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Shade
05-10-2011, 12:12 PM
HI, I'm new, I'm looking at buying my first motorcycle this year.

I'm joining the forum to learn about the sport and the bikes.

I know enough to know I don't know anything.

Mudpuppy
05-10-2011, 02:38 PM
Welcome to the site

Bob
05-10-2011, 05:40 PM
Welcome to the forums!

mishima
05-10-2011, 11:58 PM
Welcome to the site!

If you haven't already done so, I would strongly suggest taking a MSF safety course before you purchase a bike. You will get a chance to ride in a closed course and get a chance to see if motorcycles are for you. Upon completion of the course, most(if not all) insurance companies will give you a discount. What you learn in the course may save your life.

Gas Man
05-11-2011, 12:24 AM
Welcome!!!

sprink
05-11-2011, 05:10 PM
Welcome to the site!

If you haven't already done so, I would strongly suggest taking a MSF safety course before you purchase a bike. You will get a chance to ride in a closed course and get a chance to see if motorcycles are for you. Upon completion of the course, most(if not all) insurance companies will give you a discount. What you learn in the course may save your life.

+1

Welcome! Take it slow and really learn how to ride. Anyone can move a motorcycle, but there is a lot more to it.

Mudpuppy
05-12-2011, 10:22 AM
Also I strongly recommend not riding with Gasman unless you just want to ride straight lines all the time

telecast
05-12-2011, 10:47 AM
Don't ride with Mud either unless you want to be accosted by the yellow Power Ranger.

Shade
05-12-2011, 11:05 AM
Thanks guys. I'm on the waitlist for several of the MSF classes. That is one thing that I've heard from every rider I've ever talked to over the years. Hopefully, I can get into a class in June.

wormdjd
05-12-2011, 11:32 AM
Thanks guys. I'm on the waitlist for several of the MSF classes. That is one thing that I've heard from every rider I've ever talked to over the years. Hopefully, I can get into a class in June.

First, welcome.

Second, I recently took the class with my wife, who until then had never been on a motorcycle, at Schoolcraft in Garden City and it was definitely worth it. If you show up half an hour early on Friday night they'll let you in if there's room or if someone doesn't show up.

WILEY
05-12-2011, 02:52 PM
Welcome

Gas Man
05-12-2011, 07:10 PM
Don't ride with Mud either unless you want to be accosted by the yellow Power Ranger.

And end up in the mud... there is a reason why he has that screen name.

Chris300s
05-13-2011, 08:20 AM
Welcome, now go take the safety course.

Mudpuppy
05-13-2011, 01:49 PM
Don't ride with Mud either unless you want to be accosted by the yellow Power Ranger.

lol and so it begins.. go go power rangers..

Nobody
05-15-2011, 01:15 AM
I know enough to know I don't know anything.

"I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing." --Socrates And welcome to the forums.

Shade
06-08-2011, 03:18 PM
Well I took the MSF at the end of May, and now have a 2007 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2 thanks to Meinschaft's great craigslist searching. She had 358 miles on her when I bought her, my buddy put 41 getting her down to Ann Arbor, I've put 67 miles on since.

1192

telecast
06-08-2011, 03:56 PM
CONGRATS! Enjoy the bike, and for God's sake, be careful. ALWAYS assume they don't see you, or if they do see you, assume they don't care.

meinschaft
06-08-2011, 04:27 PM
Shade - glad that worked out for you. Hope you got a good deal on a practically new bike. Shoot me a pm if you want to ride.

Now go ride your ass off and be careful out there.

mishima
06-09-2011, 09:31 AM
Congrats on the new bike! Be safe & have fun!