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Old 04-26-2008, 07:18 PM   #1
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talk to me about it, gas prices are getting to me. Prices? Difficulty? Insurance?

I haven't rode on a 2-wheel vehicle since my mini-bike in elementary school.

I think this would be a great buy, http://mankato.craigslist.org/mcy/656029173.html

Plus... girls........
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Dude, that would be awesome.

There'* this drag bike that get ridden by....

One of the hottest blondes alive, think Kendra from "The Girls Next Door"
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I talked to my sister'* boyfriend. Remember this?


This is not exactly first hand experience, but I think it'* close enough for some things.

The license test is written, and it'* fairly easy. Just read the manual to review the motorcycle laws, and that actually should be enough to pass 100%. It costs more money, and you need to get a new license that shows you know motorcycle basics. Try riding a bike to see if you like the way it steers before you buy it. Some are really tough as compared to others, but it seems like you can get used to just about anything. I didn't get any hard numbers about insurance, but just don't do anything you wouldn't do in a car, of course.

My grandfather was hit in the back of the head by some large wood pile hanging off the back of a truck, and he suffered from it by way of a stroke and very light brain damage that affected movement. Not all bike injuries are the rider'* fault, and some of them you could never see coming. Be careful if you do decide to go through with this!
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but just don't do anything you wouldn't do in a car, of course.
In haro'* case, there is some stuff he did in a car he wouldnt want to do in a bike anyway
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Oh, I forgot! Thanks!

Haro, don't do anything on that bike that my great aunt wouldn't do in a car. Or for that matter, ride a bike like my great aunt would.
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Yeah...but you're going from travelling in one of the safest cars to being completely exposed. I personally dislike bikes for simply the reason of them being so dangerous, but hey, do what you will.

And yeah...I just put $115 in my tank today to fill it I feel you. I'm ready to ride a freakin moped.
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I'm not sure all girls dig motorcycles. I got a Ducati 999 and girls just think I'm crazy and suicidal. And my girlfriend is mad at me because she thinks I'm going to die on the road.
But it was the best money I've ever spent. Do it.

Sometimes it is incredibly scary out there (I live in a high traffic area). You have to have faith in other drivers, because you're at their mercy at times. Driving is definitely needs 110% of your attention. The crash statistics are a bit skewed, in my opinion. Make sure you leave room for braking, and start out with an easy bike (my first bike was a Kawasaki Vulcan, which I rode for about 3 months).

Also, get some friends that ride. Nothing like cruising around some windy roads with a few other bikers. (As long as they don't make you push yourself too far )

I don't know anything about your state laws regarding licenses, though.
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Prolly saw it but,I'd read this first
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I picked up a Suzuki SV 650, partly to help ease the pain of getting rid of cuball and haul, partly for the fuel economy, buddy of mine had one, got 54-55 mpg on the freeway. I live in the boondocks though, I don't really have to worry about traffic, just animals.
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I picked up a Suzuki SV 650, partly to help ease the pain of getting rid of cuball and haul, partly for the fuel economy, buddy of mine had one, got 54-55 mpg on the freeway. I live in the boondocks though, I don't really have to worry about traffic, just animals.
And roads. My only fall so far was because of a pothole in the middle of a curve that freaked me out. (I saw it, and went to avoid it, but I kept looking at it and consequently biffed).
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