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I ♥ Borat In A Thong
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I've been lingering on the forums for a few weeks and have only dropped a comment or two, but I figure I will finally introduce myself.

I just got my bike delivered to me Dec. 7th, 2012... it's my first bike and first time ever on a motorcycle. I went with the Stardust White because I didn't want to wait til January to get it.

I'll be taking the MSF course this weekend through a college course and going to the DMV the day after... (being 25, completion of the MSF course gives me a 30 day license).

Since I don't have my license I've just been riding around my small neighborhood, getting all the practice I can with emergency stopping, sharp turns, etc. I just took it out on a main road last night and ran it up to 50 MPH a few times to break it in a little better.

And before CBZDEL comes in here and says it...... I already took off my reflectors, lol.
 

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Your MSF Course only grants you a 30 day license? That's a **** shame - our MSF Course up here gives you your permanent Motorcycle License.

Either way, welcome to the forum! Motorcycling is something that you either LOVE, or you get sick of it after a year. (Seems to be what I've found amongst people). I hope you fall in love with this wonderful hobby and have many years of the shiny side being up!
 

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Welcome to the forum. Great choice of color may I add.
 

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Welcome to the forum!

The BRC I took in Ohio gives me a full license too.

Either way enjoy that bike (great color choice, I will also pick white when I finally get one)

Safe riding out there! Enjoy!


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Over here we have 3 stages of license: M1, M2, M
M1 you have to do a written test and you get all kinds of restrictions on where and when you can ride.
M2: Fast track with a motorcycle course and leave with it if you pass. Lets you do everything but drink anything
M: Basically a full car license, involves a test on the highway. Usually drops insurance down quite a bit

Welcome!
 

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I ♥ Borat In A Thong
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Yea unfortunately it does not give me a full blown license. I will have to go to the DMV within that 30 days and do a vision screening and then the DMV will put M class on my license.

I am pretty sure I'll love it. I used to BMX and do trail riding on my mountain bike all the time and just never felt like I was going fast enough, lol. That's why I felt comfortable purchasing my bike before my training and figuring it out myself.
 

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My 1st Kawasaki in 50+ years of riding AND 1st post.

Will finalize my deal tomorrow 14th or early next week. Had been looking at the Ninja 250 for years. Prior bikes (new) 1977 BMW R100S, 1972 BSA A65 Thunderbolt, 1971 Yamaha DT1-B 250 Enduro, 1972 RT-2MX 360, a used '71 R 60/5 BMW (too boring!), two RD 350's; '73 & '75, '74 TX 650 and a bunch of Yamahas, currently two newer 650's: '83 Heritage (mint) & a 2009 Suzuki LS 650. All started with a 1967 Yamaha YM-1 305 cc that got the fever implanted. Now 62, retired and looking for something to ride the Blue Ridge Parkway just 3 miles away from my house. No longer need the speed of the liter-sized beasts, so will harken-back to the 1/3-liter days - those were the most enjoyable. Looking forward to my Black 2013 Ninja 300. Virginia plate: NUF4ME. See you down the road - HTWT.
 

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I have already planned with my buddies who want to get themselves some bikes (I passed on the fever to 3 people already) to head on over to the western part of VA and ride there. Who knows, perhaps we will pass by!
 

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Country roads take me home (the LONG way)

Cut my teeth driving back roads and "the parkwaaaay" in Fiats (one an Abarth) Alfas and such. There are many tales of my friends and I play- racing all around. Hey, most of the stories are true. What a great place to live and frolic with the machinery, particularly today's stuff, lots of it downright dangerous if not respected.
 

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Now a proud 2013 EX 300 owner

Pulled the trigger! Out the door for $4,545 brand new (one mile), off to the DMV Monday for tag & title, so I will be ready to roll for less than $4,700 - not bad considering the Black version lists for $4,799. My local dealer wanted mid $5's for the identical machine, so driving 100 miles paid big. Soon I'll be deciding on an aftermarket slip-on to replace the huge silencer on this thing. Guess I better hit another thread and see what you guys recommend.
 

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To modify or not?

Thought I might switch out the stock silencer for weight-savings and to add to the fun-factor, however; I don't like LOUD - to me that subtracts from the fun. Have owned forty motorcycles in 50 years and never did I mess with an exhaust system. So, we'll see what it sounds like and make a "wi$e" decision based on what the manufacturer/engineers provided. I will report back in a few weeks. HTWT
 

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fwiw, I was uncertain about it until I actually got my own. Now it's a disappointment to have to drive the car anywhere.

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