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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-29-2012, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Glad to have found the forum and I'm enjoying reading previous posts. I'm a new rider and I just put my Versys on the road yesterday. Needless to say I'm teetering between joy and terror. . I spent the day today repeatedly getting on and off the bike for one hour stints, each time pushing my comfort zone a little further (but not my limits).

Kudos to the two wheelers out there. I have more respect for you guys than ever and I hope I can achieve the same level of confidence and skill over the coming seasons. For now Ill focus on canceling my signals as this seems to be a challenge for me.

Slow . Look . Lean . Roll . CANCEL
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 12:05 AM
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welcome and just take it easy out there.
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Really agree! Take it slow and go to an empty lot and practice. Good luck and have fun!





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Agree with Kiwi.

Take it easy, find an empty parking lot and practice, build your confidence.
Thanks to all for the welcome and advice. Spent the day today in a lot practicing panic stops and smoother gearing!
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 04:40 AM
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Welcome COD and good luck with the new bike. I'm happy to lend a hand if you need help with anything, just send a PM. All the best,

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I always get on and off like saddeling a horse . I leave the kick stand down ,put my left foot on it and swing my right leg over then sit down . Play it safe , i have now put a flat foot on the kick stand for more support . Note the bike will turn off automaticlly if you try to drve off with it down , good luck , ride safe
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Welcome COD and good luck with the new bike. I'm happy to lend a hand if you need help with anything, just send a PM. All the best,

Doug

Thanks Doug! Glad to see another Ottawa member on the forum... I just may take you up on that offer!!

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i have now put a flat foot on the kick stand for more support . Note the bike will turn off automaticlly if you try to drve off with it down , good luck , ride safe
I have the flat kickstand as well and it definitely is a must. Funny thing about the kill switch in the stand... I knew about it ... thought about it ... but still got tricked into thinking there was something wrong with the bike when I couldn't start it. Palm of hand meet forehead.
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Welcome COD. Folks here very helpful. I've learned a great deal through forum. Enjoy the ride ... while you can ... in Ontario. Florida is nice this time of year, although flat and straight.

Just a "rambler in my Father's world."
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