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  1. cendrex
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    Well I am now the owner of a Motorcycle. I bought it last week but didnt pick it up until today. I took a trailer to get it, the sales rep. helped me strap it down. The ride took an hour to get back home, and I was pretty nervous the whole way. I stoped about every 10 miles to check the straps.

    I have wanted a motorcycle for about 20 years, and I finally have one. Its a 2008 vstar 1100 classic and I cant wait until I take the class 8/1-8/3 so I can ride it. It only has 6 miles on it. Right now I am afraid to even start it up. But I do keep going outside and sitting on it. This is one of the best days of my life, I hope I can learn to ride it.

  2. pizlej4
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    You picjed a great bike. Take the class and start slow. Find a place to practice slow riding and starting and stopping, in a week or so it will be like second nature. I stopped riding a bike for 25 years when I got married because my wife thought I was going to kill myself. I warned her that someday I would have another one and at 53 I purchased a 2005 Vstar 1100 Silverado. After a few times to this old deserted mental hospital and the empty roads and parking lots it all came back pretty quick, now I think I see my car crying on weekends just parked in the driveway.

    Good Luck

  3. 869Cruser
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    Congrats on the bike!
    You'll have a good time taking the class. I took it when I was first starting out and thought it was well worth it. Have fun and ride safe!

  4. xwz109kuj
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    I did the Penguin School of Racing and worked my way up the ranks about 10 years ago. While they may be apples and oranges I do think that a class of any kind to help you trust your bike and your own ability is a must and a plus. Many accidients and maybe most happen because the rider isn't looking "through" the turn and just looking at the road in front of them and either they get spooked and do the proverbial "FREEZE" or they just run out of road and crash.It's a rookie thing to do but that's what these courses help you avoid. Have fun!!!

  5. quicgmicg
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    Well I am now the owner of a Motorcycle. I bought it last week but didnt pick it up until today. I took a trailer to get it, the sales rep. helped me strap it down. The ride took an hour to get back home, and I was pretty nervous the whole way. I stoped about every 10 miles to check the straps. I have wanted a motorcycle for about 20 years, and I finally have one. Its a 2008 vstar 1100 classic and I cant wait until I take the class 8/1-8/3 so I can ride it. It only has 6 miles on it. Right now I am afraid to even start it up. But I do keep going outside and sitting on it. This is one of the best days of my life, I hope I can learn to ride it.
    Just plain CONGRATULATIONS!!! Sounds like you are doing everything right... Welcome to the V Star Club.

  6. fromohiouza
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    I'm with you XVS guy. It takes talent and experience to start watching the road in front of the car you are behind. You cannot count on him to stop or slow when you need to.

    I spend time looking through the windshield of the guy in front of me or around the side just to see where brake lights are coming up.

    Congrats on the purchase!

    When I bought my bike, in addition to taking the safety course, I enlisted the aid of an experienced rider to go slow with me in a giant parking lot. I spent about an hour a day for a week just driving around there and then on some remote streets. My scariest day was taking it on the highway.

    Go slow and never be afraid to ask questions. And when all else fails, squeeze the CLUTCH not the BRAKE.

  7. vgink18054
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    the 1100 is a great bike. i have a 07. just ride your own ride and stay in your comfort level.

  8. wzdarPaul
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    Congrat's on the new bike. I'm 53 and in my 2nd year
    of riding a Vstar 1100 Classic Silverado. Practice, practice
    be careful using the front brakes their very prowerful.

    Also find a Star riding chapter in you area Star Touring
    and riding chapter 172 really help me.

    Paul

  9. 2DDattj
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    These are great bikes, very forgiving.
    I was out of riding for twenty years ( other than my sons dirt bikes).
    Got the Silverado and a week later it was like I never quit.
    Feel like a teenager again.
    Just not gonna ride like one.

  10. pulldaco
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    Nice bro, I have the 2000 1100 Classic, there are very few differences, mag wheels, handle bar risers, chrome on the front forks, different emblem on the gas tank and clear turn single covers. Enjoy. Later, Jas

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