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  1. A New Guy Post

    The Training Ground - New Riders!
    Hello, I created this post hoping to see what everyone wished they knew before starting to ride. I am in the process of buying my first bike (Most likely a Ninja 650R but open to suggestions). A couple things I wish to know -Maintenance/Reliability, how often is maintenance required? I know...
  2. Beginner Bike Suggestions

    The Training Ground - New Riders!
    Hi, I'm a new rider whose only experience was the MSF course I just completed. Now I'm looking for a good beginner first bike. I like the looks of the standard/cruiser bikes over the sports bikes and I'm looking to find something used for around $2000. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Also...
  3. Soon to be Rider in Monterey, CA!

    The Training Ground - New Riders!
    Hey, everybody! I'm currently in Ft. Huachuca, AZ. I am just awaiting my PCS to Monterey, CA to purchase my first bike. I decided on the 2016 Ninja 650. Anybody from the area have any recommendations on where to go and who to talk to get get the best, most reputable service? Also, if anybody has...
  4. I've run into some trouble...

    General Ninja 650R
    Hey everyone! This is my first post on here. I have just gotten my first bike 2014 Ninja 650 ABS brand spanking new. I've been riding it for about a week now and just hit 800 miles. My issue is that I hit gravel going about 5-8 mph and the front tire just flew out and the bike fell with me...
  5. 2015 Ninja 650 ABS - New Rider

    The Training Ground - New Riders!
    Hey everyone, Brand new to the world of motorcycle riding and bought a beautiful 2015 White 650 Ninja ABS to start the journey. Mother used to take me to the Kawasaki Ninja dealership as a kid...now, I've purchased my dream bike! The whole family rides so I had to join in on the family crew...
  6. New to the forums

    General Ninja 650R
    Just bought my first bike (2012 EX650). Really love the bike and it does everything I ask from it. Don't have any friends that ride so I'm usually out and about solo. Any good groups worth looking into in the Bay Area for some leisurely rides? Thanks.
  7. Moving up from CBR250 to 650

    The Training Ground - New Riders!
    So I've been riding a cbr250 ABS for about a year now and just put money down on a 2013 ninja 650 no abs which I will be picking up tomorrow. It was a great deal and I just couldn't resist; 5700 DMV and dealership fees included. So I've become kind of complacent with my 250, as I can kind of do...
  8. New Ninja 1000 Rider

    3rd Gen Z1000/Z1000SX/Ninja 1000
    New to the sport bike world. im 52 and have been riding a cruiser for the last four years. then i got board with it so i decided to try something different, so I traded my Honda VTX 1300 for this bad *** 2012 Ninja 1000. i have only had it for 3 weeks and i have added a couple add-ons to it (...
  9. New Rider (A little bit about myself)

    The Training Ground - New Riders!
    Hi, My name is Mason. I'm a brand new rider. I was born and raised in NYC where life experience is about nil. The only thing I new how to do as a kid growing up is play in the park and get into trouble at school. I always had a love for the military and as soon as I turned 17, I (and my mother)...
  10. New User--New Rider--When is the best time to buy?

    The Training Ground - New Riders!
    Hello everyone, this is my first post on the rider forums! I have recently decided to begin my adventure into the art of riding motorcycles. I am 26 years old and this is something I have wanted to do for about 10 years now. I am already enrolled in a local MSF course taking place this...
  11. Maintenance Check for a New Rider

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    I just bought a 2000 ZR-7 with 26000 miles on it. I'm new to riding and want to make sure that I'm doing everything I can to keep the bike in good safe riding condition. Any advice on maintenance and things I should be checking? Any and all help will be much appreciated.
  12. I got some questions. New rider.

    The Training Ground - New Riders!
    I want to buy a bike, Looking at a Honda CBR250R or Ninja 250R. (I was told these are good bikes to start on) Also looking at different helmets, all seems like they are he same but I am unsure. If I could get some advice so I can put together a idea of what I need. I'm 5'11" so I think I will...