Hello From a Second Gen.

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Relica
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Hello From a Second Gen.

Post by Relica » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:05 pm

Hello to all.
I am new to the art of motorcycles, but not so new. I am Sun Rats oldest Daughter. I inherited her bike. I have yet to ride it for the first time since it is currently out of commission: from sitting for a time in the garage with a busted clutch and other oddities.
I am hoping to get it up and running soon, and then learn to ride. I have never ridden before and am most definitely scared out of my mind (lol), but I am doing it for her (Sun Rat), and out of my own silly curiosity.
Thanks bunches for allowing me to join, as I am sure I will be in need of assistance from time to time on the basics and customs of riding. Thanks bunches!



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Pintgudge
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Re: Hello From a Second Gen.

Post by Pintgudge » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:26 pm

Welcome to you.

It is good to want to carry on what she liked to do, but I hope as you learn to ride you'll see it is it's own magnificent experience!

I still get sniffly when I think about your mom.
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Re: Hello From a Second Gen.

Post by thack » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:58 pm

Welcome indeed. I suspect that you will find a lot of people eager and intereted in helping you with anything you need.
Let us know.

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Re: Hello From a Second Gen.

Post by Rench » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:16 pm

Hugs and shit! :mrgreen: Great to see you. We've all heard at least a bit about you. Anything you need, just say so. Would you like to get linked up to the Facebook group as well?

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Re: Hello From a Second Gen.

Post by DerGolgo » Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:51 am

Welcome!!

Being scared it good, it means you're doing something worthwhile. :mrgreen:
Take an MSF course, do ATGATT, enjoy conquering fear.
You. Will. Love. It.

Fixing up your ma's bike sounds like a great way to celebrate her memory and get into riding.
I know, any question will be answered by several experienced wrenchers here!
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Re: Hello From a Second Gen.

Post by Bigshankhank » Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:53 am

Welcome and Howdy from a former Texan. Its about time some 2nd gen members showed up!
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Re: Hello From a Second Gen.

Post by jae » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:10 am

Welcome. It might be too intrusive to ask specifics of your where-abouts, but I'm in Houston, so if you're ever in the neighborhood I'd be happy to lend a hand, whether wrenching or looking for decent roads to ride.
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Re: Hello From a Second Gen.

Post by Jaeger » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:40 am

Hey there, Little Sunny, and welcome!

Glad to hear you're putting on your Mom's spurs. I'm also glad to hear you're being circumspect about it. Go take the MSF class, that's the first place to start.

As far as motorcycles, you'll get good advice here. Can't speak for advice on any other subject, though. :mrgreen:

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Re: Hello From a Second Gen.

Post by Mk3 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:47 am

Crap, a week ago I was close enough to help with more than a firm "go get em". All the same welcome to the fun house.
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Re: Hello From a Second Gen.

Post by guitargeek » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:58 am

Hello and howdy!

The first thing I recommend is that you take the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Rider Training Course.

You're around Ft. Worth, right?

https://training.msf-usa.org/res/street ... evHQ%3d%3d" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Read as much as you can about your bike, start shopping for gear. If any of your mom's gear will fit you, that'd put you a step ahead.

It's that silver Suzuki, right? Have you joined any LS650 message boards? I know she was pretty involved with one group, in particular, flew to Europe for a gathering...
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Re: Hello From a Second Gen.

Post by AZRider » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:19 pm

Welcome, Relica! I am glad you are joining us!
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Re: Hello From a Second Gen.

Post by Skkot » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:00 am

Hello and Welcome! Everyone is right about that MSF course. It will improve your skill and confidence very quickly, and is fun.
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Re: Hello From a Second Gen.

Post by Pattio » Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:49 am

Welcome!
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Re: Hello From a Second Gen.

Post by red » Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:08 am

Welcome!

Like others have said, take the MSF or some sort of rider education class and get good riding gear!
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Aggroton
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Re: Hello From a Second Gen.

Post by Aggroton » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:23 pm

I missed this. Fucking Welcome!!!!!!!!
thats a sweet bike.

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