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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-21-2012, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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I just got a 1500 Classic two weeks ago. I been told its a big unforgiving beast, but at 6'4" and 280 I fit on her. The only ride I did prior was 35 years ago on a dirt bike for a week. I have been just riding up the drive (about 15 feet) Going to take the MSC in a couple of weeks. I already did a death grip, and my other hand cramps from the grip on the clutch side (haha). Hope to enjoy many years riding and enjoy reading all the great advice here.

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Hello & Welcome. Ride Safe. Glad to hear you are taking a MSF course.



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Welcome to the form and enjoy your bike. What part of Florida are you in. I live in Hudson and there is alot of good riding around here.
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Welcome to the form and enjoy your bike. What part of Florida are you in. I live in Hudson and there is alot of good riding around here.


Hi Floridaboy, I live on the space coast about 90 miles south of Daytona.
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For a new rider the 1500 can be intimidating. After the riding course, and with a little practice on your bike, you will find it to be a big pussy cat. She's stable, well mannered and the power is controllable.

After the course, ride your bike through the same drills and it will quickly become comfortable for you.

Have fun - ride safe.
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For a new rider the 1500 can be intimidating. After the riding course, and with a little practice on your bike, you will find it to be a big pussy cat. She's stable, well mannered and the power is controllable.

After the course, ride your bike through the same drills and it will quickly become comfortable for you.

Have fun - ride safe.

Thanks for the advice mh. I take the course in a couple weeks.
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Welcome! Im new to the forum also and have found alot of good info, I think you will like it. I had a 2002 1500 classic that road itself, very smooth and easy to handle.
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Welcome from the West Coast.... You'll enjoy riding, and once you complete your MSF and put some miles under the saddle, that death grip will loosen up. Enjoy the freedom...

"Freedom is Loving what you do, and the ability to Pursue It!"

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Welcome, I am new as well, I just had elbow surgery and bought a V2K that i can't ride but i can take good care of her until I am all better-lol
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