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post #1 of 22 Old 11-29-2012, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone!

I am a super-newb: rode a motorcycle for the first time in my life at the MSF course, plus I am new to manual transmission. I set my sights on a beginner bike with ABS, and thus got myself a CBR250 ABS (in the Captain America colors) along with a good helmet, shogun frame sliders, and a really paranoid insurance policy. I've now ridden it two times, going in circles in my neighborhood. It has a total of 12 miles on it, and my stalls/miles ratio is now down to 1 (hehehe...)

Also, for your entertainment: at one point today I thought "gee, this feels fast" and glanced at the speedo: 20 mph. Anyone else feel that way when they started out on motorcycles? I'm not interested in being a speed demon, but I've honestly been faster on my bicycle and not felt like that. I think it's going to be awhile before I venture out of my neighborhood.
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post #2 of 22 Old 11-29-2012, 09:28 PM
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Welcome and enjoy the learning process.

CBR 250r Red/Silver (mine)
CBR 250r Black/Black (wife's)


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Nice bike. Practice what you learned at the MSF course, take your time and have fun. It will all come together with time. Until then, keep your head up and look where you want to go. Be safe.

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Welcome, I also got my cbr at FUN-BIKE.

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Welcome.
Sounds like you are learning at a
Comfortable and safe pace.
I'm sure in 5000 miles you will be zipping
around, no problem.
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Welcome to the Lifestyle! You live in a really cool part of SoCal, been there many times and really like it.
Enjoy the 250R it is a really fun bike!
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Welcome aboard Matey.

He knows not where he's going, for the road it will decide, it's not the destination, but the glory of the ride.

Click for mpg >>> http://www.spritmonitor.de/en/detail/489745.html
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Welcome to the world of motorcycles and the awesome feeling that goes with it.
You look great (in Maine vernacular, "Wicked Good") on your CBR Thanks for the pic.
Come visit the ever beautiful Northeast and we'll go for a ride.
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It is scary at first going fast and especially being in traffic, but with time you wont have any problems. I suggest getting some protective gear, other than just the helmet. I wear a high viz jacket with armor, over pants with hip and knee protection, high protection motorcycle boots, protective gloves, and sometimes kevlar jeans on long trips.

Enjoy your new bike. Great color I have the same. In fact I bought a tank protector that has the captain american shield on it.
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