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Author Topic: 1st bike / beginner bike /only bike?  (Read 3409 times)


  • Grease Monkey
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Re: 1st bike / beginner bike /only bike?
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2009, 11:29:52 pm »
Welcome to the world of Enfields!
Good advice here from clever people.

However this:
"As some forums and tutorial sites have said, as a beginner or returning after a long lapse you WILL lay the bike down more than once"
...is nonsence, Get yourself up to speed with whatever courses are available to you, or practice yourself some place uncluttered. There is no need to even think you are going to lay your bike down.
Ours: 2006 Bullet Deluxe 500
Hers: 2007 Yamaha V Star 650
His: 2007 Honda Shadow Aero 750


  • Grand Gearhead
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Re: 1st bike / beginner bike /only bike?
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2009, 08:31:11 am »
  Remeber that old saying just like riding a bike?  I agree, a little practice and re-education goes a long ways.  Every DMV has a study guide to help out.  And there are web sites that can help out.  But you just have to do it.  So do it.  Will.
Will Morrison
2007 500 Military
2000 Kawasaki Drifter 1500
2000 Victory V92SC
1976 Suzuki GT185 Rebuilder Special..AKA (Junkyard Dog)
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  • Grand Gearhead
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Re: 1st bike / beginner bike /only bike?
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2009, 09:59:10 am »
my thoughts are that my '08 classic is a 'niche' bike. not my first bike, not real fast, not real quick, not super responsive.....the niche: it sure makes those hurley riders that refuse to wave to me on the road do the 'rubberneck' thing. makes alot of others twist their neck, too. it is a fun bike when i'm ridin' and not wrenchin'.
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'08 v-star 650 classic