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I have heard in other states that you need to be with a licenced rider (I think it was NJ) but not here in Connecticut. It’s a good thing for me. When i get home I’m like a little kid, I run to grab my bike and go out for a ride! Then when it’s dark I have to come home and work on the house or watch cartoons.
Stupid learners permit not letting me be out after dark is really cutting into my practice time!!! Ah well, just 2 more weeks for more
check it out on google books. Otherwise grab yourself a service manualMarch 16, 2009 at 5:58 pm in reply to: Had My Bike Less Than 1 Week And Already Dropped It! #17085
I need to get some frame sliders for the FZ6R. I hear that unfortunatly most of the ones where you don’t need to trim the fairing are crap
Yeah I like to keep my bills the same each month so as soon as i paid off my truck i was sure to get another loan right away I’m going to see if any of the boards are getting a group buy going as i need to get a double bubble wind screen for my bike. The fz6r has a really low one. Hopefully it doesn’t look too goofy either.March 15, 2009 at 10:29 pm in reply to: Hello to the friendliest board I have ever been on! #17065
Thanks SantaCruzRider! Thats exactly the advice I got today from a MSF instructor that just happened to be in the parking lot where i was practicing
I can’t wait for my course to start in 2 weeks here in CT. Whatever you get just be responsible and practice practice practice!
So I went out to practice today in the local community college parking lot, and ended up running into who will be my MSF beginning riding instructor. He gave me and the boss (aka social director or live in girlfriend if you want to be literal about it) a whole lot of good information and basically gave us a free 2 hour lesson since we told him we were signed up for the MSF class that starts in 2 weeks. He taught me how to do some head checks but said it’s more important while you are moving to focus and keep your concentration on where you are going and not where you have been. Anyways it’s just nice to see that you meet the helpful people while just practicing in a parking lot!
This was an interesting thread. I ended up having my bike delivered a little early so that I could practice up before I took the BRC. I had a friend that didn’t make it through the first day’s riding because everyone in her class had riding experience (like riding dirt bikes or motorcycles) and she was the only one who had never sat on a bike before so her instructor didn’t let her continue through the first day because she was too far behind everyone. Being cheep I was not willing to let my $200 class end before I got my moneys worth!
So the day my bike arrived I spent most of the day on the bike practicing every article, every youtube driving instructors practice excersize, and everything that was in the MSF saftey manual that came with my bike. I even took a short back roads trip to the next town over and back.
One thing I will say above all else is resist the pressure from your friends who already ride, as they will insistantly want to come along with you for your first rides. You have enought to think about when the controls of a bike still aren’t second nature, and the rest of your attention should be focused the SEE principals (Search Evaluate Execute), and not on looking around to see where your friends are, or foolishly trying to keep up with more experienced riders.March 15, 2009 at 10:52 am in reply to: Hello to the friendliest board I have ever been on! #17053
Had the bike delivered to the house yesterday morning. It was a nice day out so i took it down to the school parking lot at the end of the road and did as many practice drills as i could think of. Then after a few hours my confidence had gotten up there so I tried some back roads. It got a little nerve racking stalling at a stop sign or riding when having another car following behind you, but I still had a lot of fun. As for meeting the friendliest people on a Honda, I wouldn’t know, I ride a Yamaha FZ6R, but i still had bikers waving to me all day long.