If you wanna know what getting ur 1st bike feels like……?
August 27, 2008 at 1:40 am #1978smokeizfireParticipant
Let me tell you. I received a call today around 10:30am from the dealer asking me if they could deliver it today or tomorrow? I’m like, Ummmmm let me think about this for 1.10 of a second….hell yeah I want you to deliver it today. I only bought it last week(but I didn’t say that). So around 1:10pm the guy tells me he is 10minutes away…on the 110S…no lie(and these are some good lotto numbers, too!). The guy lowered the bike off of the hitch, walked it in my driveway, showed me a few gadgets on the bike, handed me the keys and helmet; which he had me try on in front of him to make sure my head wasn’t to big for the helmet. drove my bike to the back of the house, then left.
Finally, I get to salivate, stare, admire,and appreciate the look, touch, feel, and sound of my new toy. I never rode a motorcycle but it didn’t stop me from trying. Besides, the Hyosung GV250 is very well suited for newbs anyway. My experience with the manual transmission in automobiles kind of gave me a concept on how the “ease the clutch” thingy works. So, in a small area of the yard I hit first gear, then eeeeeeeeeeeeased off the clutch very lightly. Just as I thought, sort of. I rode down the drive way of my house, which is reasonably long. I didn’t flick any gears but I can proudly say I rode up and down my driveway today. The 1st gear is really peppy when twisting the throttle, don’t know what 2nd gear feels like yet.
Everyone who has seen the bike says that I made the right choice in picking my 1st bike. 1 guy thought it was a Harley(at a lightning glance). Another thought it was a 1000cc motorcycle. Why? I don’t know. But what I do know is I can’t wait until tomorrow morning to take the written exam so I can mozy on over to the big parking lot a few blocks over, and see what the 250 is made of. Of course I’m not going to ride the bike to the parking lot myself on the street. I’m going to have my brother in law ride it while I drive to the parking lot. Then I’ll see where my handling skills, and the bikes handling is.
MFS is definitely in the near future(Sept. 20 to be exact), but I received driving lessons before I got my license. So, it doesn’t hurt to have a little experience before the big class. No? Today is definitely one of the the best days I’ve had in a long time. I foresee many many miles in your future shiny new moto-friend.August 27, 2008 at 2:36 am #11230BuddParticipant
I would make sure all the bolts are tight. You never can be sure that assembly was perfect. It is something you are going to have to do periodically anyways so might as well get familiar with where they are.
“I am the best there is at what I do, and what I do ain’t nice.”-WolverineAugust 27, 2008 at 2:51 am #11229MunchParticipant
Know what your talking about…. 1 month and 4 days… 600 miles ago….still grinin’August 27, 2008 at 3:42 pm #11246megaspazParticipant
If you want, I can tell you what getting your second bike’s gonna feel like…
If there’s anything more important than my ego
around, I want it caught and shot now…August 27, 2008 at 3:42 pm #11247six-shooterParticipant
We’ve got a GV250 that my wife rides and we’ve been very happy with it. (Not saying it’s a girls bike… it was mine before I got a new one.) You’re right about it looking like a bigger bike… usually gets mistaken for a 650. Congrats on the new bike.August 27, 2008 at 4:00 pm #11251MattParticipant
“The two seconds between ‘Oh S**!’ and the crash isn’t a lot of practice time.”August 27, 2008 at 5:29 pm #11256BoOZe P-ti MotardParticipant
gongratz dude… i still remember my 1st bike and 53000km in 1 1/2 yr…. ;S well i agree with budd…i had this assembly problem since my bike had lots of fairing.. do familiarize yousrlf with your bike and avoid long periods of 1st gear, especially for a new bike… njoy..ride safe…
Solomolo RiderAugust 27, 2008 at 5:30 pm #11257BoOZe P-ti MotardParticipant
i knew someone who was stiff in a cocoon, then suddenly….. XDDDDD
Solomolo RiderAugust 27, 2008 at 5:45 pm #11262smokeizfireParticipant
I do plan on handing it down to her once I upgrade to a Yama Vstar Custom 650. I don’t think I’ll trade her, even if my girl doesn’t want to ride behind me #2 on the Newb choo choo train. Well, I guess by then I wouldn’t be a newb anymore after I feel confident enough to upgrade. Two thumbs up for a beginner cruiser.
HE WHO DIES WITH THE MOST TOYS WINSAugust 30, 2008 at 3:42 pm #11433ScottyJParticipant
Sounds like someone’s gonna be doing a lot of riding. Have fun!
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