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  1. Seem to be a bad rider, should I give up?

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    I am 16 and have always loved motorcycles and have lived on the back of one. I have a moped right now and live in the uk so motorcycles + rain/cold road conditions are never good. driving for 4 months (2k miles). however I have fallen off 2 times. fortunately I am okay and my moped runs fine...
  2. New Rider in NJ 86 shadow 500

    New Member Introductions
    So i'm new to riding and I just took the motorcycle rider safety course and i'm getting on the road in the next few days. I did pretty good with the bike they had there but I just got on mine and road around the block and it's bigger and gonna take me a minute to get used to. Also the oil light...
  3. Hi Everyone!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi Everyone! My name is Bill Livingstone, I am 27 and living in Toronto, Ontario. I have never ridden any kind of bike until this past weekend when I took a motorcycle training course and loved it! (And also passed of course). I bought my first bike a month or so ago and it is a 1978 Honda...
  4. motorcycle not starting

    Motorcycle Repair
    Used 2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 ltd, worked fine for 2 weeks then stalled and wouldn't start again. When I start the bike it turns over once or twice then makes a buzzing noise (sounds like a game show buzzer) that seems to be coming from the regulator. I jumped the battery and it worked for...
  5. new rider need to know if good bike

    First Bike / New Rider
    hey so i plan on getting a bike to use like a daily comuter in like late spring summer and fall to go back and forth to work and every so often to events in the local area i will be about driving 78 miles a day and i was thinking about get a yammaha v 250 for a good staring bike and daily...
  6. Help with 1974 Honda cb450

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello, My grandma had a 1974 honda cb450 k7 sitting in a shed falling apart and I am attempting to restore it. It was my uncle's and has been sitting since 1994. I don't know anything about motorcycles and have never had a motorcycle before. I have a friend who knows motorcycles and he helped...
  7. $500 Honda

    First Bike / New Rider
    I passed as MSF course back in October of last year. Last weekend I bought a 1983 Honda Shadow VTX750c for $500. It does not run. The fuel system is dirty. The guy kept it in his garage with an empty tank for 5 or 6 years. I have experience working on engines and cars. I am in the process of...
  8. Financing a Motorcycle Through the Dealer?

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hey everyone, first post. So I recently attempted to buy a bike off of craigslist from a nice, honest guy who was offering a great price along with all of his gear (which fit me nearly perfectly). However, the only way I could afford the bike was to take out a loan, so I turned to the bank and...
  9. Need advice on maintenance of carbs

    How To
    Hello, Got an '03 Honda Shadow Ace 750. I bought it with 14,000 miles on it and have put 15,000 on it in 6 months. I'm a delivery driver so I that's why it has gotten so many miles (mostly city miles). I've done all routine maintenance, but I really feel it's time for valve clearance adjustment...
  10. Now I know why bikers are bikers...

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, Name is Paul and I'm new to the forum and motorbikes. I've been riding for about 6 months on my 2003 Honda Shadow ACE 750. I actually deliver food on it full time right now here in New Orleans because my wife and I are on a break from our dream job of playing music. My wife is a super...
  11. New rider & new to the forum!

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all! I will introduce myself. I am Emily! I am in my prime at age 21 and I am a new rider! I have a blue kawasaki ninja 300 named Blueberry! I have no mods yet, as the bike has been in my possession for just under a week. Tomorrow she gets her Shogun Frame Sliders put on, which will help...
  12. Finally! Im learning and riding!

    New Member Introductions
    Hello fellow riders. I have just turned 16 in the UK and now legal to drive a scooter, (yes, some of you might laugh at that fact) but you got to start somewhere in riding! So i have treat myself to a lovely 50cc scooter, max speed 35mph, (will be derestricting it as soon as it feels...
  13. Hello From Mass

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone! My name is Katie I'm 22 and have always wanted a bike since the first time I got on the back go my uncles Harley. I just passed my motorcycle course today! I am so excited to be a part of this community and have lots of questions. I haven't been riding long at all. I actually...
  14. New rider

    New Member Introductions
    I'm from florida where we have requirements to follow as a motorists. But my issue is that they don't provide learners permits for first time riders.:thumbsup: How are we to obtain a motorcycle endorsement if we can't get the proper training or allocated time to do so?:71baldboy:
  15. Suzuki SV650 or Yamaha FZ-07

    First Bike / New Rider
    Alright guys I'm about to turn 21 and getting my moto license im not necessarily a new rider ,because I use to ride when I was 14 to 16. But I have pick up a bike scene. I'm 5'10 and 225 pounds. So with that said are the bikes in the title a good match, btw i used to do more off roading riding...
  16. New from Maryland

    New Member Introductions
    First time ride and I just bought my first bike - 2009 Triumph Street Triple R. I have some newbie questions if anyone can help: 1. Will the bike be ok for 3-4 days with out a battery tender? 2. Do you recommend a stand for storing the bike? Thanks! -AJ :71baldboy:
  17. New rider from New englnd

    New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone hows it going, Im fairly new to riding and will be taking the MSF course this weekend. I've been looking around for my first bike trying to compare what would be the most manageable for a first time rider, yet still be fun a couple years down the line. Right now Im between a 750...
  18. Motorbike Mom enters the world of motorcycling

    New Member Introductions
    Hi Everyone, I am a new rider, a 58-year old mom. I own a little Yamaha VStar 250, and only got my full license a month ago. I am a rather timid rider. I like riding but don't like going fast. I don't know if I will ever fully catch on to this wonderful new sport, but I am trying my best. I...
  19. first motorcycle

    Buying First Motorcycle Soon
    I was wondering if anyone could offer any suggestions for my first bike. My main concern is finding something that I could ride comfortably, considering my 30'' inseam. I will mostly use the bike for my daily commute, 15 highway miles. I live out in the country, so I will be doing no city...
  20. New rider to the motorcycle world (help needed) (A lot of information wanted)

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello fellow riders alike, I have a few questions in regards to a motorcycle life. I have no friends that have ridden motorcycles before since I come from a background of Muscle car enthusiasts and its making it hard to learn and understand. I have looked into a couple motorcycles but...
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