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First bike... need help from local bikers.

Well, i am going to be getting my bike license in 3 weeks.
And i am already pre-shopping.
I have 2 bikes in mind, Daytona 675 or gsxr750...
Which one would you recommend, or any other.
what sort of safety equipment do you wear?
i already got my Boxer helmet...
just very exited, i waited 6 years to be able to do this...

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Re: First bike... need help from local bikers.

anybody who rides will tell you not to get more than a 500 for your first bike. not only do 600cc+ bikes have more horsepower (obviously) but they are more race tuned as far as suspension and brakes. they are NOT beginner friendly. pick up a 250 or 500, and progress from there as your skills get better.



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I would say neither in reality. Start with a nt700 or a gsx 650 or sv 650 as they are more of a sport touring. The problem with gsxr's and cbr's you will tire easily on them and you will eventually crash!!!! The bikes I listed give you more of an upright riding position but with the sport bike look.

As for anything under 600cc's I totally disagree because you will only end up selling it the same year. at least with a 600-750 you can get many enjoyable years of use.

best bet is to go sit on each bike and say can i sit like this for 40+ min at a clip.

btw been riding for over 20 yrs from dirt to hyper bike to cruiser. as for gear get full leathers (pants and jacket not one piece) or joe rocket body armor boots and gloves. your ass is worth the grand. and dont cheap out on a helmet either you should spend around $250 for a quality helmet.

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i startedout with a cbr 600 and it was not bad at all you just need to be careful with the throttle

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and so what if you sell it the same year or the year after? there will always be a market for beginner bikes. experience on a bike and NOT DYING is better than crashing some high-powered bike that you cant handle. I'll start linking motorcycle forum stickies if you STILL disagree.



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A agree with blackfusion. As safety equipment a "picture of your family on the handle bars".

I do not want to generalize on your attentions but I have seen so many motorcycle zooming thru traffic be cautious a motorcycle provide little protection if you or the other guy makes a mistake.
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[quote author=sdemo45 link=topic=185803.msg3924541#msg3924541 date=1296779178]
and so what if you sell it the same year or the year after? there will always be a market for beginner bikes. experience on a bike and NOT DYING is better than crashing some high-powered bike that you cant handle. I'll start linking motorcycle forum stickies if you STILL disagree.
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Do you ride? What was your first street bike? Mine was a gsx 600 katana best bike ever to learn on. Then I had an fzr600 a cbr900rr now I am on a cruiser because long rides suck on a crotch rocket.

We can agree to dissagree (so don't bother). 250-500 cc bikes are underpowered for an adult male and are dogs at highway speeds (70+). Also if you respect the bike you won't kill yourself (a cager might!).

The sport touring bikes I listed also are de-tuned in relation to anthing with an "R" or "RR" after it. They have a better (lower) seat height (flat foot [both feet] stops), the pussy pegs are longer and are all in all more comfortable to ride until you get use to the dynamics of a bike. You also won't stand one on the back wheel even if you gun it. The riding position is better on a cruiser/sport touring for first time riders but he has to make that choice.

Most motorcyle injuries/fatalities are proven to be caused by automotive drivers opposed to motorcylists being stupid. For every jack wad splitting lanes/wheelies there are 2,000 people texting while driving. You hit a car oh no fender damage, you hit a bike you make a car-bike-car sandwich or send the guy up over your hood. Been there done that with the standard "Is he alive I didn't see him!!!" She rear ended me at 45 mph there were 10ft of skid marks from her car befor she hit me. I was at a dead stop. Again full joe rocket armor, shoei helmet, boots, gloves=no road rash or brain bucket.

It has been proven that most non-motorcyclist can't get a depth perception of a single lamp and they will judge stopping distance by the car in front of the bike. That is why you are supposed to ride staggered. Almost every motorcylist in a car will protect the rear of a cyclist on the road just for that reason. And THEY WILL focus on that single tail light.

Any real motorcyclist also calls the dumb asses that wheelie and split lanes "organ doners" again for every jack wad there are 1000+ riders who just love the sport, the freedom and respect the road and the bike. When you drive your 3 do you like be classified with the little tuner civics splitting lanes and cutting people off in heavy traffic just because you drive a sport compact.
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First bike... need help from local bikers.

I get what you're saying. I don't ride, although I went through the process of getting my license (essentially lessons) and researched bikes, but ended up not buying one (wouldve been removed from my parents health insurance by my father, so no point in throwing out the next 3 years of benefits until I'm 26.). anyway, I didn't look up the bikes you mentioned so I didn't realize they were detuned versions.

and I agree with you that it's generally car drivers that cause the problems. before I learned how to ride, I never quite respected bikers on the road the way I do now. my friends that currently ride have told me plenty of stories about near death experiences. we can certainly agree about the safety equipment.

my first bike, had I ended up buying one, wouldve been a GS500F.



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[quote author=casey.weber link=topic=185803.msg3925062#msg3925062 date=1296840065]
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