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  1. Chubzilla

    Chubzilla Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    Well I finally passed my bike test yesterday after wanting a bike since the first time I saw a blue and white bandit 1200 with day glow orange wheels (yes I'm that wierdo )

    I've been looking for bikes over the last few months and I keep coming back to the daytona 650 . I just wondered what I should be looking out for and anything to stay clear of.

    Thanks in advance
     
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  2. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Unheard of Member

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    Start small, it’s where the real fun is. Your skills will send you you down one way or another, If either you can fix things then It’s private sellers, if your not capable to repair then it’s the very expensive dealer route. Make sure you buy with comfort first being feet down as you will drop the thing at some point sooner. That just some info for now
     
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  3. Thripster

    Thripster Elite Member

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    Welcome Chubzilla
     
  4. Wishbone

    Wishbone First Class Member

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    nothing wrong with a bandit 650 to start with some have ABS, could be useful as you learn!!
     
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  5. David Cooper

    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum Chub.
     
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  6. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Hi Chubzilla
     
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  7. Chubzilla

    Chubzilla Well-Known Member

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    Yea Im looking cheapish as I'm pretty sure I'll drop it at some point so want something I won't cry about (cry too much)
     
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  8. Chubzilla

    Chubzilla Well-Known Member

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    Howdy
     
  9. Chubzilla

    Chubzilla Well-Known Member

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    650 was top end of price range, 600 is still an option.

    I wasn't really interested in supersports until I say the daytona and now I can't ignore it
     
  10. Rocker

    Rocker Elite Member

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    The post mentioned a daytona @Wishbone not a bandit slightly different bikes to ride :joy:
     
  11. Rocker

    Rocker Elite Member

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    Very fast bike and seem to hold good money
     
  12. Chubzilla

    Chubzilla Well-Known Member

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    I did mention bandits at the very top as it was my first bike love followed by mates dad's hayabusa, so technically he is correct starting arguments
     
  13. Chubzilla

    Chubzilla Well-Known Member

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    Fast for a 650 or just fast in general?
     
  14. ChasChas

    ChasChas Marxist Scum

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    What bike did you pass on? Get one a bit bigger for a few months (esp if you're buying now, shit roads for six months)
    Buy with brain rather than heart if poss (tricky one that), something you can sell on without loss in spring and you'll have a far better idea of the bike you *want*.
    Because it won't be acedemic anymore, you'll know more what you want from a bike (more power will be a given :D)
    Then you can get a next step bike better informed.
     
  15. Chubzilla

    Chubzilla Well-Known Member

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    I passed on a er6n 650 which was nice to ride but a little small body wise.

    That's some good info, I'm trying to be as sensible as possible, it's tough when it's yiur first bike but I am thinking around 600cc so that there's always somewhere to go if I get bored and want a bigger bike.
     
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  16. Rocker

    Rocker Elite Member

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    Not a 650 bandit is all I said
     
  17. Chubzilla

    Chubzilla Well-Known Member

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    Only joking with the starting arguments comment as it sounds like you know each other already
     
  18. Funnyfarm

    Funnyfarm Active Member

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    Suzuki SV650 excellent first bike.
     
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  19. Chubzilla

    Chubzilla Well-Known Member

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    That was my friends first bike but didn't like the fairing, but the Naked one does look quite nice.

    I'm kinda shocked you guys are suggesting none triumph bikes but I'm glad, means you want me to get the right bike not just the brand.

    Thanks
     
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  20. Funnyfarm

    Funnyfarm Active Member

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    I had the naked version, as a v twin engine has enough grunt low/mid range and is a good bike to learn your craft on. Also you can pick them up cheap enough and bullet proof reliable engines.
     
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