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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-15-2013, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone, i'm Daniel. I have been wanting a bike for a while now so i started doing a newspaper route to help save up for one, on top of my full time job delivering pizzas.

I've been looking at the 250r (09-present) and it seems to be the best starter sportbike on the market for my limited budget. The thing is, I'm 6'3 and 200 lbs and am not sure if it will be uncomfortably small on me. I thought maybe the ninja 500 would suit me but I really don't like the older styling it has.

I prefer the '11 250r, there is one at a local power sports store that seems decent and It doesn't look ultra small or anything, I'm just a little concerned.

What do you guys think?

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-16-2013, 12:34 AM
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Hi everyone, i'm Daniel. I have been wanting a bike for a while now so i started doing a newspaper route to help save up for one, on top of my full time job delivering pizzas.

I've been looking at the 250r (09-present) and it seems to be the best starter sportbike on the market for my limited budget. The thing is, I'm 6'3 and 200 lbs and am not sure if it will be uncomfortably small on me. I thought maybe the ninja 500 would suit me but I really don't like the older styling it has.

I prefer the '11 250r, there is one at a local power sports store that seems decent and It doesn't look ultra small or anything, I'm just a little concerned.

What do you guys think?

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I think you'll be fine, props for not being a squid demanding to start off on a 600 or 1000 supersport. Just remember gear it's the most important buy with the bike. Get a good set of gloves, quality helmet, and riding jacket at a minimum. If you go another step for gear get some Kevlar riding jeans to wear and some good riding boots, preferably over the ankle, but they make riding shoes too. If you for some reason wanted to spend a ton you could also look into one piece suits but definitely not necessary to learn in unless you're riding way too hard for the street anyway.

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Almost forgot

...and I'm 6'3" 140. I don't ride street anymore but used to ride a 2010 R6, I ride a 2009 R6 race bike and a 2010 250 race bike.

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Cheers, yeah I wasn't about to mess around and not use full gear. I'm not entirely into the idea of skinning myself for a good time. I'm getting the bike to have fun, I certainly don't Need one so there's no sense in risking my skin.

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Welcome! In addition to mercenary's comments, I would recommend taking the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Basic Rider Course.

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6,4" no problems riding the 250r one thing you could look into are adjustable pegs, rear seats I think there called if you want some more leg room ImageUploadedByMO Free1381935498.980762.jpg


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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I hear you with the adjustable pegs. I think I'll be good to start and I'll mess with that stuff later on. I see you have that camera on your rear pegs, How does it hold up to like wind and vibration? When I get my bike I'm thinking of getting a Go Pro

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I was also wondering about your camera mounted on the peg, does it bounce around if you hit bumps? And where are your videos?! Haha

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It's a handle bar mount, then I put some zip ties in cAse it falls off, it doesn't bounce or rattle at all very smooth, I got some videos on my phone ill add it on YouTube and link it ImageUploadedByMO Free1382546902.858971.jpgImageUploadedByMO Free1382546929.708888.jpg I got some


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I like we're it's mounted never saw one there. I've been looking for good spots on my 250 for mounts I've got one on my helmet and don't care for it much.

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