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Sarkastik
02-16-2002, 04:03 PM
So what kind of bikes did y'all start on?

CG
02-16-2002, 04:04 PM
a 1981 kawasaki KZ440 (aka ltd440). bought it for 600 bucks, sold it for 600 bucks :)

thr1
02-16-2002, 04:06 PM
yamaha xt 225

adamantium
02-16-2002, 04:25 PM
'85 Honda VFR500, bought it for $2000 in 1995, sold it for $2250 in 1996. :p

Crazy Guy
02-16-2002, 04:55 PM
I started on a Harley SST175. What a rocket that was. :roflmao Then I upgraded to a Honda 750 Super Sport, my 86 VFR and the RC30 a year after that.

Human
02-16-2002, 05:14 PM
1995 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-600R C8 for $5400 from Daytona....dumb fuck that I was....not about the bike, the store.....the bike was great, until I had an accident this summer. Got a 2001 ZX6R for $9600 out the door, brand new from BK, that got burnt down on Nov. 11th - 3 months after I bought it, did 15k on it though, Bought my friend's, Manny's, 2001 ZX6R for $8200.


Overall 2001 was a bad year riding. Got one Canadian ticket ($175), nearly went to jail for a US one got out by paying a US$1,000 fine and US $800 in lawyer fees (got caught doing 121mph on my 1995 ZX600R). Then had an accident, landed on my head, bike was totalled, then my new bike got burnt down, had that underissured by $1700 so I lost that to ICBC right away and now I have the green ZX6R, hopefully I will be able to keep that for the next decade or 3. :D:D:D:D:D

bl1tz
02-16-2002, 06:45 PM
don't start off on a new bike !!
biggest mistake i ever made

first bike was a '01 kawi zx6r
second bike is a '01 kawi zx6r

Sarkastik
02-16-2002, 08:01 PM
Ya I know, I'll probably start off with a early 90's CBR 600 F2 or somethin'. Or maybe even a VFR 750, it might be more confortable, considering that I am like 6 feet 7 inches tall.

Ryan R
02-16-2002, 08:07 PM
Started off on my current ride. Been riding for one season, took the action course, and have picked up stuff faster than I thought possible.

vrecksler
02-16-2002, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by Genuine
Ya I know, I'll probably start off with a early 90's CBR 600 F2 or somethin'. Or maybe even a VFR 750, it might be more confortable, considering that I am like 6 feet 7 inches tall.

I would recommend the VFR. I started on a 92 F2, and that thing is hard for beginners. You will use these easy to steer bikes in your motorcycle class, I mean these things turn easy, balance nicely, very confidence inspiring. But sportbikes do not handle that well at slow speeds, and that is where you need the most practice. Anyone can get a bike up to speed and handle it, but when you are at parking lot speeds, that is when the real skill comes in and sportbikes are not great. But you will adjust, as I did, it just may make it easier to start with something less sporty that will allow you to get experience riding.

Human
02-16-2002, 08:23 PM
Originally posted by Genuine
Ya I know, I'll probably start off with a early 90's CBR 600 F2 or somethin'. Or maybe even a VFR 750, it might be more confortable, considering that I am like 6 feet 7 inches tall.


KAWI !!!!!!!!!!!!!! ZX6R or 9R

atomlowe
02-16-2002, 08:53 PM
I WAS STUPID!!!

Believe it or not, but this is my first bike. I had ridden dirt before, more so just playing around and stuff. A few friends decided to take it to the street. So, I took the Action course and passed with flying colors (scored zero on the road exam). I really didn't know much about bikes technically but had my mind set on the GSX-R750. The badest of the bad at the time.

Let me tell you, the first 6 months riding that thing was crazy. I probably scared the crap out of myself more time than I'd like to remember:eek !!! It was time to grow up and decided that speed wasn't everything. I have now gotten used to it but still don't think it was the best thing for me. I believe that my riding skills would have greatly improved if I were to have started on something alot more tame. I honored my bike and it took care of me.

Over the past 8 months, while studying SBN (Sportbikes.net) I have grown in many ways. I have learn countless things from the people from there and some that are here now in terms of proper motorcycling.

I may be okay now, but you should have seen me a few years ago......squid kid!!!

Do yourself and your family a favour, research your choice before you buy. I bought mine for the wrong reasons but got lucky that it turned out okay:) .


atom

Ryan R
02-16-2002, 09:03 PM
I had done the same and cant recomend getting a new bike as your first. I just jumped into it without thinking and was lucky but most people are not. Better to drop a piece of shit than your new shiny toy that now cost you 500 bucks because of a broken left faring that occured in the Mcdonalds parking lot. Just my .02;)

Quasi
02-16-2002, 10:18 PM
My current bike 90 FZR 600 is my first bike. I bought an older bike to learn on was planning on buying something new this year but now I doubt thats gona be possible. It's not all bad though, I think I'll take owning a townhouse over a new bike :) and make do with what I got.

xenz
02-16-2002, 10:44 PM
My current bike is my first bike also, 98' GSXR-600. First aimed at Suzuki SV650S, but Dat actually told me to get the GSXR-600 says I'm able to handle it no problem :confused

I guess age make a big difference in riding habit too.

Hu99
02-16-2002, 11:04 PM
My first was a brand new 1982 Suzuki GS750T. I loved that bike and rode the balls off it. I put 47,000kms on it in 18 months and never once checked the oil or the chain. Even took it out to the old Westwood Track on weekday afternoons and snuck through a hole in the fence so I could take a few laps at full speed. That old cradle frame would bend whenever I flew over that bump midway down the back straight.

Bought it brand new in 1982 for $3000 incl. taxes etc, and sold it for $800 a year and a half later. It never let me down and never needed anything repaired or replaced. The best $2200 I ever spent.:cool

cdnav8r
02-16-2002, 11:29 PM
1989 YSR80 :D

Bluestone
02-17-2002, 02:51 AM
My first was a 2001 250 Ninja. I bought it brand new the week before my Action course started! I took it very seriously though and was(and still am) very safe when I'm on the bike. I would totally recommend this as a starting bike for anyone 'cause it handles very easily/lightly, looks great (most people who asked about the bike asked if it was a 750 or a 900cc bike!), is great on gas and cheaper to insure, and also 'cause it's relatively light. Soooo many times, i almost dropped the bike (grabbbing the front break while handles are turned!) but saved it with brute strength. If it were a 6, i would have broken my legs and arms trying to save it from falling!!!!

Human
02-17-2002, 04:30 AM
Originally posted by Bluestone
... i almost dropped the bike (grabbbing the front break while handles are turned!)...


Hey man that's a bad habit, you better quit quick......

bl1tz
02-17-2002, 07:31 PM
i haven't dropped my bike yet;) ;)

Hu99
02-17-2002, 08:11 PM
Originally posted by bl1tz
i haven't dropped my bike yet;) ;)

Tick, tick, tick....

Human
02-17-2002, 11:43 PM
Originally posted by bl1tz
i haven't dropped my bike yet;) ;)


Blitz I am sorry, but my brain might not be good with people's names but in everything else it's like photograpic memory.


Our first ride out, you were taking a left turn into that gas/retaurant thing out near Dukney road, you pretty much dropped it, scratching the left generator cover and fairing......

bl1tz
02-18-2002, 12:21 AM
NO !!!
i dropped it on a hill and albert helped me pick it up


bastards.... now i can't list my bike to ppl as never being dropped !!

Mighty Kentor
07-31-2004, 06:49 AM
Slightly used '88 Honda Hurricain 600. Must've dropped that bike 20 times. :roflmao

The Gov'na
07-31-2004, 07:16 AM
1992 ZX7R. Scary first bike but I never dropped it once. Actually I did drop it in the back yard once but I wasn't riding it.

windtunnel
07-31-2004, 08:36 AM
First bike: April 29, 2004 I bought the Suzuki FR600R, a great bike, the thieves who stole thought so too. Lesson: Always lock your bike up. Always. Second bike: 1995 VFR750. This bike is awesome. I'm no speed demon, nor do I feel shame in slowing for corners or idling thru turns in intersections. I take it fairly easy and its been no problem owning such a big bike as basically my first.

fetdex
07-31-2004, 10:58 AM
first bike 78 XL 250, 1983 GPZ 305,yamaha 650 special still running, and now Kawasaki
ZRX 1100.

blix
07-31-2004, 11:35 AM
my first ride was 1977 gs400. man i miss that old girl was a very fun bike good to learn on and very forgiving old girl.... god im starting to get chocked up :drinkbeer

Pvt. BLOGGINS
07-31-2004, 11:41 AM
92 gs500, had lots of bikes in between, but I never could let that one go..

runerider
07-31-2004, 12:34 PM
my first street bike was a 84 vfr750(had a gs500 very briefly before i had to high side it and it got ran over by a one ton ford). i put over 40000+ on it in 3 years. was a great road trip machine.

BabyPimpin
07-31-2004, 12:55 PM
i kinda went backwards...the first bike i had was a 98 CBR900rr...thatw as like 3 years ago...now im riding a 99 CBR600F4....
the F4 is a waaaaaaaaaaay easier bike to ride...much much lighter and much easier to turn and handle at low speeds...
however the 900 was pure power...pure torque...I fell in love with the power...but yeah
i think my next purchase (hopefully next year) will be goin back to the CBR954rr...i just love the look of the 03 or 04's titanium/black combo...*droool*

aviate
07-31-2004, 05:49 PM
Kawasaki GPz 550. I love it. Cheap and fun.

deucetrice
07-31-2004, 07:20 PM
98 ZX6R, I found it a lil sluggish in the turns, maybe it was my inexpirience???. But now I have a 00 R6 it's super nimble and handles real good, you should give it a test.

Defaulthonda
07-31-2004, 07:53 PM
Buddys 82 GS 550, low sided it into a dich for him. Then on to a 76 CB550 that I built from some parts that this guy sold me. Never could get the breaks to work properly.... and the front went flat on me right after a ride!

SRAD
07-31-2004, 09:04 PM
So what kind of bikes did y'all start on?

2010 GSX-R 3000

Bluepill
08-01-2004, 04:03 AM
02 GSX-R600, still riding n in love with it.

Dalton
08-01-2004, 05:02 AM
NO !!!
i dropped it on a hill and albert helped me pick it up


bastards.... now i can't list my bike to ppl as never being dropped !!

Actually, I remember way back when...we were waiting for you, (Bruce was there too) and you finally came, stopped the bike, and dismounted.

All is well except...you're on a planet that has this thing called gravity.

*drop*

Yeah, forgot the kickstand.

Albert and myself were behind you when this happened. It was confunny, being amusing, and funny at the same time.

Then in SRP, I think you went off at the same corner...something like 3 times hahah

daveyboy33
08-01-2004, 05:19 AM
Gs500. The best "starter" bike on the market.

Kamik
08-01-2004, 09:58 AM
1993 Kawasaki ZX6E, doing pretty good with it so far, although i've yet to even put 1000km on it yet(only up to about 700km or so), although i have only had the thing for about 2 and a half months so far ;)

sascrx88
08-01-2004, 12:16 PM
91 Honda CBR 600F2. Probably would still have it if it wasn't stolen. I loved it. Had no problems with it as a first bike.

Chadwick
08-02-2004, 11:05 PM
Just started out on an old Kawi GPZ 750, an '82. I'm only about 5'6 and 160, so you shouldn't have too much trouble on a 750cc bike, and it should last you for a couple years. Respect the power, and as long as you have the strength to pull 750cc bike up if/when you do a low speed screw up and you'll be fine. But yeah, get a piece of crap, don't buy something shiny.

stickman
08-02-2004, 11:44 PM
91 Ex 500!