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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-16-2015, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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New owner and rider comin in hot

So wife and i decide lets start riding. Grew up with my dad always having a bike, so one of those things i always wanted to get into. Just took me a lot longer then i thought it would(38 years old now).

First bike ever i just picked up is a 2005 V-Star 650 Custom. No pics yet... will get on that over the next few days. Wife ended up with a Suzuki S50, the former intruder.

Want to learn every last in and out of my new bike, and figured this would be a good place to start in on that.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-17-2015, 05:59 AM
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You picked the best forum to learn from mirthen. Welcome, and feel free to ask all the questions you'd like. Ride safely!
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Welcome to the forum from southwestern PA, and Keith is correct, you have joined the best forum goin. Maybe share a little background on where bouts you ride from. And since you're both new to riding, ya'll may wanna check into a BRC course to help ya build up yer confidence and gain some safe riding habits. Oh, and congrats on yer new acquisitions. I'm sure there'll be many miles and many smiles.

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Oh yeah, forgot to mention, we are from around Pittsburgh pa.
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Welcome to the forum from southwestern PA, and Keith is correct, you have joined the best forum goin. Maybe share a little background on where bouts you ride from. And since you're both new to riding, ya'll may wanna check into a BRC course to help ya build up yer confidence and gain some safe riding habits. Oh, and congrats on yer new acquisitions. I'm sure there'll be many miles and many smiles.
Yeah we took the BRC, she had to drop the first range day due to dropping the bike on her foot n leg, just some bruising and a bit of swelling in her ankle. I passed through fine. She will be taking the BRC again in Sept doing just the range section, i might go with her and do it again just to keep building on it, then we will do the 1 day BRC 2 class. For now she is content to ride around our street building up confidence and ability.

For now its nice n slow goin for us, be a bit before we start any long rides.
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Hello Mirthen from Spring Hill FL. Formally from Monroeville PA.
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Welcome from South East Pennsylvania (York Area). Good to have you on-board. Smart move doing the MSF classes.

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-18-2015, 05:24 PM
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Welcome.. you bought a dependable bike
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