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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-21-2011, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Smile new biker from Central Illinois

got a Yamaha 2006 VStar 1100 about a month ago. taking a safety class next weekend. I love the bike!!

this is my first bike. I'm a bigger guy and wanted to start with something I would be comfortable riding on. This Classic is awesome!! The original owner added a windshield and Cobra exhaust.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-21-2011, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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for some reason this is the only section I can post in.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-21-2011, 12:52 PM
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Welcome aboard Stevensondrive! You'll be able to post after three posts, it's a way to filter spam. I believe our friend Bevo can help.

I am in the same boat, I'm of decent size and wanted something I could ride on and not around! I have a 2000 1100 Classic and just finished my Basic Riders Course. Good luck and keep the rubber side down.

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Hey Jarhead!! heck you were the one I wanted to reply to anyway. What irony!

I too am one of the 20% of bikers without a valid license. sounds like we are coming from the same spot. that's pretty cool. I have been riding my new wheels as much as possible. I've got around 400 miles on mine in less than a month. I'll have to work on getting a avatar up.
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4 posts and I still can't post anywhere else.
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Like I said, our friend Bevo should be alone shortly to help out. I would put more miles on but I don't need any legal problems. I live in Harford County but the locals call it Hazard County the way the cops seem like they're always out to get you.

As far as the 20% go, I think that # is much higher. I have talked to people MANY people who have ridden without a motorcycle endorsement their entire life. In MD, if the bike/scooter is over 49cc you have to have a license. There are a ton of people who ride bigger scooters without that endorsement.

All I can say is to take care and ride safe!

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Welcome Stevensondrive !
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As far as the 20% go, I think that # is much higher. I have talked to people MANY people who have ridden without a motorcycle endorsement their entire life.

All I can say is to take care and ride safe!
it would be interesting to know. I have surveyed several law enforcement friends/family. The question I asked "if you ran across a biker who had insurance/registration and a valid drivers license but no M endorsement would you give him a ticket?" The only one who said he would issue a ticket was a state cop. "I would HAVE to give you a ticket"

hopefully I get my license before they get me
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howdy. be sure to vote for bike of the month and submit your own for voting

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You'll be able to post after three posts
anybody should be able to post anywhere on the site after ONE POST.

i'm checking into your permissions right now to get you access to the rest of the site. check your private messages.
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it appears to be working now. thank you
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