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Hey there. I recently took and passed the MSF course and within 3 days decided to purchase the black 250R with ABS. Unlike a lot of people on here, I wasn't confident enough to ride it home from the dealership, so I had it delivered. So far I'm loving the bike, but I think I'm losing a little bit of the confidence and comfort that I had from the class because I've only been riding around my neighborhood and have been having trouble with hill starts, and not feeling comfortable (I'm a lot more cautious about dropping my own bike as opposed to the ones in the MSF class).

Long story short, I hope to learn a lot from these forums, and regain my confidence to keep learning and practicing on the bike.
 

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Congratulations on the purchase. You'll get over that lack of confidence thing soon. Just practice, practice and practice..... And don't forget what you learned from MSF while practicing...

Most importantly, have fun....
 

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Welcome Brother! I just joined here yesturday and I too have a black 250r and am in Austin as well!

In the 78703 area.
@Honda CBR 250 Rider: I'm a girl, but thanks for the welcome just the same :). I'm in the 78749 area. How are you enjoying the bike so far?

Everyone else, thanks for the welcome! I took the bike out again this morning and felt much more confident. I got lost in the gears a little, but no stalls, so that's progress.
 

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welcome to the fray texastarheel.. dont get down about the jitters..just keep at it..new small goals every time out. youll do fine.
 

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Welcome! I'm also a beginner here in Austin. I'm still parking lot limited, but it does feel better each time out.
 

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Congratulations on the bike and welcome to the forum. As others have said...just stick with it. Reading the forums and books on riding are great for learning but nothing like getting on the bike and riding. In no time you'll shift/brake without even thinking about it. Only time on the saddle will build that "muscle memory"

Like strongmaterial said..."have fun".
 

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welcome to the site and gratz on the new bike.


Hill starts take a little getting used too, but once you are nice and comfortable with your clutch it'll be real easy
 

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It feels great to be getting better at this. Took the bike out again this morning. Made sure to go up three or four hills and stop in the middle of them so I could practicing getting started on a hill...didn't stall at all!

I'm loving this bike! Now, all I have to do is get up the confidence to actually go on roads with more cars than my neighborhood. :)
 
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