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post #1 of 17 Old 10-11-2011, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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New to the 2 wheeled world

So I recently moved to South Florida from NY, and have started borrowing my neighbor's scooter. While it's kind of neat, I think I want a real motorcycle to get around in. I've narrowed it down to just one, really.

The Honda CB600f, or the Honda 599, or the Hornet 599. They are rare, but they are awesome motorcycles, exactly what I want.

Anyway, just saying hello. This is my cage:



This is what I want:


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post #2 of 17 Old 10-11-2011, 01:19 PM
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You'll have plenty of power in that first motorcycle so play accordingly.


It's a great choice in my book. You need to exercise all senses of your surroundings more so now than ever before.

Good protective gear is a must.

Though I've never taken one, I understand from everyone here that the MSF courses are "Da Bomb" for getting your first bit of acclamation to this new world you are embarking on.




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post #3 of 17 Old 10-11-2011, 01:23 PM
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Welcome, oh how I miss my Prelude, had a 5 gen in ficus green, all stock accept for an AEM V2 intake. LOVED that car.

Good taste IMHO : )

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Welcome!

You've come to the right forum if a Hornet's what you're in the market for. As BigDaa mentions, get good protective gear. They add up when buying everything initially, but compare that to a hospital bill and you won't think twice about making those purchases. I took the MSF when I was 19 and didn't have any experiences on motorcycles prior, for the life-saving knowledge you learn and the proper techniques they teach on riding I think it's worth every penny. Plus you get to learn on a cycle they provide and take the test there as well, as oppose to getting your own bike and going down to the licensing and taking it. Sign up soon because depending on where you're at, there's usually a wait list.

With that said, learning to ride and being on a motorcycle is one of the best things I've picked up on. My wallet and the mods on the other hand is another story...

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post #5 of 17 Old 10-11-2011, 02:50 PM
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Hello and welcome! Keep looking, you'll find a 599 for sale, they pop up here every now and then. And +1 for the gear, make the investment.

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post #6 of 17 Old 10-11-2011, 03:20 PM
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Good luck with the 599 search! I am sure in FL you'll be able to find at least one.

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post #7 of 17 Old 10-11-2011, 03:32 PM
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Nice choice!

Again +1 on getting some gear. I got rear ended last month on my 599 and my jacket (with impact protection), gloves and full face lid saved me a lot of injuries.

Check www.motorcyclegear.com if you haven't already for some awesome deals on gear. Got a $180 jacket for 70 bucks that saved my skin.

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An Olde Irish Blessing: May you gain sufficient experience to keep you safe prior to your luck running out!

There are two kinds of motorcyclists:
1) Those that have wrecked.
2) Those that haven't wrecked YET.

Dress accordingly.

PS: Take the Motorcycle Safety course asap. It may save your life, or, at least keep you from getting hurt. Then, when you have the chance, take the Advanced Motorcycle Safety course. Also, if you can, get a dirt bike and learn how to ride it well off road...many of the skills will transfer to the road. I know I wouldn't like to have my first two-wheel drift happen on the road when I took a corner too fast.

Oh. And, WELCOME!

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post #9 of 17 Old 10-11-2011, 05:30 PM
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An Olde Irish Blessing: May you gain sufficient experience to keep you safe prior to your luck running out!

There are two kinds of motorcyclists:
1) Those that have wrecked.
2) Those that haven't wrecked YET.

Dress accordingly.

PS: Take the Motorcycle Safety course asap. It may save your life, or, at least keep you from getting hurt. Then, when you have the chance, take the Advanced Motorcycle Safety course. Also, if you can, get a dirt bike and learn how to ride it well off road...many of the skills will transfer to the road. I know I wouldn't like to have my first two-wheel drift happen on the road when I took a corner too fast.

Oh. And, WELCOME!
+1 for dirt riding! And the rest.

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post #10 of 17 Old 10-11-2011, 05:42 PM
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Welcome! Great choice of bike.

+1 on the advice above.

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post #11 of 17 Old 10-11-2011, 05:59 PM
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Welcome Dominican. Good luck on your search for the perfect bike. Ride safe.

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post #12 of 17 Old 10-11-2011, 07:58 PM
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Welcome, and welcome to the club!

What part of South Fl are you in?

as for the msf it is mandatory for a lic here in Fl, and you can take the course for 165 bucks and its worth every penny.

when you do get a bike and license a ride may be in order

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post #13 of 17 Old 10-11-2011, 08:30 PM
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Ha, Bigdaa needs to take the MSF.

Welcome, Dominican. Be safe out there. Those h22's come with LSDs?

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post #14 of 17 Old 10-11-2011, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Ha, Bigdaa needs to take the MSF.

Welcome, Dominican. Be safe out there. Those h22's come with LSDs?
Wow, this is a great site, thanks for the welcomes. I'll try to answer as many questions as possible.

No, the Preludes never came with LSD, the type SH models (not mine) came with ATTS, which was a sort of computer controled torque vectoring. However, mine has a different engine and transmission, the engine is from a JDM type S, and the transmission from the accord Euro R, and that did come with LSD, so my prelude does have LSD =).

I moved to Ft Lauderdale, on Las Olas to be exact. I will be taking an MSF, and I will always ride geared up. I have seen too many accidents to not ride geared up.

Actually, two years ago I got my motorcycle riding permit in NY. Because of my parents, and the long winters in NY, I decided against two wheel motoring and got a second, then a third car. Here are the pics:



and



and



Now I'm in Florida, and I go back and forth to NY a lot, so I am keeping my NY plates and license. That means that I have to go up to NY and take the MSF (unless there is a way to get just my motorcycle license here in Florida? )

anyway, a good friend of mine wants to sell me his Kawi 500R for 1 grand. He dropped it once and one of the fairings got cracked, but it looks fine, and it wasn't that bad of a spill anyway, and for a grand, I can't refuse. Now the problem I have is how to get it down here now that it is starting to get cold up there. I may have to wait until May to go up and ride it back down.

Here's a pic of said bike:



In the meantime, I'll continue riding a chinese made, 49CC scooter. They are both fun to ride and funny to be seen on, but I don't care!

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post #15 of 17 Old 10-12-2011, 11:23 AM
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Welcome to the forum, make sure to gear up and be safe!

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post #16 of 17 Old 10-12-2011, 11:34 AM
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If I was there, I'd ride it down south for you.


I cannot recommend that you do it if you are a newbie.

If you have a hitch on a vehicle, a small trailer and tie downs is the way to go for sure. The weight is minimal, the tie downs are proven and bama lam, you got your bike to mess around with any time you want and that includes practicing all you want in that Sunny Southern Weather.

Look around and get hooked up.


Do we have anyone on the Eastern SeaBoard with a mini trailer?

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post #17 of 17 Old 10-12-2011, 12:12 PM
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erie similarities, i started on a kawi EX500, which is today's 500R.

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