So glad I found this site.
Quick back story...turned forty today and was planning on getting another tattoo to celebrate. Instead, I decided to take an MSF course (mandatory here in FL, though I would have done it anyway), buy a bike and strike 'riding a motorcycle' off of my bucket list. Little did I know how lucky I am to live (Tampa, FL aka...sunshine coast) were I can ride comfortably with all my gear on at this time of year (yes, I wear it all; boots, overpants, jacket, full face helmet and gloves). I've been smiling and laughing like a five year old kid under my helmet every time I ride.
Anyway, as of four weeks ago I had never ridden, I am now the proud owner of a great bike (picture is exactly as in my sig file, down to mirrors and tires) and have managed to find this community with a wealth of information for this newbie!
I've put about 400 miles on the bike thus far and have been on the highway with it twice now back and forth two work 42 mile round trip.
I haven't done anything to the bike yet but put gas in it, I plan on proactively changing the oil and brake fluid this weekend (yes, with the help of a friend who has 15 years in the industry). And changing air filters as well. I also want to purchase a windshield (looking at the plexifairing 2 so I don't have to move the blinkers). Other than those three things, any other suggestions that I should be doing to a six year old bike?
Thank you to all of you, current and past members, for the valuable info that you've accrued here and which you offer to fellow owners freely. This site is invaluable!
Oh one more thing, what is the best way to go about finding an electronic copy of the owners manual/repair manual?
Lastly, I will be a supporting member
of this site within the next week. It's well worth the small price for all of the information you freely offer.
Gandalv aka The FNG
- Sig file isn't showing up for whatever reason...so adding it manually.
2004 Vulcan 750
Purchased November 9th, 2010 w/1216 miles
Found on Tampa Bay CL - listed for 3k paid $2400
First bike ever owned and first time rider