I've been looking around on the net and this forum of course! Lol! And first off i'd like to say how greatfull i am that there is such an abundence of "beginers" info!! This forum really helps out a guy like me who has always admired bikes and bikers but never had the nerve to go and get one! (Errr!..A bike that is!!! I never wanted to go out and get a biker! Lol! Not a MALE one anyway!!!!)
So, after weighing up said facts I have come to the decision that a suzuki ninja 250R will be a fine "beginer bike" for me. I checked them out on Wikipedia and the like but there are questions that I wanted BIKERS to answer for me, you know? So here they are:
1: I am 5ft 11ish and weigh about 140 pounds so will i fit nicley on the bike? (i realise i could just, "go sit on one" but i want to know if it's of the right ride position height first before i go taking the time to look at one/research more into them.)
2: I've never really riden a bike before (asside from little shots "up and down the road" on various little bikes and scooters like apprilia 50cc's, a pw70 and so on! Lol!) so I can't really guage the "ability" of a bike, if you will? I.e in traffic would it be able to comfortabuly keep a safe pace with other road users? Not so much in town obviously but out on the highways and other such "fast roads".
3: Finaly, I havn't lived in B.C very long so could anyone advise on a good place to pick up a used bike in Lower mainland Vancouver area? My budget is $3000 - $5000 and i've been told that's enough for an old bike and good gear? I've tried searches on Canadatrader and there wasn't a SINGLE! 250R for sale!!!
So there ya go! That was my meassly three querys for the bikers! Ha ha!
I'm sorry if they sound a bit dumb! And i hope i havn't come accross as "too lazy" to look for the answers myself Lol! I'm not lookin' for anyone to "hold my hand" or "spoon feed" me, i'd just like a little feed back from the "guys in the know"... ya know? Lol!
Cheers for yer time lads! Look forward to reading the replys!