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  1. TurkeyChicken

    TurkeyChicken New Member

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    Bought a used 2001 Suzuki GS500 for $2k as my first bike.

    I took the MSF course back in August and have been itching to get a bike ever since.

    I do have a random question for you all though...

    Where do you put your registration for your bike? Under the seat or something?
     
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    squid braap

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    Most have an underseat trunk (rear seat). Some have an undertail exhaust, like mine, so I put it in a ziplock bag in the battery compartment. Some carry it in their wallet. I wrap mine in the bar pad on my supermoto :o
     
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    My wallet
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Registration under the seat, insurance in my wallet and under the seat
     
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    Everything is folded up in my wallet :dunno:
     
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    Under the seat on my bike, but it's a rather big compartment compared to most other sportbikes i've seen (ninja 650)
     
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    mine is in my jacket pocket because I wear my jacket 99% of the time.
     
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    hmm, alright. I guess i just didn't want to carry around extra shit in my wallet.

    I checked under the seat and I don't have an actual compartment to store stuff... so i think the wallet will pretty much be my only option (unless I try to build a safehouse for it under the seat.)

    Just rode for like an hour... practicing starting from a stop (my most feared thing at this point). After about a half hour of stalling it pretty much every time I finally realized i was releasing the clutch way too fast.

    Now I need to keep doing that so when i get to a stop light I wont' freak out when there are 10 cars behind me :o
     
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    Snafu more than meets the eye

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    practice practice practice! Welcome to the club.

    I keep my reg in the seat. Gotta love the Sargents with the little compartment for little stuff like this.
     
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    Slip, yo. Release to the point where it starts to grab, then let it slip until you get moving, THEN release. Most people when they're learning just let it out all at once, either fast or slow.

    Props for being smart enough to take it slow. You'll be a better, faster rider for it :hi5:
     
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    yeah, I had been releasing it too quick. Then I started getting really frustrated and was like, "ok, fuck this. I'm just going to sit in the friction zone and see what happens" and after trial and error of releasing it, i found the right point.

    I'm planning on driving around my neighborhood for an hour or so every night after work just practicing stuff before going out on any bigger roads (50mph street near my place)

    I'll post pics eventually :o
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Don't crash. And yes, the trick is to slowly release the clutch, and apply throttle once it starts grabbing and the engine starts bogging. Or in the case of some larger bikes, you don't even need to give throttle, it'll bog, but won't stall. haha.
     
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    Pogi Official Pointy Boot Guey Ver 1.0

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    Congrats! You are doing the right thing!

    My wife and I did the same and bought two small Honda Rebel 250s.

    My hardest part that I need to learn is my "at speed" turns..such as when you come to a green light and have to turn right.

    I sometimes go way too wide.
     
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    Snafu more than meets the eye

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    Turn the bars more and lean the bike more as well.
     
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    I got it up to 60 last night on a local road with a 50mph posted speed (traffic speed was ~60).

    It was pretty awesome, i have to say. For those with a windshield, how much does that affect the wind hitting your chest at higher speeds? Right now my bike doesn't have one and when i hit about 50 i felt some pretty strong resistance.
     
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    Snafu more than meets the eye

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    My stock shield deflects the wind so that just the upper part of my shoulders and head are in the air flow. When I have the double bubble on, just my head is in the air stream. This is on a 03 VFR.
     

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