I'm brand new here and just thought I'd give a quick hello from North Jersey.
I looked at a few forums before clicking on register and this honestly seemed like the most complete forum out there, I hope to contribute, learn, shoot the breeze and make some like minded friends.
I'm 35, lived my whole life in NJ and for a good 6-7 yr stint I worked at a Honda/Yamaha dealership when I was younger. I can't remember a time when bikes didn't stop me in my tracks, even as a little kid. I practically grew up at my grandmother's house and have an uncle just 10 yrs older than me. I can still remember the smell of that garage with my uncle's old Honda Elsinore and Garelli Moped. In time anything with wheels caught my eye from muscle cars to motocross......between us, I still have a closet full of old Hot Wheels, slot cars and die cast motorcycles from when I was a kid (shhhhhh!)
Anyway my dad was hardcore against me getting on a bike when I was a kid, he had a little wreck and that was that. So getting to ride was always on the sneak at my grandmothers house. I finally went to the dealership and just walked in asking for a job with very little knowledge of how it works at a dealer. They literally gave me a job sweeping floors. It was ok, I was around the bikes.
In a few years I went from C-Tech to B-Tech to Parts and PT Sales--I demo'd everything, bought a few MX bikes. Learned on a Radian 600 then a old FZR1000 and rode everything in between.
Life did it's thing and I gave it up for awhile. For the last 5 yrs all I wanted to do was ride again. I lost my job a few years back and motorcycles were out of the question. Good thing I stayed on top of my bills and kept pushing for work--a year ago I landed a great job and I'm doing well there.....so well that....
As of yesterday 2/25/12 I am the VERY proud owner of leftover 2011 Suzuki GSX-R 750!!!!!! And now here I am!
Aside from all that I love sports, fitness, I play in a band, close with my family and next to bikes, when it warms up a bit I plan on riding to the Jersey Shore and doing some some surfing.
If anyone want's to say what's up, I have a about 2 thousand questions regarding exhaust for my bike! If anyone is in Northern NJ and knows anything about get togethers, I'm down for that too!
Hope I didn't bore ya with the intro!
Thanks for havin' me,