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Beauty...I just had the first Troop B "Donor-cycle" of the year...85-100 MPH, according to the lemmings...into the right rear tire of a Mercury Villager...broke the control arms (Al castings), off the vehicle...Enough left of the rider to send home to "mommy" in a flip-top-box. We weighed the vehicle in several boxes. A Kawasaki Ninja...what a "neat guy"...

Ah well, motorcycles are us...thanks for the business...

Ofc Dunngeon...hope you got a Harley or an Indian (or an Excelsior...or Victory...) :D
 

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Nothing wrong with a Nighthawk for a begginer rider. Its enough power to give you "the feel" but not enough your going to drop the clutch and wheelie,crash and scrape up your beautiful hands. 8)

Unlike some people I know who want there first bike to be a Honda VTX 1800, yet cant even hold my silver wing up standing still!!! :roll:

Just make sure you always wear the proper safety gear,always assume your invisable to other drivers, always leave an out and "what if" your self constantly when you drive.

Also at a stop keep your left foot down for balance and the right on the rear brake so you dont roll, that way you can freely work the clutch and throttle and take off smoothly without dragging your feet.

Avoid rideing with knuckle heads that do stupid things and teach bad habits. Learn and practice the basics,after you master the basics, practice them more. If it looks dangerous, it is. Watch out for sand traps at corners and other places.

If your helmet has a visor, flip it down when you see a on comeing truck passes you....dust in the eye doenst help you see :? . Check your OIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you got anymore questions.......email me since I cant PM.

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Enjoy your bike. 8)
 

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Thanks, stm, those are some great tips and you are absolutely right.

I don't really wanna fly around on the bike, I just wanted something to putt around on locally. A lot of people were saying something along the lines of, "A 250??? You'll get tired of that real fast, you should get like a 750!" That's a bit much for me, I'm still a beginner.

Now here's a question: wtf is up with the insurance companies? The same agent that I use to insure my house and car is telling me I can't register the bike until I get my Class M license (my permit is valid and I won't be able to get the license until my certificate from the training course comes in the mail). Um, a 3 year old can register a car... so is this something all insurance companies now are trying to pull, or does mine just suck? :?
 

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Take the motorcycle safety class, then take the advanced class after. A whole boatload of information is gone over in these classes. Well worth the time and money!!
 

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Officer Dunngeon";p="63198 said:
Thanks, stm, those are some great tips and you are absolutely right.

I don't really wanna fly around on the bike, I just wanted something to putt around on locally. A lot of people were saying something along the lines of, "A 250??? You'll get tired of that real fast, you should get like a 750!" That's a bit much for me, I'm still a beginner.

Now here's a question: wtf is up with the insurance companies? The same agent that I use to insure my house and car is telling me I can't register the bike until I get my Class M license (my permit is valid and I won't be able to get the license until my certificate from the training course comes in the mail). Um, a 3 year old can register a car... so is this something all insurance companies now are trying to pull, or does mine just suck? :?
The state changed its motorcycle insurance policy AGAIN. If you have a permit or have had your license for less than 6 years you are an "inexperienced" rider----even if you had your permit for years. There are ALOT of people that just get there permit because they just like to toot around on there bikes or just get it to cover there arse when the operate dirtbikes on streets for short distances.

Any who, you can register your bike. Go with another company. Its going to be expensive. When I got my bill for this year my rate went from $114 to $189. I thought I was getting porked.
But I called around and if I were to cancel my policy that was negotiated under old rates and go with a new one......regardless of company it would be around $500-600 dollars. That is F&*()$)+*( crazy. Its a $500 bike! :roll:

I think we should get rid of the "no fault" (yeah right) and open up this state to outside insurance companys for competition.
Better yet....why should the goverment tell us that we are required to purchase a private companys product? Why are we required to wear helmets? Ok, nuff' of my libertarian rant. :x
 

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I would wear a helmet regardless. Boston was voted the #1 worst city in the country to drive in. 'Nuff said!

Well, I got my certificate in the mail today so the insurance shouldn't be a problem now... it's just going to be a pain in the arse to have to make two trips in one day to the registry.

The quote they gave me was around $500, but I live in Boston so it's to be expected.
 
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