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Hello everyone, I just bought my first bike, and I am 25. I guess you have to start some where! I was just woundering if anyone has any tips, because I bought it wrecked and I should be done fixing it this week. I am so excited!!! I think there is nothing hotter than a blonde female riding!
 

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R u a female? Or do did you just want to say that last sentence.... Anyway, welcome to the forum..... First bike? Take it easy, very easy, respect the bike don't go over your limits. Be careful.
 

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I bought a 2003, but I have done a bit of work to it already. I replaced the front forks and shocks, one side of the pegs, radiator, levers, turn signals, front rim and rotors....I am just waiting on the rim and radiator to get here. I can't wait, I have wanted a bike for like 10 years!
 

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I will be very careful, thaqt is why I bought a r6 to start not a r1, I figure the bike still will go only as fast as I let it, now I just have to et the guts to let the clutch out! ha ha
 

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Have you ever ridden before? You definitely have to take the safety course to drive on base (such a pain in the ass these days). Also just respect the s**t out of it. They are unforgiving so anything you do is going to do it at full force. You stationed at the air station?
 

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Yes this is the first time I have ridden besides in first gear once on my buddies bike a long time ago. i am going to try to be able to take the course next month. Yes I am on the air station are you here also?
 

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I was at Lejeune for a good bit and Iraq, but I have some friends down there on the wing. When your ride is up and running just sit on it and feel the weight. Lean it standing up to get a good feel for how heavy things are. Then just go in straight lines taking it in to 1st gear (keep pulling in and letting out of the clutch). Then try taking it into 2nd gear and so on. I know the courses around base are hard as hell to get in to because of the waiting list (everyone trying to get into them). Here's a link that should get you started http://nm.msf-usa.org/msf/ridercourses.aspx?state=NC Get signed up for the course ASAP cuz you're gonna be waiting a bit. Good luck out there and keep in touch.
 

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Welcome to the site! Good to see some marines and stuff here.
 

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welcome to the forum.
 

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No matter what year R6 you get they all look so dope. Love the blue! Tell you the truth, they didn't have blue at the dealership otherwise that's what I would have gotten.
 

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Congrats on the bike. Like the dude said earlier too about the MSF course. Its a pain in the ass to get into, but it will help you out a lot, at least it did for me. I don't know how the marines do it, but the army doesn't let us ride till we take that class, and also need to wear army standard protective gear at all time, on or off post. IE Dot approved helmet, full fingered gloves, long pants, over the ankle boots (military issue are alright) and also a reflective vest or reflective PT belt over your clothes, or riding jacket (which is the gayest one lol) ANyways good luck and be careful. Good to see some more service members riding, we are the most critisized in the armed forces lol

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