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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Greeting from central Texas

Hey all,
Excited to be back on two wheels! Picked up a 2005 v-star classic 650 a couple weeks ago.
I started riding back in 1995 with a honda nighthawk 250. I put about 15K miles on that over a year (only form of transportation), then upgraded to a nighthawk 750. Put about 50K miles on that over several years before I bought my first car, and kept the cycle as a weekend ride. Replaced it at a 100K with a Suzuki Marauder 800, which was around the time my wife and I had our first kid. Yearly mileage on the motorcycle dropped considerably after that. Got rid of it about five years ago as it just pained me to see it gathering dust in the garage.



(Probably shouldn't have taken this picture with the riding lawnmower in the background. Looks like I put some questionable after market seat in the passenger area.)

At any rate, have been lurking for a couple weeks. Now just can't wait to ask some questions!
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 11:28 PM
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Hello Fellow Texan...
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Hi brother rider. Welcome from Australia. Enjoy the forum.

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Welcome aboard. Nice lookn 650. I really like the double steering.Does that gives the passenger something to do.lol

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Welcome to the 4M!
That scoot looks nice. Especialy with the mower deck removed.



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G'Day and welcome MC, nice looking bike.
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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-10-2012, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Welcome aboard. Nice lookn 650. I really like the double steering.I that gives the passenger something to do.lol
Yeah, my wife needs something to play with while we ride...wait a minute...<lightbulb>
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Ah you Texans, everything has to be big . Welcome to the forum and play around all you want.

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Yeah, my wife needs something to play with while we ride...wait a minute...<lightbulb>
Say wouldn't that be something like the cord on a parachute That might put you in a tail spin
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Howdy From H Town

Welcome from a fellow texan! Nice looking ride, both of 'em

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