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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-10-2011, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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New rider from the Pittsburgh area

Have not ridden in 35 years decided to get on the road and bought a 2009 Vstar 950 (Still at the dealers). Looking forward to get on the road. I am scheduled with some friends to take the MSF course at the end of the month. Can't wait!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-10-2011, 06:54 PM
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welcome man!

welcome! fellow east coaster here (family is from west newton). hope you're enjoying the summer!
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-10-2011, 10:23 PM
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Welcome aboard good choice taking the safety couse and buying a Yamaha. Good luck and shiny side up.

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Welcome to the forum Mark. Congrats on the bike and great idea on the MSF. I hadn't ridden for a few years and finally took the course myself, mainly to get legal. It helped my riding a ton as well though. Ride safe and keep the rubber side down!

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." -- Benjamin Franklin
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It helped my riding a ton as well though.

Yeah. Mainly because the MSF bikes would start and keep running... (Now, now, just kidding...)

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howdy. be sure to vote for bike of the month and submit your own for voting

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Welcome to the 4M, this is a great bunch of people.

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Welcome Mark.

I did things much the way you are, and would do no different were I to do it all again. For one of the few times in my life, wisdom outweighed enthusiasm.

I will never forget the anticipation of getting on my first bike and riding. I'm guessing neither will you.

Happy riding, and stay smart.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-26-2011, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone, picked up the 950 on the 16th and have been riding around the neighborhood and practicing in the high school parking lot. I have gotten alot of nice comments on the bike and none of the neighbors have complained yet. MSF class starts in two days and looking forward to attending.
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