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post #3766 of 4800
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2 wheels is where it is at Froggy. 

I had a rant about the Heist a few pages back.  I wouldn't waste money on it.  250 rebel hasn't changed in forever.  They are teeny little things that are great to take teh MSF course on but I dunno about purchasing one.  Do you want new or used?  How much are you looking to spend? 

I'm open to new and used, but I want something reliable. Looking to spend maybe $3K tops -- I dunno. What could I get with $1K if I went used?
post #3767 of 4800
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I'm open to new and used, but I want something reliable. Looking to spend maybe $3K tops -- I dunno. What could I get with $1K if I went used?

 

A lot of headaches

post #3768 of 4800
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How's the 2013 V Star 250 as a beginner bike? Looking to get into a 250cc engine.

Looking to get my motorcycle license and pick a good beginner cruiser for mainly city riding. I don't like the look of sports bikes and highly prefer the looks of cafe racers and vintage bikes, if that makes sense.

That Skully helmet is fucking dope!

Edit: The Cleveland Cyclewerks Heist model looks pretty cool too. Reviews say it's a harsh ride, though. Anyone have any comments? How about the Honda Rebel?

Btw, if you like cafe racers, then a cruiser's probably the wrong way to go.
post #3769 of 4800
You don't want to get a BMW bike to match the m?

I've been thinking about a r65 to replace my kz400. It should be pretty reliable (not that my kz hasn't been OK... but it has some decent miles on it and I am tempted to sell it before something catastrophic goes wrong). Not as powerful or desired as the bigger BMWs (so it can be had in your price range ) and it should have better brakes and suspension than my kz.

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post #3770 of 4800
That looks really sharp, OTC. I like it a lot. Those are the types of designs that I like in motorcycles, so I don't want to inadvertently pigeon-hole myself into wanting cafe racers only. Still have a lot to read up on and research, but I'm not looking for something ridiculously powerful or expensive.

Friend told me to shy away from older bikes, though, so I'm wary of that aspect in the R65.
post #3771 of 4800

Bare minimum you need a full face helmet, an armoured riding jacket, riding boots, riding gloves and you should strongly consider riding pants.  If you are allergic to used gear, you will spend quite a bit of money.  I would never buy a used helmet but anything else is fair game. 

post #3772 of 4800
Definitely. I'm not looking to skimp on protection. I feel very comfortable spending decent coin for a good, full-face helmet since I really care about my safety. Will for sure get the jacket and gloves, maybe the boots, but doubtful on the pants.
post #3773 of 4800
Anybody have experience with the Dainese V knee/shin guards?

Considering copping.

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post #3774 of 4800
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Definitely. I'm not looking to skimp on protection. I feel very comfortable spending decent coin for a good, full-face helmet since I really care about my safety. Will for sure get the jacket and gloves, maybe the boots, but doubtful on the pants.


No maybes on the boots buster!  A 15 mph lowside can easily break your ankles in a painful way. We had a long running argument about that here too (start reading here).  Right after that someone went down and broke an ankle on a lowspeed crash.  Don't worry - there are some cool looking safe boots out there

post #3775 of 4800
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Anybody have experience with the Dainese V knee/shin guards?

Considering copping.

dainese-knee-v-black_700_600_3nm0s.jpg

 

Buddy of mine has them.  They are a lot more comfortable than the Icon version

post #3776 of 4800
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No maybes on the boots buster!  A 15 mph lowside can easily break your ankles in a painful way. We had a long running argument about that here too (start reading here).  Right after that someone went down and broke an ankle on a lowspeed crash.  Don't worry - there are some cool looking safe boots out there

Boots? Did somebody mention boots? Are we going to talk about boots again? stirpot.gif
post #3777 of 4800
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Boots? Did somebody mention boots? Are we going to talk about boots again? stirpot.gif

I've still been riding mostly in my Gasolinas... =/
post #3778 of 4800
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Boots? Did somebody mention boots? Are we going to talk about boots again? stirpot.gif

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Triumph Street Single?

 

 

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