New rider!

Discussion in 'New Member Introduction' started by NiteFighter, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. NiteFighter

    NiteFighter New Member

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    Hey guys and gals, well I got my bike under some not so good circumstances. My pops passed away in late March. He had given us two options for the bike, sell it for its total value to a complete stranger, or, sell it to someone in the family at an under blue book price. I couldn't swallow the idea of his bike leaving the family. He also said that whoever gets the bike must go through a class and be endorsed.

    I just too the bike out on its first ride with me, holy cow I am hooked! I love this thing! I wish my pops was still around so I could ride with him, but I guess I'm already doing that in a sense. BTW it's a 2002 Electra Glide uploadfromtaptalk1407611046300.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1407611058227.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1407611072035.jpg Standard.
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Very good bike
    Sorry for your loss
    Welcome to The Forum
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    Check out the self help section for tips:s
     
  3. Amish Hawg

    Amish Hawg Active Member Contributor

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    Welcome, from the Great State of Texas.

    Sorry for your loss, nothing can replace a father. But on a brighter note, imagine the conversations/memories you'll have with him on your solo rides.:s

    That class will be a tremendous help, no matter how good one is. You found a great site and some great people here. Again, welcome.

    Be Safe, Have Fun, you have a great bike there.
     
  4. Magilla65

    Magilla65 Member

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    I second that about the class!

    Circumstances forced me to re-attain an 'M' Class License.
    I was almost through with the re assembly of my old Ironhead, and knew I was going to ride it regardless.

    So I took the class, I had been riding about twenty two years by then, I learned I had developed two very bad habits I was totally unaware of.

    Good idea for anyone.
     
  5. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Welcome from Pittsburgh, Pa.

    You Father though not here has given you some very sound advice.
    I am glad for you that you decided to keep a important part of you Father's life in the family. It sound as if you have made the correct decision.
     
  6. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Glad to have you aboard! :ws:rider
    From Central Florida.
     
  7. NiteFighter

    NiteFighter New Member

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    Hey everyone thanks for the warm welcome! I went through the class back in April and enjoyed every minute of it. Today my neighbor took me out a nice easy 200mi ride through some back country roads. He said I ride like a natural but need just a little work on turning from a stop, but other than that he said you wouldn't be able to tell that I'm a novice :)
    Tomorrow we're planning a day trip around Washington state.
     
  8. mikedensman4

    mikedensman4 New Member

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    I am sorry to hear about your dad. It is always bad when someone passes. My grandfather passed in 1986 and I can still hear him to this day talking to me.
     
  9. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum

    Brian
     
  10. SledDog

    SledDog Senior Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome!