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  1. Motorcycle shop caused me to have my first wreck (long read)

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hey everyone, Yesterday I had my first wreck after only having my bike a month. I always follow the speed limit and obey traffic rules so please don't call me out saying it was my fault or anything. I have a 2007 Suzuki GSXR-750. If you don't know there is a recall on my year on the master...
  2. 10 year rider from Austin

    New Member Introductions
    Clay Manwaring 27 years old Austin, TX My name is Clay, and I rode motorcycles exclusively for 10 years. :-) Texas summers can be brutally hot, making my helmet feel like a portable oven. The winters here are not too bad when it comes to ice and freeze, but we do get a lot of 40 degree rain...
  3. Suzuki gs500f is clicking...sigh

    Motorcycle Repair
    I'm a fairly new rider. I bought a 2005 Suzuki gs500f last summer and have put 4000 miles on the thing. Recently I hit a sewer cap, locked down the rear brake, and went sliding rather ungracefully along the asphalt. I was fine, but my bike lost a mirror and needed new handlebars. The fairings...
  4. Vagabond CL350 street custom

    New Member Introductions
    Brand New to forum. Have benefited greatly from all the discussions and hope to pass that along to future vintage crazies to come. Currently doing my 1st engine rebuild and feel it will be easier, and cheeper, than the Hem and Haw I get from every bike shop I encounter. Plus learning it is the...
  5. What was your worst accident, and how could it have been avoided?

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Haven't gotten my first bike yet - doing some reading and preparation before I even start the MSF course. But I'm curious to hear about some of your worst spills (even if your worst wasn't horrible). What happened? Whose fault was it? Was it preventable by you (regardless of whose fault it...
  6. Why Proper Gear Is Always Important (and my other ramblings) – My Story

    Motorcycle Training, Safety, and Riding Techniques
    Background I am 21 years old, a fairly new rider, a diesel mechanic by trade, and I have a family. For as far back as I can remember, I have been interested in semis and (specifically) Harleys. It wasn’t until here recently that I started riding bikes. Safety was always a big thing for me when...
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