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I got my first motorcycle yesterday, anyone else ride?

Postby porter7o » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:39 pm

Its a 1982 Yamaha xj750 Maxim, 4 cyclinder, 4 carb beast. It is freaken fast as hell!
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Postby Cabot500 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:55 pm

Nice one! I sold my bike this summer (I've had 3 in the last few years). I wasn't using it enough anymore to justify keeping it in the garage and paying insurance on it. Also riding in Bellingham area is much more scenic and less stressful than the crazy roads here in Jersey.

I must be getting old :(
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Postby porter7o » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:30 am

Haha, it is definitely scenic, I live next to a big lake (lake Whatcom) and the pavement has some sweet curves through the forest. I'll save up for a smaller duel sport to hit some trails eventually. I should get the wife something nice for agreeing about me getting the first bike...before I get more toys!
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Postby BlueCalvus » Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:39 am

Nice ride Porter!
I started on a '81 Kawasaki 440 then moved onto a 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 650 after a year or so. Loved my bikes, but unfortunately like Cabot had to let them go... At least for the time being. Sold the Ninja almost 2 years ago and got an F150 truck.
Enjoy your rides and be safe. If you haven't already, I strongly recommend taking a motorcycle safety course. Also make sure you're wearing the best protective gear you can afford.
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Re: I got my first motorcycle yesterday, anyone else ride?

Postby porter7o » Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:58 am

Thanks bluecalvus, i took the training class last weekend and passed with ease. As for the gear, I'll piece it together while funds become more available :) I'll keep out of busy traffic till then.
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Postby copperthedog » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:50 am

I rode a Victory Cross Roads for a couple of years and then it went goodbye in divorce. Ride safe and watch out for dogs, I had one ram my bike.
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Re: I got my first motorcycle yesterday, anyone else ride?

Postby IFMRacin » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:52 am

Nope, never rode one.
They look fun though.
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Postby Matt_K » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:01 am

IFMRacin wrote:Nope, never rode one.
They look fun though.

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Re: I got my first motorcycle yesterday, anyone else ride?

Postby MattTheRat » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:28 am

I ride a 2009 Yamaha fz6r. It is a 6oo cc but not a super sport, so you are sitting up a little bit more. It is great for the multiple canyons here near Denver. From where I live there are at least 8-9 different canyon runs to take. Ride up to Estes Park or the peak to peak highway is absolutely gorgeous.
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Postby IFMRacin » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:37 am

Love hwy 34.
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Re: I got my first motorcycle yesterday, anyone else ride?

Postby duke_nukem20 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:43 pm

Cabot500 wrote:Nice one! I sold my bike this summer (I've had 3 in the last few years). I wasn't using it enough anymore to justify keeping it in the garage and paying insurance on it. Also riding in Bellingham area is much more scenic and less stressful than the crazy roads here in Jersey.

I must be getting old :(


I've always wanted to get back into riding but I dont think I could living up in New Jersey now. These roads are brutal!
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Re: I got my first motorcycle yesterday, anyone else ride?

Postby Cabot500 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:52 pm

Yep you can be careful as you want here but people drive erratically and over the limits and it is so easy to get clipped. I was sideswiped in my car a few years ago and ever since I wondered how bad it would have been if I had my bike out that day instead.
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Postby bullseye4572 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:33 pm

IFMRacin wrote:Nope, never rode one.
They look fun though.


You should try it! take the training course first! hehe :doh:
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Postby porter7o » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:05 pm

MattTheRat wrote:I ride a 2009 Yamaha fz6r. It is a 6oo cc but not a super sport, so you are sitting up a little bit more. It is great for the multiple canyons here near Denver. From where I live there are at least 8-9 different canyon runs to take. Ride up to Estes Park or the peak to peak highway is absolutely gorgeous.



Nice ride, i saw the fz-07 up close, a guy in my class just bought one. Pretty clean bike for only $7000!
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Re: I got my first motorcycle yesterday, anyone else ride?

Postby Getusum03 » Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:20 am

Nice bike porter I road dirt bikes when I was younger they were a lot of fun, But now that I'm older I would love to have a nice bike to ride but my wife always tells me no haha prob because here in Okc people drive like idiots. Oh well no prob maybe some day I will get one just to Cruise around on who knows.
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Re: I got my first motorcycle yesterday, anyone else ride?

Postby LMP1769 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:52 am

Yeah man every chance I get. Traded in my Harley for my Indian and never looked back! I'll post some pictures when I can figure out how to do it :shock:
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