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G'Day, another new rider

Discussion in 'New Members - G'Day!' started by taco, Jul 6, 2009.

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    I've been lurking around here the last few weeks checking out the learner's forums etc. before I booked myself in for the Stay Upright pre-learner training course.

    I've had my L's and a 2005 Honda VT750 now for 11 days and enjoying most of it so far :)
     
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    Welcome.
    So you enjoy most of it ...... what is it you don't enjoy?
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    Didn't enjoy riding home in the rain last Tuesday night - no wet weather pants, inexperience etc made it a very uncomfortable 20mins or so...
    Frozen fingers this morning were not a lot of fun either, nor was half-dropping the bike the day I bought it after stalling while trying to park on an incline I probably shouldn't have attempted (luckily the saddlebags and foot pegs were the only bits that touched the ground)

    Things are getting funner the more I ride - less time spent freaking out about controlling the bike and more time enjoying it
     
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    Ahhh, the little tips and tricks you will learn along the way. Read through Learner League - lots of good stuff in there, and the FAQ sections.

    Welcome aboard, and hope you like our little community!
     
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    VT750's are a bit like big fords.... Big and clumbsy! Treat it with respect;. Look down the road and not at the road and you will be fine :biggrin If it's raining, slow down more for the corners and the obsticles around you, otherwise it's the same as the dry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm not real bright , but maybe my idea's work. Carl. :bow
     
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    Hi taco, good to see you aboard :)

    Looks like you're having the usual newbie experiences - we've all been through them. Hope you find some great tips on the learners threads. And if not, feel free to ask lotsa questions, we're a pretty friendly bunch :hug?
     
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    Hello, Welcome and G'day.

    Good Thanks
     
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    I'm not friendly :biggrin
     
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    Big and clumsy sounds accurate (only having the CB250 from the pre-learners course to compare to) but looking where I want to go rather than at the road seems to be working well.

    I've already gone out and practiced the Ps test a little (with some tips from Pete? from MRA-ACT who I met out at EPIC last Sat), it's a struggle to get the bike around the cone weaves and the U-turn, but I can mostly get the bike to do it, but I keep on wanting to put my foot down

    The trip home in the rain was slow and cautious, I made a newbie mistake of too much rear brake when I decided to stop for an amber turn signal while already going quite slow and had the rear wheel slide out, which was a bit alarming (like when I found out what the foot-peg scraping the ground feels like) hopefully that'll be a lesson learnt and I won't do it at a higher speed and come off...
     
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    Woo! another Taco! and with a VT750 too! YAY! Which one have you got? the classic or the custom?
     
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    I'm on the Classic
     
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    What's going on???? We now have a mexican food festival riding on 2 wheel trucks :hide
    I remember awhile ago, I tried using the back brake in the wet on a old CB900 (maybe because I didn't quite have the front brake working :mmmmm ) with a pillion on the back coming up to a T section :crazy We ended up at the intersection side ways :biggrin I do remember being belted over the head by an angry woman on the back... Now if I even think about that trick again, I have a flashback of being smacked :shock:

    I reckon going out with Pete on his MRA learner rides is really benificial. Pete is a good instructor and I would recomend him to anyone learning the ropes.
     
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    I remember a while ago, a taco was something you ate.

    Welcome :biggrin
     
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    I didnt check my tire in a while and next time in the wet i was going quite sideways, checked the rear tire and ive got about 1mm of tread left :hide

    Welcome to the forums :wave
     
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