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View Poll Results: Would you buy a Motorcycle?
I would, if i had the $ 241 34.23%
No Thanks 78 11.08%
Neutral 37 5.26%
I'll wait until the price is $5.00 or more a gallon 18 2.56%
I already have a motorcycle 330 46.88%
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Oh hell yeah! 4 wheelers or quads would be awsome!!!! Seriously..if they do make the legal...omg, there would be so many on the roads...

I was just talking to a firend the other day on why they don't make them legal iN Idaho youw ould see them all the time they would put lights and stuff on them and they were good to go, but why not make a 4wheeler that is more like a sport bike.

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(no thanks) I don't trust other drivers, I work at a hospital and have seen first hand what a car vs. bike accident can do.

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I already have one and I can't get enough of them. Here's a pic of my ride. 2006 CBR 600RR.




I encounter dumb idiots everyday. When you ride for awhile you can almost spot these people before you ever get close to them. Ya know, tha type that are driving down the road on their cell phones, or putting on lipstick with just their elbow on the wheel. It all comes down to being a defensive driver, and always being on your toes.

There's no possible way to avoid them. They're everywhere, but if you always stay alert you can usually get yourself out of a situation. Especially with the type bike I have. Nothing like the feeling of that motor revving to 15,000 RPMs. Dang, I wanna go ride now!

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I have a dirt bike already (93 Honda XR250L), It used to be street legal but I took the signals and stuff off then put a CR500 front fork and rear shock on it with some knobby tires and know it stays offroad.

I just dont trust other drivers enough to ride on the street anymore.

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are you going to buy new? used? are you financing? it all depends on these things...you,re not really saving if you buy new and finance...you got to factor in monthly payment, gas, maintenance (and lots of maintenance for bikes), insurance for the bike which would probably eat up your wallet even more...(this is if your reasons are high gas prices)....or are you getting rid of the truck?

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I am actually looking for an enduro right now, that way I get the best of both worlds. I just haven't found the one I want for the price I want yet. I am looking mainly at the KTM and Honda 650's. I spend about 280$ + a month on gas just commuting. So the way I see it the bike will pretty much pay for itself. Being I live in San Diego I can ride it about 360 days a year.

My only concerns are the other drivers, so for commuting I plan on avoiding the highway as much as possible, or staying in the slow lanes when I can.

FYI Pearl - I have 3 friends who have crashed in the last year and all were in city traffic w/ speed limits under 50. 2 had people pull out in front them (1 layed it down, the other never saw it coming) and the 3rd avoided a dude pulling out and went to the right only to rear end a car slowing down to turn, but he was probably going to fast.
Although the highway is faster speeds there is less going on you have more control over the flow. Just my thoughts. I have ridden everything from quads and dirts to street bikes and Harleys. I just prefer to control my crashes.. haha.

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are you going to buy new? used? are you financing? it all depends on these things...you,re not really saving if you buy new and finance...you got to factor in monthly payment, gas, maintenance (and lots of maintenance for bikes), insurance for the bike which would probably eat up your wallet even more...(this is if your reasons are high gas prices)....or are you getting rid of the truck?

This how I looked at it when I bought mine, I'm spending $100 a week on gas, now it's up to about $125 a week, The BMW cost more but better gas millage they clame 75 mpg, went on thumper talk people were reporting 65 mpg as ther avrage when trail riding, I got Financed at %1.8 I'm paying 400 in iterest over 5 years, and my monthly payment is $225 and my insurance is is $50 a month. plus they made my first 5 payments. that $225, a month pays for bike, rideing gear, GPS, lugage racks, and getting my Bike regeared.

NorCal is also a lot more Bike friendly then SoCal.
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Been on one form or another of motorcycle since I was 7 years old so I'm a bit biased towards riding.
The only things I have to say are:
Everyone of these folks who warn about other drivers, listen to them. You will see them more so once on two wheels.
Ride within your limits. You will quickly know what you are comfortable with and what you are not. If you want to push your limits, do it at a riding school and not your local roads.
Gear, I cant preach enough about protective gear. Yeah the good stuff is expensive, thats just the facts of life, but is it more expensive than your life?


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Been on one form or another of motorcycle since I was 7 years old so I'm a bit biased towards riding.
The only things I have to say are:
Everyone of these folks who warn about other drivers, listen to them. You will see them more so once on two wheels.
Ride within your limits. You will quickly know what you are comfortable with and what you are not. If you want to push your limits, do it at a riding school and not your local roads.
Gear, I cant preach enough about protective gear. Yeah the good stuff is expensive, thats just the facts of life, but is it more expensive than your life?

Man I hear that....Can't tell you haow many guys I know who buy the cheapest helmets. I'm like..."Are you kidding me!" I paid over 3 bills for my Shark, but I know it's gonna do the job when and if the time comes.

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Man I hear that....Can't tell you haow many guys I know who buy the cheapest helmets. I'm like..."Are you kidding me!" I paid over 3 bills for my Shark, but I know it's gonna do the job when and if the time comes.
Yeah I went for the best helmet i could get, it was nice I got %15 off everything I bought witht he bike, and all there revtech gear was on close out so another 50% on that.

when I go down I want to be fully armorded up.. I never understood the I'm wareing shorts and a t-shirt to ride.. plus you just look cool wiht all the gear.. even my fat *** looks good.
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