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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-14-2019, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Western Maryland V Star 650. New member.

Hey! You guys are great.
Basically new rider, so i really can use tips, tricks and basic stuff about this bike. Rode for about 10 years, no MSF course though. Stopped when my daughter was born, 16 years later, picking up where i left off... Street and short day trip rider. I'm tiny, 5'foot and this bike feels really big, but handles like a dream. thank you for running this forum!
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-14-2019, 04:31 PM
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Can't stress enough how valuable the course is. There's not a day I ride that I don't continue to practice skills I was taught. Plan on taking the advanced course. Don't want to be a statistic because I wasn't prepared. Welcome from Minneapolis.
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. The MSF is highly recommended. Don't forget proper riding gear. Here's a few recent threads about riding gear.

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...-wear-one.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...hlight=Jackets

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...hlight=Jackets

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...hlight=Jackets

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...er-gloves.html

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Welcome from Atlantic Canada. I looked at the 650 but got back into riding on an 1100 mainly because my better half thought she might enjoy riding on back. Turns out she does so it was a good call. Both are excellent bikes and you found the best place to learn all about it. Post a pic when you get a chance.

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Welcome to the forum from the mountains of East Tennessee.
The 650 is a great bike, you’ll get lots of miles out of it. As others have mentioned, we’d love to see a pic of it!


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Thanks for the links. Gonna take it easy for a while. Saving up for MSF course... Long story. Short story is I'm working up to real riding, no hurry there. Long time friend..gave me the bike. I'm in no hurry. Practicing with cones on a parking lot for the next few weeks. Really glad there is a welcome group like this forum. Def post pics when i figure out how. Thank you.
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Welcome from NW Arkansas!

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Hey folks. Thanks again for all you experienced riders advice. You are an amazing resource for us beginners. Ok, you asked for pics, I think i figured out how to post em. Proud owner...
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Good looking bike. Noticed you used imgbb. If you choose BBCode full linked when you post this is what we see, not just a link. Try it.



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