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Old 11-03-2014, 05:25 PM   #21
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Re: New in Town

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thebigman, my bike instructor (Rydah) and I will be taking you up on your very generous offer. Please let me know when you're ready and we'll come pick it up. Thank you again.

As to the offer of one of JBird's dirt bikes, Rydah has talked me out of that-for now. :P

OK , I'll go get it out of my storage and get going on it prolly , next Monday .

The Lonestar Rally is this week and I plan on not being around for this event .

I'm sure Rydah knows , but just is case , since he is your private instructor ,

mention that this bike is a clutchless model , and if that's what he wants you to learn on , or something with a Clutch . r

Still have to shift gears tho , and IMO , for a beginner , a little easier to learn on .
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Old 11-05-2014, 09:21 PM   #22
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I think we need to start her out on one of the CR500s. Anything else will be a piece if cake afterwards.

In all seriousness, after you learn on the CT, I do have a XR200 (offroad only) that would be an awesome way to learn how to use a clutch. It's fairly mellow and and won't have you flopping in the breeze like the CR.
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Old 11-05-2014, 11:04 PM   #23
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Re: New in Town

Ok ,

a little update ,

Got the bike out of storage and its in my garage at home.

Put some insurance on it today so I can get the plate and inspection stickers .

I was maxed out on both my Progressive policies that only allow 4 bikes per each .

So , I had to start another .

Carb is off , and soaking in cleaner tonight .

Hopefully if every goes as planned , I can get it cleaned and back on the bike and running decent , and if time allows , get 1 or both stickers .

I hope Rydah has explained that this is not a Slab / Superslab / or even a FM Bike .

It's a learning tool for you to get started , Turning / leaning , Counter steering , braking , shifting , and MOST IMPORTANTLY , while doing everything mentioned above at the same time , looking out for anything that can cause you any danger.

My #1 rule is to be constantly be scanning and asking yourself , what am I gonna do if , an animal runs in front of me , or the car coming towards me will make a left turn cause you were not seen , a big pothole or bad road conditions happen right now , or if the bike quits running and stalls etc , etc , etc .

Or maybe a washout on the beach or somewhere else that creeps up and your going at an unstoppable speed

My #2 rule is , ALWAYS HAVE AN OUT OF DANGER MANEUVER TO KEEP YOU SAFE AT ALL TIMES FOR ANYTHING THROWN AT YOU

This bike actually is for parking lots , neighborhoods , cul de sac's , or any other place with little or nothing that can distract you .

I apologize for the long winded post .


I'll keep yall updated on the progression of getting it to you .

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74 XR75 2 75 ELSINORES 125 79 ELSINORE 250 and probably a
couple of dozen ATC70'S THE FUNNEST 3 WHEELER EVER
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Old 11-05-2014, 11:21 PM   #24
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Re: New in Town

Good to know about the Progressive policies; I'll be adding a 4th to mine.
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Old 11-05-2014, 11:30 PM   #25
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Good to know about the Progressive policies; I'll be adding a 4th to mine.


Glad that helped ,

You can take me for some PHO, ( Viet Soup ) for the tip .
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74 XR75 2 75 ELSINORES 125 79 ELSINORE 250 and probably a
couple of dozen ATC70'S THE FUNNEST 3 WHEELER EVER
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:18 PM   #26
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Howdy from College Station, and welcome to the site Always nice to see other girls on here!
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:24 PM   #27
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Ok ,

a little update ,

Got the bike out of storage and its in my garage at home.

Put some insurance on it today so I can get the plate and inspection stickers .

I was maxed out on both my Progressive policies that only allow 4 bikes per each .

So , I had to start another .

Carb is off , and soaking in cleaner tonight .

Hopefully if every goes as planned , I can get it cleaned and back on the bike and running decent , and if time allows , get 1 or both stickers .

I hope Rydah has explained that this is not a Slab / Superslab / or even a FM Bike .

It's a learning tool for you to get started , Turning / leaning , Counter steering , braking , shifting , and MOST IMPORTANTLY , while doing everything mentioned above at the same time , looking out for anything that can cause you any danger.

My #1 rule is to be constantly be scanning and asking yourself , what am I gonna do if , an animal runs in front of me , or the car coming towards me will make a left turn cause you were not seen , a big pothole or bad road conditions happen right now , or if the bike quits running and stalls etc , etc , etc .

Or maybe a washout on the beach or somewhere else that creeps up and your going at an unstoppable speed

My #2 rule is , ALWAYS HAVE AN OUT OF DANGER MANEUVER TO KEEP YOU SAFE AT ALL TIMES FOR ANYTHING THROWN AT YOU

This bike actually is for parking lots , neighborhoods , cul de sac's , or any other place with little or nothing that can distract you .

I apologize for the long winded post .


I'll keep yall updated on the progression of getting it to you .

Big
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:54 PM   #28
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Thanks again, Marko. I appreciate this so much. Please keep me posted on the bike's status.

Jay, I will gladly accept the loan on that XR200 once I get the hang of things. Thank you.

Ya'all are wonderful.
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:57 PM   #29
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:05 PM   #30
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Good to know about the Progressive policies; I'll be adding a 4th to mine.
Try Geico, no limit that I know of. Currently have 7 bikes insured but did have 8 on a single policy.

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Old 11-06-2014, 09:24 PM   #31
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Hello all! I am WingWoman's daughter and Darmie's stepdaughter. I moved to the Houston area about 2.5 weeks ago and I already know I love it here. I found this group through my mom and stepfather and have found you all to be extremely kind and welcoming. I do not have a bike of my own yet but I would love to learn how to ride and have my own bike someday. As you can see from my username, I already know what I want. :P I'm looking forward to meeting and getting to know everyone.
to the forum. Great people here abouts for all the above reasons. Good luck on getting your future ride and always be safe.
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Old 11-06-2014, 11:18 PM   #32
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Try Geico, no limit that I know of. Currently have 7 bikes insured but did have 8 on a single policy.

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Thanks, I really don't like dealing with Progressive due to the whole George Soros thing. They were the cheapest though back when I bought the Harley in '01.
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Old 11-06-2014, 11:28 PM   #33
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Ok ,

a little update ,

Got the bike out of storage and its in my garage at home.

Put some insurance on it today so I can get the plate and inspection stickers .

I was maxed out on both my Progressive policies that only allow 4 bikes per each .

So , I had to start another .

Carb is off , and soaking in cleaner tonight .

Hopefully if every goes as planned , I can get it cleaned and back on the bike and running decent , and if time allows , get 1 or both stickers .

I hope Rydah has explained that this is not a Slab / Superslab / or even a FM Bike .

It's a learning tool for you to get started , Turning / leaning , Counter steering , braking , shifting , and MOST IMPORTANTLY , while doing everything mentioned above at the same time , looking out for anything that can cause you any danger.

My #1 rule is to be constantly be scanning and asking yourself , what am I gonna do if , an animal runs in front of me , or the car coming towards me will make a left turn cause you were not seen , a big pothole or bad road conditions happen right now , or if the bike quits running and stalls etc , etc , etc .

Or maybe a washout on the beach or somewhere else that creeps up and your going at an unstoppable speed

My #2 rule is , ALWAYS HAVE AN OUT OF DANGER MANEUVER TO KEEP YOU SAFE AT ALL TIMES FOR ANYTHING THROWN AT YOU

This bike actually is for parking lots , neighborhoods , cul de sac's , or any other place with little or nothing that can distract you .

I apologize for the long winded post .


I'll keep yall updated on the progression of getting it to you .

Big
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Old 11-09-2014, 01:00 PM   #34
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That deserves a flag!

OK


Looks like the 110 will be out of rehab around Wednesday , or Thursday.
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84 FJ1100 84 ATC250R 83 ATC200X 73 XR75
74 XR75 2 75 ELSINORES 125 79 ELSINORE 250 and probably a
couple of dozen ATC70'S THE FUNNEST 3 WHEELER EVER
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Old 11-09-2014, 02:06 PM   #35
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Welcome to the TWT and the riding world GsxrGrl.

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Hello young lady , Galveston here .

If you wanna learn a little before getting a big bike ,

I'll be glad to let you use a Street legal, when I get the new plate sticker ,

and clean the carb , about an hour ,

A nice CT110 . If that's an option for ya ,

I'll get it going next week or so .

Yall can come pick it up and use it as long as you need till your ready to move to a bigger bike .

Maybe 1 of Jbirds CR500's once your ready .


A big to you Marko for helping out the next generation of riders.

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I think we need to start her out on one of the CR500s. Anything else will be a piece if cake afterwards.

In all seriousness, after you learn on the CT, I do have a XR200 (offroad only) that would be an awesome way to learn how to use a clutch. It's fairly mellow and and won't have you flopping in the breeze like the CR.
My son started his riding on an XR200. We have 26 acres so I was able to keep an eye on him and give him pointers as he rode. He's now got an FZ1 and is looking hard at the new updated Kawasaki Z1000.
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Old 11-09-2014, 02:35 PM   #36
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FYI, the CT/Cub shifter is clunky and very wierd. The clutch lever is integrated into the foot pedal. You use your kneel to up-shift. Shifting could be a problem if your ankle is not flexible.
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Old 11-11-2014, 11:35 AM   #37
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You are all so wonderful and welcoming. I can't wait to get out there and start learning.
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:58 PM   #38
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You are all so wonderful and welcoming. I can't wait to get out there and start learning.


Soon , very soon ,

Start lining up your bike picker upper .




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74 XR75 2 75 ELSINORES 125 79 ELSINORE 250 and probably a
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Old 11-11-2014, 02:57 PM   #39
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I'm going to see Rydah tomorrow night and he and I will discuss when he'll be available to help me pick up the bike. Thanks again, Marko.
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Old 11-11-2014, 03:24 PM   #40
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Howdy and welcome! When I first look at your screen name vs your avatar pic I was like "that ain't no GSXR" LOL

Riding in Houston can be a real challenge sometimes. Be safe out there.
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