Big as 6'0 ft tall 300lb big. Im just a big guy. I had a Kaw. 450 when I was 18. It was fun but I gotta a car soon after cause we lived on a dirt road at the time. Now I'm in DFW, Texas and there are so many choices. I'm looking at used bikes between $2-4 g's. Seen a lot of cruisers and crouch rockets that I like. It's gonna be a while before I can actually get one. I just paid for my wife to go see a friend in Europe. So I starring from scratch. Plus I have a friend coming home from WyoTech next month who will be a certified mechanic. So I'm starting but wanted to start learning as much as possible.
Welcome Jay.......I would go hang out at your nearest dealer and sit on a bunch of bikes...see what feels right. I started out wanting a cruiser, but the more I sat on them they seemed to big and heavy and I didn't like the low seat and feet forward position. I wandered a bit and found the standards (Yamaha FZ, Suzuki Bandit, Honda 919). Seemed perfect for me. I didn't want the crouched over riding position of the sport bikes.
Good luck in your search. There's a ton of nice bikes out there.
Thanks guys. No the street racing phase of my life is done with. I'm not looking to race or go 200 mph it was just thrown out there cause I've been around cars most of my life. I'm good with tools and have tuned some nice cars. I know first hand about the mod bug. Yeah I guess I'll just have to try out a bunch then. Next month I take my motorcycle school and test for my license. But thanks for the advice. All advice is welcome from bike to equipment such as gloves,boots, helmets and etc. I know that there is a section for that so I'll be reading that very carefully. Thanks again.