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post #1 of 106 (permalink) Old 11-22-2007, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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**new Rider Looking For Advice About Which Bike To Start Out With**

Okay, here's the deal guys: I've just experienced my first ride on a bike This past Monday. My friend came over with his 01' Honda CBR 929 and let me take it out around town for 45 minutes. The ride was incredible...maybe partially because I never actually went further than around the block on a bike before...but it has given me that "itch".

I've been reading and researching and I've narrowed it down to 2 bikes:

The CBR 954RR and The CBR 1000RR.

I'm about 5' 10" and I weigh about 247 lbs. I have an old injury to my right knee and it acts up sometimes. These are factors that make a difference when considering a bike, so I wanted to include them to help with any suggestions on the bike that's most comfortable as well.

Is there anyone out there who owns either of these bikes? If so please specify what year and give me your overall opinion.

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Let the begin.

BAD, BAD idea. Have you been to a dealer to sit on bikes? How do you know the 954 or 1000RR is going to be comfortable? You say you're done research- have you looked at the horsepower to weight numbers? And insurance costs?

You'd be far better off starting on a CBR600F2/F3/F4 or a YZF600R or an older ZX6R. SV650 or Ninja650R would be good, though the Ninja is probably small for you. Standard bikes like the naked SV, or Honda 599 would give your legs more room.

There's a lot more to consider than looks and displacement here. I don't care how much you weigh, a 600 is more than enough to move you. So take the MSF, buy yourself a Helmet and Jacket, and wear jeans and leather workboots as a minimum.

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Those two bikes are nowhere near fast enough for you to try to prove that your pecker isn't miniscule. Get a hayabusa or a zx14. Turd.
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I've been reading and researching and I've narrowed it down to 2 bikes:

The CBR 954RR and The CBR 1000RR.
WRONG. These are TERRIBLE bikes for a n00b.
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Man your about to get tore up! If you like you life you'll start on one of the bikes they've recomended for you. Im 6'1 220 and have ben riding for4 years and still dont ride a litter bike! Get something small, learn your trade (take the class), and get great at it! You must respect bikes, they're faster than any car you've drivin, with only two wheels and no bumpers!!! Start small, wear your gear, and always respect your bike as well as the road! Not to mention a 6 will do anything a 1 will do unless your on the track! Oh yeah and buy used cause as big as your head is youre going to go down atleast once!
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grab an older 600, or a 500 more ideally. the 1000's are death sentences for new riders.

I personally started on a 500, and I'm telling you now, on the street a 1000 is a waste. nobody needs more than a 750 at most for riding on the public roads.
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Let the begin.

BAD, BAD idea. Have you been to a dealer to sit on bikes? How do you know the 954 or 1000RR is going to be comfortable? You say you're done research- have you looked at the horsepower to weight numbers? And insurance costs?

You'd be far better off starting on a CBR600F2/F3/F4 or a YZF600R or an older ZX6R. SV650 or Ninja650R would be good, though the Ninja is probably small for you. Standard bikes like the naked SV, or Honda 599 would give your legs more room.

There's a lot more to consider than looks and displacement here. I don't care how much you weigh, a 600 is more than enough to move you. So take the MSF, buy yourself a Helmet and Jacket, and wear jeans and leather workboots as a minimum.

i'm going to have to agree here. a 600 is way more bike than you probably think it is. a liter bike is never a good choice for a beginning rider. not only for the fact that liter bikes have way more power than you'll ever need, but 600's are obviously much lighter and therefore easier to get comfortable with. also, the cheaper initial investment on a used 600 will be appreciated the first time you put it down while learning. and believe me, i don't think i know one person who hasn't wadded up at least one bike while learning to ride. or even as a veteran rider for that matter. but hey, if you absolutely HAVE to have a literbike, just take it easy on the throttle. they WILL power wheelie in the first 3 gears. take everyones advice and wear full gear. if i wasn't wearing it about 6 months ago i'd easily be dead (a 105mph lowside on a freeway offramp covered in sand). good luck.
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Is he serious??

With that said.

ONLY FOOLS START ON LITERS

Buy youself a ninja 250, 500. Or a SV650, and if you must prove you have ballz get a older 600.

Dont forget life insurance and gear.

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Hmmm, I wonder if hes gonna come back into this thread and realize how bad of an idea a liter is or if hes just gonna run away.
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prob run away, this thread has all the marks of a good troll post. of course if he isint id say go for the old 600. my old hurricane was rated at 84 hp and its plenty enough power for the moment. im 6ft 200
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I have to admit, I rode a hurricane once, they're AWESOME bikes. not the latest or greatest, but sure as hell comfortable and potent 600's.
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prob run away, this thread has all the marks of a good troll post. of course if he isint id say go for the old 600. my old hurricane was rated at 84 hp and its plenty enough power for the moment. im 6ft 200
Oh yeah, I'm 6'2" and 175-ish(probably a good bit more after this weekend). The 650R scoots pretty good

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i can't believe his buddy didn't talk him out of it. how do you let a friend w/ no experience
1)jump on a 929, take it for a spin and
2)not prevent him from buying one himself?
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i can't believe his buddy didn't talk him out of it. how do you let a friend w/ no experience
1)jump on a 929, take it for a spin and
2)not prevent him from buying one himself?
must not like him very much
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i can't believe his buddy didn't talk him out of it. how do you let a friend w/ no experience
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2)not prevent him from buying one himself?
I wouldnt have let him even sat on it lol
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I wouldnt have let him even sat on it lol
I won't let anyone sit on my 650

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i can't believe his buddy didn't talk him out of it. how do you let a friend w/ no experience
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2)not prevent him from buying one himself?
After a weekend of Kayaking a buddy of mine got stranded up here in Atlanta and needed to get back to college about 200miles away(Near Savannah, GA). My buddy had an R1 and let him take it down for the week. Now besides ATV experience my buddy hasn't rode a street bike before other than a 600 a couple of times. Same time during that week he was riding up to Augusta to visit his GF at 2am and got lost and used up an entire tank of gas he was so lost. He wacked on the throttle one time and the bike scarred the crap out of him so he never rode it too hard(for an R1 atleast).

He got the bike fever but he bought a SV650s which I rode and got Bike fever with.
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Read the first post... went no further...

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think the op got scared away.

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think the op got scared away.
I think the op was just trying to start sh*t only idiots and fools start out on liters.


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