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Just dropping in to say hello. I'm looking at buying a 300 eventually, never ridden before so want to take the course before I sink money into it. :)

I'm contemplating buying a used 250 first so I can get experience on a bike before getting the 300 (just so I get the noobie mistakes worked out on a used one vs. a new one). Any thoughts on that or should I just go straight for a brand new 300?

I'm 34 and got all my crazy stunts out of the way years ago, so I like the thought of having a bike fast enough to ride around on highways without being stressed out, but not enough to get in trouble on. Haha.

Looking forward to reading more of the forums and eventually getting involved in some discussions as a fellow rider. :)
 

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Dont buy 250 , straight to Ninja 300 .

I'm a new rider to ( got license last month ) , the price between 250 and 300 not much different .

Ride my 300 , totally in love with her =).

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Agreed. Just go straight for the ninja

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Getting a 250 before a 300 would definitely be smarter, because a few people here have crashed and/or dropped their 300's already. With that being said, your 34 and you sound mentally mature because of the fact that you realize that younger people do foolish things and you don't seem to be interested in them anymore. If your hyper vigilant (you need to be if your riding a motorcycle anyway) and you put effort into riding education (not just the MSF course) you should be fine. Welcome to the forum and have fun :D
 
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Getting a 250 before a 300 would definitely be smarter, because a few people here have crashed and/or dropped their 300's already. With that being said, your 34 and you sound mentally mature because of the fact that you realize that younger people do foolish things and you don't seem to be interested in them anymore. If your hyper vigilant (you need to be if your riding a motorcycle anyway) and you put effort into riding education (not just the MSF course) you should be fine. Welcome to the forum and have fun :D
Keep in mind tho the 300 has a lot more issues then the 250 did. I kinda wish id had hold off on a 300 after reading all the crap going on with them to late now tho.
 

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Keep in mind tho the 300 has a lot more issues then the 250 did. I kinda wish id had hold off on a 300 after reading all the crap going on with them to late now tho.
like what =\
 

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Getting a 250 before a 300 would definitely be smarter, because a few people here have crashed and/or dropped their 300's already. With that being said, your 34 and you sound mentally mature because of the fact that you realize that younger people do foolish things and you don't seem to be interested in them anymore. If your hyper vigilant (you need to be if your riding a motorcycle anyway) and you put effort into riding education (not just the MSF course) you should be fine. Welcome to the forum and have fun :D
Yeah, I've tempted fate enough as airborne infantry in the Army. I've got a bad back (herniated discs in lower back) to remind me, which is why when I do get one, I'm getting a street bike because it seems less of the strain of shock absorbing is placed on the back and more on the legs, hips and arms. Anyone have thoughts on this?

I already plan on doing not just the basic MSF course but if I like riding and continue to do it, want to do the two advanced courses they offer at the school in my area (S. Arizona). I'd rather be a safe rider than a dead one.

As for hypervigilant, I'm always attentive of the road, especially for motorcyclists. I've been reading about staying visible at all times and whatnot. So before I even get on one I'm hoping to have the right mindset to not get myself killed due to my own stupidity. :)
 

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Ah hey hey there Airborne. 82nd Airborne Infantry myself (prior).

As for the back problems, I have quite a bit of damage myself from a car accident. You'll be a little sore when you first ride til you adjust to it and also learn the proper way to sit.
 

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Ah hey hey there Airborne. 82nd Airborne Infantry myself (prior).

As for the back problems, I have quite a bit of damage myself from a car accident. You'll be a little sore when you first ride til you adjust to it and also learn the proper way to sit.
Eighty deuce! All the way, brother. What timeframe where you in? I was 3/505 PIR from 96 - 99.

I figured it would take some getting used to. The more I read and watch, the more excited I get.

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Keep in mind tho the 300 has a lot more issues then the 250 did. I kinda wish id had hold off on a 300 after reading all the crap going on with them to late now tho.
iv only read about gap issues and then some people having problems with them stalling but im sure the warrenty will cover that
 

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Hello,
Thanks for choosing Ride Arizona MTC for your riding experience.
Date and time of class: Sat March 9th - Sun March 10th (7am - 3pm)
Got signed up for MSF course! So far, I'm the only one for next week. Maybe I'll get lucky and be the only one there, so they'll teach me even more about riding, haha! :D
 

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Newbie mistakes always vary and as far as mechanical issues I haven't any like I've seen on the forums so far only newb mistake I've had so far was I had an issue with stalling the first two weeks of riding as long as you know your limits you're fine don't jump into lane splitting and trying to touch your knee to the ground in turns and you'll be alright I'd say just get the 300 cause at least then when you break it in you're not gonna be like okay now I need something else immediately!


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I would say go for the 300. I'm 32 and went straight to a new 300 and have no regrets. The bike is really easy to handle and I didn't have a whole lot of experience riding before. Plus it has a good performance advantage to keep you happy.

To comment on the problems my fairings do pop out but it is fixable. I also had the stalling issues once when I had the idle rpm set to 1250-1300rpm but it hasn't happened since I bumped up the idle rpm to 1400.
 
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