HPRE

Menu

Members Rides

my nuts match my lock


in
Members Rides

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
August 20, 2014, 08:29:59 PM

Login with username, password and session length

 

Author Topic: F-N-G  (Read 399 times)

Arctictanker

  • Scooter
  • **
  • Posts: 72
  • Karma: 0
F-N-G
« on: April 12, 2014, 08:16:14 AM »
I am a Freakin New Guy.  First bike ever and new rider.  I have made a couple posts so far.  Got my bike the beginning of the month just after completing an MSF course and earning my license.  I am very impressed by the information and assistance offered on this forum.  I only hope I will be able to provide some worthy contributions.  I have a new 2014 C5 Military in green with a custom seat from the shop.  As a former tanker in the Army I can turn a wrench and love to tinker.  By all I have read this is an excellent bike to tinker on.  So here is to years of enjoyment! ;D
Northern Virginia
2014 C5 Military

mattsz

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 2367
  • Karma: 0
  • moto-gurdyist
Re: F-N-G
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2014, 09:09:42 AM »
Tanker - Welcome!  Our stories are exactly the same - except I've never worked on, or driven, or ridden in a tank.  :(   I work on a ferry, i.e. I'm a glorified bus driver/janitor...

Mr.Mazza

  • Grease Monkey
  • ****
  • Posts: 412
  • Karma: 0
  • Upside down thumping
Re: F-N-G
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2014, 11:26:23 AM »
Same boat different deck mate!
I got my 06 Iron barrell today and it's my first bike, I find thdm very forgiving and noticable bikes.
Safe rides and good thumping!
Lizzy - 07 500 Deluxe ES - Red and chrome

heloego

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 553
  • Karma: 0
  • 2012 Royal Maroon C5 Special
Re: F-N-G
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2014, 01:04:00 PM »
Welcome to the boards and the wonderful world of RE, all brought to you in living color.

Man, the looks, pics, comments, etc. yer gonna get about and of your ride... ;D
Rather than have a homeless person for the holidays, I decided to stick with ham.

HRAB

  • I should really edit this
  • Grease Monkey
  • ****
  • Posts: 382
  • Karma: 1
  • Been there, doin' more...God willing
Re: F-N-G
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2014, 11:46:27 PM »
I am a Freakin New Guy.  First bike ever and new rider. [snip]

Don't worry about "contributing". Just share your riding stories and let us all flash back to the start of all this enjoyment. The wrenching stories will come.

You've done everything right. Starting with a reasonable bike, and took the MSF. I still remember my first ride. I bought a 1966 Suzuki 200cc two stroke new. The dealer wheeled it out into the alley and showed me the controls. He had me ride it to the end of the block and back then sent me on my way. To this day riding it home through city traffic was the scariest ride of my life.
Welcome aboard.
Jim
BMWMOA www.bmwmoa.com
Iron Butt Association www.ironbutt.com/about/default.cfm
(Formerly) CRA# 118N www.cra-mn.com (I got smarter in old age)

scoTTy

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 2459
  • Karma: 0
Re: F-N-G
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2014, 02:35:52 AM »
very cOOl WelCome

Mr.Mazza

  • Grease Monkey
  • ****
  • Posts: 412
  • Karma: 0
  • Upside down thumping
Re: F-N-G
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2014, 09:06:59 AM »
Welcome to the boards and the wonderful world of RE, all brought to you in living color.

Man, the looks, pics, comments, etc. yer gonna get about and of your ride... ;D

I've found that already! Stopped for a break and within 5 mins someone was taking pictures...and I hadn't even polished the chrome!
Lizzy - 07 500 Deluxe ES - Red and chrome

High On Octane

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 3681
  • Karma: 0
  • Go Fast & Look Good Doing It
Re: F-N-G
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2014, 11:57:19 AM »
Congrats on the bike purchase and Welcome to The Forum!     :D
Bulldog Kustoms - Denver, CO
Specializing In Kustom Paint

The Blackhawk
1958 Enfield/Indian 711cc Twin

Building the 1st EVER Supercharged RE Twin
FULL RACE motor with ACE Performance

GreenMachine

  • Grand Gearhead
  • *****
  • Posts: 3007
  • Karma: 0
Re: F-N-G
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2014, 01:50:16 PM »
Good luck with the new bike and you'll like it here..It's a good crew here and alot of good vibes...
Oh Magoo you done it again

Arctictanker

  • Scooter
  • **
  • Posts: 72
  • Karma: 0
Re: F-N-G
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2014, 10:57:01 PM »
Thanks to all for the welcome.  I have already gotten some looks, comments and questions on my bike.  All good comments at that.  I cannot wait to finish my break-in so I can travel and see more.  I think having the break-in is good for me as a new rider, it allows me to learn the bike at lower speeds and improve my skills along the way.
Northern Virginia
2014 C5 Military

OkieEnfield

  • Neophyte
  • *
  • Posts: 3
  • Karma: 0
Re: F-N-G
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2014, 09:57:31 PM »
Want pics of tanks, tanker! :o

Arctictanker

  • Scooter
  • **
  • Posts: 72
  • Karma: 0
Re: F-N-G
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2014, 10:48:47 PM »
I will see what I can drum up 8)
Northern Virginia
2014 C5 Military