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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-17-2009, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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First off, I want to send my sympathies out to anyone who is not having good weather today. It is GORGEOUS in my neck of the woods. Mid 60's, nice and sunny. So, today I decided to take my new baby out for her initial romp. Over the past couple of weeks, I've changed the oil and coolant and just got familiar with everything. I've spent hours on this forum looking up information and gaining valuable insight to motorcycling in general.

So today was the day. I ran around the neighborhood for a bit before I went out on the main road. About half a mile away was a quiet church parking lot where I could take my time and practice slow speed techniques, stopping, starting, and just getting comfortable in general. Then I was ready for the road. Getting lowish on gas, so I pulled into the nearby station and filled her up. Then, we were off. Up the main road a bit until we got out of town and then nothing but farmland and curvy roads. It was nothing short of awesome. This is the reason I got a bike. Not to be cool, or bada$$, but to experience the open road-just me and my steed. The freedom was amazing.

I was gone about 2 hours but it felt like 20 minutes. I have found a new love. I was waved to and waved back to every rider out there, crotch rockets included. The only other time it's been out of the garage was when I drove it home. But that was just about making it home safely. Today was about becoming one with the bike. I think this could be the start of a beautiful relationship. I'm going to have a hard time wiping this grin off my face.


2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 "Serenity"
Changed Oil/Filter and Coolant
Installed Big Crank ETX15L Battery w/charger hookups
Duct-taped retention safety for toolbox door
New OEM clutch lever replaced after first tipover
Plan on: changing brake fluid, coastering, lubing splines, relocating R/R, new saddlebags, highway pegs, windshield.
Scratch that...make that getting her ready for sale. Nope, scratch THAT! I'm keeping her!

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-17-2009, 06:25 PM
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I'm riding my first bike too, so I know exactly how you feel. Congrats.
The more you ride the more comfy you'll become. Just don't get too comfy or cocky. I know this personally. That's when you'll get slapped down a peg.
Be safe and have a ball!

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I also have the T-shirt, in may colors. My first bike at age 57 is my 1993 Vulcan 750 and it's one awesome bike, I can't believe Kawasaki stopped making these. I've eyed Harleys, even my better half's, but my Vulcan is one hell of a bike. Enjoy the new ride, be safe, take the MSF course!

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Enjoy the ride, but as msh says don`t get cocky. Keep the shiny side up.

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Purchased May 16, 2008
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July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


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Enjoy the ride, but as msh says don`t get cocky. Keep the shiny side up.
X2 on what OHC & msh said, and even at my age its still a blast, long live the twisties & the riders thereof... Have fun, but live to enjoy another ride...
Have a good one...Old Dog...

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Ha Ha Ha, another one gets the bug. The epidemic continues. Welcome to the group of Vulcan nuts.

Ride safe and the smile continues

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Its been a couple days since my first ride and I still have trouble keeping the grin down when I look out at the bike. Id kill for a day in the 60's here, hell would settle for a day without rain. Take advantage of those perfect days and ride one for me til i get another dry one.
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That's what bikes are all about, having fun as much as you new guys are, enjoying it ,you have officially been sucked into something that will eat at you the rest of your lives,The feeling of having a good time without doing anything that is harmful to you or any one else,as the old folks said "good clean fun " and your head don't hurt the next day.If you think you need to get rid of that grin so people don't think you are up to something (or just simple) I personally recommend fresh lemons, some times it takes at least half a dozen to get the grin off your face.If after six it is not gone, give up you may be up to something LOL.Denny




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Hey, there's nothing wrong with the grin, after all thats how you tell happy cycle riders... By the bugs on their teeth......
Have a good one...Old Dog...

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Hope you have that feeling every time you go for a ride. There's a reason several folks here have named their ride Therapy or Theripee.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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