Buying my 1st bike!

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by Dave » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:43 am

Ratz wrote:
cheekeyarab wrote:
Dave wrote:

is that a fact :biggrin2
we'll that is if i haven't found a taker already ;)
always better to be a giver and no a taker :biggrin2 :log
So YOU are McWullies mountain man

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by Ratz » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:46 am

Dave wrote:
Ratz wrote:
cheekeyarab wrote: we'll that is if i haven't found a taker already ;)
always better to be a giver and no a taker :biggrin2 :log
So YOU are McWullies mountain man
only if i can share him with you and Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian)? :P

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by Dave » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:12 am

Ratz wrote:
Dave wrote:
Ratz wrote:
always better to be a giver and no a taker :biggrin2 :log
So YOU are McWullies mountain man
only if i can share him with you and Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian)? :P

I will not be going anywhere near him, never have, never will


Why do you think I locked him in his boot

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by Ratz » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:17 am

Dave wrote:
Ratz wrote:
Dave wrote: So YOU are McWullies mountain man
only if i can share him with you and Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian)? :P

I will not be going anywhere near him, never have, never will


Why do you think I locked him in his boot
add sexual abduction onto your list of charges ;)

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by McWullie » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:21 am

Dave wrote:
Ratz wrote:
cheekeyarab wrote:
we'll that is if i haven't found a taker already ;)
always better to be a giver and no a taker :biggrin2 :log
So YOU are McWullies mountain man
WTF how did I get brought into this??

Back on topic I would go for an older bike as my first one you will learn a lot more about it and also you wont loose that much money on it when you go to sell it. Also decide what type of bike you think you will go for next ie if you think you'll go for a sports bike look at an SV 650 If you think you might go for a Naked street bike for arround town look into something like the 600 honda hornet etc.

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by cheekeyarab » Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:17 pm

McWullie wrote:
Back on topic I would go for an older bike as my first one you will learn a lot more about it and also you wont loose that much money on it when you go to sell it. Also decide what type of bike you think you will go for next ie if you think you'll go for a sports bike look at an SV 650 If you think you might go for a Naked street bike for arround town look into something like the 600 <FONT COLOR="#FF00FF">Honda</FONT> hornet etc.



an older bike that keeps its value well, like a ktm? :P

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by brooner » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:25 pm

Dave wrote:There is no such thing as a bad bike, just like whisky....
Sorry to go off thread, but you are joking arent you?? The Islay malts are bouf at best. I wouldnt use them to polish the floor for fear of them dissolving.

Speyside is the way to go :freebird

Err, back to the bikes...

The best bit of advice I was given was dont get a sports bike for your first / main bike. I know alot of people here would disagree with that, but the advice worked for me. (I got a B-M-W F800ST for my first bike which I thought was pretty good - and no chain to look after!! :worthy )
See if you can get a long test ride (over an hour if possible) on the bikes on your list, thats the best way to see if the bike is going to be comfy for you.

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by Airdy » Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:25 am

brooner wrote:
Err, back to the bikes...

The best bit of advice I was given was dont get a sports bike for your first / main bike. I know alot of people here would disagree with that, but the advice worked for me. (I got a B-M-W F800ST for my first bike which I thought was pretty good - and no chain to look after!! :worthy )
See if you can get a long test ride (over an hour if possible) on the bikes on your list, thats the best way to see if the bike is going to be comfy for you.
Cheers for the advice folks, Like you I was also adviced to stay away from sports bikes as a 1st bike.

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by Crashgoggz » Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:31 am

I was in the same position last year, and after asking around and reading countless forums etc, I bought an SV650s it'd quick enough (for me) and has done everything I've asked of it. The only money I've had to spend on it is for a new tyre (£120 from steely) and looks like I'll need a new chain and sprockets too. one of the things to consider is what your gonna do with it, if your gonna do a lot of A road miles at a brisk pace then something with a fairing would be helpful. Of course if your a town rider then fairings would just add expense if you drop it.

As others have said, get a test rde on what ever you fancy and see if it suits you. (on a long run my SV hurts my back)

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by sneezey » Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:59 am

brooner wrote: The Islay malts are bouf at best. I wouldnt use them to polish the floor for fear of them dissolving.
Bouf? How dare you Sir!! Next you'll be telling me oyu drink your choice of malt with water..... ;)

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Re: Buying my 1st bike!

Post by brooner » Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:50 am

sneezey wrote:
brooner wrote: The Islay malts are bouf at best. I wouldnt use them to polish the floor for fear of them dissolving.
Bouf? How dare you Sir!! Next you'll be telling me oyu drink your choice of malt with water..... ;)
Aye, just a touch of water brings out the flavour....but we can continue this in the "whisky" forum! :boozer

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