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    New Member, New Rider

    Hi everyone,

    I found a lot of useful threads on here when I was researching motorcycling so I thought I'd better join and ask a few of my own questions.

    I'm looking at getting my first bike shortly and my top pick rn are; Honda VTR250, Kawasaki Balius 250, and a Yamaha MT-03 if I want something new. Really anything from this century and with similar styling to the Honda and Kawasaki, so if you have suggestions I'd be happy to hear them.
    I have some questions about a Balius bit I'll be making a sperate post in Bikes.

    Cheers,
    Hiptro





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    Vtr250 is pretty idiot proof, think they were higher specd from about 2004 so aim for that.
    Mt03 gets a lot of love too, just depends how much your wallet hates you at the mo really.
    Get all yer gear first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yokomama View Post
    Vtr250 is pretty idiot proof, think they were higher specd from about 2004 so aim for that.
    Mt03 gets a lot of love too, just depends how much your wallet hates you at the mo really.
    Get all yer gear first.
    Just on getting gear, could I expect much of a discount if I got a bike and gear from the same place?

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    Yes and no, depends on your overall spend.

    Consider a starter or new biker set from the likes of Motomail. Surprising what you can get for a sensible amount of $$
    If the words I say offend you, imagine the ones I keep to myself...

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    7th December 2018 - 16:22
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    Boots gloves and helmet I bought new.
    Boots... well, feet.
    Gloves aren’t really worth the $10 saving to buy used.
    Helmet buying new is a no brainer.
    Got me pants n jacket off crapbook for 40 bucks. Completely functional and actually fit me which is a miracle (65kg sopping wet and almost 6’).
    But yeah shop around and see what they’ll do for ya.

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    27th March 2017 - 11:33
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    Check tardme and crapbook marketplace for protective clothing. It is surprising what you can find in new/near new condition.

    I also vote to buy gloves and helmet new. I was lucky enough to find some near-new boots in my size but if that didn't occur I'd have gone new on them also.

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