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Old 04-07-2011, 10:39 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Well, the girl wanted 3300, maybe she will get a little more desperate to sell (parents flying in, don't know she owns it lol). If not, well the local market isn't tooo awful around here. I suppose we shall see.

Looking up the DMV hours today to go pick up the stupid permit/license book soon, then I will glance it over and take the test. They always use such dumb questions.....

Scheduled to go through the Navy's BRC at the end of the month now. I am pumped :]
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:50 AM   #62 (permalink)
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Any thoughts here:

Something like:
2004 Honda Shadow
2005 Honda Shadow 600cc $2900.00

Maybe she will still have that when I decide to pick one up, hopefully i can talk her down a lil.
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:35 AM   #63 (permalink)
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well 3k for a 650r isnt a bad price. It all comes down to preference, i cant stand riding a cruiser bike (for now anyway, that might change later in life), the only thing i enjoy riding is a crotchrocket, i dont act stupid on mine (well mabey when no ones around but i like fast turns, i dont do the 150mph in a straight line thing) The one thing i was glad doing was getting a beater bike to learn on, i got my ninja 500 for 800 dollars that was mostly wrekced, had only fairing damage and rode that for 2 years, mainly because of allways hearing people saying "its not if you wreck, its when you wreck"

As for the part with the dmv, if you can find one, do the msf course first, it saves alot of headache for getting your permit because if you do it on your own like i did, the "legal" way to get it done is to have someone else drive the motorcycle there or you would have to trailer it there for the road test, between work and everything it took me a whole 5 days to get mine done.

Only thing i can suggeset is start with whatever you can get, cheaper the better to learn on and then go from there, i started on a cheap ex500 that i bought for 800 dollars and now i want a liter bike, mainly because i believe i can handle it now, its better than buying a 5k dollar 600cc bike then wanting a liter bike after.

Dam if that was closer i'd be allover that 650r for 3k :P

If possible, buy a more top of the line helmet to ride with. i started with a cheap fulmer then went to a scorpion then a shoei, i'll never get anything less than a shoei again, its so comfortable, that first fulmer was like wearing a brick and felt like one too. Also if you're beginning, find some riding gear, hell i think cycle gear sells a full leather suit for like 300 bucks, its not top of the line but its better than trying to protect your skin with a pair of shorts or tshirt. Crashing in full length jeans and a hoodie is basicallly like crashing naked, the stuff rips through within skidding on the ground 1ft
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:36 AM   #64 (permalink)
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My dad picked up an EX500 for $250 from a title pawn place about 10 years ago. We carried it home where I worked on it and got it running.

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Old 04-08-2011, 11:19 AM   #65 (permalink)
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My dad picked up an EX500 for $250 from a title pawn place about 10 years ago. We carried it home where I worked on it and got it running.

First bike I learned to ride. First bike I wrecked.
That is why I'm glad to have learned to ride in the dirt as a kid and then started on the road with a 500 as well.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:38 PM   #66 (permalink)
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I think I am going to try 3100
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:59 PM   #68 (permalink)
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Here's a picture of the Guzzi at a lunch stop during a ride down to Banamichi, Mexico last year.



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2009 picture of me with my DL1000 V-Strom at the Arctic Circle on my Mexico-Alaska ride.



A month on the road camping all the way. It rained almost every day except when it was hailing.

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Old 04-11-2011, 02:52 PM   #69 (permalink)
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New rider & new bike. Picked it up this weekend and put just under 100kms on her.

Need to start working on fitting my paintball gear into a backpack. Probably means bringing only one marker to the field

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Need to start working on fitting my paintball gear into a backpack. Probably means bringing only one marker to the field

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I love my ninja. Took it do Detroit today for some paperwork. Did fine on the highway.

I know what you mean about the gear in a backpack. Mine has cargo hooks built into it so I can bunggie net a pretty good size bag to it. Makes distance trips easier. If I have the weekend of SPE off I'm defiantly going.

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