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Old 03-29-2016, 11:47 PM   #1
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Any motorcycle riders on here?

I'm considering taking a basic rider 2-day course to get my license. My parents both have bikes (they don't ride often) and my younger brother has a street legal dirtbike.

I mainly want to get my license so I can legally drive their bikes and decide if it's something I really want to do.
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Old 03-29-2016, 11:57 PM   #2
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I don't really ride but you should do it.
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:02 AM   #3
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It's dangerous. Don't ride it.
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:11 AM   #4
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Stop asking us for advice about petty bullshit.
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:46 PM   #5
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Stop asking us for advice about petty bullshit.

I never asked for advice

I made this thread to see if there are any riders on here

I guess not
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:32 PM   #6
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had a chopper at one time , but wife and I have abandoned the idea.

even living in the backroads of Wisconsin , to many idiots driving , and its just trouble waiting to happen.

Now if your in the Dakota's it would be a.o.k. except for the wind .
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:38 PM   #7
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I had a 98 Triumph Thunderbird from about four or five years, but I got rid of it after I hurt my Achilles.

Triumphs are good bikes to start on, or even just for what I liked it for. They're not to heavy, have good balance and good posture. Nice for just sort of getting around or doing relaxed drives.

I went so long without being able to use it because of my knees and feet. I wish I had it now. I should buy a new one.
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Old 03-30-2016, 02:14 PM   #8
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I actually know 2 different people that have been killed on a motorcycle.

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Old 03-30-2016, 02:19 PM   #9
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I actually know 2 different people that have been killed on a motorcycle.


They're dangerous, yes.

Most people can name 1-2 people they know that have died in car accidents as well.
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Old 03-30-2016, 02:21 PM   #10
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They're dangerous, yes.

Most people can name 1-2 people they know that have died in car accidents as well.
right but I know dozens of car drivers to every 1 bike driver...
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Old 03-30-2016, 10:57 PM   #11
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Gonna pick up one of these once I get my license.

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Old 03-30-2016, 11:38 PM   #12
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I will die from skydiving before I die from riding on a motorcycle.


Just not worth the risk...
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Old 03-30-2016, 11:53 PM   #13
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used to ride a cbr and an r1. was lots of fun but i've nearly died a few times and a guy i rode with got killed a week later (van ran a red light, not the rider's fault). another friend wrecked and lived, but his passenger died. i've also rubber necked past a motorcycle accident on the freeway and i'm pretty sure i saw a boot with his leg and foot still in it.

having my r1 stolen probably saved my life.

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Old 03-31-2016, 06:17 AM   #14
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I actually know 2 different people that have been killed on a motorcycle.


Yeah, and many people know alot of people dying from congestive heart failure and we still enjoy our steaks.

My bike is out of order for over a year now. Yamaha cruiser I wanted to rat out, but the technical issues kept pilling up.
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Old 03-31-2016, 06:33 AM   #15
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I've owned a Honda CBR and an Aprilia RSV thoughout the years (apart from smaller bikes in my teenage years), but I stopped riding years ago. I had my fair share of close calls despite being a sensible rider, and I finally decided it just wasn't worth it.
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