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by Tigeron
Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Howdy and a few questions
Replies: 36
Views: 11770

Re: Howdy and a few questions

I saw the 500 as well and was looking at it, even though I am not a fan of that look on it.. but for the first couple years am thinking looks don't matter so much As far as the Gxr I did state I wish I had the money and experience to get it.. at this point I wouldn't get one for the facts you stated...
by Tigeron
Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Howdy and a few questions
Replies: 36
Views: 11770

Re: Howdy and a few questions

cool.. I"ll have to ask around and see if I can find something.
by Tigeron
Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Howdy and a few questions
Replies: 36
Views: 11770

Re: Howdy and a few questions

The only reason I am thinking used even though there is a limited variety around this part of illinois right now, is because my dad is going to help me with getting it (yes I am 26 but my dad is really proud and happy with the way I am going about this as well as it brings back memories from when he...
by Tigeron
Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Howdy and a few questions
Replies: 36
Views: 11770

Re: Howdy and a few questions

I haven't really decided yet, it will prolly be a month or so before I get anything. I am leaning toward the ninja 250 or 500 still for at least a year or two. Get one nice but used, then go from there. I will see though. Thanks for all the help.
by Tigeron
Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Howdy and a few questions
Replies: 36
Views: 11770

Re: Howdy and a few questions

Just to let everyone know I had my motorcycle safety class over the weekend and I passed, yah! I am so excited as soon as I get the completion certificate in the mail will be getting my license.
by Tigeron
Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Howdy and a few questions
Replies: 36
Views: 11770

Re: Howdy and a few questions

How about the Ninja 500? Would that be a good option and are thete any differences between the ninja 500 or gs 500?
by Tigeron
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Howdy and a few questions
Replies: 36
Views: 11770

Re: Howdy and a few questions

I thank you guys for the answers. I will look more closely at the gs because I do plan on some highway riding as well as commuting, we shall see I guess. And as far as my size I am 5 ft 6 in tall and weight 240lbs so,, I am not sure if that should be a figure within my decision process
by Tigeron
Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Howdy and a few questions
Replies: 36
Views: 11770

Re: Howdy and a few questions

I have looked at both the gs500 and sv650 but have been told by several different people that they would be too big (engine wise) for a newbie, is that true or not?
by Tigeron
Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Beating that Dead Horse
Replies: 40
Views: 8803

Re: Beating that Dead Horse

I have always said that show was a bunch of crock and that the bikes were only for looking at.. none of this really comes as a surprise to me..
by Tigeron
Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Howdy and a few questions
Replies: 36
Views: 11770

Re: Howdy and a few questions

So I went to my Import Dealer essentially and they had a used Vulcan 500, sat on it for about 10 to 15 min (this sales guy is awesome.. he talks to me and then just lets me roam and sit on all the bikes and he knows I won't be able to be anytime soon.. I know he just wants me to buy from there when ...
by Tigeron
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:57 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Gps/ Travel planning
Replies: 16
Views: 12120

Re: Gps/ Travel planning

Kewl, I have been finding a lot of similar tips and information searching through the net. I was just wondering then about what GPS programs people are using on their Android phones, whether it is the google maps or some other program?
by Tigeron
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:53 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: I'm looking for suggestions for my first motorcycle
Replies: 10
Views: 4702

Re: I'm looking for suggestions for my first motorcycle

Well I don't have a motorcycle as of yet, but am in the process of getting one and have done a lot of research. In the 250CC range there are choices but the ones I know are Honda Rebel, Suzuki GS 250, or the Ninja 250R. Now I am sure there are others and some of the experienced riders may give you o...
by Tigeron
Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Gps/ Travel planning
Replies: 16
Views: 12120

Gps/ Travel planning

Alright I know that the motorcycle I am looking at isn't a touring bike (Ninja 250R) but even for the small motorcycle trails around my home area or trips to a few places outside of the area I was looking for a bit of help. I want to know what kind of luck you guys have had with gps systems and your...
by Tigeron
Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Howdy and a few questions
Replies: 36
Views: 11770

Re: Howdy and a few questions

Well the research was a few different people I had talked to.. though they could of been exaggerating cost.. some of them were Harley owners and some were not.. so that information could be completely wrong.
by Tigeron
Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Howdy and a few questions
Replies: 36
Views: 11770

Re: Howdy and a few questions

Oh and did I mention that I love the price of the Ninja and Vulcan compared to the Harley's...lol.. sorry just cant get over the price issue and the feeling of the bike.
by Tigeron
Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Howdy and a few questions
Replies: 36
Views: 11770

Re: Howdy and a few questions

I was actually also looking at the Vulcan, not sure exactly how I feel about them yet.My sketchy plan is get the Ninja 250R for now because it just seems overall really a good choice. Then I may move up to the Vulcan 900 Classic, just kinda depends. I may forgo Harley's all together at this point ma...
by Tigeron
Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Howdy and a few questions
Replies: 36
Views: 11770

Re: Howdy and a few questions

oh and sorry if that post was a bit run together.. am exhausted.
by Tigeron
Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Howdy and a few questions
Replies: 36
Views: 11770

Re: Howdy and a few questions

Alright folks.. I have good news. I have been doing a lot of research, traveling around to different motorcycle stores.. ect. Well I have decided to go with a Ninja 250R instead of the Harley. I sat on it and it feels awesome, though the Honda Shadow 750 was a close second. Any words of wisdom.. tip...
by Tigeron
Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Howdy and a few questions
Replies: 36
Views: 11770

Re: Howdy and a few questions

I am definately going to still look around, it is going to be a few months before I get a motorcycle. In the meantime I plan on researching and visiting a few dealers for varies makes. Also I am not majorily short, but have short legs. A lot of the bikes I tried it was a bit hard to have my feet fla...
by Tigeron
Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Howdy and a few questions
Replies: 36
Views: 11770

Howdy and a few questions

Hi folks, I am a 26 year old guy. I am currently living in Carbondale, IL and looking into the motorcycle purchasing decision. Here is what I do know: ~definitely taking a safety course real soon ~getting driver's license endorsement ~have been doing a log of reading recently so have got a little bi...