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Old 12-28-2015, 01:46 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Nice find. Let us know how everything goes.
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Old 12-28-2015, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Poway, CA
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Thanks for all the advice guys. I just purchased myself a used 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 300 with ABS today. I'll heed everyone's suggestions moving forward
Attaboy! Great bike! Now get yourself some good gear and enjoy!

Mike
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Old 12-31-2015, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Sandpoint, ID
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Good choice. Now make sure you're fully geared up, and make sure you always wear it. Better to sweat than to bleed. I've been riding 32 years, been down once on the street in a low speed lowside when I hit sand across an apex on a windy road.

But there is a lot of good advice about being mentally prepared for autos not to see you. A headlight modulator (makes your high/low beams constantly toggle during daytime) is an excellent "see me!" feature, and it's a cheap mod. I have it on both my bikes.
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Old 12-31-2015, 07:44 PM
 
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Thanks for all the advice guys. I just purchased myself a used 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 300 with ABS today. I'll heed everyone's suggestions moving forward


Picture?

Ive ridden for 40 years, I could be very happy with the 300! You should be OK for a while too . . .
Ride like you have a target on your back
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Old 01-01-2016, 04:39 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Here are some pics I took today
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Convincing parent that I can ride + First bike?-ninja-300.jpg   Convincing parent that I can ride + First bike?-ninja-300-front-.jpg  
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Old 01-01-2016, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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Bikes are great. I used to ride. Started on a Honda 90 moved to a Kawi 125 then 250, went to a Katana 600 then a Ninja 1100. But I stopped riding. Partly because I got busy and as time went on the traffic around my area is flat out crazy. After a few close calls and one good wreck I decided my life is worth more.
I'm not gonna lie. Riding is fun. Unfortunately it's not you that you have to worry about. It's the moronic douche nozzle in a 7900 pound SUV sucking a latte and yammering on his phone oblivious to anything around him.

If I lived in a small town or open wide spaces without a million morons in 9000 pound tanks I would have a nice road bike
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Old 01-01-2016, 07:31 PM
 
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Here are some pics I took today
Nice man!

I bet it is exhilarating for you! Youre doing it the right way . . . start small. Who knows? You might even stay "small". It is very cool ad fun to chuck an MC around like bicycle. You -OWN- traffic on a small/lNinja type bike! Never let your guard down and you'll be fine
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:32 PM
 
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Hey guys,

I'm about to turn 22 in a week and I'm graduating from college next semester. I want to buy a bike during the spring as I have the whole summer off before I start my full-time job in the fall. I have never ridden a motorcycle before, but I plan to purchase it completely on my own and take care of all the expenses. Still, my mom is reluctant and constantly tells me how unsafe it is to ride. I have told her I plan to take the MSF course and will ride responsibly, but she doesn't seem to listen. What are your thoughts on this? It hurts me that she is going to worry, but I'm an adult and should be able to make these decisions. I live in New Jersey by the way.

Second question, would you guys recommend a 300cc or a 650cc as my first motorcycle? I was originally going to get a Ninja 300, but people have told me I'll outgrow it within a month, so I'm now looking at the Ninja 650. Suggestions?
My recommendation would be the KTM RC390, that would be a awesome starter bike, it makes great power and is super light, and you would not get bored at any point on it. It is a better handling bike then the ninja 650 and it looks better also, it also has a cool exotic factor than the mainstream big four bikes don't have.

Been in the game over ten years and have owned 8 bikes.... The RC390 is the best bike under 600cc hands down!!! Hell even though i have owned larger bikes, i plan on getting a rc390 to track........so that alone should tell you something....
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Old 01-04-2016, 06:28 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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Here are some pics I took today
Just 2 photos???

I don't think you are as excited as you led on!

Just kidding! Nice ride! Welcome to the Brotherhood.

Those little Ninjas are fun to ride.
Even experienced riders seem to think they are a blast to ride.

Keep the shiny side up!
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Old 01-04-2016, 10:01 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Just 2 photos???

I don't think you are as excited as you led on!

Just kidding! Nice ride! Welcome to the Brotherhood.

Those little Ninjas are fun to ride.
Even experienced riders seem to think they are a blast to ride.

Keep the shiny side up!
I have more lol, but yeah I'm looking forward to it. Just signed up for the MSF course today
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