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Hello everyone!

Myself, new rider from Raleigh, NC. Taken the basic rider course earlier this month and obtained the endorsement. Yoohoo! Have been in the market for over 3 weeks now in search of the right V-Star and have zeroed in on a nice looking 2005 Silverado. Could not arrange cash because of the long weekend and therefore could not buy it this weekend. :( Have to wait till next weekend before I can take the ownership. :D Hopefully the seller is going to hold it for me till then. He said he will. Will post some pictures as soon as I have it in my possession. Can't wait.

Have been riding bikes for over 15 years now but all the riding had been in India with bikes not larger than 300-320 lbs. Here in the US, this would be my first bike and I have taken liking with cruisers and tourers. And these bikes are huge, 600s to 700s in lbs. Hence enough bit of apprehension there. Test rode a 650 and found it to be not so heavy. Test rode a 1100 few times, and found it to be heavier. Nevertheless, both the bikes were superb and exhilarating on the road. So I had to choose between the two, and I chose to go for a 1100. If things go well, will buy it the coming weekend. Gosh, seems so far far away.
 

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Welcome to the forum. I think you made a grea choice by taking a course, I can't wait to see some pictures of your bike. You have some beautiful riding down in your neck of the woods.

I bet driving or riding here has to be more relaxing than India.
 

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Welcome to the forum. I think you made a grea choice by taking a course, I can't wait to see some pictures of your bike. You have some beautiful riding down in your neck of the woods.

I bet driving or riding here has to be more relaxing than India.
Tell me about it! You are right; it's more relaxing here but again, the bikes are a lot heavier and there is this thing called speed. The combination of the two is something you need to get a good hang of, regardless of what you have driven elsewhere, I guess.
 

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Welcome! The 1100 really isn't all that heavy once you get it off the kickstand and moving. I'm 5'0" and my weight is pretty much in proportion with my height and I have no problems throwing my bike around :D
 
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