Newbie. Looking for fun. - Wrist Twisters
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 Old 03-18-2012, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
Tirone
 
BiggJayy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 1
 
Newbie. Looking for fun.

Getting ready to enter the bike world. Ex street racer looking for a fun ride daily. I'm a big guy and im looking for a fun place to learn about the ins and outs of bikes. So hit me up.

My first question was what was your first bike?

BiggJayy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 03-18-2012, 08:21 PM
Needs training wheels.
 
Brewcrew02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 432
Rep Power: 1
 
2000 Ninja 250. Good start, but not for a big guy! Not an experienced enough guy for a recommendation...

Brewcrew02 is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 03-18-2012, 08:59 PM
Batman
 
velodesign's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Fargo
Posts: 1,053
Blog Entries: 3
Rep Power: 1
 
Define big? if tall, look at a versys or something.

I may not have a lot to say but it doesn't mean I don't listen.
velodesign is offline  
 
post #4 of 13 Old 03-18-2012, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
Tirone
 
BiggJayy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 1
 
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.

BiggJayy is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 03-19-2012, 01:46 AM
rmb
Let's go!
 
rmb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sussex Couty NJ
Posts: 7,650
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance 
Total Awards: 9

Hello and welcome! My first bike was a Yamaha XS400, not a good choice for a bigger guy...

rmb is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 03-19-2012, 03:21 AM
Gunner
 
VitaminD3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: C-Town, NH
Posts: 388
Rep Power: 1
 
My first was a cbr600f2, but I grew up riding dirt,so take that with a grain of salt. Maybe im wrong, but i dont see why that wouldnt be a decent choice. I was about 245 at the time if that matters

But, and this is important so pay attention: leave that street racer bullshit at home,or you'll be dead in a week.

VitaminD3 is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 03-19-2012, 04:11 AM
Tirone Choolaces
 
marylandmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 11,122
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage

Awards Showcase
Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Donation Donation 
Total Awards: 3

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.

marylandmike is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 03-19-2012, 04:32 AM Thread Starter
Tirone
 
BiggJayy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 1
 
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.

BiggJayy is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 03-19-2012, 05:03 AM
Immune
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 319
Rep Power: 1
 
When it comes to gear, I go to the local shop and try it on. When I find what I like and what size I need I order it online.

hooligan919 is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 03-19-2012, 06:15 AM
Official thread derailer
 
dadogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Pocono Mts PA
Posts: 11,015
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation BOTM Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance 
Total Awards: 7

Welcome aboard! First thing is you need to find and sign up for your local MSF course.




Proud member of Wristtwisters, where we drill things the right way.
dadogs is offline  
post #11 of 13 Old 03-19-2012, 11:13 AM
chevy5seven
 
chevy5seven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Alabama
Posts: 131
Rep Power: 1
 
As far as gear, check some online sites for clearance and closeouts. Lots of good stuff there.

I said, "I ride A naked, not naked!"
chevy5seven is offline  
post #12 of 13 Old 03-19-2012, 11:15 AM
"Whose ABBA ZABBA?"
 
Bigdaa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Goleta, California
Posts: 17,123
Rep Power: 1
 
1969 Kawasaki 90 Bushmaster.

“In my opinion, the M1 rifle is the greatest battle implement ever devised.”
General George S. Patton
Bigdaa is offline  
post #13 of 13 Old 03-19-2012, 11:23 AM
When in doubt.....GAS IT!
 
hasbeenracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SO.CAL
Posts: 2,528
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation 
Total Awards: 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigdaa View Post
1969 Kawasaki 90 Bushmaster.
I bet you were the terror of Santa Barbara on that little 90!

Professional
hasbeenracer is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Wrist Twisters forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome