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Should I get a Yamaha Motorcycle?

Simmering Frog - PHART 2012/03/20 18:26:00
Related Topics: Motorcycle, Yamaha
Yes, it's safe if you use common sense and don't do anything stupid.
No. And it's a good way to kill yourself.
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  • RipVanWinkle 2012/10/15 00:43:12
    Yes, it's safe if you use common sense and don't do anything stupid.
    RipVanWinkle
    +1
    Well?

    Did you get yourself bike?

    here's my first ride, bought it two years ago and have logged 20k miles so far

    bike ride years logged 20k
  • Simmeri... RipVanW... 2012/10/15 02:12:21
    Simmering Frog - PHART
    +1
    No. Not yet. I somewhat talked myself out of it but the truth is money is a little tight. I'm talking myself back into it. I'm looking at the Yamaha FZ1.
  • RipVanW... Simmeri... 2012/10/15 02:50:46
    RipVanWinkle
    FZ1 ...sounds like quite the hot ride, you looking at new or the used market? I've always wanted a rice rocket, but when the oppotunity finally presented itself, I bought a Harley.
    Never in a million years did I think I would ride, own or even like a Harley, but I have no regrets over my choice. A few weeks ago, I did a 3 day tour around Michigan with a few friends, 1200 miles through some beautiful countryside, It was a blast!
  • Simmeri... RipVanW... 2012/10/15 05:17:09
    Simmering Frog - PHART
    +1
    Wow. Nothing does beat the sound of a Harley. Conventional wisdom is to go used. Motorcycles I'm discovering don't hold their resale value. But I do like Yahamas. Still looking.
  • RipVanW... Simmeri... 2012/10/15 22:58:43
    RipVanWinkle
    The Harley sound is certainly unique, but anything more than a 20 minute ride, you should use ear plugs LoL! (seriously)

    Japanese motorcycles, unlike the cars, do drop like a rock in value... I've seen GoldWing Aspencades for sale for less than 3 grand (!) only four or five years old. The upside of that is if you're the buyer!

    Harleys tend to hold their value a little better, and as a result, it is easier to finance one if buying new, but more difficult to find a deal on the secondary market. I think I got real lucky with mine, was on the market for almost a year, and seller dropped the price substantially. It had a few simple electrical issues, but was completely stock and unmolested. The Jap bikes are generally pretty reliable, so reliable that they may outlive the parts supply.

    Harleys on the other hand, do require a little more TLC, but it's not that big a deal if you're comfortable around a set of wrenches. Easiest motor vehicle I've ever worked on.
  • Sailor Jerry [Proud Liberta... 2012/08/30 01:09:20
    Yes, it's safe if you use common sense and don't do anything stupid.
    Sailor Jerry [Proud Libertarian]
    Get a V Star 250 to start out with, not that crotch-rocket crap!
    star 250 crotch-rocket crap
  • HotPuhtaytuhs 2012/04/14 06:47:13
    No. And it's a good way to kill yourself.
    HotPuhtaytuhs
    Not because you might die, because you might die looking like a square. Get a real bike and you'll die like a cool-cat!
  • Willie 2012/03/26 01:37:21
    Yes, it's safe if you use common sense and don't do anything stupid.
    Willie
    +1
    Yamaha is a reliable bike, and a sensible choice. Go with a smaller bike for your first one, and be sure to take the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's beginning rider course. Check their web site for locations and details. I can't stress this enough - motorcycling is dangerous - but it is less dangerous if you educate yourself and learn the fundamentals of safety. And regardless of your local laws and customs, I urge you to wear a helmet, gloves and protective jacket.

    I've been motorcycling for 21 years, and have had two minor accidents with the bike (a 1981 Yamaha 650 Special, by the way). I believe my boots saved me from a broken foot or ankle in one of those accidents, and a thick pair of jeans saved my butt from road rash in the other.
  • Shirley 2012/03/21 04:43:27
  • oldlady 2012/03/21 00:58:27
    No. And it's a good way to kill yourself.
    oldlady
  • Vision of Verve 2012/03/20 23:16:05
  • Simmeri... Vision ... 2012/03/20 23:23:26
    Simmering Frog - PHART
    As opposed to what?
  • oldlady Simmeri... 2012/03/21 00:59:28
    oldlady
    YOU?
  • Simmeri... oldlady 2012/03/21 01:03:29
    Simmering Frog - PHART
    What?
  • LAAD Gunner - USMC 2012/03/20 22:06:13
    Yes, it's safe if you use common sense and don't do anything stupid.
    LAAD Gunner - USMC
    Sounds pretty BA to me.

    Should go Harley instead, it's American
  • Simmeri... LAAD Gu... 2012/03/20 22:49:10
    Simmering Frog - PHART
    +1
    Cool but I love the Japanese engineering.
  • LAAD Gu... Simmeri... 2012/03/20 23:36:17
    LAAD Gunner - USMC
    Lol I was just sayin, by engineering are you referring to their sleeker design?
  • Simmeri... LAAD Gu... 2012/03/20 23:44:28
    Simmering Frog - PHART
    No. Did I state engineering was simply design? I didn't say that.
  • LAAD Gu... Simmeri... 2012/03/20 23:48:59
    LAAD Gunner - USMC
    Nor did I, I simly asked if that's what you meant.
  • oldlady Simmeri... 2012/03/21 01:00:33
    oldlady
    +1
    Maybe you should move there ;-)
  • Simmeri... oldlady 2012/03/21 18:46:41
    Simmering Frog - PHART
    Why? Actually it would be a cool culture to experience.
  • Scott ヶBrony Of PHAETヶ 2012/03/20 20:16:39
    No. And it's a good way to kill yourself.
    Scott ヶBrony Of PHAETヶ
    +1
    Frogs aren't allowed to drive
  • Simmeri... Scott ヶ... 2012/03/20 23:16:14
    Simmering Frog - PHART
    ok
  • oldlady Scott ヶ... 2012/03/21 01:01:24
    oldlady
    +1
    Agree :/
  • Big Dave 2012/03/20 20:14:00
    Yes, it's safe if you use common sense and don't do anything stupid.
    Big Dave
    +1
    But Get a Harley-Davidson at this stage of your life you owe it to yourself to live a little. I bought mine when I was 47 and it was a great choice I don't regret it one bit
  • The Sane One 2012/03/20 19:34:18
    Yes, it's safe if you use common sense and don't do anything stupid.
    The Sane One
    It's RELATIVELY safe-- but you have to watch out for the other drivers, who quite often aren't paying attention.

    The good thing about Yamahas -- as opposed to Harleys and choppers-- is that they have exceptional agility, acceleration AND braking capability. If you know how to ride, you can STILL avoid most of the accidents that might be caused by inattentive 4-wheelers.

    You can't do that on a Harley or a chopper. You'll go straight into the accident path, and end up being an organ donor.
  • Shawna 2012/03/20 19:22:11
    Yes, it's safe if you use common sense and don't do anything stupid.
    Shawna
    +2
    There are many ways to die; you might as well enjoy yourself on the way.
  • Shirley Shawna 2012/03/21 04:39:59
  • Shawna Shirley 2012/03/21 18:30:12
    Shawna
    +1
    Yes- I got tired of looking at my own face. I should change it to my own dog at least, but in every photo her little tongue is hanging out and I just didn't want to represent myself that way.
  • Shirley Shawna 2012/03/21 18:36:55
  • Shawna Shirley 2012/03/21 18:44:24
    Shawna
    +1
    LOL-I AM a little mischievous. But lately I am just tired and feeling a bit defeated and so lying low. I will bounce back eventually. It's nice to see you. You always make me smile.
  • Shirley Shawna 2012/03/21 19:04:53
  • Shirley Shawna 2012/03/21 19:14:18
  • Shawna Shirley 2012/03/21 23:22:01
    Shawna
    +1
    Don't trust that cat. Look at the claws! LOL
  • Shirley Shawna 2012/03/22 00:27:21
  • Shawna Shirley 2012/03/22 01:26:01
    Shawna
    +1
    ....and those claws will grab you as you reach for that soft chubby tummy and your arm will be gnawed on and those back legs will go boot boot boot.....although some cats actually do like a tummy rub.
  • Shirley Shawna 2012/03/22 01:38:44
  • Shawna Shirley 2012/03/22 01:58:20
    Shawna
    +1
    My cat loves tummy rubs too. I think that if they get used to it when they are kittens they are more likely to want them. My cat flops all over the place and doesn't mind her fur rubbed in any direction.
  • Shirley Shawna 2012/03/22 02:06:25
  • Shawna Shirley 2012/03/22 02:19:05
    Shawna
    +1
    LOL-I adopted a stray that was the most loving and cuddly thing ever! I think he was just so grateful to have a warm and safe home.

    Now how do we turn this conversation back into something about motorcycles? cat on a motorcycle

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