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    New Rider With No Experience Buying

    I have never ridden a motorcycle before and I plan to get into the lifestyle. I am only 18 and need funds to even experience what I long to do. So it will probably be a while before I get to live the dreams. I was wondering if this seller was fair and if I "should" buy this. If the oil leak that is stated is te worst it can be how much would it cost me and what is top dollar you would pay for what he listed. Thanks" I have a 2001 Honda CBR 600 for sale. I originally bought it for my fiance to learn how to ride. I bought it for $2800 and brought it to her and saw she could barely reach the ground on it. So i spent another $300 for a lowering kit for it so she could touch. After all of that she doesnt want to learn all of a sudden. I did notice that the bike leaks a little oil however which is why im selling it for dirt cheap"List Price- $1500

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    Quote Originally Posted by BreezyF View Post
    I have never ridden a motorcycle before and I plan to get into the lifestyle.

    I have a 2001 Honda CBR 600 for sale.

    I did notice that the bike leaks a little oil however
    Welcome to the forum.
    My opinions:

    First, riding a motorcycle is not a "lifestyle".

    Second, your first ride should NOT have a lot of plastic body work on it and should not have an R in the model name (race) [there are some exceptions to that].

    Lastly, you should take a new rider training course first; THEN look for a bike after.
    Save up your money in the mean time.
    Don't rush into this and don't even consider getting a bike that has ANYHING wrong with it.....except cosmetic.

    Good luck. Patience is a virtue.
    Don't believe everything that you think.

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    how long have you had your drivers license?

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    Quote Originally Posted by limitedbyfourkawiby2 View Post
    how long have you had your drivers license?
    If that question was for me, it's been about 50 years now.

    If for the OP, that's a good point.
    I too wouldn't recommend taking up two wheels in traffic without having a couple of years of 4 wheels under your belt.
    Don't believe everything that you think.

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    myself, I got my license at 18, after I took drivers education. It was a 5 speed that I learned to drive with and I took it from Olympia, WA to Idaho in one stretch, got a 550 dollar speeding ticket(4 cyl sedan) and my clutch leg was killing me when I got there. If I had started with a motorcycle I would probably be dead or not have a license for the rest of my life.

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    a car like that 10 years old at the time and 90 horsepower subtract wear and tear with 2500 pounds give or take overall weight. and over 100 mph, what do you think a 90hp bike will do? = wreckless driving, very possible wreck and hospital bills give or take the bike and they are definitely going to question your mental health whether it is verbal abuse or not.

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    ook for low miles, check the cables and have the owner run it, but don't rev it or test ride it. listen to the idle, does it sound like it needs maintenance, carbs syncronised, look at the oil, is it dirty, are the wheels clean, does the chain sag, is the seat confortable, do your legs touch the ground. etc
    Last edited by limitedbyfourkawiby2; 01-12-2013 at 07:34 PM.

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    Oil leak or not,driving experience or not a CBR 600 is way too fast for a beginer.

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    In my opinion, if you want to get into the "lifestyle", you're gonna have a bad time.

    There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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    I agree. Take the MSF class (you can find them in your area at Motorcycle Safety Foundation) then think about a bike, based on what you learn at the class. Talk to your coach, he/she will give you good advice. Things happen real fast on A sport bike like the CBR. Beginners usually need a more forgiving bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inspiron View Post
    In my opinion, if you want to get into the "lifestyle", you're gonna have a bad time.
    I don't think anyone actually went and asked for your opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limitedbyfourkawiby2 View Post
    I don't think anyone actually went and asked for your opinion.
    Can I sell tickets to the execution.......PLEASE
    Don't believe everything that you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limitedbyfourkawiby2 View Post
    I don't think anyone actually went and asked for your opinion.


    Being an equine posterior seems to be a lifestyle for some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old codger View Post


    Being an equine posterior seems to be a lifestyle for some.
    Hey codger, you're insulting my horse.

    There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    blog: gsx1400

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    New Rider With No Experience Buying

    Quote Originally Posted by Easy Rider View Post
    Can I sell tickets to the execution.......PLEASE
    I'll take two.


 

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