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Unread 2015-10-20, 01:23 PM   #26
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If you do then definitely do the BRP, even if I cant join I can point you to some incredible motorcycle campgrounds (with cabins as well).
Oh, hell ya. I'll see what I can do... It'll probably be next April that I'd be looking to make the trip. I might be rolling solo, so any info on good cabin rentals that are bike friendly and good roads to check out would definitely be useful. I'll hit you up about it next spring

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We're getting off into hypotheticals here anyway. All the bikes I listed aren't something I'm specifically after, they're bikes for sale right now that are close and have a good price. Something more optimal can be had any time later on after I get some more ride time and want something newer.

Also, there's a CBR900RR that popped up last night that also sparks my interest.

Going to run some different options by my insurance agent today before work.
That should definitely help you out, at least to see if any bikes are going to cost you a ton to insure, to cross them off your list.

On your list though, it really is going to depend more on the condition and upkeep of the bike, than the model itself, as to which you should buy. We can sit here and give our own opinions about which is going to be better, worse, more reliable, whatever... but on bikes that old, really what matters the most is what condition they're in, which one you feel the most comfortable on, and which one you like the most, aesthetically.
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Oh, hell ya. I'll see what I can do... It'll probably be next April that I'd be looking to make the trip. I might be rolling solo, so any info on good cabin rentals that are bike friendly and good roads to check out would definitely be useful. I'll hit you up about it next spring
If its in May this is a group I toured with down the BRP. https://www.facebook.com/events/659483744107077/ You know how bikers are, if you ride you can join. These guys have done it a half-dozen times so its really well coordinated.
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I'll see what I can do. May is usually when I have an annual ride down in the Eureka Springs, AR area with some of my friends. We will see what happens, though!
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All of the bikes I'm interested in fell in the mid-30's to mid-40's/month range with liability, uninsured, underinsured and medical payments. For giggles I had them throw in a new CBR600, though, and when we started talking about a new 600 with comp and collision, it was 300/month. Definately reminded me that I'm a 23 year old novice.
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All of the bikes I'm interested in fell in the mid-30's to mid-40's/month range with liability, uninsured, underinsured and medical payments. For giggles I had them throw in a new CBR600, though, and when we started talking about a new 600 with comp and collision, it was 300/month. Definately reminded me that I'm a 23 year old novice.
yeah, sounds about right. That's cool that all the bikes you're looking at are pretty cheap though! Go take a look at a few of them, see which one is in the best condition, and grab it up, man!
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900RR

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Would love to go that route if I can get there in time
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Do you have any interest in riding the bike on the track? Or purely commuting?
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Do you have any interest in riding the bike on the track? Or purely commuting?
Just something to tinker on and play with on the street.
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I don't think I would own a bike without comprehensive insurance. That is just my comfort level though. If it is cheap enough that it won't hurt if it is lost, stolen, wrecked, etc. then have at it.
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Yeah, I wonder if I ought to check with a different insurance company. A coworker of mine thats about my same age is also a new rider, and he just bought a brand new Kawasaki ZX-6R with a much, much, much more reasonable insurance rate for full coverage and a less spotless driving record.
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Quote EVERYONE. I was with progressive for a long time because they were the best on the car but when I got the quote for the motorcycle, despite the fact that they have a huge hard-on for advertising what they insure, they were DOUBLE the big ones. Not a new rider, spotless record, in my 30s, make tons of money and have 800+ credit score, etc.

Ended up with State Farm, they were higher originally on the car but once I brought the motorcycles, house and umbrella policy on it all ended up being considerably cheaper.
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Yep, 100% agree with Ryan Stewart. Everyone I know that rides has a different insurance carrier, and everyone claims that their insurance carrier is the cheapest

I was on State Farm, but my rates were cut almost in half with better coverage by switching to Allstate. Progressive's quote was RAPE high for me, and I know some people who have shopped around and found Progressive to be the cheapest for them.
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Ive made it known to my agent that I will gladly change insurance every year if need be to save money. When its time to renew get a new round of quotes for everything you have and see whose package is better.

Obviously stick with the ones with good reputations for claims with consumer reports, etc. but once you get that list just go with whomever is cheapest. Its not like they are providing radically different levels of service outside of claims.
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Like others have said, shop around as much as you can. Different companies have different equations, priorities, etc. Make sure you are comparing apples to apples when it comes to coverage though. Some will try to convince you that you need a lot, others will say you don't need much. Understand what you are getting for your money and ask them to adjust to that.
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Well, the "mint" cbr600f3 was rough, rough, rough, and the cbr900rr was a bit too optimistic on his pricing for the shape it was in cosmetically, so I'm unfortunately still looking.
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Well, the "mint" cbr600f3 was rough, rough, rough, and the cbr900rr was a bit too optimistic on his pricing for the shape it was in cosmetically, so I'm unfortunately still looking.
Find a used Triumph Speed Triple. Thank me later.
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That's why I got a Street Triple. All the fun of a sport bike, none of the discomfort. having an actual handlebar is the greatest. I've ridden my bike all over the country, and its only real downside is that it's small so you can't store much on it when travelling.

The Daytona (though known to be a really uncomfortable bike, in general) was murder to ride for over 30 min. to an hour in town. Absolutely miserable riding position for going 45 down a pin straight road in traffic.
Street or Speed Triple are the way to go!!! Love my bike.
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The Buell XB12R got so cheap I couldn't pass it up, so I ran and got it today. It's a bit of an odd duck, but its only tires, fork seals, grips and levers away from being nice.
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Street or Speed Triple are the way to go!!! Love my bike.
If you're small like me, the speedy has too much power for its wheelbase . My dad has a 1050, and it pulls front tire from rolling into it in first gear. It makes me prefer my 675, which still has PLENTY of power. I also like how much more rev happy my motor is. the pistons in the speedy are pretty large; lots of unsprung weight in there.

Of course, this is my own opinion, and is influenced a lot by the fact I only weigh 155lbs. Both are friggen amazing bikes with more personality than most other bikes on the road. I totally agree with you that both bikes are some of the best options out there!
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Going to be a long winter waiting to flog on this Buell. Need to figure out how I'm going to hold the thing up for the tires and forks. Not used to not being able to just throw a stand under everything.
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If you need to suspend the bike to work on forks or rear shock, these are pretty awesome:

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