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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Hi from Houston, TX

Got my first ever bike a few weeks ago, a wonderful 2010 Thunderbird, black with windshield and footboards/heel-toe shifter. After starting from scratch and taking the training class using the supplied Suzuki 250, I was pretty concerned about starting out with something this powerful, but I have to admit, the class prepared me reasonably well in terms of what to work on (emergency maneuvers, staying out of bad traffic situations). I'm having a blast!
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Welcome! Congratulations on the Thunderbird and for passing the MSF course! Be safe as you learn!
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Wow, a T'Bird is lotsa machine for a first ride ! Yes, be careful as you learn, and watch out for the crazy Houston drivers.

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Wow, a T'Bird is lotsa machine for a first ride ! Yes, be careful as you learn, and watch out for the crazy Houston drivers.
You're right about the crazy Houston drivers. They can sometimes look right at you, wave, smile, or nod, then proceed to drive as if you were never there. I think anyone THINKING about riding should take the MSF class FIRST. Even though I still have so much to master in terms of RIDING the bike, I believe they did a great job of instilling the right safety mindset. Basically, assume everyone is trying to hit you.....

I do love the look and feel of my T-Bird, though. I am really happy I chose it.
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Welcome! Congratulations on the Thunderbird and for passing the MSF course! Be safe as you learn!
Thanks! Glad to be part of the Triumph family!
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