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Hi all,

For many years now I have toyed with the Idea of getting a bike adn yesterday my dream came true. A good friend upgraded bikes adn gave me (yes...for free) his old bike. It is a 1985 Kawasaki LTD 700. I have never ridden a motorcycle before so she is waiting for me in the garage until it gets new tires and a clutch cable. I will be signing up for a motorcycle rider instruction adn safety course Monday. Unfortunately the things are booked solid until early October. I will be taking the bike to the huge parking lot across from my townhome to practice on weekends until I feel comfortable enough for the road.

I have had two friends killed on motorcycles so this is an exercise in overcoming fear for me as well.

Wish me luck,
--Tom
 

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Welcome!! :wink:
I still practice in the parking lot....great idea!! You will be fine, just take it easy, ride at YOUR pace!!
 

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welcome to world of biking! I know you will enjoy it!
 

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we welcome new riders here :wink:

parking lots are your friend :wink:


ride safe!
 

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tmoo2u said:
Hi all,
I will be taking the bike to the huge parking lot across from my townhome to practice on weekends until I feel comfortable enough for the road.

I have had two friends killed on motorcycles so this is an exercise in overcoming fear for me as well.

--Tom
after i dropped mine i was too scared to ride for a few weeks. my dad took me to a parking lot and showed me leaning isn't bad, just trust the bike and what it can do....
 

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welcome to the forum tom...old school bike will be a great starter for you just take your time and ride safe :wink:
 

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get your friend to ride the bike there and you take a car, get one of the members here, or go to your DMV/online DMV, I know CO has one if you need the link you can read the manual online.

Learn the basics from your friend but unless your friend is a certified instructor you dono't want to pick up his/her bad habits so learn the little things on your own.
 

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tmoo2u said:
Hi all,
I will be taking the bike to the huge parking lot across from my townhome to practice on weekends until I feel comfortable enough for the road.

I have had two friends killed on motorcycles so this is an exercise in overcoming fear for me as well.

--Tom
after i dropped mine i was too scared to ride for a few weeks. my dad took me to a parking lot and showed me leaning isn't bad, just trust the bike and what it can do....
But remember....you are in control not the bike.... :wink:
 
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