After nearly twenty odd years of not being on a bike, I also bought a V-Star 650 to regain my skills. It was a fun bike. Good luck!
Yeah, I thought I would get used to it as well, but I never did. Neither did my wife, who also rode it. That Seritec mod, for such a simple thing, made life much better. Enjoy your ride and hopefully you will look into a Triumph as your next bike. That's the route I took from the 650.And you see, I thought it was my lack of experience. I have an '05 and I found the same to be true. I just figured, ok, it's a used bike and I haven't enough experience to know better anyway, but yeah, when I take off, it feels like it takes longer than it should to engage. Just one of those things I'll have to get used to, I suppose...no biggie. That's what I love about having access to the volumes of knowledge from the great folks here! Thanx so much!
Everyone knows the Dog Institute is the suppository of all knowledge and forward thinking.That's what I love about having access to the volumes of knowledge from the great folks here! Thanx so much!
I suggest that riding - or not riding - a certain brand of bike, or model of bike doesn't make or create a "sell out" situation.I hate to say it, but I feel like a bit of a sell out. ...
POPPYCOCK!!!I suggest that riding - or not riding - a certain brand of bike, or model of bike doesn't make or create a "sell out" situation.
I loved those bikes because they were screaming two strokes. My dad had a '73 RD350 and broke a collar bone when he dumped it pulling wheelies.My first bike was a Yamaha RD350 (1974)....great bike to learn on and easy to pick up . You didn't sell out...you were wise to buy a used bike because if you drop it a few times while learning it will be less financially painful. Smart move. Now ride the wheels off of it and learn how to counter steer. I recommend you get a "Ride Like a Pro" DVD which will give you some great low speed techniques. Then find a remote parking lot and practice, practice, practice.
Congratulations & Ride safe.
The best bike i ever owned,was the one i was riding at the time.
You sir, are correct!Probably the best explanation I've seen yet!!