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    Thinking About Buying A Motorcycle...

    I saw this ad (from of all places, Pep Boys) in Sunday's paper, and it got me to thinking about buying a motorcycle.
    Baja Motorsports® Phoenix 250cc Street Motocycle
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    • Twin Cylinder Air Cooled Engine
    • Big bike styling with dual chrome exhaust
    • 5 speed manual transmission
    #PX250
    This model may not be available in all states or stores. Please see store for availability.


    Now I'm not going to rush out and buy this. The fact is that any purchase of this sort needs to be thought out and researched, which is where you folk come in.

    I haven't ridden a motorcycle in 15-17 years. Yet public transportation blows in s. Florida. Something to get on and get about town with, and is by all means dependable and relatively cheap, is what I'm considering. Yes, one takes one's life in hand riding here. Yet I need something.

    So linkers...any advice? Thanks in advance.
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    Get on a bad motor scooter and ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    So linkers...any advice? Thanks in advance.
    craig
    Wear a helmet?

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    A 250 is awful small if you're going to be on the highway at all, and I've never heard of that particular company. You could buy a used bike much cheaper and see if it's something you have interest in again. Perhaps you could even rent one to check it out.

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    Spend a little more and get one of these

    http://www.strmotorsports.com/showro...250/index.html

    I have one to putt around town on(went through my bike phase years ago). It tops out around 70mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yerfdog View Post
    Perhaps you could even rent one to check it out.
    Great idea. Motorcycles are rampant in my neck of the woods. No helmet laws, either. I've seen men well past retirement age zooming by with their wives in back. And how some of these are tricked out, oh my my. I've come to know more about bikes since moving here, and I always had friends who were into motorcycles in NY and LA. Strange, I've never ridden one though.

    The local Harley dealer has great banners that state, "Rent a Harley today!" Maybe you should, just to get an idea how it would fit into your lifestyle, before committing the big bucks.
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    Avoid those.
    A 10-15 year old UJM w/ a displacement over 750cc's would be much safer...same price...more dependable...easier to find a mechanic for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pabs View Post
    You must be back on your feet, eh Craig?
    Still sorting some things out, Pabs.

    I'd like to thank all of you folk for your input. More than likely, it's going to take some more research price-wise on my end, before I make any decisions.

    The "Pep-Boys" thing mainly just struck an interest...I wonder if one needs to assemble it first?

    Thanks again.
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