Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > General Chit Chat > Calling All Motorcycle Owners!
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-02-2012, 08:43 PM   #1
Cranny04
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Culpeper, Va
Posts: 411
Liked 21 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default Calling All Motorcycle Owners!

Hey all,

I'm thinking about buying a motorcycle. I am a complete armature. I've ridden dirt bikes before but that's about it. I'm looking for suggestions on what kind of bike I should get. I'm kinda a big dude (6'6 230lbs). I'm leaning towards cruisers, but I'm open to some opinions..

Thanks,
Cranny

__________________

My Blog: Bros Beer

Cranny04 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-02-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
TowsonTiger22
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TowsonTiger22's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 7,411
Liked 1798 Times on 1764 Posts
Likes Given: 146

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cranny04 View Post
Hey all,

I'm thinking about buying a motorcycle. I am a complete armature. I've ridden dirt bikes before but that's about it. I'm looking for suggestions on what kind of bike I should get. I'm kinda a big dude (6'6 230lbs). I'm leaning towards cruisers, but I'm open to some opinions..

Thanks,
Cranny
All comes down to what you want. Dirty, nasty speed? Crotch Rocket. Touring? Cruiser.

I own a harley, and will say that it has caused me some grief. Might look into victory or triumph next time.

Head to a dealership, and start sitting on things. That'll tell you what you like.
__________________

Primary: None
Secondary: Nothing there either
Kegged: Porter, Pale Ale

TowsonTiger22 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-02-2012, 09:42 PM   #3
EnjoyGoodBeer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Rockford, Illinois
Posts: 418
Liked 16 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TowsonTiger22

All comes down to what you want. Dirty, nasty speed? Crotch Rocket. Touring? Cruiser.

I own a harley, and will say that it has caused me some grief. Might look into victory or triumph next time.

Head to a dealership, and start sitting on things. That'll tell you what you like.
Yeah, but don't have them tell you what you should like. Do reaserch and test drive if needed, good luck
__________________
EnjoyGoodBeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-02-2012, 09:50 PM   #4
naga77777
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Oxford, NC
Posts: 440
Liked 53 Times on 45 Posts
Likes Given: 646

Default

definitely sit on quite a few.

I knew I wanted a cruiser.

I had my mind set on a suzuki savage (ls650), from reading sooooo much online about starter bikes. This is generally regarded as one of the better starter bikes, etc etc. Well, I'm 5'10", 190lbs, and the first time I saw one in person, I almost laughed. I sat on it, and it was soooo tiny. Lots of sites recommended the 250cc bikes for starting out (honda rebel, etc), and they are even smaller.

I used a Honda Rebel when I took my Motorcycle Safety class, and i felt like a monkey f*ggin' a football. It was so cramped.

I was partial to shaft-drive bikes, and ended up buying a suzuki c50 (800cc, but pretty large frame, and long wheelbase). I sat on a new one at the dealer, and then found a used one on craigslist.

__________________
Brewing Since July 2012 All-grain BIAB
Primary 1: Raging Irish Red
Primary 2: Lilsparky's Nut Brown Ale
Secondary 1: Skeeter Pee
Secondary 2: Air
Kegged: Two Hearted Clone, Graff, BM Centennial Blonde (again :) )
naga77777 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-02-2012, 09:50 PM   #5
mcspanner
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Warrington, Cheshire
Posts: 375
Liked 130 Times on 70 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

At 6'6" and if you enjoyed dirt bikes then two words. Adventure sports. Think about the bmw GS bikes, even the 650 was a hoot and probably more capable when you fancy hitting the dirt tracks.

I love the triumph tiger and the KTM adventure ( but don't get the black ones as they have issues in hot countries with venting fuel through breather pipes from the tank) and the new Tenere is supposed to be good but I haven't had the chance to ride one.

What are the restrictions for new riders in your part of the world? Here in the UK it is quite a difficult route these days to get a bike licence with a three part test and restrictions for younger riders.

__________________

Scientifically speaking, alcohol IS a solution.....

mcspanner is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-02-2012, 09:53 PM   #6
GilaMinumBeer
In yo' garage, steelin' yo parts.
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GilaMinumBeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oblivion
Posts: 47,643
Liked 4749 Times on 4380 Posts
Likes Given: 59

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mcspanner View Post
...( but don't get the black ones as they have issues in hot countries with venting fuel through breather pipes from the tank)...
My shadow does this. It's kind of the point.
__________________
GilaMinumBeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-02-2012, 09:57 PM   #7
mcspanner
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Warrington, Cheshire
Posts: 375
Liked 130 Times on 70 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GilaMinumBeer

My shadow does this. It's kind of the point.
No sorry, that wasn't clear, the Black KTM tanks get hot and then vent onto the back of the front tyre, have known of a couple that did it. Of course tanks are supposed to vent through breathers but not in such a way as to make riding a game of Russian roulette.

The orange ones absorb much less heat in the tank and don't seem to suffer the same amount of venting issues.
__________________

Scientifically speaking, alcohol IS a solution.....

mcspanner is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-02-2012, 09:57 PM   #8
bighorn_brew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hardin, Montana
Posts: 397
Liked 16 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

Hi
6'5 240# novice rider here, new owner of a Kawasaki KLR 650 and loving it! Its a dual sport on off road, loads of fun. Its a big guys bike and nice entry level machine with a nice price tag as well.

__________________
bighorn_brew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-02-2012, 09:58 PM   #9
GilaMinumBeer
In yo' garage, steelin' yo parts.
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GilaMinumBeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oblivion
Posts: 47,643
Liked 4749 Times on 4380 Posts
Likes Given: 59

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mcspanner View Post
No sorry, that wasn't clear, the Black KTM tanks get hot and then vent onto the back of the front tyre, have known of a couple that did it. Of course tanks are supposed to vent through breathers but not in such a way as to make riding a game of Russian roulette.

The orange ones absorb much less heat in the tank and don't seem to suffer the same amount of venting issues.
Ahhh. Yes. Gas on tire not good. Mine vents under the frame.
__________________
GilaMinumBeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-02-2012, 10:00 PM   #10
tom_gamer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 621
Liked 33 Times on 27 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

If you got some cash to spend I would recommend a Harley 1200cc Sportster. Great starter bike and has enough power that you won't feel its too weak once you're in your groove.

__________________
tom_gamer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools