|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|10-02-2013 06:21 PM|
|grapple||welcome from another newbie to the forum.Although I've been riding for over 30 years I love getting different bikes and meeting like minded folks.Get your MSF done and get some quality seat time in and always wear your gear.|
|09-27-2013 10:58 PM|
Welcome to the forum and to riding in general. To be honest, this site isn't very active, but we are working to change that a bit. Feel free to post a pic of your bike when you get it.
If the bike runs but "needs some work" (or even just cranks but won't start) you may want to consider the following before pulling the carb...
This procedure has kept me from pulling carbs (actually, I hate working on carbs so I generally pay people to do that if necessary) many times when I forget to add stabilizer before I put the bikes away for the winter. Other fuel stabilizers will probably work, but I use Sea Foam, so that's what I am suggesting.
I'm glad to see that you are planning on taking the MSF Basic Rider Course. The course has a lot of good information.
Last week I was riding around Panama City Beach with my wife on a rented Goldwing. Lots of good scenery up there without all of the traffic mess from your part of the state.
Rented Goldwing on Florida Coast by G26 MotoBlog, on Flickr
Again welcome, good luck, and enjoy your new bike.
|09-27-2013 05:23 AM|
|09-27-2013 03:49 AM|
|The Red Scourge||
A Friendly "Hello" from South Florida
Hey guys (and gals), my name is James. I'm new to riding and am very excited to get going. I found this forum through KawiForums. I like the community there but there isn't as much 250 talk as I would like. A friend of mine is about to sell me his '08 Ninja prolly by next weekend. Tomorrow I'm going to help him clean out the tank and carbs. It hasn't been ridden in a year and I figure it wouldn't hurt to take down the carbs with someone else before doing it by myself. I've got the FSM already and plan to do my own maintanance on it. I will eventually be using it to commute but until I get really comfortable on it I'll just be tooling around on side streets for now. I also need to get signed up for the MSF course and get the DMV certification. Well that's probably enough out of me. I'm excited to join y'all's community here!