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Old 04-26-2010, 02:05 PM   #21
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Old 04-26-2010, 02:10 PM   #22
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I'm only Italian by heritage - American by birth. Everybody is welcome here.

Glad to have you - what kind of work are you doing here? What area of Houston? There are meets all over the city and rides nearly every weekend. With all the track organizations around you'll never have a dull time.
I work for a O&G service company in the Galleria area, I've been to Houston like 10 times in the past 2 years so it won't be 100% new to me...

and...yes...I do know...it's freakin' HOT!
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I work for a O&G service company in the Galleria area, I've been to Houston like 10 times in the past 2 years so it won't be 100% new to me...

and...yes...I do know...it's freakin' HOT!
what company? I also work for a O&G SVC company...
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what company? I also work for a O&G SVC company...
It's called Tenaris, former Maverick tubes
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Welcome, sorry you have to leave Italy to live in Houston, but hey at least its not permanent!
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It's called Tenaris, former Maverick tubes
bigcomfy also works for Tenaris.... it used to be Hydril, till Tenaris bought Hydril out.

I do work for Tenaris at times.
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Long time passed, I finally moved to houston and only now seriously looking for a new bike.

I've been tempted by the 600RR or even the 675 triumph but...I like big stuff!

Looking now for a Rc51 or a Yamaha R1 2009. Any opinion?
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WElcome to Mh.. i think there is a Rc51 for sale in the classified here on MH.
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Welcome, but have you taken MSF?
Uhm not quite sure what do you mean.

I saw the RC51 on MH, tempted.
But I really, REALLY like the new R1...
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Uhm not quite sure what do you mean.

I saw the RC51 on MH, tempted.
But I really, REALLY like the new R1...
Are you familiar with CL.. id make your best friend thats where i found most of my bikes (besides the one i have now) and never had a problem (knock on wood)
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Are you familiar with CL.. id make your best friend thats where i found most of my bikes (besides the one i have now) and never had a problem (knock on wood)
Obrigadinho Bounce. I am actually learning how to use searchtempest.com but I see on cycletrader many many many R1 2009 NEW for like 9500, which is not too bad.

BTW the S1000RR like yours is also in scope
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Uhm not quite sure what do you mean.
Its a joke. This forum (and I agree) strongly encourages new riders to take MSF...

BTW, do you have a Texan driving license with motorcycle endorsement? That will help a lot getting a lower insurance quote...
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welcome. I have some friends that live in Ravena.

Does your company compete with others like McJunkin, Wilson Supply, Transocean???
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Its a joke. This forum (and I agree) strongly encourages new riders to take MSF...

BTW, do you have a Texan driving license with motorcycle endorsement? That will help a lot getting a lower insurance quote...
ahaha, sorry, I am not too familiar with acronyms!
Well I believe I don't need an MSF unless riding a big is different in US vs. Europe!

I actually do not have a driving license for bikes, only for cars. I read what to do to get a M-license and I am confused.
http://www.dmv.org/tx-texas/motorcycle-license.php

Does it work just like with the car's permit beside it's done on 2 wheels?

About your joke on MSF, i read this about requirements:

Provide proof of completing a motorcycle safety course approved by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Completion of this course will exempt you from the driving test if 18 or older.


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welcome. I have some friends that live in Ravena.

Does your company compete with others like McJunkin, Wilson Supply, Transocean???
Beautiful Ravenna!

Nope, we compete with US Steel, Va&M star, Timken, Artrom, etc...
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Oh alright then

I hope you enjoy Houston, though you've been plenty of times I still can't imagine anyone from Italy having a great time here :(

All the best with work and stay safe on these crazy streets!!!
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ahaha, sorry, I am not too familiar with acronyms!
Well I believe I don't need an MSF unless riding a big is different in US vs. Europe!

I actually do not have a driving license for bikes, only for cars. I read what to do to get a M-license and I am confused.
http://www.dmv.org/tx-texas/motorcycle-license.php

Does it work just like with the car's permit beside it's done on 2 wheels?

About your joke on MSF, i read this about requirements:

Provide proof of completing a motorcycle safety course approved by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Completion of this course will exempt you from the driving test if 18 or older.


You either show up at a local DMV office and take a riding and written exam or pay a riding instructor school (about $200) to get the MSF basic class. This two day course will get you a waiver from the riding exam at the DMV. You still have to show up at the DMV to take the writing exam.

MSF class instructors provide the bikes, so you don't need to buy a bike before you take the class. (Maybe impossible without a license that would be necessary for insurance that would be necessary for the title transfer...)

You can take the MSF class (see website sponsors...) and spend a weekend in basic motorcycle riding training. By the end of the weekend you will be tested and if you pass you will get the waiver. Then drive to the DMV, pass the writing test and in 2 weeks you'll get your motorcycle license without having to own/borrow a bike from somebody else...

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