One day when I can afford a new bike i hope to have a great dealer experience!
My bike is coming next Friday and I cant wait to get it in my garage, even though I won't be able to do anything with it for a number of weeks still.
How long have you been riding?
I know that feeling well. And I'll bet you'll be spending a lot of time in the saddle while its in your garage - probably even making some engine sounds while leaning the bike side-to-side :-)
I started riding when I was 7 and I'm 40 now so it's been a while. BUT, I was off the bike for quite a while from my mid 20s until August 26th last summer when a 2006 vstar 1100 classic fell in my lap. I rode it every day for 3 months until it was too cold, but still got several rides in during December and several more this month already (January was too harsh).
During that same time, I purchased a 2004 BMW R1150 RT-P (police edition) which I currently have stored at my summer place in Minnesota. I'm working on the purchase of a Roadliner/Stratoliner right now and hoping one of the two deals going will pan out.
Don't forget to post pics on e you have the bike next week!
Welcome rookie from Toronto. I was a rookie last fall but I have over a 1000 miles now. I hope you get some good weather soon to fire that baby up in the driveway. You can at least get used to the throttle and brakes.
I have twin boys that are 8 and they are dying to ride. I've been watching Craigslist all winter for deals on dirt bikes. They have really great features for kids like electric start, clutch less shifting, and throttle lock (so they can't go more than about 10mph). I also saw an option for a remote kill (in case they are headed for the cliff, busy roadway, or whatever) but that was on a new bike and I'm looking for used so I won't care as much when they break the plastic :-)