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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hello Everybody!!!

Hi everyone! I'm excited to join this forum, it looks pretty sweet. Just got myself a 1994 VN750 and I love the fact there's an entire site dedicated to it. This is my first ever motorcycle and it is a bit bigger than I was planning on going, but I fell in love at first sight and had to pull the trigger.

I look forward to spending a lot of time here,

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 07:40 PM
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You and me both, sgorveatt! I got my 2005 VN750 on May 3, 2012, and I too love that there's an entire site dedicated to my bike. The people here have been incredibly helpful and welcoming. This is my first bike as well, so much of their help has been focused on "operator error" and I'm very grateful for their patience with me. The one point of yours that I'd contradict is that the bike is a big big (I know that's not exactly how you phrased it). I'm not even riding it a month and I feel very good on it. You'll get the feel and you won't want anything smaller. The one thing I'd suggest, after getting this piece of advice myself on this forum, is open the bike up! Get those revs up high. As one poster said, the bike really comes alive after 6,000 rpms! Punch it, it can take it. Once I started being less "shy" with my bike, I really began to be thrilled by it. Have fun. Ride safe.
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Yeah its so much fun. I just always here people say you should start with a 250 or 500, but then upgrade to something bigger once you've mastered a smaller bike.

I've had the bike for about 2 weeks, and have put so many kilometres on it. My girlfriend thinks I love my bike more than her. Every time I drive it I feel more and more comfortable. I've just recently (Thursday) started driving in town. Up to that point I have been sticking to country roads and quiet side streets. I think I'm getting the hang of it pretty quick. I'm still taking the motorcycle safety course on the 8th, 9th and 10th though.

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Yeah its so much fun. I just always here people say you should start with a 250 or 500, but then upgrade to something bigger once you've mastered a smaller bike.

I've had the bike for about 2 weeks, and have put so many kilometres on it. My girlfriend things I love my bike more than her. Every time I drive it I feel more and more comfortable. I've just recently (Thursday) started driving in town. Up to that point I have been sticking to country roads and quiet side streets. I think I'm getting the hang of it pretty quick. I'm still taking the motorcycle safety course on the 8th, 9th and 10th though.
Finally, someone I can relate to! A fellow newbie! I used a 250 in my motorcycle course and I am very happy I didn't get a 250. I'm not sure if a 500 would have been big enough either, because I'm beginning to want something bigger! I think I'll keep my first bike ever (my VN750) for sentimentality, but I also think I'll be into something bigger within a year. As for mastering a bigger or smaller bike, I think we humans rise to the level of expectation. Sure, there is a thing as too big, but we usually tend to underestimate ourselves.

I'm with you! I'm on it every chance I can. Fortunately, I've been with my wife for 19 years (I'm only 37) and she's happy to have me out of the house. I started by riding around my neighborhood on the first day. On the second, I was out on the main crossroad. On the third, I got on to the 55 mph road. By the end of the first week, I was on the highway. Mind you, I was scared out of my mind during my entire progression, but I forced myself to do it. I knew one day I would have to, so I needed to learn now. The highway still has me a bit nervous, but on non-highway roads, I'm feeling pretty good. I feel like I actually belong on a bike!

Keep in touch. It'll good to grow together.
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