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Old 01-16-2007, 07:41 PM   #1
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POST BIKE PURCHASE

Can you guys clue me in on what all needs to be done after I buy my bike? I mean I know I gotta call and get insurance put on it but is that all? Im assumin the bike will already have a vin # as well and all I gotta do is wait for my license plates right? Anything else I need to know about a post bike purchase?
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Old 01-16-2007, 07:46 PM   #2
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you need to buy a Vin # plate (one for the frame and the other for the engine) and order a license plate. then head to austin and get the blue inspection sticker from the capitol building.
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Old 01-16-2007, 07:46 PM   #3
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i say call insurance same time you buy so when you ride off the lot you are covered if anything. if all paperwork is done correctly by dealership just ride and burn off any slippery stuff on the new tires before you smash yourself.
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Old 01-16-2007, 07:50 PM   #4
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if you buy it from a dealer, they will handle all the paper work and even get you a insurance agent. all you need is insurnace to drive off, they handle everything else.
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Old 01-16-2007, 07:52 PM   #5
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you need to buy a Vin # plate (one for the frame and the other for the engine) and order a license plate. then head to austin and get the blue inspection sticker from the capitol building.

I had to wait 5 1/2 hours just to get in and talk to the lady about my B.I. sticker at the capitol. Then I have found out that I still had to pass my water vapor emissions test. Once I get that done I have to ride back to Austin to get the sticker.

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Old 01-16-2007, 07:55 PM   #6
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if you buy it from a dealer, they will handle all the paper work and even get you a insurance agent. all you need is insurnace to drive off, they handle everything else.

Yea Im probably gonna buy it from Highlands Kawasaki. I just didnt expect there to be so much to do after the purchase.
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Old 01-16-2007, 08:00 PM   #7
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LOL, time to put your thinking cap on. Do you honestly think that everyone in Texas that has bought a motorcycle has to go to Austin?
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ryan they are messing with you just pay the money, get insurance and drive off. dont worry about anything else but keeping both wheels on the ground
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I had to wait 5 1/2 hours just to get in and talk to the lady about my B.I. sticker at the capitol. Then I have found out that I still had to pass my water vapor emissions test. Once I get that done I have to ride back to Austin to get the sticker.

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****ing ! i feel you bro. do you know how hard it is to make a race bike pass water vapor emi-test.....:BangHead: :BangHead: :BangHead: CHRIST! i couldnt get my sticker on my first two trips to austin, i finally had to re-route the coolant overflow through the vapor box!!! :confused1 luckily the idiot didnt know about race tuning, cause when he saw it i gave him some bs about track regulations and how much more strict they are on vapor emissions because it could slick the track, LOL! and he was like ummm :dontknow: ok i guess. **** i never want to have to go through that again...
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get insurance before you buy it so you have it when you pick up the bike.
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:49 PM   #11
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you need to buy a Vin # plate (one for the frame and the other for the engine) and order a license plate. then head to austin and get the blue inspection sticker from the capitol building.

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1. Dont forget to scrub in your tires with 80 grit sandpaper. This will get all the factory off that makes you crash.

2. Change your oil every 100 miles for the first 1500 for proper engine break in. This will flush all the metal shavings out of the engine.

3. Adjust valves and change plugs at 600 miles. Your engine will run so much smoother after this.

4. Go watch FASTER and the DTK movie. Watching movies of fast guys will eventually make you faster.

5. Make a ride to PP1 and ASI on any wednesday nite, you'll earn your squid tentacles when you do this.

6. Purchase tire warmers and racing slicks for when you start trackdays.

Ok after you do all these things you'll be set. Any other suggestions? I'm sure others will chime in.

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1. Dont forget to scrub in your tires with 80 grit sandpaper. This will get all the factory off that makes you crash.
not true. the tires need to be heated up with normal use to remove the coating. sanding them wont help.


unless you were kidding like i was
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When you go to Austin make sure you pick up your second inspection for your flux capacitor. Believe me you don't want to have a cop pull you over for not having your capacitor tuned. I'm sure some of the mechanics on the board can give you advice on how to get it right. But I believe the correct setting is 1-9-8-5
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and you have to buy power bands also for second and third gear it will make it faster. get the red ones they are the best.
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When you go to Austin make sure you pick up your second inspection for your flux capacitor. Believe me you don't want to have a cop pull you over for not having your capacitor tuned. I'm sure some of the mechanics on the board can give you advice on how to get it right. But I believe the correct setting is 1-9-8-5
Actually thats for carbed bikes.... fuel injected is 1-7-5-9
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not true. the tires need to be heated up with normal use to remove the coating. sanding them wont help.


unless you were kidding like i was

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