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So Im thinking of taking my permit and classes in Januray/Feb, I was told its better to take your classes in colder months since you end up sitting on the bike for a while and you get hot.

When I took my MSF course it was around 45 degrees f and raining. By the end of the first riding day I couldnt turn my key to start my car with one hand, I had to use both hands. Taking it in the cold was hell really, but it was worth it. But then if you can ride in Jan or Feb then you probably live in a warmer area and cold is like 60degrees. Just a guess.
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So Im thinking of taking my permit and classes in Januray/Feb, I was told its better to take your classes in colder months since you end up sitting on the bike for a while and you get hot.
It was damn hot when I took mine, but it worked out.
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It was damn hot when I took mine, but it worked out.


Its intensily hot, but you wont even realise it when youre having fun. I thought it was a good idea to roll around in my snazzy full gear the first riding day, and I didnt really notice how hot it was until got dizzy and almost passed out around 3 PM.
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I plan for the MSF and shopping of bike by Jan, you should have all yoru gear by the time of the MSF road training?
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You don't really need all your gear for the MSF. Our instructors had us wear long sleeve shirts and jeans. I had all my gear but you only really need your helmet and some gloves.
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You need over the ankle shoes, glasses, pants, long sleeve shirt, and gloves.

They supply helmets for you.
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They supply helmets...but who wants to share helmets with a dozen other people?

If his helmet has a face shield, he won't need the glasses. I did forget about the boots that cover your ankles though...I always have to wear them for work anyways so I never really think about it.
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ok. I'm getting into it finally. Taking the MSF in a few months, then looking for a bike. After all my shopping, I've been drawn to:

Honda CB750 Nighthawk
Kawasaki Ninja 250
Kawasaki Ninja 500r.

I ~really~ like the looks of the Ninja, only sportbike I like actually... But is the 500cc too much? I'm 6'1", 250lbs... heh. Or should I shop for the used 750NH, but is it also way too much?
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I dont think a 500 is too much for anyone really. The transition from a 250 and a 500 is minimal compared. The 250's & 500's being almost unchanged in all its years, while the 600's being redone almost about every year...there is a big difference between the 5 and 6 hundreds.


The only people I would say shouldnt have a 500 would be dumbasses that shouldnt have one at all. They usually skip them completely and go straight for a K5 anyway.

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I just found this thread today and have found it extremely helpful. I recently became interested in motorcycles and plan on taking a MSF course in the near future. The reason I am posting is for an opinion on the Honda Shadow VLX as a starter motorcycle. Based on information posted above, it seems like a reasonable choice-583cc, 452lbs, and has a low seating position. (These numbers are directly from the Honda website for the '06 model). For reference I am 6'2 and 170lb.
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I'm 6'1 180 and I'm doing fine on my '97 ZX6E, so you should be OK Iopoetve.

Just don't buy a new one as your first bike. You're almost certainly going to have a soft lay-down at an intersection or in your driveway. Almost every beginner does (And yes, I have...leaned it over a little too much. Didn't drop it, but I had to put it down gently).

Don't be a squid. Get your gear first. Get your training first. Then get the bike. This is common knowledge, but everyone else that rides sportbikes around here fails in this respect. They don't wear the gear and they've never been trained. Add to that the fact that they're on newer model 600+ sportbikes and you've got potential for disaster.

It's sad, but I can easily outcorner my friend and he has an '05 ZX12. He just doesn't know how to use it at all. I'm a novice, but I do know how to handle myself in a corner.
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Ohhh I didn't mean that I was going to buy a new bike. I know that doing so would be foolish. I was thinking of getting a decent used one. I have a neighbor that is a motorcycle cop who said he would go with me when I was ready to buy.

Perhaps A[M] could make some suggestions for a good starter bike in the cruiser class. I am not too interested in a sport bike. I am looking for something in the 450-600cc area (Is this even too much?) I also have my eye on the Vulcan 500cc.

I definately will take your advice and get my MSF course and gear taken care of first.

Thank you very much for your reply.
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My first bike was an 1100cc V-Twin. It wasn't too much.
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I'm 6'1 180 and I'm doing fine on my '97 ZX6E, so you should be OK Iopoetve.

Just don't buy a new one as your first bike. You're almost certainly going to have a soft lay-down at an intersection or in your driveway. Almost every beginner does (And yes, I have...leaned it over a little too much. Didn't drop it, but I had to put it down gently).

Don't be a squid. Get your gear first. Get your training first. Then get the bike. This is common knowledge, but everyone else that rides sportbikes around here fails in this respect. They don't wear the gear and they've never been trained. Add to that the fact that they're on newer model 600+ sportbikes and you've got potential for disaster.

It's sad, but I can easily outcorner my friend and he has an '05 ZX12. He just doesn't know how to use it at all. I'm a novice, but I do know how to handle myself in a corner.

Yeah, I'm shopping for used bikes. And yeah, training, gear, then the bike.
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My first bike was an 1100cc V-Twin. It wasn't too much.
A lot of bikes are technically "not too much" if you stay out of the powerband. Also, your style of bike is generally very mild when compared to sportbikes. I'm inclined to say that a modern 600cc is much harder to learn on than your 1100cc V-Twin.
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