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post #1 of 12 Old 10-04-2012, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from Minnesota!

Don't know how I stumbled upon this forum, but seems more active than a few others I've seen and I like having a place to connect with other riders!
I'm nineteen, freshman in college and maybe just 4 weeks ago now purchased a Honda 919
I started riding as soon as I turned 18, about a month afterward with a 1982 Honda Ascot FT500 and I rode the crap out of it, put 3k miles on it in about 9 months. (With the Winter, minus out about 3..)
My 9er is an amazing bike and have wasted a few R6's already...
Very excited to be part of this forum and hope to here from you all !!
I'll post pics of both if i can find them...
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post #2 of 12 Old 10-04-2012, 08:45 AM
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Welcome! Nice 9er! You won't find a better site for 919 info (or help), hands down.


I will offer my advice though, take it or leave it (that's what we do here )

Careful with your riding! Exercise restraint as much as possible - at your age, with a bike as powerful as a 919, lots of things can go really wrong, really fast.

It's nice to dust some R6's and what not, but JUST BE CAREFUL.

And get, and wear, gear. If you don't already. Please don't be a squid.

Apart from that, have a heck of a time on the bike!

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post #3 of 12 Old 10-04-2012, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice :] My whole family rides and I've grown up as a Camp Counselor with many older people giving me expert advice, crashing this would be my worst nightmare haha
My favorite riding it around the Winona bluffs (my college town) at just modest speeds, don't do any of the crazy stuff.
Always wear all my gear, unless there's a passenger on the back then it's there's haha

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Glad you wear gear! So many of your age don't (and I'm not old, but I learned my lesson)

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...crashing this would be my worst nightmare haha
Nah, everybody crashes, sooner or later. Your worst nightmare would be doing something foolish and injuring someone else and keeping that with you the rest of your life - hence, the advice about being careful ;-)

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Always wear all my gear, unless there's a passenger on the back then it's there's haha
^ See my advice above (see, told you we like to give advice). I had a girlfriend in high school whose brother was killed because he loaned his helmet to his girlfriend and they T-boned a suburban. His head hit the cross member between the windows. He would have survived if he'd had a helmet.

Get your passenger some gear, or don't ride - that's my opinion.

Glad you have some wise riders giving you advice! Something like that probably would have saved me from some of my mistakes in the past

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post #5 of 12 Old 10-04-2012, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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Well about a week after getting my Ascot, i went into a rear-wheel skid and ever since then I'm a very defensive driver and don't take any risks i don't need to
That sucked about as much as it needed to in order to sway my rider opinion lol

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Have you taken a MSF course? Highly recommend it.

FYI - a rear wheel skid means you are using too much back brake, not enough front brake (you ride dirt bikes much?).

On the dirt, back is great. On the street 70-90% of your stopping is done with the front tire/brake. I ride a bike that is known for having the rear brake go soft - I don't even use it.

MSF course will have you practice this on the course - it's very important to learn this.

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post #8 of 12 Old 10-04-2012, 10:14 AM
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Hello and welcome. I had an 03 9er up until last Monday.
There is LOTS of good info on this site. Be sure to check out the 'Helpful Topics' section.

If you are ever looking for someone to ride with, let me know. I live in Eden Prairie, so not too far from you.



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post #9 of 12 Old 10-04-2012, 04:50 PM
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Welcome MN. Very nicely modded bike. Ride safe and enjoy.

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post #10 of 12 Old 10-04-2012, 05:06 PM
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hello and welcome fellow Minnesotan...
I'm two hours west of the cities.

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Welcome! Ever make it up to Brainerd, let's ride!

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post #12 of 12 Old 10-05-2012, 09:25 AM
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We've had the exact same bike history haha! I had an 82 FT500 as my first bike and moved to an 07 919. Also from Minnesota. Small world, nice bike!

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