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post #21 of 27 Old 12-25-2012, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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ah.. not sure why that uploaded upside down. Sorry
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ah.. not sure why that uploaded upside down. Sorry
It's still a nice bike . . . wouldn't want to see it upside-down on the road though . . .

. . . It's pointless to race between Starbucks', around here they are 300 yards apart!
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post #23 of 27 Old 12-25-2012, 12:41 PM
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Well we found this bike a few months ago for $7000 flat with 1000 miles on it. 2009 gixxer and custom paint job. But ill prolly go for the fz6r after this upcoming season.

dude, you can't even keep it rubber side down in the picture....

might wanna take that as a sign and get a different bike

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post #24 of 27 Old 12-25-2012, 01:40 PM
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Here's a different take on the "upgrade" idea... keep the CBR250R for the street, and get a late model off-road bike, something along the lines of a Honda CRF250X, CRF450X, or an older XR, and learn to ride it proficiently in the off-road environment. Almost anyone with some amount of balance can throw a leg over virtually any street bike and get down the road without too much drama. The roads and streets are full of people (some riding high horse power sport bikes), who prove this every day. Most survive by having good (or dumb) luck on their side. And most will not become what I would consider to be truly proficient motorcyclists.

Learning to ride motorcycles off-road will, in time, put you amongst the very small group of motorcyclists who are truly proficient riders regardless of what bike they ride.
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I didn't mention I've been riding dirtbikes since I was 9 did I.... I take my 250 two smoke out to different MX tracks about once a month.

With buddies of course
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If I had a teenager, they'd get a 250. Anything bigger, they could buy it themselves. At that age, I'd want novelty of just having a motorcycle period to wear off before they did something stupid got themselves killed.

@Nitrox034232x: To a lot of folks here, they have this 250 on purpose, and have owned "bigger bikes" already. Referring to a change in displacement alone as "upgrading" can come across as a little condescending. Most of the people that have replied are seasoned riders who know what they're talking about.

C'mon, sko sko sko!
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It's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than to ride a fast bike slow.


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