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Wanting to learn to ride and have no idea where to start

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Alright, so I've never ridden a dirt bike before and am wanting to learn to ride, mainly because I want to get a Harley and figure it would be best to learn on a dirt bike first. So, my main question is what bike should I be looking to get to learn on. I'm a big guy (350lbs) but short (5'6") and am not looking to spend a lot of money. I'm totally ok with getting an older bike as I don't plan on using it for much more than learning to ride before getting something else. Any thoughts?

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Check in your area for riding schools.

Locally we have one that meets in a parking lot. Bikes supplied. They are usually rebel 250s or similar. Easy to ride and control.

If you don't plan on keeping a dirt bike, that is the route I would go.

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