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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-08-2012, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings all. I have just purchased an '09 Raider S. I am very excited and I love the looks of this bike! This is my first two wheel bike. I also own a Spyder. I have never ridden a 2 wheeler, so I plan on taking the safety classes here in Birmigham Alabama. Any suggestions for a true newbie?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-08-2012, 10:07 PM
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Welcome aboard Hang on & enjoy the ride

Don't know what kind of motor the Spyder has. The Raider has LOTS of power so i'm glad to see your going for the safety course

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-08-2012, 10:31 PM
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howdy. feel free to vote for bike of the month and submit your own for voting after you get it

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my advice is to take that class NOW. as in YESTERDAY. that's a big bike for a first timer. better take it easy

my advice is to take it

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-09-2012, 12:25 AM
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Welcome, I agree as well about the course, I went from a 650 Vstar to the Raider I have now, huuuuuge difference in power. Enjoy it and ride safe.

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Welcome aboard. Hang on tight. Take the safety course best thing ever for a new rider.
Ride safe and keep the shiny side up.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-09-2012, 12:58 PM
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Welcome to the 4M.

Two things:
1) Yes, take the course as you have planned.
B) Use their bike and not your Raider.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-10-2012, 06:22 PM
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Welcome to the forum. By all means take the course, Ride safe and do go faster than your gardian angel can fly.

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