I have not yet taken the MSF. I went to the DPS and took my written test for the permit. My dad gave me the basics for neighborhood riding, but the dealer gave me a thing about that course in my area that im gonna check out.
Welcome...I think your going to love the 500 LTD. Great all-around bike. I also reccommend long pants and I've got the burn scar on the back of my calf to remind me. It's a lot easier to get a bare leg against the exhaust than you might think.
Yeah, my mom has two on her calf from riding on the back of a dyna wide glide.,,,,,,,This weekend my dad is renting a springersofttail, we got him a rent a harley thing from the local dealer for his b-day. So we will go riding together, should be fun. and im gonna get to hear all the wonderful noise.
I think Spok was just trying to help you protect your hyde.
You're gonna absolutely love your 500 Ltd. I just got mine in January.
That motorcycle safety course was a real 'eye-opener'. I learned things there I'd just as soon learn in the classroom than in ICU.
Hello all. I have been away from Street riding for about 18 years, and recently decided on a new Vulcan 500 to get back to it. I formerly owned a 1983 GPZ-1100 and then sold it and got an '84 Yamaha Seca 550 (Much cheaper insurance for a 19 year old). I more recently have ridden off-road on KX-250's and 125's and a Bayou 300. I will purchase the Vulcan as soon as my permit arrives in the mail. I had my original license in Texas, and it did not transfer when I moved to PA, so I have to do the whole thing over again. I have also enrolled in the MSF and think it is a great idea, since times have changed with all of the cell phones out there and people watching DVD's in their vehicles...
Anyway, I've read a whole lot of good reviews on the Vulcan 500, and went and looked at it, priced used ones and finally decided on a new one. I am glad to hear that people are very satisfied with this machine. I am desparately awaiting my permit so I can go pick it up!
Haha, well thank you for looking out for the skin!!, I wear pants now haha. and cant wait for that MSF course to come around I'm taking it on the 24th and 25th. I love the 500 thus far has 400 miles on it so i can only go 48mph, till i get 500miles.
Good signature Matt, about not riding faster than you're willing to fall.
So far I've gone down twice at no speed at all! And that was too fast for falling! Oh my! I forgot to put the kickstand down & swung my leg over. I was gone before I realized what'd happened. I landed in the dog dish with the bike on top of me. NOW THAT'S GRACEFUL!!! Those dog dishes are strong buggers! Left a bruise like I'd been hit by a home-run ball!
I'm still going thru the break-in with my 500 too. Finally made it over 500 miles so I can give her some more gas. Sure is a spunky bike!
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