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Im Dean and im a former Marine. i just finished 4 years as an infantryman serving 2 combat tours in Iraq. I am very new to motorcycles and I just picked up a 94 cbr600 f2 and already have plans! I know my motors when theres 8 cylinders and shaped in a V. I'm not into drama so leave it at the door. anything else just ask!
 

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Hi all,
Im Dean and im a former Marine. i just finished 4 years as an infantryman serving 2 combat tours in Iraq. I am very new to motorcycles and I just picked up a 94 cbr600 f2 and already have plans! I know my motors when theres 8 cylinders and shaped in a V. I'm not into drama so leave it at the door. anything else just ask!
welcome you did right by getting a honda :thumb:
 

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G'day & :welcome:
 

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:welcome:

Welcome and I will give you a standard sheep rant:
ALWAYS wear gear, it will save your life. A full face helmet, jacket and gloves should be a MINIMUM, riding pants and good boots are even better. Your state allows for adults to be stupid, that doesn't mean you should. If the bike is running have your helmet on, no distance is to short. I ride to tech at the track with a helmet, which is a short distance in first gear. It might look cool having no helmet in pictures but road rash sucks x10000 and going down with a half helmet leaves you with no face.

MSF has fantastic classes take one. They are cheap and will decrease the chance of oops moments a long way.

I am less familiar with what is available up north but track schools can make you safer on the street also (though be warned a day on the track is like a free hit of crack to many :O )

Welcome, have fun and be safe.
 

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:welcome: Take your time, learn as you go, you wont but try and stay within your limits, but most of all and i have used this all my life......treat everyone as a asshole, who is out to kill you, ride defensivly and most of all stay lucky!!!
 

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:welcome: Striaght Edge
ALWAYS wear gear, it will save your life. A full face helmet, jacket and gloves should be a MINIMUM, riding pants and good boots are even better. Your state allows for adults to be stupid, that doesn't mean you should. If the bike is running have your helmet on, no distance is to short. I ride to tech at the track with a helmet, which is a short distance in first gear. It might look cool having no helmet in pictures but road rash sucks x10000 and going down with a half helmet leaves you with no face.

MSF has fantastic classes take one. They are cheap and will decrease the chance of oops moments a long way.

I am less familiar with what is available up north but track schools can make you safer on the street also (though be warned a day on the track is like a free hit of crack to many :O )

Welcome, have fun and be safe.
:welcome: Take your time, learn as you go, you wont but try and stay within your limits, but most of all and i have used this all my life......treat everyone as a asshole, who is out to kill you, ride defensivly and most of all stay lucky!!!
:plus1::plus1: There is some good advice for you here..
 

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Welcome and thanks so much for your service to this great country of ours.:patriot:
I second what Sheep said! Definitely take an MSF course. Too many of our servicemen are returning, looking for an adrenline fix, and killing themselves on a sportbike. Please don't become a statistic! Use your head, take a class, take it slow, and all-the-gear-all-the-time (ATGATT).:thumb:
 

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thaks for all the welcomes...i do ride with a new scorpion exo-1000 and a heavy leather jacket. my gloves are mainly to keep me warm for right now. ( i dont know what to look for in gloves yet) I do intend to take a saftey course soon but the next one is in the spring here near Dayton. Until then i just have my temps and i do abide by the rules....well most of them! i can't upload any pictures roght now because they are too big...
 

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:welcome: If ya cant do it slow, DO NOT try to do it fast. Take your time and enjoy ridding.
 

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thaks for all the welcomes...i do ride with a new scorpion exo-1000 and a heavy leather jacket. my gloves are mainly to keep me warm for right now. ( i dont know what to look for in gloves yet) I do intend to take a saftey course soon but the next one is in the spring here near Dayton. Until then i just have my temps and i do abide by the rules....well most of them! i can't upload any pictures roght now because they are too big...
welcome and glad you came back safe!!

I would get good quaility leather riding gloves...like Alpinestars or similar. If you fall you usually hit hands first and asphalt will win everytime. Start the good riding habits now!!
 
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