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Im a New rider ...saying hello

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by packfan88, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. packfan88

    packfan88 [OP] Very Nice !

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    I took the MSF Course in early July. Passed and got my license on the 17 of July.

    I had bought a motorcyle the week before that, in anticipation I would pass. I bought a used bike that fit my budget of <$3k including all things associated with it like registration, insurance, , fees, ect ect. So I bought a 2001 Yamaha V-Star 650. Its a good first bike. Cheap enoug if I fuck it up while learning how to drive I wouldnt be too heartbroken and i wouldnt break the bank on repairs.

    I have always wanted a bike. Never had anything get me over the hump to get it. All the planets aligned just right to get me out there. I had a tax return come in that dictated my budget. I started workign on a job site that requires the workers to pay to park. Since I have a truck they charge and extra $10 a day. So the total is $25 a DAY !!! ....oooooorrrrrrrr, i can park the motorcycle next to the building for FREE!!!!! So, all that put together meant I was going fo rit and did.

    Since I have been on the road I have clocked just over 150 miles. I havent ridin it to work yet, still wanna get some experience before I undertake that journey. I may try it Monday.

    So anyway, to those of you on the fence about it I say Go For It !!

    Good luck, be safe and have fun all my fellow riders ! :homer:
     
  2. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    WelcoME!
     
  3. packfan88

    packfan88 [OP] Very Nice !

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  4. Yoytoda

    Yoytoda The Little Truck That Could

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    nice! be safe and gear up
     
  5. horwitzs

    horwitzs Well-Known Member

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    Supercharger, OME lift w/ LR UCAs, running boards, toolbox, extinguisher mount, skidplate, N-Fab light bar, 40" R.I. LED bar, WO seat covers, TRD intake, Weathertech mats and visors, stubby antenna, hood struts, LED interior lighting, Hella Supertones, and other stuff I'm forgetting.
    Congrats and be careful out there.
    People like to pull out in front of and change lanes into bikes.
    In 16 years riding I've had lots of close calls but they haven't nailed me yet!
     
  6. tinker_troy

    tinker_troy I feel so Devo

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    and welcome!
     
  7. packfan88

    packfan88 [OP] Very Nice !

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    everyone who i know that rides has said "everyoen crashes once"....is it true?
     
  8. Yoytoda

    Yoytoda The Little Truck That Could

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    2 types of bikers, those who have crashed and those who haven't...yet
     
  9. Yoytoda

    Yoytoda The Little Truck That Could

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    not to scare you but this is why i said to gear up. full face helmet, long pants denim or stronger, and a coat and gloves and over the ankle boots
     
  10. Hardscrabble

    Hardscrabble Well-Known Member

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    Leather seats, WeatherTech's, Access LiteRider tonneau cover, extra D-rings in bed & tailgate. Pelley lightbar with Hella 700FF's. Temp./compass O/H console.
    Congrats. Be safe.
     
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