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    Quote Originally Posted by 2kays View Post
    5'3" Im kinda short then
    Shorts ok, Iv seen shorter ride bigger bikes than i would be comfortable on, though its all preference and confidence

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2kays View Post
    Any particular make/model for a beginner?
    Really it Depends on what you want, I personally believe in buying a bike with out fairings up right sitting position, that way if you drop it you wont cry with fairing repairs, and its much easier to pick up, Honda and Suzuki are almost always a good bet, Im trying to get my friend ( also a newbie ) on a Honda VTR250 or a Xlevis 250, Suzuki gsx250's and such are also good, but really nothing beats sitting on a bike and seeing how comfortable you feel with it, but if you are very very new, it is a bit of hit and mis you kind of just learn to like or dislike a bike, its sometimes just best to go to places like Redbaron and have a sit on a bike you like, then ask lots of questions on forums that are make specific.

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    This sort of question has been asked a bit so if you do a search you'll probably find some old threads that are relevant.

    You can get good second hand gear off tardme. Lots of people go out and spend a fortune then decide bikings not for them 3 rides and then sell it all so you can make your money go further on good quality stuff. As time goes on and you learn what you do and don't like/want/need better you can buy new if needed.

    Can't really go wrong with a fully faired sports bike. Good wind protection, comfortable (for the lower CC range you're not stretched right across it like the bigger ones) and if you're lucky some have trunks you can fit a couple of pies or some waterproof overs in.

    This dude will even deliver it to you:

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/moto...-772027293.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by husaberg View Post
    Welcome to KB
    Remember most of the blokes are dirty old men and so forth but on the whole are mostly harmless.
    But do watch out some are real perverts
    ...Welcome...the most important thing is being happy with the one you choose...it should be a Honda, but it doesn't have to be... a 250, but it doesn't have to be and the most important thing is that it's the correct colour...most important...I'm not a dirty old man, I don't have time to be...I would be if I could...at the moment I just follow husabergs trail of soft porn around the site...and I think Thighland was called Siam when I learned to ride a pushbike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    IGNORE him ..


    Motorcycling IS dangerous ... responsibility for your OWN safety (and health) is YOURS.

    ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2kays View Post
    Hi all, am finally about to book in for my Basic handling test and get the ball moving
    Any ideas on what bike?? Gear?? for a beginner. Would be much appreciated.

    CHEERS
    searchy searchy love, this has been thrashed to death and there is no ONE answer.
    Quote Originally Posted by oneblackflag View Post
    We'll probably need pic's to suggest the right bike for you
    nudies. incase that wasn't obvious.
    Quote Originally Posted by 2kays View Post
    Any particular make/model for a beginner?
    no
    Quote Originally Posted by Urano View Post
    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.
    no, helmets and gloves are a must. supporting boots are highly sensible, jacket and pants - kevlar or textile. backprotectors hipprotectors down the line.
    Quote Originally Posted by ellipsis View Post
    ...it should be a Honda,... a 250,
    you can ignore this. there is no good reason to own a honda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossy1200 View Post
    I was wondering why we don't have many young lady riders on the forum.

    Guess its due to the gang bang mauling welcome they receive normally suggesting nudity before the first page is finished.
    There are normally two-three obvious male posters that swarm to any new biker angel threads like a bum to a discarded smoke butt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Akzle View Post

    there is no good reason to own a honda.
    Apart from the quality of build and reliability, they are shit bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maha View Post
    There are normally two-three obvious male posters that swam to any new biker angel threads like a bum to a discarded smoke butt.
    I'm sure there is a song adaptation in there somewhere...

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    Go try on a shitload of bikes. You'll soon find what you like.
    All small cruisers are easy to get on. Bikes like the Honda VTR250 are fairly low too.
    You can cover yourself in decent gear for under a grand too.
    Look at the hand me down thread on here, you can get plenty of nice stuff if you're lucky.

    Oh, wheelies are grouse
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul in NZ View Post
    Ha...Thats true but life is full horrible choices sometimes Merv. Then sometimes just plain stuff happens... and then some more stuff happens.....




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    Quote Originally Posted by bogan View Post
    I'm sure there is a song adaptation in there somewhere...

    7 lecherous old guys
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    2 helpful posters advising
    and a hitcher in a partridge tree
    there's no rhythm man!

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    Welcome to the world of motorcycling.

    Buy gear before you buy a bike.

    Buy a helmet, budget around $300 for a cheap new one. Nice tight fit is important, it should squeeze your head. Buy it from a motorbike shop.

    Buy a jacket and riding pants, if you ride year round I'd recommend textile. Don't buy too tight, so in winter you can wear a jumper/thermals/more layers underneath. But don't buy too loose that it would slide around in the event of a slide down the road. You can buy second hand here to save some money but make sure it has elbow, back, shoulder and knee padding as a minimum. CE labeled preferable and waterproof is a bonus. If you buy second hand make sure all zips work and no stitching is damaged.

    Boots, buy from a shop or off trade me, but what ever you do, make sure you try them on first, a good tight fit (not constrictive though) especially around your ankle/calf will ensure your ankle is protected. Waterproof preferable. If you buy used, make sure there aren't any faults.

    Gloves, go in to a shop. It's hard to find a good fit, so go to a shop and try on a bunch. There are winter and summer gloves, commuter gloves and sports gloves. Talk to a salesman at the shop about the best gloves for you, in your size.

    That's the minimum I'd wear while riding, I'd recommend not wearing any less gear. If you're thrifty and shop around, you can get it all new for about $1000, if you buy boots and jacket/pants second hand, the price will drop a bit (more money for the bike). A back protector and knee pads could help in the event of a crash, but aren't as important so I would only recommend if you were a safety nazi or rich enough to go all out for safety. As a side note on that, safety gear is only good if you actually wear it. No point buying good boots then wearing sneakers, and buying a back protector for commuting would be annoying, you mightn't be bothered wearing it, making it a waste of money sitting in your wardrobe.

    As for a bike, go into bike shops, sit on some bikes, find a few that feel comfortable and you can see yourself riding. Then note their make/model, look on trade me for a good deal. You're short so a suzuki GN125, GN250 or a Honda VTR250 are all good options. Many 125cc bikes might struggle to go 100km/h, but if that isn't a concern, they are cheaper to buy and use less petrol as well as being lighter.

    I'd recommend buying a used Suzuki, Honda, Kawasaki, or Yamaha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducatilover View Post
    Go try on a shitload of bikes. You'll soon find what you like.
    All small cruisers are easy to get on. Bikes like the Honda VTR250 are fairly low too.
    You can cover yourself in decent gear for under a grand too.
    Look at the hand me down thread on here, you can get plenty of nice stuff if you're lucky.

    Oh, wheelies are grouse
    Concur. After trying a shit load draw up a short list of the ones that will do what you need & tickle your fancy. Buy the one that has been best looked after. Get good advice on this. Reliability is very important, nothing worse than a bike which saps your hard won confidence.

    Re gear. 2nd hand is fine but consider comfort & weather protection. Sitting in traffic cold & wet is not nice.

    Get training, do lots of practice. Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2kays View Post
    Hi all, am finally about to book in for my Basic handling test and get the ball moving
    Any ideas on what bike?? Gear?? for a beginner. Would be much appreciated.

    CHEERS
    What riding experience have you done so far? bicycle? motorcycle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by buggerit View Post
    What riding experience have you done so far? bicycle? motorcycle?
    Bicycle..Scooter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogan View Post
    I'm sure there is a song adaptation in there somewhere...

    7 lecherous old guys
    6 chivalrous white nights
    5 retarded learner bike suggestions
    4 stupid safety tips
    3 repost police posting
    2 helpful posters advising
    and a hitcher in a partridge tree
    Should that be "and a Hitcher correcting your apostrophe". Lol


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