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edhall90

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Hello from Howell
« on: October 11, 2015, 08:44:11 PM »
Hi my name is Ed, went riding today with 8 other guys from extreme machines today. We went to Atlantic highlands. It was my first group ride and I had a ton of fun.
I researched everything I could about bikes for 2 years before I had the balls and the money to take the MSF course at Harley of ocean last October. I had an idea of what I wanted but even I didn't expect to be so addicted to riding. There really is nothing to compare it to.
I have a 09 ninja 650, it's my first bike, got it used from the motorcycle center in new Brunswick. Since January I've put on about 4000 miles on it, and some new tires. Hopefully going to get a GSXR 1000 next year but still thinking about it, as it doesn't have all the rider aides that the other liter bikes have. I want to get on some other demo rides next year, been to Suzuki in Tom's river this may, rode the 600 750 and 1000.
Hope to go riding again with some of you guys. Also, would love to learn as much as I can, from guys with experience.

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Re: Hello from Howell
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2015, 09:14:50 PM »
Welcome aboard.
I am in monroe so hopefully we can ride some time.
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Re: Hello from Howell
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2015, 09:48:25 PM »
A few of us are also from Howell, the CBR1000RR, GSXR-600, and my R1. Also Ron but who knows what bike he is taking out for the day??? Today was great and hope to see everyone on more safe but fun rides.

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Re: Hello from Howell
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2015, 11:43:20 PM »
Hey Ed!  Welcome to the board and good to meet you today. 
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Re: Hello from Howell
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2015, 10:01:00 AM »
Welcome Ed.
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Re: Hello from Howell
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2015, 05:17:41 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome, hopefully we can go on another ride before it gets too cold.

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Re: Hello from Howell
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2015, 05:46:36 PM »
Oh yeah, forgot to ask - What happened at the gas station yesterday?  I saw that puddle of petrol all around your bike and was glad I had parked all the way over by the highway...    :o
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Re: Hello from Howell
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2015, 07:43:23 PM »
Yeah guy says oh it won't start pump until you push the sleeve back. OK so start pumping, didn't shut off like it should have when it was full, guy said sorry. Um yeah if the bike went up in flames, he would've been pretty sorry. So yeah, that's what happens when you have a defective pump sleeve and overestimate how much gas you need.

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Re: Hello from Howell
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2015, 07:49:52 PM »
Ed glad to see you signed up. Someone told you that you don't need gas. Live and learn! 8)
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Re: Hello from Howell
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2015, 08:24:59 PM »
Welcome Ed

Had the same gas mishap - now I never take my eyes off the flow - never trusted the auto shutoff again - lol.

Hope to see you soon on a ride.

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Re: Hello from Howell
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2015, 09:12:30 PM »
Yeah I usually get gas at Wawa they don't have those sleeves. Better to smell like gas than push your bike after it runs out of gas. Although, I don't know if better safe than sorry applies here.
And it's alright nothing happened, made it home alright, no one was hurt, bike's fine, washed it today, and have a story to tell.

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« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2015, 09:18:07 PM »
Yeah man, those vapor recovery hoods are the bane of motorcyclists.  Pull that sucker all the way back to expose the business end and watch the fuel level in the tank.  If you use a little finesse on the trigger some pumps will produce a nice controlled flow.  Others are just full throttle or nothing.   Oh yeah, never ever trust the auto shutoffs in the pumps - but I guess you know that already...  ;)
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Re: Hello from Howell
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2015, 09:10:49 AM »
Welcome Ed. Np on a fuel spill or all the other things that happen over the years to all of us, including but not limited to: the first time you drop it while standing still, the first time you put the kickstand down in soft grass and walk away only to hear it tip over 10 seconds later, the first time you stall at a red light, the first time you run out of gas, the first time you forget to strap your helmet and feel it lifting as you accelerate onto the highway, and many seconds of some as well. Enjoy and congratulations!
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Re: Hello from Howell
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2015, 07:46:30 PM »
Seconds thirds and even forth. But body's perfect!  :o
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Re: Hello from Howell
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2015, 08:05:49 PM »
Hence the reason I got a used bike to begin with, because I knew things would happen.

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