New motorcycle

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by darkness-lies-, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. darkness-lies-

    darkness-lies- New Member

    I love my truck but the gas kills me atleast 300 a month in gas so i just bought a 2006 honda rebel. its my first bike so i went small pluse around 80mpg. VP2567244_1.jpg
  2. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 New Member

    Is that a 250?
  3. The Heater

    The Heater New Member

    This is THE best starter bike for everyone starting out. I started on one of these in an MSF class, graduated to a low powered Yamaha 600 sport bike (Seca II). Later on I moved up the food chain, but not until had mastered all the fundamental skills of riding.

    People who buy big bikes to start on fail to learn proper braking technique and speed modulation going into turns. That is why you see so many knuckle draggers getting killed on Harleys.
  4. darkness-lies-

    darkness-lies- New Member

    yes it is a 250
  5. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 New Member

    I am one of those knuckle draggers that started out on a big bike. It is dumb comments like yours that divide motorcycle enthusiasts. I have always thought that you should ride what you feel comfortable on and what your check book can handle. Because I am not a small guy a 250 would not carry me around fast enough to be able to keep highway speeds. I have owned both street bikes and harley's. I prefer harley's but that is my preference. To the OP enjoy enjoy your ride. And remember to keep it shiny side up!
  6. Coach24

    Coach24 New Member

    I haven't ridden for 35 years but do miss My hogs as well as my BSA and Triumph.
    As with any vehicle , one must acclimate themselves to their choice of transportation and be sensible in it's operation. Like 4 wheel drives, they good in snow when you keep your wits about you. But I have seen many upside down along I-80 during severe weather and always find that they have poor tread condition, some even bald, but"hey I can go anywhere, I have 4wheel drive" folks just don't get it.
    I think your choice is good for starters and hope you learn quickly and be safe. After awhie you may get the bug to ride one of the more elite bikes but hey 80 mPG, you have me thinking thats what I need to do.
    Course I was in Costco with a female friend and got a little crazy and climbed on a mountain bike and tried to ride it up the aisle. Key word was tried. I am just glad it was not caught on camera and you tubed.
    Remember I havent ridden a bicycle since 1979. My friend got a great laugh , as did others and I headed for the restroom. Can you imagine if it had been motorized?:lol:
  7. Coach24

    Coach24 New Member

    I haven't ridden for 35 years but do miss My hogs as well as my BSA and Triumph.
    As with any vehicle , one must acclimate themselves to their choice of transportation and be sensible in it's operation. Like 4 wheel drives, they good in snow when you keep your wits about you. But I have seen many upside down along I-80 during severe weather and always find that they have poor tread condition, some even bald, but"hey I can go anywhere, I have 4wheel drive" folks just don't get it.
    I think your choice is good for starters and hope you learn quickly and be safe. After awhie you may get the bug to ride one of the more elite bikes but hey 80 mPG, you have me thinking thats what I need to do.
    Course I was in Costco with a female friend and got a little crazy and climbed on a mountain bike and tried to ride it up the aisle. Key word was tried. I am just glad it was not caught on camera and you tubed.
    Remember I havent ridden a bicycle since 1979. My friend got a great laugh , as did others and I headed for the restroom. Can you imagine if it had been motorized?:lol:
  8. darkness-lies-

    darkness-lies- New Member

    great story! :lol:
  9. Coach24

    Coach24 New Member

    Just be a defensive driver and remember many can not see you in the rear view mirrors.

    Best of luck riding your new toy.
  10. darkness-lies-

    darkness-lies- New Member

    Thanks and i know. My boss at work has been riding for years ima guess at least 15 he has already shown me a lot of what to look out for.
  11. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

    i have toyed with getting something similar. problem is i tend to wreck things with less then 4 wheels. I dont think id do well on a bike, so im not gonna tempt the powers that be with getting one.

    Alex
  12. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Moderator

    I highly recommend a Motorcycle Safety course.
    I've been riding motorcycles since 1975, took my first motorcycle safety course in the early 80's as a mandatory U.S. Navy requirement when I was young and knew it all, they taught me more.
    I've been to refresher courses a few times over the years with the latest being 3 weeks ago and I still learn something everytime I attend one.
  13. Coach24

    Coach24 New Member

    Excellent idea tb:great:
  14. AutoAnything

    AutoAnything New Member

    Congrats on your new bike, be safe and have fun and go at a pace that is comfortable for you. I started riding dirt bikes as a kid and have been on them ever since!

    Also, I know it is a 250 so not sure what kind of exhaust you can get but it is true....loud pipes save lives!!
  15. RallySTX

    RallySTX New Member

    They can get the attention all right, just watch out for those who react badly to it. Always assume they can't see ya, have an escape route, please consider wearing a helmet, +1 on the safety course, may god help you enjoy it and keep you safe always!
    Brian L.
    Nice lookin bike!
  16. Ridyn

    Ridyn New Member

    It might be killing you, but what are payments + gas + insurance after the month? Is it way less than $300 still? I don't see why sometimes people do these things based off of how much they spend in gas, they usually never break even and end up being in the hole after all those costs.


    Besides that, great lookin bike!
  17. darkness-lies-

    darkness-lies- New Member

    So im ready to sell this rebel and move up to a 750 shadow.
  18. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Moderator

    Doesnt take long to get ready for a bigger bike but I believe the experience gained is worth the money spent.
    The 750 Shadow is a nice size bike thats just big enough to cruise around town during the week and if you dont load it down to much has enough power to take you and the significant other out of town for a long weekend ride.
    Winter is a great time to buy a bike but a terrible time to sell, lots of riders are getting off their bikes they bought this spring and many find out at this time they either didnt really enjoy it as much as they thought they would or they have no safe place to store the bike over the winter, so prices normally dip around this time on low mileage newer bikes.
    If you can buy in the next few months but hold off on selling yours until next spring you might be able to get better prices on both.
  19. ahmitchell1

    ahmitchell1 New Member

    It's always a good idea to start on a low powered bike. I started racing at 12 years old and didn't even touch a 600 until I was 15 when I got my permit. I've told friends this for years as I watch them wreck there first 1000, know your limits and pay attention to everyone else on the road. I'm 220 pounds give or take these days and I still don't ride a 1000 but I can push my bike to its limits becuase I know mine, happy riding if you ever get in the north ga mountains or the smokeys send me a pm and will go for a run. Have fun. And stick with Hondas

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