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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-01-2019, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys and gals, new to the community but definitely not new to 2 wheelers. Just purchased my first Yamaha a 07 1300 Tourer and an getting used to it, been a bit of a learning curve 😀
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-01-2019, 09:42 PM
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-02-2019, 08:20 AM
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. I would strongly recommend a riding class if new to bikes. Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...on-garage.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...ms-bike-month/

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...ighlight=Yammy

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...where-you.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...enced-you.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...ature-you.html

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-02-2019, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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Hey thanks for the info but I've been riding for 30 years. By no means am I an expert but after 20 or so bikes owned I feel comfortable on them. I do however respect the fact that people like you care enough to suggest training, it definitely never hurts.
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Welcome from Atlantic Canada. The 1300 is a beautiful bike. Post a pic when you can.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-02-2019, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Here's one pic of the gal , had to take the mustang seat and backrest off because of my height it put me way forward, looking to get an E.D. seat or modify the backrest on this MS.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-02-2019, 07:56 PM
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I recommend everyone take the experienced rider course. There are many good reasons to do it: You must ride your own motorcycle. It's fun, laid back, and challenging. It's only one day long. It's cheap (tip: sign up months in advance, because enrollment fills up fast}. It's a great way to meet other great motorcycle riders. And it's another great reason to get on your bike.

I've been riding for 24 years, and I've enrolled in the experienced rider course 4 times so far. I can confirm that skills learned during the Experienced Rider Courses saved me from serious injuries. Specifically: Look with your eyes where you want to go, and don't look at the grill of that fast-approaching vehicle that just crossed the yellow centerline.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 09:57 PM
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 10:06 PM
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Here's one pic of the gal , had to take the mustang seat and backrest off because of my height it put me way forward, looking to get an E.D. seat or modify the backrest on this MS.
What is your height? Ultimate makes a tall boy seat for most Yammies (I believe) and it made a world of difference for me. Also a huge fan of the backrest. I am 6’7” and the ultimate put me in the right position on my ‘liner...as I’ve mentioned here before, I can lean back and pritnear fall asleep on the highway.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 04:27 AM Thread Starter
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I'm 6'3 , the bike came with a Mustang seat and I emailed Mustang, they got back with me pretty quick with some suggestions so I purchased the offset bracket for the drivers seat. We'll see what that does.
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