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Get a sportbike...?? I've only ridden a quad before and I know the two are totally different. I do plan on taking MSF courses as well as getting private lessons. Driving my tC is fun and all but I need more excitement(challenge) during my 1 hour commute to work everyday. My only issue is speed which I have a hard time not doing. I've heard its really easy to speed on a bike so I'm kinda caught in the middle. I don't plan on outrunning any cops or doing stunts so I'm not crazy. :crazy: Can someone help :scratch:
 

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everything u just said u dont wanna do, ur prolly gonna end up doing, and yes when cruising down a highway 100mph feels like nothing. and wheelies are like crack. but none of this means that u should not buy a bike. you should def get a bike. what bikes where u looking at?
 

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That should work for ya... :luck: and try to take somebody that knows about MC's with ya when you go to look at the used bikes...
 

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Get a sportbike...?? My only issue is speed which I have a hard time not doing. I've heard its really easy to speed on a bike so I'm kinda caught in the middle. I don't plan on outrunning any cops or doing stunts so I'm not crazy. :crazy: Can someone help :scratch:
It won't be an issue after they take your license away for excessive speeding... :welcome:
 

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99birdV6 has a really sweet SV 650 he wants to sell. It is a new bike with some good mods. It runs great and the Yoshi pipe makes it sound good...I guarantee it will satisfy speed wishes you may have...
I wouldn't mind owning that bike. :dthumb:
 

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tC Driver said:
Get a sportbike...?? I've only ridden a quad before and I know the two are totally different. I do plan on taking MSF courses as well as getting private lessons. Driving my tC is fun and all but I need more excitement(challenge) during my 1 hour commute to work everyday. My only issue is speed which I have a hard time not doing. I've heard its really easy to speed on a bike so I'm kinda caught in the middle. I don't plan on outrunning any cops or doing stunts so I'm not crazy. :crazy: Can someone help :scratch:
Take the MSF course FIRST. I did that, you can search the "Beginners Corner" for my thread on that one. I did it cause I didn't know if I wanted a bike definitely. Took it, loved riding, bought bike. Don't need private lessons, that is not necessary. If you take the course and have a friend who has rode longer than you, just do that. I do, my friend has been riding for like years so I just ride with him so he can like "critique" me.

Second, the speed thing, yes it's a challenge, but you need to just develop self-control. I don't race until there is just someone really stupid infront of me so I speed around them. I usually only average like 20mph over the speed limit MAX.
 

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I meant my friend will give me lessons.
I think I have some self control. My car does 127 but I never took it past 112. Lets say I hit at least 90 everyday....does this mean I will travel faster on a bike or what...thanks for all the positive feedback
 

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I think a sportbike would be a very bad idea for an hour long commute daily. First of all, the ergonomic is quite uncomfortable so it's very likely you'll end up with a sore wrist, lower back, and/or sore ass by the time you get to work. Secondly, you can't carry anything with you if you're on a bike and it'll be a bit of task if you need to dress up nicely for work. Finally, I would prefer to have some radio or music if I'm in an hour long commute daily which is quite difficult to achieve safely. Sportbikes are really good for only two things... to have fun with in the twisties or to pose in front of Starbucks.

If you are seriously considering to have a bike to commute on, I strongly suggest a street bike which will give you more comfortable riding position and usually better gas mileages as well as options for luggage add ons.
 

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I think a sportbike would be a very bad idea for an hour long commute daily. First of all, the ergonomic is quite uncomfortable so it's very likely you'll end up with a sore wrist, lower back, and/or sore ass by the time you get to work. Secondly, you can't carry anything with you if you're on a bike and it'll be a bit of task if you need to dress up nicely for work. Finally, I would prefer to have some radio or music if I'm in an hour long commute daily which is quite difficult to achieve safely. Sportbikes are really good for only two things... to have fun with in the twisties or to pose in front of Starbucks.
I ride a sportbike to and from work, though not a race rep, and its one hour each way (50mi). For me, the aggressive seating (to some degree), pickup, and turning are what drew me to them and the reason I stick with them. I'm just more engaged in the driving experience, as opposed to anything where I recline (=sleep). As for comfort, the wrists and back are non-issues if you stay in shape and ride properly.

Carrying stuff is an issue, as is weather. My daily dress is business casual to semi-formal so I pack my pants/shoes/socks/tie to go in a backpack currently, though a tank or tail bag is optimal. Lunch travels along bungee'd to the bike too. With weather, I give up with precipitation and take the cage. Its just too dangerous. I don't do music, I'm too interested in what's going on around me and enjoying the riding atmosphere.

With that kind of distance, you should automatically be looking at full gear: helmet, jacket, gloves, pants, boots. If you don't, you'll be sorry one day. I'm a proponent of all leather, but I don't live in the SW where it gets REALLY hot. We get 100+ days with 90+% humidity on occassion.

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tC Driver said:
I meant my friend will give me lessons.
I think I have some self control. My car does 127 but I never took it past 112. Lets say I hit at least 90 everyday....does this mean I will travel faster on a bike or what...thanks for all the positive feedback
There will be times you will go well over 112. When I first got my R6 I thought 70 was FAST. After going 165 it doesn't seem that fast any more. Your bike is gonna seem REALLY fast at first until you get use to it. Then you'll be cruising at 100 and not even know it. It's the best EVER! Just take it easy on city streets and open it up on deserted(sp) roads. Where you from in NH?
 
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