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Old 02-04-2006, 09:01 AM
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Just wanted to drop in and say HI,and let all of you know that I am finally getting a bike. We went and looked at it last weekeend,and hubby and I both agreed that we liked it. Here is a little about it. It is made by United motors ,it is called a Renegade Predator 200,or vice versa on the name not sure on that. It is black and comes with windsheild,and crash bars.It is a 2003 and in very good condition.We are getting it for less than $2,000.Anybody here ever heard of that bike,or own one??
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Old 02-05-2006, 07:57 AM
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I did a search and was able to come up with an advertisemant for this bike. Sounds like a nice starter bike for someone and you sure can't beat that 65mpg. Ride safe and have fun!

The Renegade 200, a feature-packed cruiser with beautiful DUAL CHROME EXHAUST pipes a deceptively strong 198 cc 4-STROKE engine, and widely geared 5-speed transmission, provide an exceptionally versatile performance, all packed into a Žbig bikeŽ fit and finish at an amazingly AFFORDABLE price. Renegade 200, a confidence-inspiring cruiser designed and built for beginning riders and their POCKETS.

Reliable 198cc 4 stroke power-plant with a widely geared 5-speed transmission gives you the torque you need and the cruising speed you like.
Cruise style riding, integrated floor boards, chromed engine guards, sissy bars and comfortable padded back rest included.
Powerful front 11 inch vented disc brake with ABS (Anti-lock braking system).
27 inch seat height makes it the perfect entry level cruiser for both men and women.
Powerful dual passing lights, complete instrument panel, including speedometer, RPM gauge, power indicator, fuel level, and digital clock.
Max. HP (SAE) 14.4 @ 8000rpm; Max. Torque: 9.5 lb-ft @ 7200rpm.
Cell-phone incoming call light indicator in dashboard (Sensor detects incoming calls).
Miles/Gallon: 65
Manufacturers Sugg. Retail Price...$2,499* + freight and dealer prep.
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Old 02-05-2006, 09:59 AM
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That would be the bike. I have actually got alot of negative feedback from others that have never owned one,but because they have never heard of it they think it will be no good. I say it's my bike and I like it!! Too many people get hung up on the idea that you have to stick with one type of bike. It's a bike, so that makes me a biker and that's all that matters. Thanks for the support,I will keep you all in touch on the learning to ride part.I'm sure it will make for some interesting stories.
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Old 02-05-2006, 10:46 AM
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Just wanted to say congrats Swamprose, glad you'll be on two wheels soon. As it so happens, I'm in the market for a bike too. Yes, that's right. I had to re-prioritize some time back and sold my bike, but I'll finally be back on two wheels in a couple weeks. I'm not sure which route I'm going but I'll keep everybody informed.

Swamprose, you have the right attitude, it's your bike....who cares what the others think - just be happy on it. Take care and post some pics of her when you finally have a chance to stop riding it!
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Old 02-06-2006, 05:37 AM
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Thanks for the support.Sorry to hear that you don't have a bike for now. Look on the bright side,though at least you will be getting a new one before it warms up.I don't know about you,but I can't ride in the cold.I have tried it,but my body pays for it in the end.That's one good thing about me getting my bike now, I'm hoping I will have had time to learn before all the good rides start. Who knows I might be better than I think, and you might see me on my own at biketoberfest....
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Old 02-18-2006, 08:39 AM
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Well,it's me again.I have had my bike in my possesion for a week now.I have already bought a few things for it(fireflys,crome license plate,blindspot mirrors) and I have already shined her up.Today,when my husband get's home we are going to put me on it,in a big feild and I will start learning to ride.I am still taking the MSF class in April,but I want to get used to the bike first.I will keep you posted on my first ride.
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Old 02-18-2006, 09:16 AM
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Way to go. It will help if you show up with some experience for the MSF class. Try not to bring too many bad habits with you as they tend to be a hassle to unlearn.
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Old 02-19-2006, 08:15 AM
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Well,my first experience did not go well.I spent an hour and a half,just rying to get it to go into first gear without bogging down.I got it one time by myself,then I gave it too much gas and was headed for a tree,my hubby had to run after me.I think I really SUCK.I am very disappointed in how I did.I really hope I can learn,but right now I don't know.....Any advice or encouragment would be appreciated.
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Old 02-19-2006, 09:42 AM
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Once you pull the clutch in hold it in there for 5-10 seconds. Then with the clutch still in firmly push the shift lever down or up wherever 1st gear is with the toe of your boot until it makes a slight clunk sound as the gears engage. Give it a little throttle and slowly release the clutch until you are moving forward. Just putt along easily in 1st gear getting the feel of the bike moving. I realize as the bike begins to lurch forward the rider has a tendency to twist the throttle even further as you begin to fall towards the back of the seat.

Know where your brakes are and practice starting and stopping a bit until you're comfortable with it. Just try to get in a wide open space away from trees and other obstacles and practice steering the bike in the various directions you want to go. As you become more confident you will then be able to shift gears and pick up the pace a bit. Just relax and don't rush it.

I don't know if your husband rides but if he does just ride as the passenger with him a little watching and getting a feel for what he is doing. Good Luck and don't give up.
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Old 02-20-2006, 04:41 AM
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Thanks for the advice, Leon.That is about the same as my husband explained it to me,but for some reason when I seen it typed out,it just seems more simple.My husband does ride,he has been riding for over 30 years,so that is why he is trying to teach me,cause I feel comfortable with him.He said right now my nerves are just getting the best of me.He says I am too afraid of the bike right now.He is probably right.I don't want to be afraid of the bike,but I had a bad bicycle accident as a kid and I can't help but think of the "What if's" .Not to mention the motorcycle,has a motor.I guess I am just gonna have to learn to get over my nerves and do this thing.I am hoping since I have been on it once,next time will be a little better,and so on and so on.Thanks again .
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Old 02-20-2006, 06:46 AM
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It's the same priciple as driving a car with a manual transmission. The difference is that you are using your hands instead of feet. Maybe you can practice driving a stick shift car to get used to using the clutch.
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Old 02-21-2006, 04:55 AM
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That could be part of the problem also,I don't know how to drive a stick shift.Do I need to know that before I can drive a bike.I know I probaly sound like an idiot here,but I don't know anything about a bike hardly.I can't wait till we have another warm day,so I can try again.It may be hard,but I am determined to learn,or at least give it my best attempt.My husband keeps saying,you look hot on the back of mine,but think how hot you'll look getting off your own....It sounds silly,but it actually is helping to keep me motivated.
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Old 02-22-2006, 05:11 AM
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Yesterday when my husband got home we went out to the practice field again and after a little while I was riding by myself at parking lot speeds,but still I was riding.I am so excited now.I still need to practice on the clutch and not stoping so hard,but at least we're getting somewhere.Thanks again for all the support.Will post pics soon.
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Old 02-23-2006, 06:07 PM
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Congratulations on your riding. Keep at it because like anything else practice makes perfect. Take your time and progress at your own pace and I am sure you will be out on the open rode in no time.
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Swamprose, congrats on getting some successfuly riding in - hope you feel more confident about it and get out again soon. Take care, Spring is fast approaching.
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