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      07-15-2006, 11:33 PM   #1
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Guess what, Donny?

I got my motorcycle permit yesterday.

Anyone want to teach me?
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It was really easy. I missed one in the beginning though lol

How do you stop over slippery roads?

I said clutch in and coast to a stop, when the answer was use both brakes to slow down.
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Ok...so you've started shopping already? My friend is itching to buy a bike as soon as the learner's permit reaches his hand
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      07-16-2006, 12:01 AM   #6
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Ok...so you've started shopping already? My friend is itching to buy a bike as soon as the learner's permit reaches his hand
Window shopping...my mom is petrified at the thought of me on a bike. I promised her to not ride, if she deemed it unsafe within reason, when I take the MSF course.

If I do get one, I might just suck it up and go for a brand new 250R. I don't think I'll need more power, it's not like I'll go on the highway with it.
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Haha, David, you say that now when you haven't ridden yet. But let's wait and see after you ride around on a 250 for a few days. You'll immediately want more power. Shit, with a 250, you might as well ride on a vespa. You definitely don't want to buy a brand new 250, it'll be a waste of money.
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David, some good decent mileage Suzuki Katana 600s in the classifieds, right at 3k-ish. Should be a decent starter bike...

I agree with Truong, 250 seems kinda girlie
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David, some good decent mileage Suzuki Katana 600s in the classifieds, right at 3k-ish. Should be a decent starter bike...

I agree with Truong, 250 seems kinda girlie


Please go take the MSF course. It will be well worth your time...

Once you master the 250cc bikes in that course, any 600cc sport bike will be PLENTY of get up and go for you...

The cruiser I share with my dad is a 750cc, and it still has plenty of juice....
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Haha, David, you say that now when you haven't ridden yet. But let's wait and see after you ride around on a 250 for a few days. You'll immediately want more power. Shit, with a 250, you might as well ride on a vespa. You definitely don't want to buy a brand new 250, it'll be a waste of money.
A Vespa

Maybe I'll get a R6 then.
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A Vespa

Maybe I'll get a R6 then.

R6 is a really nice bike... Just be responsible...
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R6 is a really nice bike... Just be responsible...
The main reason I am getting a license is so I can eventually take a bike to the track. I doubt I'll ride it more than five miles total in the DC Metro area...it's suicide here.

Unless I transform into my alter ego...Ghostrider.
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The main reason I am getting a license is so I can eventually take a bike to the track. I doubt I'll ride it more than five miles total in the DC Metro area...it's suicide here.

Unless I transform into my alter ego...Ghostrider.

R6 is real nice David. It'll be more than enough to get your 135 lb frame going 0-60 in under 4 secs. haha

David- I thought your alter ego is Orangesqueezer. Or is that only on Tuesday nights?

And I agree with AJ, the most valuable thing any of you guys can do is take the MSF course. It helps so much; it teaches you laws, it teaches you what to wear, how to ride, and it can even clear your acne! All for only 6 easy payments of $40 dollars. But if you call now, we'll make your first payment for you!!!! leaving you only 5 super-easy payments of $40 dollars!! Operators are standing by.
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Yep, we are seriously planning for the MSF course...we know thats the only way to go. I think Shim is keep an eye out for availability.

Do you guys have any good used sport bike recommendations? Something not too heavy, not too uncomfortable, reliable and easy to use yet looks kick ass? Been seeing alot of low-mileage 4-5 yr old Katana 600s, How are those?
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... It helps so much; it teaches you laws, it teaches you what to wear, how to ride, and it can even clear your acne! All for only 6 easy payments of $40 dollars. But if you call now, we'll make your first payment for you!!!! leaving you only 5 super-easy payments of $40 dollars!! Operators are standing by.

Good... I have some pimples to get rid of

I guess Ill have to take the course again...
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Yep, we are seriously planning for the MSF course...we know thats the only way to go. I think Shim is keep an eye out for availability.

Do you guys have any good used sport bike recommendations? Something not too heavy, not too uncomfortable, reliable and easy to use yet looks kick ass? Been seeing alot of low-mileage 4-5 yr old Katana 600s, How are those?
The Katanas are okay, but I would probably spend a little bit more to get the GSXR-6. To be honest with you, any of the major 600 bikes out now fall into what you are looking for. It almost boils down to price and you own comfort level. Of course, you won't know this comfort level until you get on a bike and ride.
The R6 was what I was considering and still am. I think it's one of the lighter 600s and it looks sick (IMO).
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Yep, we are seriously planning for the MSF course...we know thats the only way to go. I think Shim is keep an eye out for availability.

Do you guys have any good used sport bike recommendations? Something not too heavy, not too uncomfortable, reliable and easy to use yet looks kick ass? Been seeing alot of low-mileage 4-5 yr old Katana 600s, How are those?
An older model of one of the ones listed below would do fine.
Honda CBR 600
or
Kawasaki Ninja 600 (do not get the RR) (this was my first bike)
or
Yamaha YZF 600

IMO... suzukis are a bit too aggresive and they kill your back.
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An older model of one of the ones listed below would do fine.
Honda CBR 600
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Kawasaki Ninja 600 (do not get the RR) (this was my first bike)
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Yamaha YZF 600

IMO... suzukis are a bit too aggresive and they kill your back.
These are great bikes as well!
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R6 is real nice David. It'll be more than enough to get your 135 lb frame going 0-60 in under 4 secs. haha

David- I thought your alter ego is Orangesqueezer. Or is that only on Tuesday nights?

And I agree with AJ, the most valuable thing any of you guys can do is take the MSF course. It helps so much; it teaches you laws, it teaches you what to wear, how to ride, and it can even clear your acne! All for only 6 easy payments of $40 dollars. But if you call now, we'll make your first payment for you!!!! leaving you only 5 super-easy payments of $40 dollars!! Operators are standing by.
0-60 in under 3! But yeah, definitely signing up for the MSF course. I'm taking it at the Alexandria NOVA Campus.
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I got my motorcycle permit yesterday.

Anyone want to teach me?
Shim,

If you want to learn how to drive a motorcycle. Dean, edspilot, is an official trainer for a local community college Motorcycle Driver Safety Class. He does class and hands-on training using smaller motorcycle.

You may want to PM him. I've got his cell and email address if you are really interested , if he doesnt respond to PMs.

Hope it helps.
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Shim,

If you want to learn how to drive a motorcycle. Dean, edspilot, is an official trainer for a local community college Motorcycle Driver Safety Class. He does class and hands-on training using smaller motorcycle.

You may want to PM him. I've got his cell and email address if you are really interested , if he doesnt respond to PMs.

Hope it helps.
Oh seriously? Maybe he's an instructor for the Alexandria Campus. I'll send him a PM. Thanks for the info.
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Oh seriously? Maybe he's an instructor for the Alexandria Campus. I'll send him a PM. Thanks for the info.
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