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|07-23-2017 09:36 PM|
|Tpuffer||I bought a c50 as my starter bike. Highly recommend if youre interested in cruisers. Nice compromise off weight, power, handling, etc. If youre into some thing else (sport, cafe, etc), pick something else|
|07-22-2017 12:44 PM|
|scorpion46||And it will come by to visit you to and wont drink all your beer.|
|07-22-2017 10:36 AM|
Well, for good or bad, my son in law has passed his permit test, and wants to get the sale out of the way. We are going to the title transfer service in a few minutes. He is going to have me deliver the bike to their home, so I have been going over it.
What a bittersweet feeling. I am glad to be getting garage space back, but to see the bike that got me back in the wind after twenty plus years go, kind of makes me sad. At least I will be able to visit it fairly often.
|07-20-2017 03:19 PM|
|tehmoose||First time bike owner at 30, 5'11'' 245ish and I am riding Volusia 800. I am comfortable on this bike with no issues, I have bigger legs so the weight is not an issue. I have only 1000 miles under my belt though so I am not by any means an expert. I play it safe and have also taken the course so I was at least comfortable from the get go. My step father just gives little tips but otherwise lets me ask him what if's and such.|
|07-18-2017 06:10 PM|
Originally Posted by outbackzack View Post
|07-18-2017 04:48 PM|
|scorpion46||After 22 yrs away from riding, I found a great deal on my c50. Took a few trips to the local empty parking lot for retraining my skills and slow maneuvering. I'm 5'7 and 144lbs. but it was a good fit for me. My previous rides were a suzuki 380GT then a honda 650 nighthawk. I was 53 when I started riding again.|
|07-18-2017 04:48 PM|
Thanks for all the input so far. Riding a motorcycle is far less dangerous than my son in law's current occupation of Baltimore City cop, so I did take that into consideration.
I am only going to explain the basics of how things work, shifting, braking, turning, and hoping everyone else is at least partially aware of their surroundings.
There is an open paved lot close to his house, so we have a safe area to to start, I will indeed recommend short jaunts in his low traffic neighborhood to build comfort and skill.
It is very difficult to explain to someone why they should not do the stupid stuff you yourself did.
|07-18-2017 04:38 PM|
Originally Posted by Mr. Johnny... View Post
I had a 79.
I rode that bike for 14 months straight, in central PA, in snow, ice, rain, it didn't matter. I loved the bike, and unlike my Chevy Citation back then, it was far more reliable
|07-18-2017 03:40 PM|
Originally Posted by soth7676 View Post
Good luck with whatever you end up with.
|07-18-2017 02:34 PM|
Originally Posted by Mr. Efficiency View Post
As for family mmembers teaching you how to ride, I agree with that. I want my wife to learn how to shoot a gun(she is scared to death of them) and figured she would more listen to a professional teaching her than her mere "hubby". Hell she doesnt listen to me half the time as it is now...XD
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