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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-28-2014, 03:00 AM Thread Starter
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Any advice please. Novice 250 rider story.

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I would definitely not recommend upgrading now or anytime too soon due to the fact that you're fresh off an accident. I would keep practicing on the 250 if I were you, or sell it and buy a car and then buy a bike later down the road.

I bought a truck for $4500 and then bought my 250 for $1500 about two years later. Having both has been great. I've had times where I haven't had enough money to fill up the truck, but the bike got me through, and other times where I've gotten a flat tire or something similar, and I've hauled the bike in my truck. No money spent.

I've done all of the work to my bike myself and would say it's in better running condition now than when I bought it. I would suggest, if I could, that everyone get a car/truck first, even a beater, and then get a bike. Not everyone can though, I understand. Just have to save and be patient really.

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You are not ready for a bigger bike, regardless of how many miles you've ridden your current one. From what you have written, it appears you have not learned a thing.
The first thing you really need to do is be honest with yourself.

Do you plan on still drinking, smoking weed and operating a motor vehicle?

Do you realize riding around in fear and lack of confidence, you're not only a danger to yourself but to everyone else around you?

Since money is no object, have you considered taking some kind of motorcycle safety course taught by a Pro instead of informal lessons from an "enthusiast"?

How about investing in some proper gear to protect yourself?

I don't want to come off like I'm bashing you, but this is real talk. You asked.

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....I was wondering if anyone has suggestions of what I should do for the whole summer:
Practice and read and apply all you can about Motorcycle Safety and Dynamics, and then read practice and apply some more.

Motorcycling Skills Books

Safety Tips Library-Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF)

This is a very good article to read for anybody such as yourself to read.
Form Equals Function: Sportbikes are Not Beginner Bikes

50 Ways to Save Your Life

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Thanks this is helpful advice
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