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    Quote Originally Posted by marras View Post
    At least this bike gets treated correctly now 😂
    What ? Overfilled with oil and ridden up the freeway to Wanneroo ? Umm ok
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    yeah I don't know what it is, maybe there is a strange alignment in the planets or something but I find myself agreeing with Ryno

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanoceros View Post
    I'll never forget the sight of =Maz= front running an FNR on his RC390 with missing body panels, while we mere mortals some others on our 600/1000cc sportsbikes were struggling to keep up enjoying the show.
    It was a fucking hoot running that bike on the FNR...wish I had run it with the full race set-up in her street clothes, now that would've been interesting.

    Quote Originally Posted by DQ View Post
    Any of the above bikes would be perfect to learn you roadcraft on. Friends have been known to be quicker on these than when on their bigger capacity bikes and having a fuckload more fun at the same time.
    Isn't it funny that the more some of us ride the more some of us realise that ringing everything out of a small bike is actually more rewarding than trying to hold back a monstrous beast.
    All I've got and more for #294...RIP Chris Adley
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    Unless you are a resident maddog, most regular folk will never out-ride something like a Duke 390.

    Edit- Everyone above me just said this also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by =Maz= View Post
    It was a fucking hoot running that bike on the FNR...wish I had run it with the full race set-up in her street clothes, now that would've been interesting.



    Isn't it funny that the more some of us ride the more some of us realise that ringing everything out of a small bike is actually more rewarding than trying to hold back a monstrous beast.
    Give me a 500cc, single cylinder chook-chaser every day of the week.


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    Quote Originally Posted by boeman View Post
    ...most regular folk will never out-ride something like a Duke 390.
    Correct...and most will get a big-bike and tell themselves the small bike was too slow. lol
    I think this is the key tho...those that take the time to learn to ride a small bike at the limit will be better skilled than most that jump right onto a big bike asap.
    All I've got and more for #294...RIP Chris Adley
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    Quote Originally Posted by boeman View Post
    Unless you are a resident maddog, most regular folk will never out-ride something like a Duke 390.

    Edit- Everyone above me just said this also.
    Really depends what you're into. A small bike for example is useless for touring. The minute the wind picks up you're getting blown around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaffine View Post
    Hi Y'all

    So as it stands I've had my C class for 20 odd years, I've got my L's and now trying to decide on what direction to go with my first bike. Do I get a cheap 250 to learn on and get me through the first 3-6 months of riding the more likely time I'm going to drop the bike, or do I buy the MT-07 or Street 660 get my road craft on that but do my lessons and test on the instructors 125/250.

    Any advise is appreciated

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    Are you planning to buy a LAMS bike for touring??
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    If you are worried about dropping a faired street bike, try a Suzuki DRZ400SM. Light, easy to flick around, adequate power and most importantly, don't break when you drop it.

    Economical, reliable, easy maintenance and my only LAMS bike. A keeper.

    When you want to learn to ride on loose surfaces like gravel, which you should, you'll quickly learn to control the thing when it is sliding around. They are made for it.
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    if you've never ridden before, a 250/300 odd LAMS bike will give you enough of a smile and enough speed for the first 6 months minimum, following that, you have another 6 months to learn how to ride it to the limit.

    If you have ridden before you will get extreme enjoyment from being able to throw the bike around in the corners again and have some really good fun. You will only miss the pure grunt that a 1000+ bike will give you in a straightline, and it goes away when you get back to the corners again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubin View Post
    You will only miss the pure grunt that a 1000+ bike will give you in a straightline, and it goes away when you get passed by the distinguished, older gentlman on the RC390 in a corner
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    Quote Originally Posted by =Maz= View Post
    Are you planning to buy a LAMS bike for touring??
    Well not touring persay, jusy country day runs through york or down south to Dunsborough, I don't expect to be doing those on a 250 more the MT or Street Triple that I eventually want.


    AZAZL
    If you are worried about dropping a faired street bike, try a Suzuki DRZ400SM. Light, easy to flick around, adequate power and most importantly, don't break when you drop it.
    I believe the MT and Street Triple are Naked its just the dropping of a 10 grand bike that I'm sort of concerned with.

    rubin
    if you've never ridden before, a 250/300 odd LAMS bike will give you enough of a smile and enough speed for the first 6 months minimum, following that, you have another 6 months to learn how to ride it to the limit.

    If you have ridden before you will get extreme enjoyment from being able to throw the bike around in the corners again and have some really good fun. You will only miss the pure grunt that a 1000+ bike will give you in a straightline, and it goes away when you get back to the corners again
    I've riden before I'm just getting back in the saddle, my racing mates on the open road days are done this is just for weekends out and about.


    The thing I getting from all the fantastic advise is there is no one correct answer or should I say there is many correct answers to my question. Looking at many S/H bikes online it seems that 250's are out of fashion and unless they are ludicrously cheap don't sell. So I'll do a few lessons, test a few bikes If there is no other stand out then may look at getting the MT-07 pay it off over the year then when I drop the restriction on my license look at the Street triple R... maybe..

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    I'd go for something in the 250-300cc range personally
    It's more fun going fast on a slow bike than going slow on a fast bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaffine View Post
    The thing I getting from all the fantastic advise is there is no one correct answer or should I say there is many correct answers to my question. Looking at many S/H bikes online it seems that 250's are out of fashion and unless they are ludicrously cheap don't sell. So I'll do a few lessons, test a few bikes If there is no other stand out then may look at getting the MT-07 pay it off over the year then when I drop the restriction on my license look at the Street triple R... maybe..
    This isn't like marriage, where you're supposed to stick with the same thing for a least a couple of years.

    It's a bike. You can sell it anytime you want.

    Find a cheap deal on a Honda VTR250, Kawasaki Ninja 250, etc. Pay around $1,500 for something in good condition.

    Ride it for 6 months. Such a bike will be the easiest to ride for the initial learning.

    When the time comes where you feel that you've outgrown it then sell it on Gumtree and go buy the next one.

    Wheel and deal.

    Be a slut. Go through multiple bikes.
    One owner. Only driven gently on Sundays. Sold to best offer. First to see will buy. Reward offered for safe return. Coming soon to a cinema near you. Available for a limited time only.

    My waterbed broke this morning. Oh, I don't have a waterbed. Bugger.
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    Buyers market out there, take your time and you'll find a great deal. Good luck with your purchase.
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    My Vtr250 has been an absolute fun bike to learn on. Love it.

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    i may be willing to part with a 2015 DRZ if any new rider is keen to love it like i use to.. time to move on & get another dirty, it's very difficult to convince the wife i need 4 road bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubin View Post
    if you've never ridden before, a 250/300 odd LAMS bike will give you enough of a smile and enough speed for the first 6 months minimum, following that, you have another 6 months to learn how to ride it to the limit.

    If you have ridden before you will get extreme enjoyment from being able to throw the bike around in the corners again and have some really good fun. You will only miss the pure grunt that a 1000+ bike will give you in a straightline, and it goes away when you get back to the corners again.
    Judging by your words, sounds like you've had a lot of experience on motorcycles, and much to offer the community.

    But oh, wait:
    Quote Originally Posted by rubin
    Had a ‘test conditions’ lesson this morning, and whilst I very rarely get nervous at anything, for some reason today I was absolutely packing myself (I probably shouldn’t have been on a bike for the first half of the lesson).
    and
    Quote Originally Posted by rubin
    had a test this morning, unfortunately fail.
    Yes, I know. Call me a cunt for that, I probably am. Oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pnork View Post
    Judging by your words, sounds like you've had a lot of experience on motorcycles, and much to offer the community.
    Yes, I know. Call me a cunt for that, I probably am. Oh well.
    ok:

    Your a Cunt.

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    new member, long time rider (although not always legally....)

    In the process of going through the legit path now

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    Oh well, I guess I got burnt.

    (sigh) pnork post fail. again.
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    I never said I was any good


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