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    Anyone with a spare newer bike want to make some money? Or point me in the right way

    So it's been a long time i've last been on a bike, and lately i've been considering buying a bike again.

    I would like someone to teach me the ropes again, so that i could feel comfortable on the road. I'm not a complete newbie, I've put about 2000km on my old bike, as well as passing my learners and MST parking lot test back in the day (i believe my MST has expired though and i will have to take it again.. unless you are able to just renew an MST when it expires instead of taking it again... anyone know?)

    I went on a few rides with a guy on here back in the day, but i forget his username.. His name was Craig and he rode a Gixxer, and was from the Coquitlam area..

    Going for casual rides with someone would be my first pick, but i would also be okay with a professional riding school if someone could point me in the right direction. I would prefer to ride with someone though, as a riding school would focus more on the basics, and i believe if i was able to do the MST and pass weaving in and out of cones i am okay to do casual riding and just build experience and hours on the road.

    The reason i ask for someone with a spare newer bike for me to use, is because i learned on a cruiser type bike and i found that once i got my gixxer i had to relearn how to ride to some extent

    What i offer:

    $____ per ride (need you guys to help me find what is a fair price.. I was thinking maybe 100 per couple hour ride, but i'm not sure if that's lowballing)
    All fuel + food paid for
    Damage deposit and i would pay for any and all damages in the event of me dropping/damaging the bike



    Basically i want to ride a bit and get comfortable , without just going out and buying a bike and regretting it. The reason i sold my gixxer back in the day wasn't because i didn't enjoy riding, but because i was so busy with work that i never had time to ride it.. My circumstances are different now and i have plenty of free time



    TL;DR Want casual riding partner who will supply the bike for money to see if i want to buy a bike again

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    countdown to next crash.. Array Islesfan91's Avatar
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    I know where you can find a 2011 Ninja 650 that's already been crashed

    sorry sir, I can't help on this but wish you luck. I still would recommend the schools because a refresher on everything is something I would think would be the best bet, but I'm a new rider myself and don't know what level of riding you're at.
    I would also not be a suitable teacher, you'd want someone with more experience.

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    I wouldn't have any issue going for a ride with you though, but I don't have a spare bike and no one's getting on mine after I toasted the first one.
    First bike:2011 Ninja 650r orange/black - crashed June 19/2012
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    i'd agree - go with the schools.

    imagine how shit you'd feel if you dropped someones bike - EVEN IF you're willing to pay for damages, it's still their bike, it's not a good feeling.

    let them know you've already done the basics, and they should be cool with that. also, there is NOTHING wrong with relearning things, and practice. already done the cone weave? do it again. clearly you're unsure about bikes and you've not ridden in a while, so you might be crap on the cone weave now.

    don't try to ride someone else's bike, just go the right route with a school that has insurance, expects people to drop the bikes and will teach you PROPERLY rather than some dude who thinks he knows what he's talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Islesfan91 View Post
    I know where you can find a 2011 Ninja 650 that's already been crashed
    I was thinking 06 gixxer again, as i really enjoyed that bike and they are really cheap ( 5000-6000 )

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    I was looking at proride.net on their course outline and it says:

    Upon Successful Completion

    You are eligible to receive a full un-restricted class 6 Motorcycle License. It allows you to ride a motorcycle day or night, over 60 km, with a passenger and on highways. You will also receive a student card, which in addition to respect, also gets you discounts on private lessons at ProRide. Your student card will also get you discounts off other ProRide courses such as mechanic and refresher classes. Now you’ll be part of the ProRide Survival Rider family with regular invitations to our rides, events and workshops.

    Does this mean they have the ability to issue you a lisence, or you still have to take a road test with ICBC but do not get the MST and instead get a full license?

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    cyclebc rents bikes for 115-180ish/day depending on what bike you want, you can also get it by the hour. if your lic requires an escort they will still rent to you, just need to have your escort there with you. if you wipe the bike they are extremely reasonable, doing the repairs themselves. ok maybe they don't have supersports, but there are some nice models there, incl my personal fav the VFR, also they've got a vstrom, 1250 bandit, etc.

    i am sure if you rented a bike from cyclebc you could get someone here to meet up for gas or nothing. i for one would do it.

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    If they're like action they can test you on the mst but you still have to take the icbc roadtest
    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsam View Post
    I was looking at proride.net on their course outline and it says:

    Upon Successful Completion

    You are eligible to receive a full un-restricted class 6 Motorcycle License. It allows you to ride a motorcycle day or night, over 60 km, with a passenger and on highways. You will also receive a student card, which in addition to respect, also gets you discounts on private lessons at ProRide. Your student card will also get you discounts off other ProRide courses such as mechanic and refresher classes. Now you’ll be part of the ProRide Survival Rider family with regular invitations to our rides, events and workshops.

    Does this mean they have the ability to issue you a lisence, or you still have to take a road test with ICBC but do not get the MST and instead get a full license?

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    I doubt anyone would lend you or rent out their bikes. Even though I have a piece of shit bike, I still won't rent it out. It's like, yeah I'll rent out my girlfriend to you. You can pay me a damage deposit if I'm a bit rough with her while banging.

    I'd +1 on the CycleBC thing. Go play with those bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booger View Post
    I doubt anyone would lend you or rent out their bikes. Even though I have a piece of shit bike, I still won't rent it out. It's like, yeah I'll rent out my girlfriend to you. You can pay me a damage deposit if I'm a bit rough with her while banging.

    I'd +1 on the CycleBC thing. Go play with those bikes.
    I have several friends who offer to let me use their bikes all the time without a fee. I doubt they'd turn down money if I offered it to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrostyFire View Post
    I have several friends who offer to let me use their bikes all the time without a fee. I doubt they'd turn down money if I offered it to them.
    Keyword: "friends". If I knew OP and how they ride and I had an extra bike I'd consider it but not knowing them at all there is no way. I wont even really go on group rides because I dont need some hero wadding it up right in front of me.

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    You can rent bikes from here as well:

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    Just curious, can you rent a bike without a license? I don't think they would do that.....

    OP - if you are willing to spend a few hundred dollars on renting a bike, why not just but a POS and then go on as many group rides as you can. Most people would have no issue going on a ride with you but renting you a bike, I would not do that.

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    easy way to steal a bike. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millski View Post
    Keyword: "friends". If I knew OP and how they ride and I had an extra bike I'd consider it but not knowing them at all there is no way. I wont even really go on group rides because I dont need some hero wadding it up right in front of me.
    agreed. especially as his tagline is "registered sex offender"...
    i'm rocking to my own beat

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