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Old 06-15-2005, 06:34 PM
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Smile Hello from Georgia!!

undefinedI am very new to all this,but I have recently decided that I want to learn to ride my own bike.My husband and I own a 1999 Goldwing.Although I enjoy riding with him,it is time to take the next step.Just looking to get some advice on where and how to start,and maybe find a good bike .Prefer Honda Rebel.Thanks for your time.
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Old 06-15-2005, 06:50 PM
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The Honda Rebel's are excellent beginners bikes. I would also recommend taking the Motorcycle Safety Course (http://www.msf-usa.org/). Even though you may have been around riding for a while, I think this course is a good idea. Hell, talk your husband into it too, he'll probably enjoy it.

Good luck, welcome to BikerForums and hope to see more of you and your husband around the forums. Take care.
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Old 06-15-2005, 07:03 PM
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Thanks so much, Mongo.I have NEVER been on a bike,by myself,so MSF is a definate.I don't know exactly what type of bike I want.I just know I sat on a few and I could lift the Rebel VERY easy.I also liked the Yahmaha V-star 600, but I couldn't lift it ! If you or anyone has a bike they think will work,for cheap, please let me know.It doesn't have to be perfect,just run good.Thanks.
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Old 06-15-2005, 07:13 PM
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Go with the bike you are comfortable with and can control, it makes a big difference. Good places to look for bikes cheap are cycletrader.com and on craigslist.org. Good luck finding that perfect bike!
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Old 06-16-2005, 08:30 AM
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Thanks again.I don't know a whole lot about bikes or how to get around on this board,but you have been really nice and helpful.I have visited a few other places,and they either treated me like an idiot or everytime you turned around there was some naked pic.That's okay,but they shouldn't be on the front page.
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Old 06-16-2005, 08:53 AM
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We are a friendly bunch here and keep the riff raff out. Everybody on two wheels is OK in my book unless they give me a reason not to be. Good luck in your search and hope you keep coming back to the site. Take care.
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Old 06-16-2005, 12:41 PM
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You can't keep me out though!!!

Welcome to the boards. Good luck in your search. Sounds like the Rebel might be your machine. Take that MSF course!
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Old 06-17-2005, 10:07 AM
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Hey Swamprose, good to have you with us. I agree with the others, that the Rebel may be the bike for you, if you are comfortable on it and it handles good for you. Good luck in your search.
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Old 06-19-2005, 09:17 AM
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Welcome Swamprose. I think you will find a lot of worth while info here and a lot of people willing to help. I agree with the others you should take a course and find a bike you are comfortable with. The Rebel sounds like an excellent choice to learn on. Once you get comfortable and confident on it a bigger bike won't seem so intimidating. Good luck.
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Old 06-19-2005, 07:22 PM
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You all have been so nice and I really appreciate it.I will let you all know how the search goes.
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Old 06-19-2005, 07:54 PM
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Welcome Swamprose....I'm another of the "riff raff' that slipped in while Mongo wasn't looking :-)

Good luck with learning to ride, we were all there once upon a time. I agree the MSF course is great I took it after many years of riding, and it taught me a lot.

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Old 06-22-2005, 12:52 PM
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stay away from FBR and PB swamprose, they are T-R-O-U-B-L-E. Mongo too. ;-)

get a Rebel.
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Hey WooHoo!, you've been here right along with us most of the time. I think you are part of our gang too!!!
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aw crap, I am?
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Yup, weather you like it or not my man.
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