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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-11-2009, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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Very New NJ rider just saying hi!

Hello everyone,
I am very new to the experience of riding. I just got my first bike, an 86 Vulcan 750 and have only one mile on it (from my house to the shop for a tune-up and new tires). I took the MSF Basic Rider course and I hope to enjoy riding the same I did during the course. I thank the VN750.com experience riders who share their knowledge on this website because it has already given me a lot of good ideas on what to do as a rookie rider. Good wishes to everyone and ride safe.
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Welcome to the Forum Make sure to check out the Vulcan Verses and OlHossCanada's signature for a link to important Newbie items!
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Welcome to the source for all things regarding the VN7XX! Lots of helpful people here!

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Welcome to the Vulcan madness. Glad to hear you have the basic rider course under your belt. Now take what you learned riding the tidlers at the course, and practice in an empty parking lot, on the vn750 until you can do the slow speed manouvers perfectly, without putting your feet down or stalling out. Anybody can ride a bike in a straight line at 60 mph. It takes a real rider to ride slow and in control.

Jerry "Motorman" Palladino from Florida has some excellent training DVDs, with diagrams to lay out your own practice course. According to one reviewer in a MC magazine, if you complete this course and learn and use the techniques, you will be in the top 2% of skilled riders. You can find him at www.ridelikeapro.com.

Here is another link to watch Jerry and his demo team on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQqAEhAKmL4

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


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Welcome, where in NJ are you? I'm in Lebanon - Hunterdon County - Anytime ya wanna ride, let me know...

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To everyone,
Thank you! I'm very excited to join this group of Vulcan riders and to learn from you all. Hiker, I still need to sharp my skills but when I'm ready I live in East Brunswick. Hopefully in the future we can ride along in our garden state of NJ. OlHossCanada, thanks for the advice, which makes me feel heading in the right direction since today I received Motorman's video (Ride Like a Pro V). I hope to learn a great deal from it. I'll post my impression eventually. To Antiq, flitecontrol, km60155 (how to I get to OlHossCanada's signature for a link to important Newbie items?) and everyone else, thanks for welcoming words to this website and group of friends. Have a good ride in life and on the road!
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To everyone,
Thank you! I'm very excited to join this group of Vulcan riders and to learn from you all. Hiker, I still need to sharp my skills but when I'm ready I live in East Brunswick. Hopefully in the future we can ride along in our garden state of NJ. OlHossCanada, thanks for the advice, which makes me feel heading in the right direction since today I received Motorman's video (Ride Like a Pro V). I hope to learn a great deal from it. I'll post my impression eventually. To Antiq, flitecontrol, km60155 (how to I get to OlHossCanada's signature for a link to important Newbie items?) and everyone else, thanks for welcoming words to this website and group of friends. Have a good ride in life and on the road!
Karl, aka PR_V_Rider
Just click on the underlined address under the blue print at the bottom of the page.

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Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9127
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Welcome to the Vulcan madness. Glad to hear you have the basic rider course under your belt. Now take what you learned riding the tidlers at the course, and practice in an empty parking lot, on the vn750 until you can do the slow speed manouvers perfectly, without putting your feet down or stalling out. Anybody can ride a bike in a straight line at 60 mph. It takes a real rider to ride slow and in control.

Jerry "Motorman" Palladino from Florida has some excellent training DVDs, with diagrams to lay out your own practice course. According to one reviewer in a MC magazine, if you complete this course and learn and use the techniques, you will be in the top 2% of skilled riders. You can find him at www.ridelikeapro.com.

Here is another link to watch Jerry and his demo team on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQqAEhAKmL4
Welcome to the forum. Please become a site supporter when you get a chance. I totally agree about the Motoman dvds. I have been watching them and practicing...great slow speed control training for myself. Also, the book Proficient Motorcycling is highly recommended. It is excellent for new guys like us trying to establish excellent foundations....

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Welcome Karl! If you guys are getting a meet together let me know. I'm right over the bridge in Philly about an hour and 20 away...
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