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Old 09-18-2013, 08:32 AM   #5
Gnarly Adventurer
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Salem Or.
Oddometer: 168
My opinion. Starting with a new bike is a very bad idea. You ARE going to drop it, probably several times. Dropping a new bike can get very expensive fast if you fix it to new condition.

You would be smart to get a small used bike and ride it for a year while you get all your newbie whoopsies out of the way. If you get a bike that is mechanically fine but has a few scrapes and dents from previous tipovers after a year you will probably be able to sell it for what you paid for it if you only add a few more scrapes.

Starting your riding career with a new bike in my opinion is never a good idea.
Tom M.
Salem Or.
'93 K1100LT '09 F650GS '08 TE-610
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