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Old 04-13-2010, 06:25 PM
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I did it, would be worth twice the cost. Got me very comfortable with a bike, and it really is fun. I recommend it to everyone I meet who wants to ride.
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:35 PM
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:26 PM
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Yep! Every review I have read has suggested an SV650S. I think that's going to be my first bike. Then I'll go get a Ninja in a few years.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:47 PM
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Yep! Every review I have read has suggested an SV650S. I think that's going to be my first bike. Then I'll go get a Ninja in a few years.
I like the first part, but the second needs some work! Have looked at the 600rr?
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:04 PM
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sv 650 will be a great first bike

Ninja's....you have to rev the piss out of them to make any power, I am more a fan of torque
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Can't see the photo but i have to assume it is MSF. My girl starts class thursday!
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:26 PM
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Nice edit, but no. Something about sexism and being treated equally.
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:32 PM
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Nice edit, but no. Something about sexism and being treated equally.
I misread your post as saying my girl class starts thursday...
nice edit indeed


I still want a bike - damnit
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its a good class, you'll enjoy it. When you get some seat time on your own bike you should check out the advanced class too. I did that one a few months ago i learned alot from it.
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Yeah, I heard about Ninja's and how you have to rev to really get it going. I'd like that on my car, not on my bike. Maybe when I learn a bit more, I'll change my mind.

From everything that I have heard the SV650S is the best all around beginners bike. It'll keep me satisfied so I don't have to buy another bike 4 months later.
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I still want a bike - damnit
what's stopping you?!?!? I've found 2 bikes. 1 has a viewer tomorrow and 1 friday. 2nd bike i am waiting to hear back if it is for sale.

Might have to make a visit before the 1st buyer and put a non-refundable depo on number 1. Figure this out before the a.m tomorrow.
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:02 PM
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Yeah, I heard about Ninja's and how you have to rev to really get it going. I'd like that on my car, not on my bike. Maybe when I learn a bit more, I'll change my mind.

From everything that I have heard the SV650S is the best all around beginners bike. It'll keep me satisfied so I don't have to buy another bike 4 months later.
When i rode the 636 when it was first released i loved the power. I need the people who are claiming ninja's need to be reved to explain what reving is and on what size bike.
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When i rode the 636 when it was first released i loved the power. I need the people who are claiming ninja's need to be reved to explain what reving is and on what size bike.
They say it doesn't have enough torque.

I'm 5'8 and 145 pounds. I don't think I'll be much weight for the bike.
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Ok quick question, will I need to buy a Jacket, Gloves, and Helmet before the course?
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When i rode the 636 when it was first released i loved the power. I need the people who are claiming ninja's need to be reved to explain what reving is and on what size bike.
the more high performance bikes like the Ninja's and the Gixxers and what not all build their power pretty high up on the powerband rather than some more dirtbike influenced supermotard type bikes have a little more down low grunt...useable torque, don't have to wind the motor up to get it to go - which I prefer - but I am pretty biased as the only riding I really do is off road. it just seems like you really have to dig for that power on the more high strung race bikes - and they are horribly uncomfortable for any period of time more than 20 min. Just seems they are better suited for a race track than riding around on the street
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Ok quick question, will I need to buy a Jacket, Gloves, and Helmet before the course?
maybe not jacket but I think when I went I had my own gloves and helmet

you are going to need them either way might as well just get them

so not try to save money on your safety gear....it's the most important thing you can do in this whole process is get quality riding gear - for comfort & safety
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Ok quick question, will I need to buy a Jacket, Gloves, and Helmet before the course?
You don't need to before the course.

A simple pair of leather work gloves and boots that cover your ankle will work fine. I don't think a jacket is required or necessary for the class.

I wouldn't rush out to get riding gear before the class.. take your time to find stuff that you like and fits you well

Drats: I missed the part about the helmet. You'll definitely need that

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