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Picking up by this saturday one of the two, but i'm shooting for the 500cc. 1986 Honda VFR 750 & 500 Interceptors, 2k, running, under 50kkm
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Nope, completely irrelevant. You'll either hold the front brake and stabilize with either foot or hold the rear brake with your right foot, supporting the bike with your left. If you are on an incline, having both feet firmly planted will do little good as the 300+lbs under you will still make a run for it without the assist of a brake.

As others mentioned, don't worry about getting your foot 100% down on both sides, all the time. Purely mental, took me a bit of time to get over that concept as well and I can get both feet down with ease on my bike.
I don't use the brakes to stay where I am on uphills.
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Picking up by this saturday one of the two, but i'm shooting for the 500cc. 1986 Honda VFR 750 & 500 Interceptors, 2k, running, under 50kkm

Word of advice: The 500 is gonna be harder to get tires for since the front wheel is 16 inches.
The 750's are already sort of dogs in terms of power, the 500 is gonna be a flog-dolphin to get it to do anything exciting or to pass anyone.

PROTIP: go with the 750, you wont regret it.

Side info: the 500 is a sleeved down 750
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I don't use the brakes to stay where I am on uphills.

? I always find it hard to hold my bike in place with just my feet on inclines. The lightest touch of the brakes holds it firmly though.
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Word of advice: The 500 is gonna be harder to get tires for since the front wheel is 16 inches.
The 750's are already sort of dogs in terms of power, the 500 is gonna be a flog-dolphin to get it to do anything exciting or to pass anyone.

PROTIP: go with the 750, you wont regret it.

Side info: the 500 is a sleeved down 750

Looking on the VFR forums I can see that tires are a bitch to find in the 750's let alone trying for 500's.. Further solidifies what I figured i'd do. Plus I figured they couldn't be too peppy so the 750 would allow me to get to some speed, but not too much crazy speed like new 600's etc. etc.

Going down to the bank to get a LoC, wish me luck.
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Yeah I thought about buying one in Minneapolis. However most of those bikes you linked at broken or need work or are screwed up in some form or another. Also I am not too keen on having my first real motorcycle experience be a 250mile ride from Minneapolis to my house...especially through Minneapolis traffic.
My first street ride was 180 miles, in rain, in december. It was a piece of cake, highway is the easiest riding there is.
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So what you're saying is: you're a vagina?

Must be awesome to be the roughest, toughest son of a bitch to ever swing a leg over a motorcycle. Why don't you go for a 7 million mile ride then rebuild the whole bike by yourself when you get there? The rest of us will still be here having an intelligent discussions instead of name calling when someone decides to do something differently than we would.

It's perfectly reasonable that someone wouldn't want to ride 250 miles the first time out. For fucks sakes, that's not even legal here. You can only ride 100 km from the address on your learners permit, and with good reason. Same with those fork seals you were bagging on zoopnazi about. Why the hell would you tear into the main component of your steering and suspension and put your own safety at risk when you're not 100% confident in what you are doing? That piece of mind is worth a 80$/hour shop labor rate to some people.

Why don't you go to another forum and talk shit on the RUBs that don't even change their own oil? Or better yet, go find a forum where guys build their own bikes and see how you like getting talked down to because you didn't design, fabricate, weld, wire and paint the bike you ride.
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Welcome to the club

A couple months ago, on a group ride, we came upon some crows in the road. They were putting nuts into the wheel tracks in hopes of getting them cracked open. Well, apparently one particular dopey crow didn't have the best coordination, and took flight right in front of me (I was leading a group of about 10).

He clipped my windscreen and glanced off my helmet (hard enough to throw my head backwards) and his tumbling carcass nailed the guy behind me square in the chest.

Surprisingly (and luckily) no guts. We said a prayer for it at lunch.

Lol and you got to avoid a rear seat the other day, haha. Or was that Jamie?

Dude, I'll have to let you take my SV on highland valley as long as you go slow The new suspension eats the bumps up like nothin, and it's so easy to brake with the GSXR brakes. I actually enjoyed myself for the first time on that road. I wasn't worried about front end dive or bouncing around like a pogo stick.
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Must be awesome to be the roughest, toughest son of a bitch to ever swing a leg over a motorcycle. Why don't you go for a 7 million mile ride then rebuild the whole bike by yourself when you get there? The rest of us will still be here having an intelligent discussions instead of name calling when someone decides to do something differently than we would.

It's perfectly reasonable that someone wouldn't want to ride 250 miles the first time out. For fucks sakes, that's not even legal here. You can only ride 100 km from the address on your learners permit, and with good reason. Same with those fork seals you were bagging on zoopnazi about. Why the hell would you tear into the main component of your steering and suspension and put your own safety at risk when you're not 100% confident in what you are doing? That piece of mind is worth a 80$/hour shop labor rate to some people.

Why don't you go to another forum and talk shit on the RUBs that don't even change their own oil? Or better yet, go find a forum where guys build their own bikes and see how you like getting talked down to because you didn't design, fabricate, weld, wire and paint the bike you ride.

Actually, the 250mile ride was not what I was referring to. That is totally understandable.

The fact that he's gonna blow $5000-6000 on a Buell BLAST That will either A) fall apart within 6 months of B) be so slow he's gonna be sick of it after the 2nd week.
But he wont take the time to purchase a bike that needs fairings or a bit of elbow grease?

And FYI - I am the roughest toughest, darn-tootenest, bull-ridinest hombre this side of the Rio Grande, and dont you FORGET IT!
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So...other than the fact that I'll be buying it new, and probably paying too much for it; is there any reason why I shouldn't get a Buell Blast for a first bike?

From what I have read it's more-or-less designed to be a "my first 2-wheels" kind of bike. I'm short and the low seat height definately turns me on, I can stand a Ninja 500 with relative ease but I can't really get both feet on the ground, with the Buell that'd be simple. There isn't much in the way of body work, and the tank is made of some space-age impact resistant plastic and is supposed to be indestructible. I understand the 1cyl "Thumper" bikes can be a little annoying after long rides, but I'd mostly be cruising around town to and from work. Also it's very light which is a bonus for me, since I am not sure I could control a bike that weighs 3 times as much as I do.

So other than the expense of it, is there any reason why I shouldn't go try one out? I've looked and looked and looked and there just isn't much in the way of 500> cc starter bikes around here. Everything I can find is either older than I am, over priced, or something like a CBR900 which I'm scared will put me in the hospital (or the morgue) faster than anything else.

My god, do not buy that bike new. Dude, you can get fully modded out SV650's for $3k. For the love of god do not buy that bike new.
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My god, do not buy that bike new. Dude, you can get fully modded out SV650's for $3k. For the love of god do not buy that bike new.

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Lol and you got to avoid a rear seat the other day, haha. Or was that Jamie?

Nah, that was me.

I guess the seat didn't fully latch at the previous pit stop. Chuck was leading (naturally), followed by myself and Craig. We were booking it through that sweeper section before the bridge on Old Julian and I came around the sweeper, and just as I'm apexing the seat comes tumbling right at me. Stood the bike up and it soared right past me luckily. I got on the Chatterbox and let him have it.

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Dude, I'll have to let you take my SV on highland valley as long as you go slow The new suspension eats the bumps up like nothin, and it's so easy to brake with the GSXR brakes. I actually enjoyed myself for the first time on that road. I wasn't worried about front end dive or bouncing around like a pogo stick.

What is this slow you speak of?

I will gladly take you up on that, I bet the bike handles awesome.

HVR is awesome though, nothing beats cresting those hills by the orange grove with a big wheelie.
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? I always find it hard to hold my bike in place with just my feet on inclines. The lightest touch of the brakes holds it firmly though.
I simply put my feet down and rest the footpegs on the front of my boots.
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I simply put my feet down and rest the footpegs on the front of my boots.

ditto, but still have to watch out for the gravel around these parts - seems like they still haven't cleaned up from the winter, for some reason.
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