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Postby covertune » Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:23 pm

Just a quick hello.. new to the forum and new to bikes. I'm 30 years old and living in BC, Canada. No background with motorcycles, but I've wanted to learn to ride since I was about 15 and have finally signed up for a New Riders course in April. I'm more excited than nervous, but nerves will kick in as it gets closer, I'm sure!
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Re: Newbie

Postby Ametha Elf » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:01 pm

HI Stacey, great to meet you! You are at the start of a huge wonderful amazing adventure. There will be a huge learning curve, so just take it all at your own pace and you'll do just fine. Its great you are going through a riding course. Best course of action!!! Do you have any bikes in mind at the moment?
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Re: Newbie

Postby covertune » Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:22 pm

Thanks Sue! I really love the Yamaha cruisers and would like to get a V Star one day, but I think my first bike will be something like an old Maxim or Virago that won't hurt quite as much when I drop it, lol.
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Re: Newbie

Postby Ametha Elf » Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:03 pm

Ahhh, Viragos!! I've now owned 3 of them. First was a Virago 250, such a sweet ride, and taught me so much about riding. I was very sad to sell her after a year of great riding, but the larger Viragos are even better!!! :D
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Re: Newbie

Postby dbsteffy » Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:13 pm

Hello Stacey and Welcome. There is a lot of good information here for newbies, it helped me not that many years ago. I started on the VStar 650, loved mostly every minute of my beginner years. Don't rush your learning, take it at a reasonable pace, what suits you best, not anyone else.

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Re: Newbie

Postby Kelly » Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:50 pm

Welcome Stacey,
I wish you the best on your rider course. I am sure you will do very well. Please let us know know how you are doing and what ride you are interested in getting once you are done or if you already have a ride in mind :D . Welcome!!!!
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Re: Newbie

Postby JustDandy » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:44 am

Welcome, Stacey,
I just started riding in October, having passed the Basic Rider Course in Sept. I have a VStar 250 which I love. This is a great site and forum!
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Re: Newbie

Postby covertune » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:38 pm

Well, I have a bit of a problem with taking things slowly, and have already started looking at bikes online, lol. I found one that I am IN LOVE with.. but have to try and find someone I trust to take a look at it for me, which is going to be tricky.

Anyway, it's a 1984 Yamaha Maxim 400. Only about 10,00km on it (~7,000 miles). Not many details in the ad, but he says it "could use mufflers". Asking price is $1,475
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Re: Newbie

Postby Ametha Elf » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:40 pm

covertune wrote:Well, I have a bit of a problem with taking things slowly, and have already started looking at bikes online, lol. I found one that I am IN LOVE with.. but have to try and find someone I trust to take a look at it for me, which is going to be tricky.

Anyway, it's a 1984 Yamaha Maxim 400. Only about 10,00km on it (~7,000 miles). Not many details in the ad, but he says it "could use mufflers". Asking price is $1,475



You sound very much like me!!! :lol: Dont discard other bikes at this stage, take someone to have a look at the Yamaha, and look at others. You never know whats out there, one will be just perfect.
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Re: Newbie

Postby Kelly » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:54 pm

Stacey,
You have the "fever." Awesome. Definitely have someone check out the Yamaha. As a new rider, the last thing you need is to deal with any serious issues while you are riding. Going from a 250 to a 400 is a good idea. Horsepower is not always one's friend. Take your time in choosing what works best for you.
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