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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hello, So I figured I would combine my first post with my first, real ride. First introductions; My name is Seppel and I ride a Star 250. I'm still in the process of learning as I have only ridden 1,200 miles. I guess this story I'm about to tell will have some saying I might be crazy, but I...
  2. First Bike / New Rider
    Well its been a few months since ive been here but in the time between my last visit and now ive achieved my full motorcycle license through the msf course. A few days later i mounted my bike and went out on my own for the first time with nothing but parking lot experience and the msf course...
  3. First Bike / New Rider
    I have spent several hours riding my bike (08 Ninja 250r) around my neighborhood and have felt very comfortable with it from the start. My neighborhood is a large apartment complex with curves, intersections, large hills, parking spaces, etc. I have done very well with the 5-30mph speeds that I...
  4. First Bike / New Rider
    After a month of staring at the Ninja in my living room, I decided to take it out to hear the new Vance and Hines slip on I installed. That was supposed to be it. About 1 minute later, I decided to sit on it while it was running. 30 seconds of that and I was pulling the clutch in, shifting into...
  5. First Bike / New Rider
    I am registered for the first available MSF course April 20-22. My plan was to get my bike registered and insured on April 23 and then spend some time going out at night after 9pm when the roads are far less busy. I was going to ride to a large empty (at night) mall parking lot a mile away...
  6. First Bike / New Rider
    At one point, as we turned back from our 30 mile jaunt into the wilds of Westchester County, I just screamed for joy into my helmet and sang born-to-be-wild into my helmet. Despite the fear and the fury of dumping the bike last weekend, I was out and living and riding, 70 mile per hour concrete...
  7. First Bike / New Rider
    Today was one of the more productive days in my motorcycling life... First DMV trip - Got my license WOO HOO And registered my 2002 EX-500. First ride... in my gear- At the msf it was just gloves and helmet. Got to put on the jacket (scorpion stinger), boots (shift fuel racing boots), gloves...
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