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  1. Thanks, Sorg67 :) I think I need a friend to take...

    Thanks, Sorg67 :) I think I need a friend to take another picture... I keep looking at my face in that photo and laughing. Ah, the joys of co-workers.

    AlwaysLeaning, those are good points. I...
  2. MillingAbout, I'm sure it will have those dings...

    MillingAbout, I'm sure it will have those dings and scratches soon enough! I think I am getting used to the friction zone as-is. Most days I spend about 20 minutes of my lunch break practicing starts...
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    Hah! Don't worry, I already have been talking to...

    Hah! Don't worry, I already have been talking to "you Men" in the rest of the forums! Y'all helped me out with which first bike to get. I'm super happy with my decision. Now if only it would stop...
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    Thanks so much to both of you! Glad to have...

    Thanks so much to both of you! Glad to have access to the community. Atomicalex, thank you for helping me out, and Missy B, hoping your pup makes a full recovery and that things will get easier soon.
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    Requesting Access to Women's Forum

    Hey all,

    I am new to riding (just took the BRC, got my motorcycle endorsement, and purchased my first (used) bike), and I've really enjoyed the site so far. You all have been very helpful! I was...
  6. Thanks so much, DUISparky and Sorg67! :biker:...

    Thanks so much, DUISparky and Sorg67! :biker: :woohoo3:
  7. Just wanted to update y'all: I bought the V-Star...

    Just wanted to update y'all: I bought the V-Star 650. Rode around the block a couple times, but there have been showers off and on today & I didn't want to push my limits. I love it!! It's so...
  8. Thanks for the info on oil changes-- I'll try to...

    Thanks for the info on oil changes-- I'll try to do it myself & will consider the device if I'm having trouble.
  9. Gotcha. Since I think I'm going to pull the...

    Gotcha. Since I think I'm going to pull the trigger and buy the V-Star, this is good information to have. I'll look for that aftermarket device, hopefully it is not $$$.

    The V-Star I've been...
  10. Definitely! I'm curious now, too. If you end up...

    Definitely! I'm curious now, too. If you end up having a chance to do that, let me know what your new impressions are. I know the 750 is totally different from the VLX, but I'm still interested.
  11. Norty, thank you! I'm really enjoying getting to...

    Norty, thank you! I'm really enjoying getting to know this group. How awesome is it that you lovely people would spend time answering the questions of some chick you never met!

    Yep, checking your...
  12. Trials, thank you, this is good stuff. The...

    Trials, thank you, this is good stuff. The suggestions about hydraulic clutches and gear drives is good to know for future purchases (when I make more $$... or when I win the lotto ;) ) The separate...
  13. MillingAbout, thanks for your input! Always very...

    MillingAbout, thanks for your input! Always very helpful to hear from someone who logged a lot of miles on a V Star 650.

    Ah, yes, the friction zone... I noticed that it seemed farther out than...
  14. This is true, I noticed that the chassis of the...

    This is true, I noticed that the chassis of the VLX felt narrower than the V Star. I imagine that makes cornering easier to master on the VLX.
  15. This is good to hear. Since I can't buy an EFI...

    This is good to hear. Since I can't buy an EFI bike anyway, I may as well think it's the better choice ;)

    It's bizarre to me how a heavier bike can feel more balanced/intuitive. I'm sure we all...
  16. Sorg67, I'd love to move up to a Harley one day,...

    Sorg67, I'd love to move up to a Harley one day, once I have more experience riding. I spent and continue to spend a lot of time on the back of a Harley Softail Deuce, which is a beautiful bike, but...
  17. Thanks so much, Sorg67! Shadow Shack, I...

    Thanks so much, Sorg67!

    Shadow Shack, I welcome any advice you might have.
  18. Hey Trials! You are a gold mine of information......

    Hey Trials! You are a gold mine of information... thank you thank you for taking the time to explain all that to me. About the vibration, this is helpful. Both the V Star and the VLX are V-twin...
  19. Yamaha V Star 650 or Honda Shadow VLX 600?

    Hi all -- so glad to find this forum. I passed the BRC two weeks ago and just got my motorcycle endorsement, and now I'm in the market for my first (used) bike. I've had some limited experience...
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