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When was the last time you had a blast outside? If you are like most people, you might find your days stacked to the brim with redundant paperwork, instead of enjoying the great outdoors with your family. I want to teach you how to have fun again, which is why my blog centers around becoming more active. By taking a few simple steps today, you might be able to get into better shape, enjoy your free time, and bond with your family. I know that physical activity can improve just about every facet of your life, which is why I want to spread the word.

Becoming More Active

Three Tips For People Who Just Passed The Road Test And Are Looking To Buy A Motorcycle

by Rose Mitchell

If you've been learning how to ride a motorcycle and have just successfully passed your road test, you might be all geared up to buy a bike. However, before you go ahead and do that, take some time to plan out your purchase. Your first motorcycle purchase is a big deal, and you don't want to get the wrong bike or get in over your head. So, below are three tips to help you get started.

Don't Go For Your Dream Bike At First

Just because you passed the road test and have a few hours of driving under your belt, it doesn't mean you should head out and get the bike of your dreams. You are still a novice. A top-of-the-line luxury Italian sport bike or one of the high-end American cruisers, are big investments from a monetary standpoint. These are not the bikes you should use as your first bike because you are still learning. It's likely that you're going to "put the bike down" a few times, and you don't want to freak out because the paint on your super-expensive Italian model got all scratched up. So, look at a low-cost, entry model. In the same way a teenager's first car really shouldn't be a Porsche or Lambo, you should stick to a modest bike as your first ride.

Bigger Isn't Always Better

You might think you need a 1200cc, but really, that might be way too much. You should ideally get the same engine size, or close to it, as the one you leaned on. So, if the motorcycle school you took lessons at used a 250cc or thereabouts, then that's what you should look for. You want to be comfortable on your new bike because you will be using it in traffic on your own. You don't want to turn the throttle and shoot off through traffic, so stick with a smaller engine at first until you have become a seasoned rider.

Consider A Pre-Owned Bike

Probably the best choice when it comes to buying your bike will be a well-maintained, pre-owned bike. The advantage to getting a pre-owned bike is that you can get one of the better-made brands, but you can get it cheaper than if you were to buy it new. There are plenty of people who buy brand-new bikes but never get to ride them and end up storing them in their garage. Then, later when they have to sell them, they are selling a bike that has essentially never been ridden. So, you can definitely find plenty of pre-owned bikes that are in fantastic shape. However, always have a mechanic check out the bike, or choose to buy it from a dealer that has warranties and a service plan.