First Bike

Old 03-09-2009, 03:45 PM
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I went to a dealership last weekend and I fell in love with the M50. I have limited riding and motorcycle knowledge knowhow so wanted to know is there any drawbacks to getting this? Thanks
Old 03-16-2009, 04:45 AM
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not from my point of view. Mine has been dependable, fun, thrifty,plenty of power and comfortable. My 05 has close to 9000 miles and going strong.
Old 03-17-2009, 08:27 PM
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the M50 is my first bike also... borrowed a Yamaha Virago 750 to practice on and toook license exam on Honda 250.. the M50 outclesses these guys in looks and performance... I get 50+ mpg ..the mag wheels and lack of chrome there facilitate cleaniong as I woud rather ride than polish.. great bike!
Old 12-06-2009, 07:44 PM
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You guys aren't alone, my first bike is a brand new M50 as well. No regrets yet!
Old 06-08-2010, 01:17 PM
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m50 is my second bike but would have been much easier on me learning than the crotch rocket I had. be safe out there.
Old 10-12-2012, 07:46 AM
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Buying a used bike takes patience and a little knowledge of what to look for, but there are great deals to be had in preowned so consider the following when start looking. Understand that the bike's fit is very important - a bike might be a great deal, but it won't do much for you if it's too big or too small.
Old 10-22-2012, 03:54 AM
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:46 AM
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I've had my '08 M50 for about 4.5 months now and I drive it to and from work every day down here in San Diego. It's an awesome bike! It's not too heavy (like most cruisers) and it has just the right amount of power. I get about 41-44 MPG (but I can't keep my hand outta the throttle! and SoCal freeways are no place to go slower than 70...) and it has plenty of power to take you well into irrational speeds. I get lots of respect and kudos from American bike riders (I even ride with a couple of 'em) and it never fails me! The only gripes I have are the lack of aftermarket power-adders (good luck trying to find an aftermarket intake...), the heavy-ish steering front-end (I did the MSF BRC course with this bike and my fore-arms looked like Popeye's by the end but this old dude with a blown back did that class with a Honda Fury... poor guy) and some road surfaces can make it feel like you are driving down stairs with the rear shock in the wrong settings. Other than that, it's an awesome bike!
Old 11-09-2012, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by dread462 View Post
I went to a dealership last weekend and I fell in love with the M50. I have limited riding and motorcycle knowledge knowhow so wanted to know is there any drawbacks to getting this? Thanks
No man it's the easiest bike in the world to ride and maintain. Only things worth mention are that the stock seat has a retarded plastic lump in the center where your tailbone goes so you can do a "lumpectomy" or get a new saddle (I love my mustang) and if you're tall or riding long distances handlebar risers and forward controls might be worthwhile - but because of some fellow owners that do some machine work...those are simple and inexpensive mods.
Old 12-01-2012, 02:05 AM
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thank you for your article,My problem has been resolved.
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