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Old 07-09-2010, 06:45 PM   #1
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Default Just passed icbc motorcycle road test!

Time for a 1300r!

Or maybe just a 250...

Anyway for all you guys on the fence, now is a great time because they may do graduated licenses for class 6.

I went through a school and the process was efficient. Perfect test too!
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:36 PM   #2
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good stuff! welcome to the world of 2 wheel.. which school did you go through?

i thought they have always had graduated class 6? you can be totally new to driving/riding (w/o a class 5/7)..
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:38 PM   #3
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wicked man! bikes are alot of fun ill get another one eventually, just be careful out there
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:07 PM   #4
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I think 3 wheels is the best
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:17 PM   #5
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Stick to a 600 and you'll be happy for long time.
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:35 PM   #6
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Stick to a 600 and you'll be happy for long time.

+1 No need for more power unless you are touring with a passenger alot. 600's + twisties =
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:39 PM   #7
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i got a 08 ducati 1098s with only 500kms for sale if you wanna grab it.
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:07 AM   #8
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^^ Sick bike man, but probably not the best choice for a beginner

Get an older 600 or a 600f4i, they have plenty of power but are a bit more forgiving than the newer 600's. Glad to hear you went through a MC school as well, I think everyone should have to do that to get their license.

Best advice I've got about riding:
There's 2 ways to ride; ride like you're invisible or ride like you're invincible. If you ride like the former you've got alot of miles ahead of you, ride like that latter and we'll be reading about you in the obituaries.

Have fun.
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:11 AM   #9
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Get a bike that you can slowly learn its capabilities without intimidating yourself. For some it could be a Ninja 250, for others it could be a GS500, or an SV650, or an R1. Every person is different. The main thing is to not get a bike because it's cool or others say it's cool. There's plenty of time for that, if you plan to continue to ride.

Congrats on getting your license. And double congrats for going through a school and learning to survive on the road.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:20 AM   #10
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Thanks everyone,

I went through Sunday Motorcycle school and its an intense one week of lessons. I've heard from at least 3 unrelated people how detailed and methodical he is, so I chose him over the other well reputed schools (also small class size).

Yes that ducati is one nice bike mkiv, but out of my league in more ways than one (price!)

I've been looking at some import 400+ cc's, will probably go with a 2005-7 model yamaha or kawasaki. I've spent quite a bit on gear so the actual bike budget is going to be in the $5k or less range.

The best part is my girl passed too, so i'll always have someone to keep me in check (she just picked up a Fz6 !)
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:22 AM   #11
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good stuff! welcome to the world of 2 wheel.. which school did you go through?

i thought they have always had graduated class 6? you can be totally new to driving/riding (w/o a class 5/7)..
I've had my class 5 for quite some time (10+ years I think), and never did the grad. license program. For the class 6 I just did the MSA -> Roadtest. I think its going to be L->N->Class 6 as early as next year, even if you have a no restriction class 5
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:39 AM   #12
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yea with a class 5.. all you need to do for class 6 is MSA and roadtest..

there was a 17 year-old girl in my class and she was doing her L-N-class 6 iirc.. oh wellz..

my frd just went through Sunday too!
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:49 AM   #13
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Welcome to the dark side! Your never leaving.

I think this is the best advice ever for riding(on the street that is). Be in the state of mind that everyone is out to hit you.

As for the graduated licensing. It was always in effect if you never held a class 5. If you did have a class 5, no graduated licensing.

Have fun and be safe!
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:58 AM   #14
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congrats! time to buy my bike :P
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:12 AM   #15
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ahaha! we'll talk about it when I'm in next
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:12 PM   #16
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youll love having a bike! i have a 600RR, just find a good school and a bunch of good ppl that will take you out and do hard runs and also thats willing to teach you things. youll be fine...
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:13 PM   #17
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oh ya get a 600cc bike, dont bother with getting a 250.... 250's are only for girls....
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Old 07-10-2010, 03:15 PM   #18
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unless it's a 250 2-stroke those things are monsters! depending on you budget get an 03 honda 600RR and up. You can find those for around $5000 or less.

Do a trackday... it's like 3 yrs of riding experience on the streets.
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Old 07-11-2010, 01:12 AM   #19
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if anyone want that bike just call me
to op: ride careful and enjoy
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:33 AM   #20
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Thanks again all,

Just picked up the first of our two bikes: Yamaha FZ6!

The second one is still up in the air on what I can get for approximately $5k...or might just hold off and save.
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:19 PM   #21
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oh ya get a 600cc bike, dont bother with getting a 250.... 250's are only for girls....
Tell that to Ben Spies. He started on 250's. I hear he's pretty fast. So did Colin Edwards.
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:47 PM   #22
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Yeah nothing wrong with 250's

Took the FZ6 out and it is pretty obvious that 600cc is a big difference...with not even a flick of the wrist I am up at speed limit.

Pretty glad I took the course, rider and skill for sure plays a big part...my old ignorant self would have just said "get the fastest bike possible" but that is not true today.

Oh and HST kills the deal big time. I had to pay HST on the course and the bike and that is almost a grand more than budgeted for...
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:50 PM   #23
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Tell that to Ben Spies. He started on 250's. I hear he's pretty fast. So did Colin Edwards.
As did Valentino Rossi. (Not like he's the worlds best rider or anything)
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:54 PM   #24
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As did Valentino Rossi. (Not like he's the worlds best rider or anything)
Actually, if you read his book, he started on 50 cc scooters. Guess he's like a Supergirl. Jorge Lorenzo and most of the GP crowd started on 125's, I believe.
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i started from 50cc scooter, mod to 70cc, changed to another scooter and was just going to do a 100cc swap yet i went to a CBR125 instead and ended up with 650R, I can say i wouldn't regret all these "upgrade" and at the moment i am even thinking to downgrade or sell my bike as I really can't afford the leisure ride more than once a month (and not like i can commute it daily as I do need a car or even a Van).
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