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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-23-2018, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Greetings from new Minnesota Rider

Hi there, my name is Jeremiah. I had a couple dirtbikes when I was a teenager, but completely new to street motorcycles. I just got a new v-star 950. I've also signed up for the MSF beginners course this spring to learn some basics before trying out my new bike.

We just got about a foot of snow dumped on us yesterday which is making it hard to daydream about motorcycles.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-23-2018, 10:47 AM
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welcome from snowy Michigan, you will love the 950 . I just purchased mine last April and rode the heck out of it last summer. It seems like a long wait till spring but worth the wait.. The 950 is a great bike and pretty care free riding, I put 7000 miles on mine last year.. Heres to a early spring.
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Hi Jeremiah, welcome to the forum from East Tennessee and another 950 owner. Like many others Iím anxious for spring to arrive so I can get back out there. Glad you joined us!

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-23-2018, 11:55 AM
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Welcome on board Jeremiah! Hopefully spring will arrive early this year, but I got to ride with my friends last weekend. It was a short ride on salty and wet roads, but still a lot of fun after a long 1.5-month break!

MSF is definitely worth it. Took mine at Harley dealership and it was great! Just remember the trend of these days is that you have to drive for everybody since less and less people are able to drive...
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Welcome Jeremiah. Your driveway looks a lot like mine here on the east coast of Canada (we're getting that same storm today). But I look at it this way - the days are getting longer. Spring is right around the corner!

I was the same way - riding dirt bikes when I was a kid. Tried a sport bike 25 years ago and it was fun but then life happened and I had to give up my toys. I missed riding though and finally convinced my wife (er...wore her down) and bought a VStar 1100 in Nov 2016 (that was a long winter so I can relate to your situation). Last summer I put 7500 miles on it and rekindled the passion. My wife had never been on a bike before and really enjoys it too.

You're gonna love your new ride and this is the best forum to learn all about it and share stories with like-minded people. Ride safe!

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Welcome, Jeremiah, from the Netherlands.
Dreaming from a motorcycle during the snow is indeed a little bit sad. But when the time is there you forget this period and you can fully enjoy your new V-star.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-23-2018, 01:43 PM
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Welcome Jeremiah great to have you join the forum. The 950 is a wonderful ride. Guess we are all looking forward to Spring since many of us have been under the weather storms! Nice pictures thanks for sharing. YammyV
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. Congrats on new bike. Ride often and safe.
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Welcome to the forum! You will learn quite a bit here! The rider course is great. I took it and it sure has helped, I too grew up with dirt bikes and racing, but riding on the road is a lot different than riding dirt bikes lol. Spring is right around the corner!
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Welcome from sunny N. Florida. I will be thinking of my northern brothers and sisters as I ride in to work tomorrow. :-)

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