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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2011, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Newbie with 250

Never even sat on a motorcycle til 3 months ago, but a few of my friends who love riding pushed me into this. I'm 48, so figured I;d start safe. I took the safety course and bought a 250 to get going with.

I gotta tell ya'all....I LOVE IT! This is fantastic. Yamaha makes some great products for sure.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2011, 10:56 AM
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Welcome to the funhouse Slager! I'm gonna guess you're a smaller fella since I don't think the 250 would hall my large arse very far. Congrats on both the safety course and ride! You'll find a lot of great info here, though there aren't many I've seen with the 250 here on the forum.

The Yamaha bike is a great bike and we all love them here.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2011, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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yeah i'm 5'8" at 160 lbs so not huge, but can tell I'll need something a bit larger next season. I wish there was something in between a 250 and a 650 though. The weight of the bike jumps up big time fomr one to the other, and I still want to be able to handle it easily. But the extra weight would sure help with the damned wind!
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2011, 02:29 PM
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Welcome to the forum and two thumb's up for becoming a rider. From the 250 too the 650 is not that big of a jump I had a 250 before the 650 and is was deck out to look like the 650/1100/roadstar . I'm 5'10" 170 and the 650 is a cramped bike for me . My wife started at 52yrs. with the 250 then on to the 650 and it was a EZ move for her. 5yrs later and 32,000miles the 650 is going strong .
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2011, 07:35 PM
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Welcome! Congratulations on your new ride. Taking the safety course is the way to go. Always good to start off with a clean slate. Enjoy!

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2011, 09:46 PM
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Welcome from where ever i may be.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-16-2011, 12:12 AM
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Welcome slager you made two oh I mean 3 good choice. Safety course best choice the 250 is a great starter bike and this forum well you will find out.Be safe and keep the shiny side up.

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