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Generally anytime between the fall and when the new models hit the showroom. The dealerships are trying to clear out for the new models and people want to sell their own rides before it'll have to sit around in their garage and depreciate.


Yeah thats what I figured. If I'd get one, it would be one thats less then $2500, and I wouldn't have a place to store it really other then paying for storage. Probably would be cheaper to by it in the fall and pay for storage then to buy it in the spring when everyone else is buying.
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So which of these bikes would be recommended for my 190-200lb ass?
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I've got a question...

I read the sticky, and have done some research and asked a ALOT of people what they think is a good beginner bike. I am 5'8 annd about 170lbs. My friend has a F2 CBR600 (96) with about 25k on it. The fairings are cracked and scratched, the the rear one is gone completely. It has new tires, and he wants ~$2k for it. Is this a suitable bike for my first, and a good deal?
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I have a cbr600 (2000)

Its my first bike, I have been riding for about 4 months now. I want to try doing a wheelie (on a closed parking lot or somthing. I'm comfertable with my bike and everything, and I just want to try doing like a 'baby' wheelie or somthing to try and get the feel for it. So if someone could give some detailed instructions on how to go about doing this let me know.


Also, I'm not one of those idiot stunters. I wear full gear at all times, and I'm not going to be doing 100mph wheelies on the highway, I just want to learn somthing new and fun
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Oh yea you definitely take this seriously If you really want to know, join a motorcycle forum and ask there. No one approves of answering that question in a beginner bike thread.

Wheelies are evil.... I would never do such things
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I have a cbr600 (2000)

Its my first bike, I have been riding for about 4 months now. I want to try doing a wheelie (on a closed parking lot or somthing. I'm comfertable with my bike and everything, and I just want to try doing like a 'baby' wheelie or somthing to try and get the feel for it. So if someone could give some detailed instructions on how to go about doing this let me know.
I'm in the same situation as you, 01 F4i, riding since ~february, just started trying to ride out wheelies. check out www.cycleforums.com , go into the sportbikes section and then theres a stunt section, some good wheelie faqs in there.

edit : good one ->> http://www.stuntlife.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72156
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Ok guys...I now have my M1 and am o my way to getting my M2...i've decided not to get a bike till next summer thought. However, I was looking at insurance getting quotes and the like, and a ninja 250 i found I could get for ~1400 a year, and then the suzuki GS500 is next up at ~2000 a year. I'd really love to pay the lower insurance for a 250, however I dunno if i'd be abled to be on one. Would i even be able to get moving? Im 6'3 and ~210 lbs...i just wonder if I could go 100km/h on the highway, and if i'd be abled to get out of my own way.

Would a 250 work for me? Im really buying a bike to save money on gas and insurance from a car (dont need transport during winter @ uni) so I dont want the most powerful bike ever, but i'd liek something that moves at least as fast as what I currnetly drive, a 99 Subaru Outback (~7.5-8.5s 0-60)
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Get a used bike and go liability-only. I have insurance through McGraw/PSIC on my KLR650 (excellent choice for someone of your stature) and it's about $140 USD a year.
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I've got a question...

I read the sticky, and have done some research and asked a ALOT of people what they think is a good beginner bike. I am 5'8 annd about 170lbs. My friend has a F2 CBR600 (96) with about 25k on it. The fairings are cracked and scratched, the the rear one is gone completely. It has new tires, and he wants ~$2k for it. Is this a suitable bike for my first, and a good deal?

What kind of maintenance has he done on it? Chain, sprockets, regular repairs, etc.?
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while the thread was very helpful in deciding what bike to get, can anyone right a quick list of the process to follow in getting absolute start to finish

ie:
decide to get a bike
...next?

go to an msf place and sign up for the course? take the course? then buy bike, then enjoy?

edit: also, most likely it's going to be a 250 ninja or the like, currently i'm 150lbs, but i plan to be 170-180(bulking) in the near future, does the 20-30lbs really make that big of a difference?
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you notice a difference when you shave 10 lbs off your exhaust, so yeah id imagine gaining 30 lbs of weight would really slow you down
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you notice a difference when you shave 10 lbs off your exhaust, so yeah id imagine gaining 30 lbs of weight would really slow you down
in your opinion would it be more practical to get the 500 then?


http://miami.craigslist.org/mcy/80555931.html

http://miami.craigslist.org/mcy/80590162.html

i just found these 2 around me, considering i've never ridden before, is a 500 still tame enough for me to learn on

edit: or that http://miami.craigslist.org/mcy/80552258.html
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yeah you can easily learn on a 500, its just a matter of how much cash you have to throw around. The 250 will be fine if you are trying to save on cash (its not like ur 200lbs+ here). That way you have more money for gear, and / or a new bike later down the line.

But if you have the money sure why not get the 500 if you like it more. Go check them out in person and see what you think the better deal is.
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yeah you can easily learn on a 500, its just a matter of how much cash you have to throw around. The 250 will be fine if you are trying to save on cash (its not like ur 200lbs+ here). That way you have more money for gear, and / or a new bike later down the line.

But if you have the money sure why not get the 500 if you like it more. Go check them out in person and see what you think the better deal is.
meh, i have like $7k cash so 1400 vs 1500 doesn't really matter.

i really want a gs500f but i don't want to buy a new bike for my first :P

right now i'm leaning towards the 500, but i'm curious, from an objective point of view, will the 250 still be fun, and practical? or will it really get boring after a week even under reasonable circumstances?
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the 250 will definitly be fun. It can take twisties far easier. you would be much faster going through very tight turns constantly than you would with the same track on a 500.


And if you have 7k to spend on a future bike after selling the 250 its very worth it IMO. Yes a 250 would get old quick, but thats why ebay, cycletrader, and craigslist is there for you. So you could sell it for the same price and get a 600. If you dont plan on getting a 600 after having the 250 for a couple months then I would say its a waste and get the 500. Dont worry about the weight of the bike if you are underweight unless you are too short or too big and tall. These guys really press it on you to get the 250 for some reason. if you go to a cycle forum you will see plenty of people starting on 600's... and here the first post makes an sv650 sound like a death trap lol. Then again this isnt a cycle forum and thats how the faq should make it sound on a forum like this.

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