06-2005 12:12 PM

[QUOTE=im2smrt4u]I'm looking to get a bike, but it needs to be able to get my 225lb ass plus a backpack of books to school on the freeway at ~75MPH. My friend has a Honda Shadow 750 and he says it gets really bad on gas and is working way to hard at 70MPH+. What should I get?[/QUOTE]

KAY ELL ARRR SIX-FIFTY!

im2smrt4u 08-06-2005 12:17 PM

[QUOTE=electric!sheep]KAY ELL ARRR SIX-FIFTY![/QUOTE]
Yea...that doesn't look like fun on a freeway. :wtf:

BTW, I'm leaning more towards a cruiser or maybe a standard right now. Don't want to pay insurance on a sport bike either.

JaMMin2525 08-07-2005 12:04 PM

ive been riding an 83 magna 750 for a while, but the "naked bike" look has really started to grow on me. I recently sold the magna and now i have narrowed my next purchase down too 2 bikes.

triumph speed 4
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/JaMMin2525/G_SP4_1.jpg[/IMG]

honda 599
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/JaMMin2525/honda599.jpg[/IMG]

i have read multiple online reviews but it hasnt seemed to help me in my judgement, i would like to hear genmays opinion

electric!sheep 08-07-2005 12:20 PM

[QUOTE=im2smrt4u]Yea...that doesn't look like fun on a freeway. :wtf:[/QUOTE]

Why's that? I can pull a good 100mph if I want, and it cruises fine at 75mph.

Exhibit 08-07-2005 05:00 PM

Starting to save up for my beginner. Going to buy one during the off season (should be cheaper right?). Planning on getting a naked SV650 or a 599 (Is the 599 a sportbike according to insurance?).

im2smrt4u 08-08-2005 01:59 AM

[QUOTE=JaMMin2525]triumph speed 4
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/JaMMin2525/G_SP4_1.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]
I've been in love with th Triumph bikes for a while now. I love the Speed Triple, but that is way too much bike! :eek:

JaMMin2525 08-08-2005 10:39 AM

[QUOTE=Exhibit]Starting to save up for my beginner. Going to buy one during the off season (should be cheaper right?). Planning on getting a naked SV650 or a 599 (Is the 599 a sportbike according to insurance?).[/QUOTE]


i dont think it is, the sv is a great buy for the money but i think its really ugly.

Exhibit 08-10-2005 02:21 PM

[QUOTE=JaMMin2525]i dont think it is, the sv is a great buy for the money but i think its really ugly.[/QUOTE]

I like the way it looks :).

JaMMin2525 08-10-2005 11:03 PM

[QUOTE=Exhibit]I like the way it looks :).[/QUOTE]

just too boxy for me it has a lot of hard angles, the pre 03 was better, but as performance and punch it is a beautiful bike, do you guys perfer the honda or the triumph


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