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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-29-2008, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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Returning to 2 wheels after 25 years...

Hello All,
Anxiously anticipating picking up my new red Versys tomorrow after work.
It's been 25 years since my 1980 GPZ550!
Shopping for gear today.
Shopping for a returning rider safety course tomorrow in the Tampa Bay region...any recommendations?
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Welcome back to 2 wheels! I was away from bikes for about 11 years. I bought a DRZ 400S to get back into riding again. I had that bike for about 2 years, then sold it to get the Versys. I wanted something a little more street worthy.

Its like riding a bicycle! Getting back on after all those years was like a home coming. It felt great. And you're gonna enjoy the Versys, its a real friendly bike...

One more thing,

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Welcome, and make sure you let us know how it feels to ride again. If your worried after the long gap, go for a few rides in the evening when traffic is light.

That should help you get your motorcycle legs back!


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Welcome back to riding

Congrats on your new scoot, you will find a huge difference in the performance and handling of the new bikes, especially with tires and brakes, good luck and enjoy.

ps It is a great idea to take the Motorcycle Safety Course, in addition to having an opportunity to refresh your memory, it also will give you a discount on insurance. My daughter took her's at a local college here in the Rio Grande Valley, you may want to ask your MC dealer.

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