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post #21 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-22-2006, 06:30 AM
 
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I agree 100% with the original post. But look at what R1 said..."I knew I didn't want a 250". Right. Who does. As males, our egos get in the way. Thats the bottom line.

I started out on my current bike...GSXR 750. Not a wise choice...but the price was right. Insurance is cheap and it's old, heavy, and slow by todays standard. But still more than fast enough for me. Infact, I'm stepping down to a 92 600. Even slower than my current ride. But still fast enough for me.



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I agree 100% with the original post. But look at what R1 said..."I knew I didn't want a 250". Right. Who does. As males, our egos get in the way. Thats the bottom line.

I started out on my current bike...GSXR 750. Not a wise choice...but the price was right. Insurance is cheap and it's old, heavy, and slow by todays standard. But still more than fast enough for me. Infact, I'm stepping down to a 92 600. Even slower than my current ride. But still fast enough for me.
I proly would've considered a 250, but they're not the best looking bike. Know what i mean?
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I proly would've considered a 250, but they're not the best looking bike. Know what i mean?
250! I don't think a 250 is good enough for the get up and go for day to day traffic.
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I still like this 50cc.


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I still like this 50cc.

it is a yami!!!
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250! I don't think a 250 is good enough for the get up and go for day to day traffic.
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Quote:I proly would've considered a 250, but they're not the best looking bike. Know what i mean?



guys guys, i agree, they could be much better looking, as for get up, they are very good get up wise for a small rider...obviously not as quick as a big bike, but i can beat all the guys here off the line every time!!! (now if you weigh 200 lbs they might not move much...just ask my hubby!!)
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Quote:I proly would've considered a 250, but they're not the best looking bike. Know what i mean?



guys guys, i agree, they could be much better looking, as for get up, they are very good get up wise for a small rider...obviously not as quick as a big bike, but i can beat all the guys here off the line every time!!! (now if you weigh 200 lbs they might not move much...just ask my hubby!!)
I weigh about 120 pounds and I rode an old GS500E one time and that thing was doggy slow. I'd hate to drop down to a 250. I was use to a fully modded SV650, but now I'm adjusting to the R1. Imagine going from a 1 litre all the way down to a 250
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I weigh about 120 pounds and I rode an old GS500E one time and that thing was doggy slow. I'd hate to drop down to a 250. I was use to a fully modded SV650, but now I'm adjusting to the R1. Imagine going from a 1 litre all the way down to a 250

dude i am having a hard enough time giving my hubby back the 600 after i get to ride it ...i am just sticking up for the lil 250, i remain loyal to my bike, but youre right, compared to the other bigger bikes it is nuthin...i just hate to see it get dogged and then new people dont want them and make poor choices (IMO)like starting with a 1 litre bike...nuthin personal also trying to get my count up...
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oh yeah, on the doggy slow part, on mine at least its got to be b/c its not fuel injected, the whole throttle itself is pretty rough, but lack of too much power = noob not killing oneself...gah, i am really opinionated today huh...sorry to subject you, been on a soap box all day...
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dude i am having a hard enough time giving my hubby back the 600 after i get to ride it ...i am just sticking up for the lil 250, i remain loyal to my bike, but youre right, compared to the other bigger bikes it is nuthin...i just hate to see it get dogged and then new people dont want them and make poor choices (IMO)like starting with a 1 litre bike...nuthin personal also trying to get my count up...
Oh i never recommend anyone to hop on a 1 litre for their first bike, always a 600 class for the first bike.
oh and I understand about the count, I'm still trying to catch our very own TWF administrator by the end of the month.
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Hey I see Jeeps84 is online now! Now I've got someone to with now so I don't have to all by myself all night.
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I wouldn't get a 250, but I would get a 350. Especially this Yamaha RZ 350.
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I wouldn't get a 250, but I would get a 350. Especially this Yamaha RZ 350.

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it is a yami!!!
Mines a little smaller and slower but still way fun to haul close to, unload and ride up at bike night.

I just realized, I don't have any good pics of my lill 50.

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I wouldn't get a 250, but I would get a 350. Especially this Yamaha RZ 350.

ive never even seen a 350 ...bike places around here are kinda far and few between...
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ive never even seen a 350 ...bike places around here are kinda far and few between...
You won't see one at the dealer. It's an early 80's two-stroke, two-cylinder, with a Kenny Roberts signature. EPA banned the pesky, blue-smoke emitting bikes in the mid 80's. The 350 had the performance of a 750 and probably embarrased a bunch of liter bikes at the time. The RZ is descended from Yamaha's great RD 350 and 400.

When I started riding, more than half the bikes on the street were two-strokes. Honda didn't make any street two-strokes, but that's all Suzuki made. In fact, you could buy two-stroke oil in almost any store.

I learned how to ride dirt trails on a Hodaka 100 and learned how to ride on the street on a friend's RD 350. The RD's were simple, light, and fast. Did my first wheelie on one. You can still buy them on ebay. With modern ignition, brakes, suspension and tires, they would be a terrific first or only bike.
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i remember back in the day when my dad had a Suzuki GT380
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okay I'm totally noobie here. I know nothing about bikes but I've been a car enthusiast my whole life so I'm mechanically inclined.
Can someone help me answer some of these questions

Are bikes reliable compared to cars? How many miles do you run on them on average before they crap out?

Is there a more reliable brand than the other? Like honda or toyota cars are superior in reliability compared to say...daewoo or something.
so honda suzuki kawasaki or yahama?

Is there lots of maintenence with them? I heard you have to change the oil and other stuff every 600 miles.

I know this question has somewhat been answered in this forum but what do you guys recommend as a first beginner bike. I'm asking because I don't even know how to shop for a bike, what I should look for or what high for milage or what would make it to be in good shape.

any help would be great, this is only my 2nd post so please be nice mods.
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