Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    emerald city, sc
    Posts
    1,469
    i am planning on buying a motorcycle for my daughters 16th birthday. i have it narrowed down to a suzuki gz250, or a honda rebel 250. anyone had any experience with either one of these?
    i wanted to put a picture here

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    1,841
    Is it for the daughters or for you?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    chicago suburbs
    Posts
    4,422
    this better be for your daughter. your gonna look silly on that little bike.
    are you buying this new? i hope not, she will outgrow that size quick. buy her first one used and save some money. you are one cool dad. get her a helmet too and have her take a motorcycle safety course.
    FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    emerald city, sc
    Posts
    1,469
    the bike is for her. she has owned dirt bikes and four wheelers, and thinks everytime i ride she is supposed to be on the back with me. i have found several good used bikes at reasonable prices. she is already looking for the next riders safety course. even though i have been riding for 25 years, i think i will take it with her.
    i am buying me a new softail which she will probably want as her high school graduation present in 2 years.


    besides it's hard to pick up chics when your daughter is on the back of your harley
    i wanted to put a picture here

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    1,196
    Rebel it is. I sold a TON of those back in the late '80's. Saddle height is really low, perfect for the women. Gives short folks confidence when they have a low center of gravity. The engines are really easy to service.

    Honda's quality is above Suz's in the fit and finish dept alone. I've owned, serviced, and ridden all brands practically to death..

    Was at a rally about 15 years ago..someone had a Rebel painted up just like a Harley. The tank said "Hardly Davidson"- cracked me up

    [Edited by hydronicsman on 03-07-2005 at 07:43 AM]

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    34.8n 102.4w
    Posts
    3,243
    My vote goes to the Honda also...That's pretty cool that her fist ride is a bike....Damn, and I was nervous getting my girl that little Bug...Be carefull out there.
    Life goes on long after the thrill of living is gone.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Colorado flatland native
    Posts
    15,067

    Good luck

    I hope she stays safe
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    1,841
    spotts I see you deleted your new thread.


  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Colorado flatland native
    Posts
    15,067

    Nope. I asked Boss

    to help.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    1,841
    That works to.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Southern Tier, NY
    Posts
    6,066

    tons of rebels on the road ...

    thats what they use here in upstate ny for the MSF course

    i took it with my sister-in-law, cause she wanted some support

    well, that 'an she's a lot better lookin' than my wife

    all the girls did really well on them
    me, my knees were up over the tank ..

    the Suzy's they had, didn't seem to have held up as well as the rebels

    one leaked fluids, one had a rod knock, one no 2nd gear

    not one problem with the rebels

    where you locatede ??? Sis just bought a Sporty

    Rebels gotta go ...........

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Comfortech Show Promo Image

Related Forums

Plumbing Talks | Contractor Magazine
Forums | Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine
Comfortech365 Virtual Event