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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-04-2009, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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First Grand...

Proud to announce my first 1k miles!!!!

So, I got my VN750 in September with 6883 original miles on it, yesterday I turned to 8020 miles. As a new rider I am pretty excited about my first 1k miles being behind me and I am excited to keep rolling through as many miles as I can possibly get in the rest of my life (which at 27, I hope will be many, many more).

1990 VN750
Got it on 9/10/09
7683 original miles when I got it
7870 current (constantly adding more)
Mods already on bike:
Kuryakyn Iso Grips with throttle boss
Kuryakyn Iso pegs with heel rests
Windshield (not sure what brand or style, just look at my pic)
Leather Saddle bags
Leather t-bag
Mods since I got it:
Wet Battery
Many more to come...
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Great accomplishment ravdaveed. Now that you've gotten yourself broken in to your new 750, it may be time to really fine tune your riding skills on the beast. Have you taken the experienced riders course (sometimes called the advanced riders course)? Most require you have 1000 miles experience before taking the course. This course is well worth the money, as it puts you through a series of turning and braking maneuvers done on YOUR bike. Goes over lots of safety skills that can help assure you'll have many, many more biking miles ahead of you. I took it, as well as the beginners riding course. Both were great. I took the BRC to get my motorcycle endorsement on my drivers license and a discount on my insurance. But I learned quite a bit that I hadn't realized I didn't know, and all that plus more was taught in the ERC, but on MY bike instead of the Honda Rebel used in the BRC.

Good luck, and good riding ravdaveed...

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I am excited to keep rolling through as many miles as I can possibly get in the rest of my life (which at 27, I hope will be many, many more).
Hey, same here ravdaveed......
But I will have to turn your figures around as I am 72 and retired, and you will have to ride every chance you get to beat me on the milage, and the rest of (end) oops...
Bet I beat you on that last one, I know I will if I don't learn to put up my kickstand up...lol...
Have a good one...Old Dog...

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Old Dog, that kickstand problem will definitely cause a problem or two... LOL

Rubyrick, I haven't taken either course yet. I am a rabbi and tend to be slightly busy (lol) on Saturdays, and the only course in the state of GA that is offered weekdays is five hours from me, so... it will have to wait a while. But, I have been around motorcycles for years, I know several people who have taken the classes and I have family that have ridden most of their lives that I milk info from all of the time, not to mention the awesome tips I have gotten from here.

So, at some point it is my goal to go take the courses, but for now I am making do with what I can glean from other people's experiences, I guess I can call it my vicarious BRC...

1990 VN750
Got it on 9/10/09
7683 original miles when I got it
7870 current (constantly adding more)
Mods already on bike:
Kuryakyn Iso Grips with throttle boss
Kuryakyn Iso pegs with heel rests
Windshield (not sure what brand or style, just look at my pic)
Leather Saddle bags
Leather t-bag
Mods since I got it:
Wet Battery
Many more to come...
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Congrats man, that's big! You should celebrate and get the bike (and you) something, even if its something small.

27 huh? Yeah you have plenty of good riding left in ya, especially down there in GA. I only have a few years on you, I'm 31...
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Do what I do. Ride everyday, rain or shine, hot or cold. No ice or snow though. 38 y/o with 16016 miles since April 2008.

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Yeah, I try to ride everyday I possibly can. I only live about 2 minutes from my office, so periodically I try to take the longest way possible home (ended up in a whole other county once... am still new to the area and got lost) to get as much saddle time as possible.

I have a 290 mile one way trip to Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL for Thanksgiving coming up (which I figure over all will be close to a 1k mile trip, a 260 mile trip one way to Orlando in December, and then back to Orlando again in January. So, I am in for a lot of saddle time in the next few months...

1990 VN750
Got it on 9/10/09
7683 original miles when I got it
7870 current (constantly adding more)
Mods already on bike:
Kuryakyn Iso Grips with throttle boss
Kuryakyn Iso pegs with heel rests
Windshield (not sure what brand or style, just look at my pic)
Leather Saddle bags
Leather t-bag
Mods since I got it:
Wet Battery
Many more to come...
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Welcome to the forum, ravdaveed! Congratulations on your first 1k. Change the oil every 3k and the bike should last a good long while.

Now seek out the twistiest roads around and go ride them! Are there any local m/c forums in your area? They make great resources for finding good roads.

Mine is 2006 VN750, closing in on 48k. Hope to have 50k before Christmas / Hannukah.

Keep riding!

The journey is the destination.

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Yeah, I try to ride everyday I possibly can. I only live about 2 minutes from my office, so periodically I try to take the longest way possible home (ended up in a whole other county once... am still new to the area and got lost) to get as much saddle time as possible.

I have a 290 mile one way trip to Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL for Thanksgiving coming up (which I figure over all will be close to a 1k mile trip, a 260 mile trip one way to Orlando in December, and then back to Orlando again in January. So, I am in for a lot of saddle time in the next few months...
Nobody on 2 wheels is lost until the gas tanks empty paht-nuh.
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Welcome to the forum, ravdaveed! Congratulations on your first 1k. Change the oil every 3k and the bike should last a good long while.

Now seek out the twistiest roads around and go ride them! Are there any local m/c forums in your area? They make great resources for finding good roads.

Mine is 2006 VN750, closing in on 48k. Hope to have 50k before Christmas / Hannukah.
Keep riding!
Sorry if this is a little off topic, but reference to Christmas/Hannukah, reminded me of a great story a friend told 15 or 20 years ago.

Rick grew up in Nova Scotia on the east coast of Canada, and two of his best friends all through his school years were two brothers who were Jewish. Where one was, the other two were always nearby. One December day when Rick walked into the front door of his friends` house he was astounded to see a decorated evergreen tree in the living room.

He stops short, turns to the Jewish brothers, and asked them why they had a Christmas tree in the house. One of them replied,"It`s not a Christmas tree, it`s a Hannukuh bush".

A bunch of us just roared when he finished the story. I think it is a great example of how we can celebrate our differences with humor and understanding.

OK, now back to your regularly scheduled viewing.

Gordon

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