Motorcycle owners....

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Jan 15, 2001
my honest suggestion to you: buy an older (like late 70s, early 80s) Honda street bike (read: non-crotchrocket) like a 350, 400, or 500. Learn how the bike works in terms of riding, maintainence, and repairing it. Once you've acquired this information, it will pass on to every other motorcycle you ride for the rest of your life, no matter what kind it is. Most motorcycles share the same basic concepts...except most newer bikes are fuel injected as opposed to carburetion. Carburetors are a lot like SCSI peripherals for a computer: they're awesome and amazing when they work, but when not, prepare for the biggest headaches of your life. Learning how a bike works will save you if you're possibly stranded on the highway and need to make a short-term "jigger-rigged" fix on the bike until you can safely and correctly fix it at home. The choice is yours...let us know how you decide :)