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Old 11-29-2012, 12:54 PM   #8001
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I passed, but I'm by no means prepared to ride on the street yet. That being said, I could tell this is something I can pick up with more practice. The couple of hours I spent on the bike during the MSF course were literally my first time. I think I'm gonna look into a 250 sportbike next April and practice a whole lot in an empty parking lot.
Plenty of choices that look sharp. By then you can have a nice selection of used Honda 250s and new bodystyle Ninja 250s.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:43 PM   #8002
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I passed, but I'm by no means prepared to ride on the street yet. That being said, I could tell this is something I can pick up with more practice. The couple of hours I spent on the bike during the MSF course were literally my first time. I think I'm gonna look into a 250 sportbike next April and practice a whole lot in an empty parking lot.
If you're looking for a used bike you should look during these coming winter months. Cheaper prices
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:14 PM   #8003
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Plenty of choices that look sharp. By then you can have a nice selection of used Honda 250s and new bodystyle Ninja 250s.
+1 Definitely look into the honda 250 .. great looking bike, comes with ABS, and with an electric starter.. none of that carburetor head from the kawi sibling.

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If you're looking for a used bike you should look during these coming winter months. Cheaper prices
Seeing how he lives in FL, I doubt prices vary much between the seasons - much like in CA.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:16 PM   #8004
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+1 Definitely look into the honda 250 .. great looking bike, comes with ABS, and with an electric starter.. none of that carburetor head from the kawi sibling.



Seeing how he lives in FL, I doubt prices vary much between the seasons - much like in CA.
Buy from the north lol
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:41 PM   #8005
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I rode from August 2005 until August 27 2012... I put over 76 thousand miles on my Gsx600f Katana. Reason I gave it up is because I was rear ended about 45-55 ( I'd be willing to say closer to 55) and I was almost stopped. Of course, that is also the reason I'm on this forum now. I wanted another bike (and I was going to get one), but I found out I went over the extended cab truck in front of me and grazed the hood coming down..they say I went about 20 feet from when I was hit. I figured at this time in my life I wanted to watch my daughter's grow up.. I'm done until they move out of my house, and the next bike I get will not be for commuting-only a fun time bike. I always was cautious to my surroundings, and always knew where the cars were around me, but that didn't stop the 19 year old female from slamming into me. I'm glad to be here, and my only real injuries are my ankles..I'm having surgery Dec 17 (my eldest daughter's birthday. .) on my right ankle to repair the tendon that flaked a piece of bone and has caused me pain walking. (Since I baby the right one it put more stress on the left- which my orthopedic dr says should heal on its own)... you never know what you have until you think you've lost it all. I want to say to all that ride, always ride like you are invisible, pay attention to drivers reactions-(you can keep from getting hit), and I hope each and every one of you are able to go home each day to the ones you love. P.s. (smartphones in the hand of drivers are your worst enemy)
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:54 PM   #8006
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solid post^ I hope you recover fully.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:56 AM   #8007
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:00 AM   #8008
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+1 Definitely look into the honda 250 .. great looking bike, comes with ABS, and with an electric starter.. none of that carburetor head from the kawi sibling.



Seeing how he lives in FL, I doubt prices vary much between the seasons - much like in CA.
Mike larry does not live in Miami. he is in NYC.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:35 AM   #8009
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This was my baby before I sold it a couple months ago to get the bimmer. World Superbike Hannspree Ten Kate Kiyonari replica.

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Old 12-22-2012, 01:39 PM   #8010
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^^ Looks good, are you looking to get another bike??
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:35 AM   #8011
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:51 AM   #8012
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What do u guys think of the s1000rr. A dude down the street wants to sell his bike for dirt cheap. This might be a good belated xmas present for the hubby.

I dont know anything about bikes so this is why I am asking

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Old 12-25-2012, 09:43 AM   #8013
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What do u guys think of the s1000rr. A dude down the street wants to sell his bike for dirt cheap. This might be a good belated xmas present for the hubby.

I dont know anything about bikes so this is why I am asking

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What do you consider dirt cheap? The S1KRR is a really nice bike.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:11 AM   #8014
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What do u guys think of the s1000rr. A dude down the street wants to sell his bike for dirt cheap. This might be a good belated xmas present for the hubby.

I dont know anything about bikes so this is why I am asking

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What is his riding experience? Thats a lotta bike for a casual rider.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:15 AM   #8015
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:23 PM   #8016
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Do you guys know of a source for used or cheap OEM parts? I am trying to repair my dads CBR954RR and everything is so damn expensive. I need:

-front cowling
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:16 PM   #8017
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Id start off with your local craigslist. Then the "parts for sale" on the 954 forum. After that ebay. Im not too sure where else to get cheap parts

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Old 01-02-2013, 03:53 PM   #8018
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Ronayers.com for factory parts- as far a cheap?? ebay, but you get what you pay for.
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Stuntride.com I found a full hindle exhaust for cheap on there.

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Picking up a cheap 98 GSXR 600 to play around with tonight. Gonna paint it this winter, and just drive the crap out of it this summer. Will post pics later
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