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I just got my CBR-250 Tuesday, we've had rain til last evening. Went for a quick ride last evening, and I really like it so far.
I've been retired from the U.S. Army since 1988, yup, I'm old, lol.
I've been riding 2 wheelers since about 1960, my first bike was an old Vespa scooter that I got for $25 that year, since then I've gone through numerous bikes, Honda's, Harley's, Kawasaki's, even an Aprilia. This is my first entry into the sport bike arena. I currently have a 2012 CBR-250R, (that my wife picked out) and a Honda 1300 VTX with an Escort Sidecar.


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Welcome to the forum. Enjoy your stay. :) (nice pics)
 

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Welcome. Interesting machine:D Quite the graphics. Cool. If I had a side car I'd bring my Chloe with me. She's my wee dog
 

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First thank you for your service, second you aren't old just proved that by buying the CBR, and finally welcome enjoy the ride.
 

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I have read on the forum about adding Plasti-Dip onto a windshield, what I did for my first windshield for my VTX was I ordered a pickup truck back window vinyl graphic, cut it to roughly fit the windshield, cut and fit it for the mountings, then slowly and carefully applied it to a scratched windshield I picked up on Ebay for $30 that fit on my Memphis Fats brackets, to prevent it from lifting I got some chrome strip, the kind you can put on car door edges, pressed it firmly onto the edges of the windshield, it comes with an adhesive edge that holds it on very well.
The reason I bring this up is from the front it looks almost opaque, but from the rear, it's visually almost transparent. You also have the advantage of reduced UV damage to the dash, especially the gauges transparent faces. They can get pretty crazed with constant sunlight, and a curved windshield will magnify the solar effects, there. One of the posters mentioned not being able to see through the Plasti-Dip stuff, this is definitely not a problem with that vinyl see through stuff. My VTX is only covered from above, I don't have a garage, thus it's always exposed to the South Caroling sun, and never have I had any of my graphics fade. I'll be doing my front windshield on my CBR next week with a graphic that I've had reproduced several times over the last 8-10 years. All of the graphics have been done by the same kid, a young man that started out back then having to outsource all his vinyl printing, and now has the capabilities of doing whole boats.


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Welcome. Love the graphics you've got there as well! :)


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