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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    As a (pre) learner ... I doubt if she knows what she will know what she "Prefers" ..
    Well I would say most people would have an idea on what sort of style of bike they would prefer whether they have ridden one or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grashopper View Post
    Hey 2kays, welcome to kb

    Sorry about the first impression, the male population here doesn't get out much...

    A cheap bike, only for commuting, for someone with short legs - I would say a GN250 would do the trick. They are cheap to buy, don't use much fuel, have an upright riding position which is great for traffic, relatively low seat height (I'm 5.4 and I could flat foot it with both feet), as light as you'll get in cheapish road bikes, if you drop it you won't damage much, and, the most important thing, nimble and fun to throw around in traffic.
    Awesome, cheers Ill start looking..have only rode scooters so far..IN RARO at that. I think ill be fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grashopper View Post
    Hey 2kays, welcome to kb

    Sorry about the first impression, the male population here doesn't get out much...

    I resemble that ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Grashopper View Post
    A cheap bike, only for commuting, for someone with short legs - I would say a GN250 would do the trick. They are cheap to buy, don't use much fuel, have an upright riding position which is great for traffic, relatively low seat height (I'm 5.4 and I could flat foot it with both feet), as light as you'll get in cheapish road bikes, if you drop it you won't damage much, and, the most important thing, nimble and fun to throw around in traffic.
    What SHE said ...
    Sweat wipes off. Road-rash doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    As a (pre) learner ... I doubt if she knows what she will know what she "Prefers" ..
    No..but im sure ill find out ..thanks to all yo'll

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2kays View Post
    Hi thanks for the heads up
    It pays to read your post and try and think...... if it could be twisted around by someone to sound smutty.....
    But don't worry 98% is good natured ribbing if you don't like it just stick to the biker Angels section.
    The Mods will remove most of the worst stuff anyway.
    But like I said most of it is intended to be funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grashopper View Post
    have an upright riding position which is great for traffic
    Shit riding position with stock bars, flatter bars make them a much better bike to ride
    "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough power."


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2kays View Post
    Awesome, cheers Ill start looking..have only rode scooters so far..IN RARO at that. I think ill be fine
    International riding experience ... AWESOME ...
    Sweat wipes off. Road-rash doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    Shit riding position with stock bars, flatter bars make them a much better bike to ride
    What HE said ...
    Sweat wipes off. Road-rash doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    International riding experience ... AWESOME ...
    Oh n wait theres more.........THAILAND!! How could I forget...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2kays View Post
    Oh n wait theres more.........THAILAND!! How could I forget...
    Okay have you ever rode a bike though? or just Scooters?
    If you haven't, I would suggest getting some paddock time on a AG100 or similar, best to do the crashing first on a bike that won't get hurt from the odd spill, on a surface that also won't hurt you.
    Do you have any friends from a farm.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2kays View Post
    Im thinking bike and gear since Im so NEW!

    gear:
    take care that what you buy has CE marks on it.
    helmet, gloves, backprotector and boots are a must, jacket, hipprotector and pants highly desirable anyway.

    - helmet > HAS TO BE PLAIN WHITE! (or high viz yellow...) and has to be a 5 star all green sharp rated (http://sharp.direct.gov.uk). don't set for less. avoid modulars. don't buy used. try it for at least 15 minutes before buy.
    - gloves > try to find CE marked if possible.
    - backp > CE level 2. no less. if you have some money, invest on an airbag system. MECHANICAL activation.
    (- jacket and else > remember that if they say "with CE protectors" it prolly means that ONLY the protectors are CE labeled, and the jacket itself shouldn't be called "protective". better to find a whole CE certified gear if you can.)

    bike:
    YOU have to choose it, considering your height and intended use, its weight and type.
    don't buy something just because anyone else could think you'd look cool on it.
    suggestion: used 125-300cc are good schools. if you manage to find an old 35hp 125cc from the 90s it would be a hard but valuable training.

    on new I (I) really like duke 125/390, ninja 250/300, cbr 300(/500...maybe...), crf250L.


    take care, be safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2kays View Post
    Oh n wait theres more.........THAILAND!! How could I forget...
    Been there ... I did a road trip on a Suzuki GS1000 in 1980 to Bangkok (from Singapore) and return ...

    Different speeds maybe .. but same.
    Sweat wipes off. Road-rash doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    Shit riding position with stock bars, flatter bars make them a much better bike to ride
    I'll second that. With stock bars you kind of hope it will go where you want. With some flatter bars you tell it where to go with reasonable hope it will.


    Stupid phone / Tapatalk, apologies in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urano View Post
    gear: ...
    IGNORE him ..

    Buy what you like and can afford.

    Motorcycling IS dangerous ... responsibility for your OWN safety (and health) is YOURS.
    Sweat wipes off. Road-rash doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    Shit riding position with stock bars, flatter bars make them a much better bike to ride
    Never had any problems with the handling (maybe never knew better?), unless you're talking about the head wind?

    I got a screen because sitting against the wind at 110 km/h for longer time periods was hard work. Maybe flatter bars would help there. But until 80 km/h wind is not an issue on the GN.
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