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Old 05-13-2016, 10:13 PM   #21
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Old 05-14-2016, 03:12 AM   #22
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Yeah, I second APHEX comment about taking the course to get your feet wet as well and getting some time with the clutch. I'm sure you'll have fun either way. Keep us informed !!!
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Yeah, I second APHEX comment about taking the course to get your feet wet as well and getting some time with the clutch. I'm sure you'll have fun either way. Keep us informed !!!
Thanks Zeke. I'll keep you all updated. Gonna go to a few bike shops this weekend after work. Thanks again to everyone who has replied. I appreciate the help.

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Old 05-21-2016, 03:04 PM   #24
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I just want to thank everyone for their input and guidance. It has helped me a lot. So I went to Escondido Cycle Center and sat on a few bikes to get an idea on how my wrist would handle the bike. Looks and feels good. I'm able to grip the clutch and pull it with ease. My next step is to take the CMSP course. Even though it felt good I wanna make sure I can handle it. I plan on going with a 300cc. I don't wanna bite off more than I can chew and I wanna play it safe. I like the sports bike look and the 2015 ninja 300 might be the one I choose. Thanks again guys.


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Old 05-21-2016, 03:17 PM   #25
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the 300 Ninja is a VERY capable mount, and has a lot to teach you.

As you get good, you'll find that it just keeps giving you more lessons!
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Good choice.

It's a shame Honda hasn't put their C ABS or linked brakes on more bikes, I think it's something that would really help.
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Ugh, I do not like all the additional plumbing that is required for linked brakes. When it comes time to change my fluid, I'm actually going to tear out all the links on my VFR instead.
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Old 05-29-2016, 03:07 PM   #28
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Try the R3 as well. I liked it more than the N300 though neither one is a bad bike.
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Try the R3 as well. I liked it more than the N300 though neither one is a bad bike.
Ya I wanna go check NCY today for the R3.

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The Ninja 300 is more than capable. Lots of fun!
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The Ninja 300 is more than capable. Lots of fun!
I've been doing a little bit of research on the bikes in the 300cc range and I'm leaning towards the R3 or the Ninja. I wasn't able to go to NCY yesterday, but I'm gonna stop by tomorrow while the kids are in school and sit on a few bikes.

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I did a test ride on the R3 when it came out. The seat is flat on the R3 so it seems lower. The Ninja 300 has the largest capacity fuel tank 4.5 gallons vs 3.5 or less on the other small bikes. I think any of them would be fine. The Ninja 300 turn signal indicators are impossible to see in daylight unless they corrected that in the newer models. let me know you have any questions on the 300. There is a KTM 390 MRGRODY can answer questions on that. I know fuel is capacity is an issue on the KTM.
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What's up everyone im new to the forum and bikes in general but i wanted to ask you all for some advice. I have been really interested in getting a bike but I have a few concerns. The first and last bike I rode was a 50cc Honda when I was like 9 years old. My left hand was severed in a car accident and my wrist is now fused. I cannot bend my left wrist at all. I would hate to buy a bike and find out I can't ride it due to my wrist being fused. I have full function of my hand and strength is not an issue. Do you guys think my wrist will cause issues? Also what would be a good size bike to buy as a beginner? I don't mind upgrading later once my skills develop. Thanks in advance.

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I recommend a 1199 keep it in race mode easy on the wrists just keep good body position also be on the gas.
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