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After an hour or so at a salvage yard in a "bad" part of town, I finally got the radiator cap. $5 was all that was stopping me from turning her over and riding for more than 5 minutes. The turn signals and right passenger bracket were not to be found. Im contemplating just ebaying the brackets and turn signals. I dont know why im having such a hard time with the turn signals. Anyway, got home, changed into some beat up clothes, grabbed the latex gloves, threw on the cap, and grabbed my helmet. Its go time...
Turned the key, hit the kill switch, pulled the choke down, popped it in neutral (not in that exact order) and hit the starter. Fired up no sweat. I put the stand down, and got off the bike to check for leaking anywhere. Nothing. Then I Waited about a few minutes, watched the temp and checked for any spewing :puke: from the cap, and nothing. Slapped on my Shoei TZ1 "loaner helmet" (its seriously brand new, my buddy wore it twice and got an Arai), and proceeded to the streets inside my complex. No cars, in sight, I headed towards the empty lot and proceeded to work on my shifting, clutchwork, cornering, and most important, braking. Im obvoiusly no expert, but i think i improved my skills so much today. And most of all, I HAD WAY TOO MUCH FUN!!! For two months Ive been looking at a still bike in the garage. I would occasionally start it up so as not to get too cold, but i really couldnt ride it. Im sure you guys can relate, in a less lamer level, to actually riding for the first time. This is something Ive been wanting to do since my dad had his 1982 Honda VFR (they were VFR's back then, right?) 500 Interceptor.
Im scheduled to take my MSF course soon, but I wanted to get a feel for riding prior to the course and, more so, ride my damn bike! This was as an controlled environment as you can get without going to a enclosed course.
I could serioiusly go on and on about this, but its dinner time and Im sure by now you are all sick of reading this. I just wanted to share my first real riding experience with you guys. I cant wait to get on an open road (after I take my courses, of course)... WOOT!!!
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A :loser: riding his :mc1: the first time
 

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snadamo said:
After an hour or so at a salvage yard in a "bad" part of town, I finally got the radiator cap. $5 was all that was stopping me from turning her over and riding for more than 5 minutes. The turn signals and right passenger bracket were not to be found. Im contemplating just ebaying the brackets and turn signals. I dont know why im having such a hard time with the turn signals. Anyway, got home, changed into some beat up clothes, grabbed the latex gloves, threw on the cap, and grabbed my helmet. Its go time...
Turned the key, hit the kill switch, pulled the choke down, popped it in neutral (not in that exact order) and hit the starter. Fired up no sweat. I put the stand down, and got off the bike to check for leaking anywhere. Nothing. Then I Waited about a few minutes, watched the temp and checked for any spewing :puke: from the cap, and nothing. Slapped on my Shoei TZ1 "loaner helmet" (its seriously brand new, my buddy wore it twice and got an Arai), and proceeded to the streets inside my complex. No cars, in sight, I headed towards the empty lot and proceeded to work on my shifting, clutchwork, cornering, and most important, braking. Im obvoiusly no expert, but i think i improved my skills so much today. And most of all, I HAD WAY TOO MUCH FUN!!! For two months Ive been looking at a still bike in the garage. I would occasionally start it up so as not to get too cold, but i really couldnt ride it. Im sure you guys can relate, in a less lamer level, to actually riding for the first time. This is something Ive been wanting to do since my dad had his 1982 Honda VFR (they were VFR's back then, right?) 500 Interceptor.
Im scheduled to take my MSF course soon, but I wanted to get a feel for riding prior to the course and, more so, ride my damn bike! This was as an controlled environment as you can get without going to a enclosed course.
I could serioiusly go on and on about this, but its dinner time and Im sure by now you are all sick of reading this. I just wanted to share my first real riding experience with you guys. I cant wait to get on an open road (after I take my courses, of course)... WOOT!!!
Signed,
A :loser: riding his :mc1: the first time
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I rode my bike today too! I have been averageing 150 to 250 miles on a weekday, and 250-600 on the weekend.
 

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How do you manage to get to ride that many miles a day ? :bowdown:
 

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Need4Speed said:
How do you manage to get to ride that many miles a day ? :bowdown:
I can cause I don't work right now. But when I start my job, I'll be hard pressed for riding time except on the weekends. But I'll take it to work so I can get home quicker. When are people going to learn to ACCELERATE on the ON RAMPS to highways? Why do they brake when nobody is around? Why stop at YEILD signs? Argh, it erks my nerves with that bs. Get 'em off the road man, save us normal people the headaches.!
 

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SVupON1 said:
I rode my bike today too! I have been averageing 150 to 250 miles on a weekday, and 250-600 on the weekend.
I'm assuming he means 150-250 on the weekdays

as far as the
Grafixx01 said:
Details man, what kinda bike? Pitchas? Etc...
Here you go...
Note that these are the same pics as before whoever has seen them. . They are a couple months old. I cleaned her up a lot and she looks way better now. New pics as soon as it passes inspection.

By the way Grafixx, I think I speak for all saying you owe us some of your R6 pics... :dthumb:

2001 ZX6-R
 
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