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I yelled at Philly for making me look like I was copying him but I'm over it. So I passed my permit test last week and am taking a beginner's course May 12/13th. After that I'll be free to pick out my bike! Right now I'm really in love with the 2018 Indian Scout Bobber. I'm looking for a cruiser with forward controls so if anyone has any ideas or advice let me know! I'm very excited.

 

How/When to get the best deals?

Gear?

Motorcycle suggestions?

Riding advice?

My budget is 15k tops but I'd like to keep it between 10-12k if possible. I'm 5' 11" 215lbs.

 

 

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Looking at PhillyB Instagram, he probably is regretting he ever bought a bike haha

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12 minutes ago, ARSEN said:

Looking at PhillyB Instagram, he probably is regretting he ever bought a bike haha

The Enfields (Philly's bike) have a certain charm but they're a running joke in the industry when it comes to longevity and quality. (So I've been told)

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I'd buy a $1,000 bike and ride it for a couple of months before investing heavily.

A bird to the chest at 60 MPH is a painful thing.

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16 minutes ago, cookinbrak said:

I'd buy a $1,000 bike and ride it for a couple of months before investing heavily.

A bird to the chest at 60 MPH is a painful thing.

Another avenue I'm definitely considering. Get a cheap used 750cc until I get comfortable. 

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See my latest post in Philly’s thread for my recommendation. 

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10 hours ago, motocross_cat said:

Go sport bike while your still young.

 

Just my 2 cents

I don't find them appealing. Just not my style.

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On 4/21/2018 at 6:30 PM, cookinbrak said:

I'd buy a $1,000 bike and ride it for a couple of months before investing heavily.

A bird to the chest at 60 MPH is a painful thing.

A windshield will prevent about 99% of those types of incidents.  I learned that I that I needed one the hard way.  It wasn't a bird, but a rock that came out of a truck.  Popped me in the chest.  

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On 4/21/2018 at 6:06 PM, Dex said:

I yelled at Philly for making me look like I was copying him but I'm over it. So I passed my permit test last week and am taking a beginner's course May 12/13th. After that I'll be free to pick out my bike! Right now I'm really in love with the 2018 Indian Scout Bobber. I'm looking for a cruiser with forward controls so if anyone has any ideas or advice let me know! I'm very excited.

 

How/When to get the best deals?

Gear?

Motorcycle suggestions?

Riding advice?

My budget is 15k tops but I'd like to keep it between 10-12k if possible. I'm 5' 11" 215lbs.

 

 

Get the Indian Bobber. That thing is beautiful. 

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34 minutes ago, Johnny Rockets said:

Get the Indian Bobber. That thing is beautiful. 

I love the bobber style bikes. I'm also interested in the Honda Rebel 500. Gonna try out a few different bikes.

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I'm with a couple others on this one...same when I talk to folks about boats.

Get something comfortable, fairly reliable, and on the cheaper side that has good resale.  If you like riding, you will know what to buy next, and the first bike can be easily sold.  This also keeps you from making an impulse buy and overspending.

 

 

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5 hours ago, Dex said:

I don't find them appealing. Just not my style.

Have you had decent seat time on one?

I like the bobber/cafe racers as well.  Always wanted to build one out of an old cb750 or something.

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2 hours ago, motocross_cat said:

Have you had decent seat time on one?

I like the bobber/cafe racers as well.  Always wanted to build one out of an old cb750 or something.

I'm sure they're fun to ride. I just don't find the ricer look attractive. 

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On 4/21/2018 at 6:23 PM, Dex said:

The Enfields (Philly's bike) have a certain charm but they're a running joke in the industry when it comes to longevity and quality. (So I've been told)

great engineering, terrible replacement parts. that's how they keep costs so low. luckily parts are cheap so if you run it as a city bike (and not cross country like an idiot) you're good.

for your price range i'd look into triumph. great bikes.

why do you want a cruiser?

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