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Old 11-29-2008, 11:11 AM   #61
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update. i LOVE my bike. the MSF course was great and i recomend it for anyone. i learned a lot and it really helps you learn the feel of your bike, sure you can do this on the raod, but wouldnt you rather do it while your not surrounded by cars going down the highway. but anyways and the state of GA recognizes the MSF course as sufficient so after passing it i got my class M drivers license
Congrats bud. I have tried to explain to people what the MSF course is like, and how it helps, but it is hard to explain without taking it. You described it pretty well. Teaches you just enough to keep you out of trouble while you are leaning, and teaches things that you COULD learn on your own.. but would more than likely pay for in pain while doing so

Glade you like the bike. You picked a good "middle ground" bike. Not too much power if your careful and respect it, but powerful enough to keep you from selling it for a while. Mine is down for maintenance.. I am pretty jealous My Yamaha is a shaft drive, so it has a rear gear kind of like a car. I took the back wheel off to have the tire replaced, and put it all back together. Now it is making a noise similar to the rear drum brake dragging on a car, but the noise is coming from the side with the gears... not the brake. So shes down until I can get her over to the shop and have them put the wheel on correctly...

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Old 11-29-2008, 11:27 AM   #62
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Forget the ricers. Get a Harley or the Triumph posted here.

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Old 11-29-2008, 01:37 PM   #63
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Forget the ricers. Get a Harley or the Triumph posted here.
Some of us like having a paid off bike with some power, that will last a long time. Not all of us can afford a $30,000 American bike with 65hp/85ft lb torque.
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Old 11-29-2008, 02:20 PM   #64
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BMW is worth a look....

I have ridden and owned many different brands of motorcycles for over 30 years, and I have found the last brand of street motorcycle I'll ever own - BMW. My current ride is a 03 BMW K1200RS and love it. It's a great touring and sport bike combination. Having always owned a sport bike since I was 16, the BMW was a natural fit as I got older. I have riden bikes since I was (5) and have had a motocycle endorsement since 1980. I took a saftey course with a friend a few years ago who just bought a VRod. I would recommand them to anybody. It not if I will ever lay oit down, it's when. Mine was 5 years ago when I had react to a car who never saw me, lucky there was a soft place to ditch the bike and my body. The crash did bring the K1200RS into the famly, so it wasn't all bad.

Now for fun, you can't beat a Honda, as I have a CRF230F to hit the trails with my (2) sons who ride a CRF100F and a CRF150F. My wife tags along with a Honda 300 Fourtrax.
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Some of us like having a paid off bike with some power, that will last a long time. Not all of us can afford a $30,000 American bike with 65hp/85ft lb torque.
i believe the most expensive harley off the line is around $19, and full size dynas are just over $10. never heard of a harley for 30 grand with 65 hp. 12oo sportster is under 10 and has over 80 hp. lets not even talk about the bs chopper fad. but those bikes are well over 100 hp, and thats the price you're talkin about.

to harley riders the difference between harley and anything else is the same as the difference between jeeps, and i don't know, suzuki maybe.

if you ride a harley, nothing else compares. most who have ridden them feal that way, but there's always those that rode them and don't like them. thats fine to.

you gotta be born harley.
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I want that Triumph Bonneville you posted earlier!!! Actually, if the truth were known, I really want a new Speed Triple. Triumph has such a colorful history in England, I'm glad they're still selling bikes. I think the R1 is getting a stablemate soon!!
i second the bonneville. here is my 68 bonneville and my gsxr 750. get what you can afford and go from there your not going to buy the bike of your dreams you have to get a bike and make it your own like i did with my bonne




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update. i LOVE my bike. the MSF course was great and i recomend it for anyone. i learned a lot and it really helps you learn the feel of your bike, sure you can do this on the raod, but wouldnt you rather do it while your not surrounded by cars going down the highway. but anyways and the state of GA recognizes the MSF course as sufficient so after passing it i got my class M drivers license

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