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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-01-2012, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Just posting here so I can get authorized to post elsewhere
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-02-2012, 12:13 AM
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Well Welcome Mr Walters! But this is the "New Member Introductions" area and we do like it if you actually introduce yourself

What do you ride, how long you been riding, the general area you live/ride in, how you make a living and the all important pictures....

'06 VStar 1100 Classic - black with ghost flames!
Cobra sissy bar and luggage rack
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National Cycle quick release hardbags
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Driving lights mounted to engine guard

More to come when I save enough cash!
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-02-2012, 08:10 AM
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Oh you shy first time posters. Forgots to tell us about yourself eh. Don't sweat it though, you can always redeem yourself by doing what MLady said and for penence; post a pic or two of your ride .

Ride safe and keep it shiny side up.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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I am new to motorcycles. A couple years back I bought a Yamaha 225 enduro from a vehicle auction. I rode it a for a day in Alaska up a few mountains. Sold it because I enjoyed 4 wheelers more.
I recently moved down to fort Myers Florida and bought a 2000 Yamaha vstar 650.
It will be my first time riding a bike on the road.
Once I get it fixed up I will take a motorcycle course and get a license.
Although I am new to motorcycles I am fairly good at riding off road because I have logged 20k miles plus on mountain bikes. For the limited riding I did on the 225 (1 day for an 18hr ride) I could catwalk it up the hills and had it burried to the handlebars in mud to the point I had to be winched out.
I am a little Leary of driving on the roads and so far I have only taken the vstar around the neighborhood streets.
I have a few pics of the bike and will post them soon.
I started a thread in the vstar forum. My bike needs some help and I am hoping someone here can point me in the right direction.
I don't have much faith in local mechanics, especially since I am new to bikes. I spent 2k on mechanics for my BMW before I ended up fixing it myself. Turned out to be a loose plug to a sensor.
I prefer to fix things myself and I believe I will enjoy riding motorcycles.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 05:08 AM
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Welcome to the 4M. Alaska to Florida Wow you are an extremist. Enjoy your bike. Sleepless in Seattle.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 08:58 AM
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Welcome to the 4M, I ride dirt trails also and have always trusted a non-moving tree to a left hand turning car/anything in front of me It's the other person I worry about not me!!! So with that being said take the basic riding course for the street. they have a lot of good gouge that will keep you upside and safe. Remember they're all always trying to hit you

Ride safe

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 10:15 PM
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howdy. feel free to vote for bike of the month and submit your own for voting


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