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Old 12-26-2012, 08:34 PM #1786
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I think I'm going to spring for the Revvit Apex pants for commuting. Easy on, easy off.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:42 PM #1787
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:43 PM #1788
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I'd wait a year or so on getting a gun. Depending on what you want. Pistols and semi auto rifles are going to be outrageous til people calm down after the recent shootings.

On the earlier topic on leathers? I found a nice a* perf leather on eBay for under $200. It's comfortable, has high impact pads in the elbows and shoulders, and softer padding for chest and back. Got some gloves from the px that were leather with padded palms and cf knuckles for under $50. Still looking for good overpants, but I couldn't afford them right away. Good boots are a must, but motorcycle specific isn't really necessary. I ride in my uniform boots, a pair of converse 8" side zips with composite safety toes. Just need good ankle support, and most sturdy work boots provide that without looking dumb in street clothes. And scorpion Exo 400 is snell rated for around $125, and is pretty comfy IMO.
Thats a good getup. I commute mostly in my ABU pants and safety toe bellevilles as well. I started out in an EXO-400, then got a 700. LOVE scorpion helmets for the value, and their no-fog shield is fan-****in-tastik
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:44 PM #1789
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I think I'm going to spring for the Revvit Apex pants for commuting. Easy on, easy off.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:47 PM #1790
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Waiting on the SR400 to come state side, if it doesn't I'm not sure what I'm going to buy.
i love the look of the triumph scramblers for a modern/vintage bike

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Guns are too expensive right now lol.

The R6 seems to be the most popular for trackdays around here.
i've got my "scary evil" guns pretty well stocked in the safe lol. thinking about a revolver...but i digress. The R6 is pretty popular on the track, but I think I want something for street and track. I'm a die hard suzuki sportbike fan. Really thinking about another SV650. Great on the track, great on the street. I'd like a naked version that I could just slap the race fairings onto and track at will! My gsx-r1000's only flaw was that it was track only, might have kept it if it was street legal as well. Certainly would've helped the CHP with some larger donations....lol
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:54 PM #1791
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i love the look of the triumph scramblers for a modern/vintage bike


Love the scram, sounds incredible with TORS.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:03 PM #1792
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Sorry, Axis pants.

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Old 12-26-2012, 09:41 PM #1793
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Good boots are a must, but motorcycle specific isn't really necessary. I ride in my uniform boots, a pair of converse 8" side zips with composite safety toes. Just need good ankle support, and most sturdy work boots provide that without looking dumb in street clothes. And scorpion Exo 400 is snell rated for around $125, and is pretty comfy IMO.
I have to disagree strongly on the boots. I ****ing hate riding in my issue boots, and they aren't designed to protect you from being crushed or the like.

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i've got my "scary evil" guns pretty well stocked in the safe lol. thinking about a revolver...but i digress. The R6 is pretty popular on the track, but I think I want something for street and track. I'm a die hard suzuki sportbike fan. Really thinking about another SV650. Great on the track, great on the street. I'd like a naked version that I could just slap the race fairings onto and track at will! My gsx-r1000's only flaw was that it was track only, might have kept it if it was street legal as well. Certainly would've helped the CHP with some larger donations....lol
Can't go wrong with any of those options. Particularly the SV.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:11 PM #1794
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Would the Ninja 500/650r be a good or bad beginner bike? I see a lot of them come up on craigslist when I look for 250's.
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Both a good. Not ideal but pretty good. The SV has a great following.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:38 PM #1796
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Both a good. Not ideal but pretty good. The SV has a great following.
was this directed towards my post?
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Yeah. The ninja would be fine. The SV is good because it's mild mannered but is still plenty fast for any street riding needs.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:41 PM #1798
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This is what I found:

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I have to disagree strongly on the boots. I ****ing hate riding in my issue boots, and they aren't designed to protect you from being crushed or the like.
Not issue. Duty boots. Black leather, high ankles, less canvas. Not good crush protection outside of the toe area, but otherwise they make great riding boots.
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I would stay away from a ninja 500 personally, they're in need of a serious overhaul. The SV or the new Ninja 650 would be a safe bet.
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I hate riding in my work boots but I don't have much choice right now.
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I would stay away from a ninja 500 personally, they're in need of a serious overhaul. The SV or the new Ninja 650 would be a safe bet.
There is nothing wrong with the 500 other than being ugly. They discontinued it but there shouldn't be any issue getting parts.
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So now I'm stuck between these two:

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Ninja 250R
http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/3500157451.html

Both seem to be extremely clean and well taken care of. What would you all recommend?
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So now I'm stuck between these two:

SV650
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/m...487219008.html

Ninja 250R
http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/3500157451.html

Both seem to be extremely clean and well taken care of. What would you all recommend?
In my personal opinion, the Ninja 650 and SV650 are at the VERY VERY top end of what can be considered a beginner bike but are not optimal beginner bikes. I feel like riders learn better riding technique and have a shorter learning curve on smaller bikes like the Ninja 250.

To me, the Ninja 650 and SV650 make great 2nd bikes after learning how to really ride on a smaller bike. And when I say really ride, I don't mean how to shift gears and go really fast in a straight line.

I currently ride a Ninja 650. A friend of mine who is learning to ride owns a Ninja 650 and his wife who is also learning to ride owns a Ninja 250. While he enjoys the power of the 650, he will tell you that he enjoys riding the 250 more and feels like he learns better on it.
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Not issue. Duty boots. Black leather, high ankles, less canvas. Not good crush protection outside of the toe area, but otherwise they make great riding boots.
Either way, those aren't going to do **** for you beyond abrasion protection. There are impacts to areas that you'd never think of that race/motorcycle boots are designed to protect. Example: Heel guards. These become really important if you highside or go over the hood of a car.
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