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Aug 21st 2018, 04:27 PM   #1
  Aug 2018
  NW Portland

NW portland (hillsboro) new guy wants to practice on your bike


Edited by WestC on Aug 23rd 2018 at 05:12 PM Reason: You are a bunch of assholes lolol :D:D
Aug 21st 2018, 05:52 PM   #2
  Apr 2016

Go take your MSF course. It is required to get your license and they will instruct you how to ride for two days on their bikes.
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Aug 21st 2018, 06:40 PM   #3
 Rusty Nail's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  2007 FZ1
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Aug 21st 2018, 07:24 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Oregon Coast

  2017 BMW R1200RT
Hi there. I am on the Oregon coast with a fairly large bike so not a good location for you nor a good "practice bike".

Consider watching Craigslist for an inexpensive small used bike. When I decided to venture into riding after a really long absence I found a used Honda 250 on craigslist with under 1000 miles. Owner had some balance problems and found that riding was not going to work so bike sat in garage for a while gathering dust. I paid a little under $2K. Rode it for 1000 miles, decided I liked riding so sold it for what it cost me and bought a new larger bike. Rode that for a few years and moved up in size once more.

If you shop around you should be able to find a good, small, used bike that you can re-sell for close to what you paid depending on your patience and deal making. As summer comes to a close you might get something now and come out ahead when we come into next summer. It should not be hard to be near break even at least.
Aug 21st 2018, 07:32 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Custer, WA

  Suzuki 09 GSXR 1000 Suzuki 09 DRZ 400SM 1970 Yamaha 250 DT1 Enduro
Aug 21st 2018, 11:45 PM   #6
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  May 2016

  2001 Aprilia SL1000 Falco
Have you considered starting out in a smaller bike? Maybe something like : this

Seriously though, go take the team oregon class or other msf and start to research what you want to get out of riding a motorcycle. The last thing you want to do is practice on an unknown country road..
Aug 22nd 2018, 06:12 AM   #7
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  Jan 2016

  An Ape and a Husky
Sign up for a Team Oregon course. You'll have to anyway to get your endorsement in Oregon. You'll ride bikes for two days and even if you decide not to pursue getting a motorcycle you've learned a new skill that aspects of transfer to daily driving.
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Aug 22nd 2018, 06:43 PM   #8
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  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  gsxr600 gsxr750 gsxr1000 i like gsxrs
These guys dont know what they are Talking about, just buy a bike already you know your gona love it, i got a gsxr1000 ill sell you its the perfect beginner bike. This world needs natural selection so im doing my part.
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Aug 23rd 2018, 09:09 AM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  NW Oregon

  R1200ST, CB350
NW Portland (Hillsboro) virgin wants to practice on your wife
Aug 23rd 2018, 09:19 AM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Forest Grove

  '07 GSXR-600, '05 CR85r
Am I the only one who wishes there was a "laugh" emoji on the forums?

Who in their right minds would let a non experienced stranger let them test ride their own ride? I could see if they were friends but posted on a forum with random people...

Sounds like a craigslist scam...

And I vouch for all the peeps who said to go take the MSF course. I had to do just that in order to "test" out a motorcycle. Of course I had already "bought" a motorcycle by that time but didn't ride it until after the course.
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Aug 23rd 2018, 09:58 AM   #11
 Rusty Nail's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  2007 FZ1
I totally agree with Ashfoot. My jaw dropped when I first read it. I then thought this HAS to be some kind of joke.
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Aug 23rd 2018, 03:40 PM   #12
  Jul 2016

  2013 Ninja 1000
"No, no....I didn't steal the bike...he gave me the keys and let me ride it"
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Aug 23rd 2018, 05:02 PM   #13
  Aug 2018
  NW Portland

If you read it again, it says "your used 2nd or a cheap bike" also I stated that "I will pay".

Anyways thanks for your hilarious posts
Aug 23rd 2018, 05:03 PM   #14
  Aug 2018
  NW Portland

And I ll look into that motorcycle courses. Thank you!

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