Hi. I really like the layout and look of this forum. I'm quite excited at this time because I ordered a new 2009 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic a couple of days ago and should have it early next week. Of course, only two colour choices so I chose the bluish silver. I like the pictures of it and, around here it will be different, to say the least. Most bikes are either red, blue or black. Did I make a good choice?
I had motorcycles years ago and always said I would have another one when I reached 60. Well, that was only 5 days ago. Finally got permission from the better half to do so. (As if I needed it!!)
I haven't driven a bike for 30 years so, it will be like starting all over again. When I pick it up...it's going to be a parking lot for some practice...the four ssss's I call it: starting, stopping, shifting and swerving. Then to a side street. When one is available, I'm also taking a refresher course. I know you would agree that is a smart idea. But, in the interim...I'm gonna be careful and just like a little kid walking through a cemetery at night with some of those monster four wheel drivers out there who think they own the road and motorcyclists are second-hand users of the road. I'm sure you all know a lot of them.
I have a car so I'll only be using it for commuting to work, trips mostly on secondary roads along the ocean which we have a lot of here. Very rarely will I be using expressways or whatever so I thought the 650 was plenty of bike for me.
Thanks and I look forward to reading your posts and you can be sure I'll be asking for guidance and advice as I enter my second childhood!! (Actually, I haven't had my first old age yet - lol)