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Old 05-10-2016, 08:20 PM   #1
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Restart on riding

Hello!

About two years ago I started the process on learning how to ride, my previous riding experience consisting of being the backpack. Took the class, got my license, got all the gear so I can look like a power ranger, and bike! Then everything was put on pause until now.

I'm getting back into the swing of things watching many youtubes. Only trouble now is my husband is using my bike (the back tire on his needs to be replaced) and my bike is too low for me to be the backpack anymore.

ANYWAYS-while waiting on that I'm just youtubing the out of beginner riding and general maintenence stuff.

Oh, any recommendations where to go for a new tire?
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Old 05-11-2016, 09:01 AM   #2
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Welcome to MH,
To go right push on the right bar, to go left push the on left bar. This called counter steering and you learned how to do it when you learned how to ride a bicycle. Use your front brake mainly and use the rear brake lightly. Look where want to go, not where you are going. Always look far ahead and when in traffic behind a car, ride to one side of then lane or the other so you look around the car and see whats going on up ahead. Take your advice from riders who have been riding a long time, the older/wiser the better.
You will crash eventually so get geared up.
And remember this, there two kinds of motorcycle riders.
Those who have crashed and those that are going to.
There are old riders and there are bold riders but there are no old and bold riders.

BTW, what a lurker you are... Joined in in Dec. 2014 and this is you first post?
I don't know what side of town you are but look into the sponsor section and find Motorcycles Unlimited "motorcycles unlimited" because they offer discounts to MH members.
Have you taken you motorcycle safety classes yet? MH has a sponsor for that too

And when it comes to tires, think about the heat cycles and not how much rubber the tires has left... Don't be cheap, replace the set not just one tire at the time.
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Old 05-11-2016, 09:32 AM   #3
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Call Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited...he will give you a good price on tires...

My wife rides also...when you get comfortable come out to Brenham and ride with us...we dont get many lady riders from here...
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Welcome to MH,
To go right push on the right bar, to go left push the on left bar. This called counter steering and you learned how to do it when you learned how to ride a bicycle. Use your front brake mainly and use the rear brake lightly. Look where want to go, not where you are going. Always look far ahead and when in traffic behind a car, ride to one side of then lane or the other so you look around the car and see whats going on up ahead. Take your advice from riders who have been riding a long time, the older/wiser the better.
You will crash eventually so get geared up.
And remember this, there two kinds of motorcycle riders.
Those who have crashed and those that are going to.
There are old riders and there are bold riders but there are no old and bold riders.

BTW, what a lurker you are... Joined in in Dec. 2014 and this is you first post?
I don't know what side of town you are but look into the sponsor section and find Motorcycles Unlimited "motorcycles unlimited" because they offer discounts to MH members.
Have you taken you motorcycle safety classes yet? MH has a sponsor for that too

And when it comes to tires, think about the heat cycles and not how much rubber the tires has left... Don't be cheap, replace the set not just one tire at the time.
Super lurker! I wasn't kidding when I said I started getting into all this nearly two years ago .

I like my skin too much, already have a fullface helmet, jacket, gloves, pants and boots.

I live in the katy/richmond area but commute daily to the med center, so anything within an hour drive is normal for me.

I looked up MH, I wonder if AAA will tow it that far...The back tire on his bike is showing the cord down the middle so he can't ride it in for service, that's why he's been riding mine

I took the motorcycle safety classes about a year and a half ago and have my Class M license. I just haven't ridden in nearly a year so a tad nervous.
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Old 05-11-2016, 08:35 PM   #6
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Have your hubby pull the tire/wheel off and get it done. Cheaper that way anyway
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Call Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited...he will give you a good price on tires...

My wife rides also...when you get comfortable come out to Brenham and ride with us...we dont get many lady riders from here...
Thank you! I am most definitely going to call them up once I figure out everything else we need besides a new tire.

That sounds fun! What do you and your wife ride? My husband has a 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 636 and I have a 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 300 (which I affectionately call the "Baby Ninja" because it's lowered to fit my 4'11 height)
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Have your hubby pull the tire/wheel off and get it done. Cheaper that way anyway
No stand to prop it up with but I'm currently browsing revzilla to remedy that!
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If you don't want to buy a stand and spools, just ride it in... I have ridden on cord before. It's not going to spontaneously explode. Easy on the throttle and it'll be just fine.
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Thank you! I am most definitely going to call them up once I figure out everything else we need besides a new tire.

That sounds fun! What do you and your wife ride? My husband has a 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 636 and I have a 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 300 (which I affectionately call the "Baby Ninja" because it's lowered to fit my 4'11 height)
My wife rides a 2011 ZX6R and i spilit riding a 2008 ZX14 and an 09 Yamaha FZ1...
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Either way, two bikes,,, need to invest in spools and stand, if anything for chain maint. Etc imo
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Super lurker! I wasn't kidding when I said I started getting into all this nearly two years ago .

I like my skin too much, already have a fullface helmet, jacket, gloves, pants and boots.

I live in the katy/richmond area but commute daily to the med center, so anything within an hour drive is normal for me.

I looked up MH, I wonder if AAA will tow it that far...The back tire on his bike is showing the cord down the middle so he can't ride it in for service, that's why he's been riding mine

I took the motorcycle safety classes about a year and a half ago and have my Class M license. I just haven't ridden in nearly a year so a tad nervous.
If you are in Katy, you can also take it to Wild West Honda and get it done. But keep in mind what I said before
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If you don't want to buy a stand and spools, just ride it in... I have ridden on cord before. It's not going to spontaneously explode. Easy on the throttle and it'll be just fine.
, really? It just looked like a lot was showing. Here's a pic, my bad I didn't wipe it down first.
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Either way, two bikes,,, need to invest in spools and stand, if anything for chain maint. Etc imo
I absolutely agree. I've been looking into the T-Rex ones.
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Either way, two bikes,,, need to invest in spools and stand, if anything for chain maint. Etc imo
I personally agree with you but some people refuse to do their own maintenance.
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I absolutely agree. I've been looking into the T-Rex ones.
T-rex are garbage. Go with the Moto-D stands or at least the speedmetal ones from Cycle Gear. They are actually pretty good.
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Yeah it's not a crisis if you ride it straight to the shop.
Welcome to MH!

I agree with Repth. I've done a lot of squid back in the days, including hauling on the freeway from ASI on nothing but metal cords.

I've learned a lot of valuable lessons since.

You can ride it to the place that will change the tire. Avoid going too fast and if it gets wet outside while you are riding there, just be cautious coming around corners.

If you really feel paranoid, PM me what side of town you live on and maybe I can assist you guys on transporting the bike to the shop of yalls choice.
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