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Notepad
03-04-2013, 08:39 AM
Hi all, from R. Hills, Michigan. Been big into dirt bikes over the years, but I wanted to switch to pavement so, I just picked up my first bike!
2006 CBR600f4i.
Very excited to get on and ride when it gets warm

Kosher
03-04-2013, 09:23 AM
Welcome, Notepad! Post up some pics of your scoot when you get a chance, we dig pics. :)

leebo
03-04-2013, 10:02 AM
Hey notepad...welcome

Gas Man
03-04-2013, 11:13 AM
:welcome:

And like the boys said

:nopicsbs:

Glad to have ya on board. How'd you find us?

sprink
03-04-2013, 11:18 AM
Welcome!

Mad Dog
03-04-2013, 12:02 PM
Welcome to the forum!

Notepad
03-04-2013, 01:19 PM
:welcome:

And like the boys said

:nopicsbs:

Glad to have ya on board. How'd you find us?

I am frequently on xceedspeed (michigan car-forum) and I found a link to the site under a users sig, pics are coming!

Gas Man
03-04-2013, 01:22 PM
Brad's site... him and I go way way back.

RedneckMedic
03-04-2013, 01:41 PM
Welcome great bike you got. But then again I like anything on two wheels. Except for those damn harleys. Like I said welcome and post some pics.

Mudpuppy
03-04-2013, 02:35 PM
welcome and great choice of bikes. next up - track day for you.

Gas Man
03-04-2013, 08:30 PM
I remember when the F4i came out. It was a game changer for the 600 series. I wanted one so bad!!

Moesride
03-04-2013, 08:48 PM
Welcome notepad..:cheers:

Bagger Dave
03-04-2013, 08:52 PM
Welcome :beers:

junkyardjon
03-04-2013, 09:29 PM
welcome and good pick for a bike. i always liked the 600's

Remo
03-04-2013, 10:46 PM
Welcome to TWMI! I really like the 05/06 model F4i, that one piece seat is super comfy. Post up some pic's of the bike when you get a chance. Are you endorsed yet?

Notepad
03-08-2013, 08:52 AM
http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x380/camryLEz/239E33A2-A8BE-4CC1-8BDC-7A65142FE31E-1815-00000268F06AAB4A_zps43231d8c.jpg

Notepad
03-08-2013, 08:59 AM
That's all I got so far! I just took the written permit test and passed. I am 18 years old, ridden maybe one or two road bikes in my life. Been into motocross for awhile so I have a good understanding of how the controls work and such. But I'm worried about insurance. I don't have any points on my record. My dad has a 08 roadstar 1800 and his insurance is only 35/month.

Thruxtonbill
03-08-2013, 10:34 AM
That's all I got so far! I just took the written permit test and passed. I am 18 years old, ridden maybe one or two road bik

Now I'm worried. Take it easy young guy, you control everything with that right wrist however you can't control the idiot cagers who ARE TRYING TO KILL YOU! I really don't mean to sound like your dad, I have a 20 year old son who just started riding a couple of years ago so I can't help it. We're over here in Shelby twp, if you need anything give us a shout, he's always looking for someone in his age group who rides. BTW, Welcome.

bombdog
03-08-2013, 11:23 AM
OMG shes trailered !!!! Welcome insurance is never cheap at your age but get out and have fun.

Mudpuppy
03-08-2013, 11:50 AM
State Farm is best bet for insurance

Gas Man
03-08-2013, 12:08 PM
I would check with State Farm (their rates just went up) and Progressive. I recently switched from SF to Progressive and that is saving me a bunch.

RedneckMedic
03-08-2013, 01:35 PM
I'm 23 and have been with progressive on the bike since I was 19. Its not going to be cheap on a sport bike at your age but its worth it to be able to ride. For sure sign up for the class its 25 bucks and its all practice for that test. It will make it much easier for the riding portion since its not like riding on the roads.

Gas Man
03-08-2013, 01:45 PM
Also, they do the road test at Biker Bobs if you're down here.

Notepad
03-08-2013, 04:32 PM
My dad tells me the same thing. Every one on the road is out to kill you. At least that should be my mentality. I will be riding a couple hundred miles with my dad before he will let me go for the endorsement. Then I will take the MSF class. Eh I guess I gotta listen to dad. Thanks guys!

Notepad
03-08-2013, 04:34 PM
Now I'm worried. Take it easy young guy, you control everything with that right wrist however you can't control the idiot cagers who ARE TRYING TO KILL YOU! I really don't mean to sound like your dad, I have a 20 year old son who just started riding a couple of years ago so I can't help it. We're over here in Shelby twp, if you need anything give us a shout, he's always looking for someone in his age group who rides. BTW, Welcome.

Awesome! Will def. give you guys a shout this season

Gas Man
03-08-2013, 04:40 PM
What's dad ride? Why isn't he on here too?

Remo
03-08-2013, 04:43 PM
My dad tells me the same thing. Every one on the road is out to kill you. At least that should be my mentality. I will be riding a couple hundred miles with my dad before he will let me go for the endorsement. Then I will take the MSF class. Eh I guess I gotta listen to dad. Thanks guys!


The MSF is the way to go if you're new to street bikes. My class was actually pretty fun, and my instructor actually rode sportbikes as well. Also, get a feel for your bike in your neighborhood or in a parking lot before you hit those main roads.

As for insurance, at your age, with a sportbike it's not cheap but the fact that you have a clean driving record will help you ALOT so try and keep it that way. I bounce back and forth between progressive and allstate, heard good things about state farm but I believe that you need to have an automobile policy with them in order to insure a motorcycle.

Thruxtonbill
03-08-2013, 05:24 PM
Good on ya, listen to your dad. Sign up for that MSF pronto as they fill up quickley, no excuse, it's cheap.

Notepad
03-08-2013, 06:56 PM
Good on ya, listen to your dad. Sign up for that MSF pronto as they fill up quickley, no excuse, it's cheap.

I called a place in Rochester Hills "advanced cycle training" and they wanted 275 for the class. A friend of mine said he paid 50 for his. He took his at MCC, so I think I will give that location a call!

Notepad
03-08-2013, 06:57 PM
What's dad ride? Why isn't he on here too?

he has a 08 yamaha roadstar 1800...Hes doesnt really know about local forums. hes on roadstarclinic but thats it. I will mention it to him

Notepad
03-08-2013, 06:57 PM
The MSF is the way to go if you're new to street bikes. My class was actually pretty fun, and my instructor actually rode sportbikes as well. Also, get a feel for your bike in your neighborhood or in a parking lot before you hit those main roads.

As for insurance, at your age, with a sportbike it's not cheap but the fact that you have a clean driving record will help you ALOT so try and keep it that way. I bounce back and forth between progressive and allstate, heard good things about state farm but I believe that you need to have an automobile policy with them in order to insure a motorcycle.

right on! still waiting on my dad to get an insurance quote for me. lol

Gas Man
03-08-2013, 07:03 PM
I called a place in Rochester Hills "advanced cycle training" and they wanted 275 for the class. A friend of mine said he paid 50 for his. He took his at MCC, so I think I will give that location a call!

The MSF one will be $25.
http://online2.msf-usa.org/msf/Default.aspx


he has a 08 yamaha roadstar 1800...Hes doesnt really know about local forums. hes on roadstarclinic but thats it. I will mention it to him


Get him on... we need some more metric cruiser guys around here!!!

BuckHunter
03-08-2013, 07:39 PM
welcome