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Old 05-09-2011, 10:44 AM   #11
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Dennis, this looks like it could be a very interesting series of articles. This installment was entertaining and informative.

I have a feeling that a lot of people get the idea they want to get into riding, and go to their PC and type "motorcycle.com" in their browser. If they can easily find articles with comprehensive information they need, that's great. The "New Rider" thread is almost too much...somebody should glean out the good stuff and repost it in condensed form. Perhaps this series of articles can serve that purpose, especially if it's linked with stuff like Kirk's insurance articles and other related "noob" materials.

Good luck with the CBR! I'm dying to see one in person.
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:10 AM   #12
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Thanks everyone for your feedback. Part Two is already well underway, and I can promise we've got a couple of twists coming as this series continues, as well as more stories from Kevin, Pete and Troy about their early experiences in motorcycling.

As a couple of people have mentioned, longtime forum members have posted a lot of useful advice for beginners and any new readers coming across this series and this discussion could learn much from reading the threads in our Learning to Ride subforum.

This series will help provide another resource for new riders, related from the perspective of another newbie. There's an adage for writers that it's often better to show than to tell. That's what we're hoping to achieve here.

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Old 05-09-2011, 12:27 PM   #13
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Everyone talks about 'wanting' to ride. It takes something to push it forward. In my case, it was peer pressure. Group of us at work kept talking about how it would be fun to ride. One used to ride and would love to again. Etc etc. Finally, two of us signed up for the BRC together and that was that. I was hooked.

I wish the 250cc CBR had been out when I was shopping for the first one. Then maybe the guy at the Honda dealer wouldn't have spent all that time trying to talk me into a CBRF4i.
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:23 PM   #14
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See? Peer pressure isn't all bad!
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:57 PM   #15
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I haven't found any peers to pressure me. They're all dead.

Instead, Morbo enjoys busying himself with relaying the weaknesses of the humans to his own race, learning all there is to know about windmills, and Richard Nixon. I dislike my wife's cooking and kittens, which give me gas.
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Old 05-09-2011, 02:16 PM   #16
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Peer pressure made me the man I am today!
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:01 AM   #17
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This installment was entertaining and informative.

If they can easily find articles with comprehensive information they need, that's great. The "New Rider" thread is almost too much...somebody should glean out the good stuff and repost it in condensed form. Perhaps this series of articles can serve that purpose, especially if it's linked with stuff like Kirk's insurance articles and other related "noob" materials.
I agree. I've seen this done on other sites with topics such as how to properly use the rear brake, looking through corners,riding on the highway, etc. It really does help to have a specific topic covered in depth for a new rider that may be struggling in one particular aspect of motorcycling riding.

Just this week I found all the wrong ways to clean a face shield .
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:24 AM   #18
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Just this week I found all the wrong ways to clean a face shield .
Face down at the gas station, with the pump island window washer!

A good scrub and squeegee-ing with lovebug juice-loaded rancid water has always worked for me!

It helps if you can hold your breath, especially on hot days.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:53 PM   #19
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I did that only once - since then, I ALWAYS carry a can of "Plexus" in my tankbag for JUST that purpose.

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Smell.
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Indefensible.
Buy Pledge
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:28 PM   #20
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I use that on the painted surfaces - anything optical, I use Plexus. (glasses, faceshield, headlights, etc.)

Pledge leaves a bit of a residue. Not unwelcome on paint - but "halos" lights at night. NOT riding at night is sometimes not an option, especially in the "Winter" months here.
I haven't noticed any optic quality difference since I went to Pledge, but my windshield is a bit etched from the bike cover chaffing it.
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