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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-29-2015, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hello Guys & Gals I recently completed the MSF course and passed with only a few points deducted anyways I was looking for my first bike and I know, I know I am going to get hammered for this, but I want a used a XC 2010 etc. for my 1st bike

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That is a big bike for a first bike! That said, it's a very fine handling bike.



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I agree but I I don't want to start out on something I will outgrow
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I agree but I I don't want to start out on something I will outgrow
You are supposed to "out grow" your first bike. You're first bike is the one that you learn a SHIT TON of very important things on and usually wind up scratching and dinging along the way. I am the last guy on this forum that will jump up and down and tell you that you CAN NOT buy an XC for a first bike. I will say that I feel you would be better served on a 4-7 thousand dollar "starter" bike. At least for one entire season. No matter what you buy, take pics and share. Best of luck.

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I started out on a Judge. Love it. Also regret not starting on the cross country in first place.

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You'll probably have more fun on a smaller bike to start. I started on a 450 suzuki and like the lighter ride for starters. You can always sell it and move up to a bigger ride. Its easier and you'll learn a lot about the comparison between bigger and smaller rides.

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good points I would be sticking to the parking lots and so on RLinNH I will get pics it won't be until July

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I started on a gsxr 600 that lasted two weeks... 6ft 1in 290 lbs yeah I then rode a gsxr 1000 for ten years and never learned its full potential, but all the experience on my 1000 helps me ride my xc better good luck

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yeah I am 5'11 270 to start out

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i would recommend a vision, they have better tipover protection. at bare minimum if you have to get an XC, you need to get with AZ Victory (think thats their name, they do the police bikes) and get the police bag protectors. or you can grab a skull bike, and make my paint job that much more rare
as far as a big bike to start, my first was a ZX12 that made over 300hp. the thing was flat out insane. power a wheelie at 100, no clutch. you just have to remember the 3 rules to riding. 1. People cant see you. You get on a bike you are officially invisible. 2. Don’t try and ride above your skill level, it will show you that “you ain’t that good yet” quick fast and in a big damn hurry(thank God for full gear, and i still have the helmet with the flat spot in it). 3. At any given moment that motorcycle may flip over and ride you the exact same way you’re riding it.

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