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Old 10-13-2017, 07:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Motorcycle recommendations

I've been looking at picking up a street bike and wanted to see what people use/have experience with.

I've been looking at older mid to late 90's models, and currently am looking at a 99 triumph sport st.
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I love my Triumphs! Great bike for the money to be honest. Of course the daytona is also nice from the Triumph lineup.

I have a bonneville and a rocket 3 from them.

C5Tek on the boards here rides a Honda Superhawk and I know he has no thoughts on getting rid of that and loves that bike. Not sure if it's good for long long rides though.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Are you a new rider? Have you taken a safety course?

Sounds like your head is already in the right place. Definitely start out used and as light as you're comfortable with. Nothing worse than dropping a brand new bike as you learn.

I tend to recommend the SV650 for new riders. Great bike, that you don't really outgrow like many starter bikes.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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New street rider with some dirt bike experience.

Will do saftey course coming up next month.

And yeah, I've always been a buy it used and fix it up over a buy it new kinda guy.

All my friends are saying stay away from carburetors but I'm fine with working on them and setting them up.

I'm 6'3" at 280, so kinda big. Anything made more for my size?
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so i super durped and there was no oring on the top i dont know why i though there was lol

Now that i have said that on the internet it will never be forgotten X_X
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Second a sv650... awesome bikes. And undersold so you can get a good deal on them.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Been riding for 37 years. First bikes are fun to say the least. The litmus test I made my youngest son do was be able to pick the bike up from a laid over position. Don't judge me ... It's not as easy as it sounds. The reccomendatios of a sv650 are actually pretty sound because it's a lighter bike and will still have the power to pull you around pretty much effortlessly. Just like paintball your helmet is the first purchase even before the bike. Go to a dealership and get sized no matter what. Here in Ohio I'm about to winterize my Dyna streetbob and wait out another too long winter. Ride safe and enjoy!
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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This will actually be my second bike, but first ride-able one. Had a suzuki marauder that I parted out a few years back.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My all time favorite street bike was my 01 Ducati Monster 750. Yeah, a little higher maintenance than say, a Ninja, but what a fantastic bike. Not too aggressive riding position, great on twistys, great as a commuter too.
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I've been looking at picking up a street bike and wanted to see what people use/have experience with.

I've been looking at older mid to late 90's models, and currently am looking at a 99 triumph sport st.
I loved my 02 Daytona 955CE I bought it with under 400 miles back in the day. But just be aware, everything is way more expensive for them and harder to find then the Japanese bikes. I don't know how Triumphs are now, but be prepared to work on the electrical system. Mine lived up to everything bad I've heard about British electrical systems (despite that they were OEM Japanese. I replaced a generator, a rectifier, I melted a harness and had the fuel meter fail and come out of the tank looking like it coulda torched my fuel tank. Oh, and I'd always carry extra fuses. It probably didn't help that i road it in rain and even light snow.

The good thing are bikes are super easy to work on with limited tools.

As your first bike you may have a low speed oops and the panels are very expensive.

I'd probably be a little nervous buying a late 90s early 2000s Triump as parts may be getting scarce at this point. Maybe step up to the Sprint ST 1050. They sold well and are a little newer so more parts.
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sv650 or you can't go wrong with a Kawasaki EX500. that was my first bike. good luck and stay safe!
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