Good First Bike CRUISER? - Page 3 - Triumph675.Net Forums
Home Forum Browse Members Calendar Register Today!  
New Posts Faq / Help? XBOX Live Modifications Classifieds
Not A Member Yet? Register today and become part of the community.
Go Back   Triumph675.Net Forums > Daytona 675 & Street Triple 675 Global Forums > Riding Skills

Riding Skills Tips, lessons, experiences, etc. Beginner, intermediate and advanced.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-09-12, 09:29   #21
Senior Member
way2faded's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Peoria, IL
Posts: 1,038
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Originally Posted by eldridge216 View Post
if it doesnt have to be a triumph, those honda cruisers in the mid to late 80's with the v-4 thinkn they were the VF500.600,650,700,750,and,1100 (v45, and v65 magna?) i cannot remember the exact name but they are super cheap, very light feeling, comfortabel, and very reliable they also have good power and sound great. i worked on one of the 700's at a shop i use to work at with 125k mi on it and it ran great. i had a suzuki volusia 800 that i got in on trade and i can honestly say i would not reccomend that as a beginner bike it rode very smooth, butthat thing was heavy.

this thing
heh! my buddy just picked up that same bike same color for $1400 for his GF. Its her first bike, and only has 12k miles...I believe he said it was an 1984!?!?....but its in excellent shape and runs real smooth
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 03-16-12, 23:14   #22
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Dallas
Posts: 267
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Dude, have him rock the Bonneville. Lucky for him, his favored bike is not something unreasonable as a first bike.

As for the worry of inevitably dropping your first bike, I didn't. Been riding for two years, knock on wood. Already sold my first bike, so I guess I'm the outlier.

It sounds like you're giving him good advice and guiding his first foray into motorcycling the right way. Take classes, get good gear, don't go overboard on the first bike. Good on ya
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Forum SEO by Zoints
Copyright 2009 TRIUMPH675.NET Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Forum Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Victory Charger Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum
Ducati Scrambler Forum Kawasaki Ninja 250SL Forum