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Old 10-03-2012, 01:31 AM   #21
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There's a big difference between starting on a 800cc cruiser and a similar size sport bike. That said, you've got some MX experience so it's not like you're totally new to it. I've got a Honda Hawk GT (650 V-twin) and it's a blast around town, but could use a little more on the freeway and is on the small side for me size wise at 6'4"/195.

When I look for helmets, I try to find one that meets ECE 22.05, it's a stricter standard than Snell.
I had to google that.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc.../ece-22-05.htm
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:55 AM   #22
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Keep in mind that dirt and street riding are not the same. There are very different riding techniques used.

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Old 10-03-2012, 08:34 AM   #23
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I recently got my first bike. I wanted a daily rider and something that didn't cost too much, so I started looking at bobbers. Someone earlier mentioned the LS650 and that's exactly what I have. It's got plenty of torque (almost pulled myself off of the seat once when learning to ride it) and only cost me $2500 (it's an '06).

I pretty much agree with what most people have said, sit on a few and check them out. Go on a few test rides. Make your decision that way.

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Old 10-03-2012, 06:35 PM   #24
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Keep in mind that dirt and street riding are not the same. There are very different riding techniques used.

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It doesn't hurt knowing how coordinate the clutch/gears/brakes etc from the experience but there is a totally different mindset riding a street bike.

I grudingly took the MSF course because I was in the Navy at the time and the only way to ride on base was to have the MSF certificate. I thought, what are they going to teach me that I don't already know? I can whip a bike around a track, through the woods, ride wheelies make jumps etc..no sweat.

The instructor quickly picked up on my off road riding techniqes right away and probably save me from myself. Take the course it's worth it.

Also, earlier was mentioned a 1200cc Sportster. Great bike, agile, quick. My first street bike. At your size you will quickly outgrow it. I did and I'm six inches shorter than you. Definitely find a bike you feel comfortable on.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:46 PM   #25
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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.

I have a Victory Kingpin....Victory destroys harley in performance, engine build quality and longevity. My uncle has a 1999 Victory V92C with 106,000 miles on it...the engine has NEVER needed anything but oil and filters! That does not happen with Harley.


You need to determine if you would rather have a cruiser, a standard motorcycle or a crotch rocket.

Cruisers are great for all around riding and awesome for long distance riding but pretty poor choice if you like curvy mountain roads. Standard motorcycles come in a variaty of sizes and packages but generally are versatile and do everything well. Take the Yamaha FZ6/FZ1/FZ8 for example...streetfighter looks, sport bike performance, enough comfort for a 1,000 mile road trip without putting you in a doctors office. A crotch rocker (Super Sport bike) is about one thing; PERFORMANCE. This is a great weekend ride, track bike or canyon/mountain carver but a poor choice for commute or long distance touring.

Then there is the sport touring bike. Examples Yamaha FJR1300. These bikes are sporty yet comfortable for the long haul.

It also comes down to price range and insurance costs. I also have a Yamaha FZ6S because it was a great bang for the buck and insurance was about 70% less than it would have been on a crotch rocket. Definitely get insurance quotes before you buy!
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:37 PM   #26
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For a first bike i'd recommend an 80's Japanese bike. Dirt cheap, if you lay it down you aren't out anything, and learn to ride that way. Then in a year if you enjoy riding and get the feel of it you can step up into something bigger/nicer.

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I don't have one anymore, but a Shadow 1100 is a good one to start out on. My bro got the 750 and he outgrew that within 2 years. Had to get rid of mine when the little one showed up. Kinda hard to justify the bike when something more practical is needed. No....I didn't get a minivan.

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No....I didn't get a minivan.
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I don't have one anymore, but a Shadow 1100 is a good one to start out on. My bro got the 750 and he outgrew that within 2 years. Had to get rid of mine when the little one showed up. Kinda hard to justify the bike when something more practical is needed. No....I didn't get a minivan.
One of my friends recommended a shadow...
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:28 PM   #30
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Honda Shadows are great if you are looking for a cruiser. The high torque and low center of gravity makes riding easy. I've got a 600, but it would be a bit small for you. A 750 would be a good fit and has plenty of power.

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