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  1. Is the Yamaha xs 500 or 600 a good first bike? (any other recommendations)

    So I want to buy my first motorcycle and I've been checking out kijiji and craigslist. Someone I talked to said the Yamaha xs 500 or 600 is a good bike for learning how to ride and figuring out the basic mechanics of a motorcycle. For now I want to buy a bike around 1000-2000$ sometime within...