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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-23-2011, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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I'm taking my time with the three posts so I don't make any rash buying decisions. The riding tips threads are extremely informative, and I'm hoping to take the intro class at a local community college. Think I'll be getting rid of the car altogether soon, so I want to be sure I'm competent in the saddle.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-23-2011, 08:28 AM
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For what it's worth, I wish my first bike had been a Suzuki SV650. I would still be riding it. Instead I went from a 250 to my 1100 and still feel underpowered. Those SVs are awesome!
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I had a bike as my only transportation for a year,,, bad decision,
it rains more than you think, gets real cold in the winter, (if its cool outside, it is real cool riding a bike) if you get snow you are pretty much done.
hard to get those groceries home on just a bike. or a TV, new recliner etc.

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Nah. Snow suit, spikey tires, heated grips and you'll be tearing up the freeways when cagers are upside down in the ditch.

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I am an old guy who found biking after a life and death experience. I read everything I could find about the sport. You are doing the right thing by taking your time. Take the first steps; they are mandatory: An MSF course will tell you if motorbikes are for you. Always think SAFETY, yours and others (plus their stupidity). Always be afraid (a little) of the potential of a motorbike. Then; nothing will put more grins on your face than ypur first motorbike.
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