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Finally doing it!
« on: May 09, 2015, 06:20:30 PM »
Thirty years ago I borrowed a friends 1976 Honda CB360T to get to work while I tore apart the engine on my 1972 Pontiac LeMans. I didn't have a license, but I did have fun. Always said someday I'd get a bike of my own. Not sure why it took 30 years. I have a 2015 Honda CB500X ABS ordered at the local Honda dealer. Should arrive any day now. Last weekend I did a 3-day Basic Rider Course. I passed that without a problem. All the skills came naturally to me. I haven't owned a car in 13 years and get around all year round by bicycle. Maybe that helped with the balance skills. Tuesday I went to the DMV and got a new Drivers License with the Motorcycle Endorsement added. I'm all set. All I need is the bike to arrive!!!

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Re: Finally doing it!
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2015, 07:10:35 PM »
Welcome Doug, you've come to the right place. This motorcycle is becoming really popular and is a joy to ride.
Having only been back on the road for a short time myself, I'm finding this forum to be a very encouraging and informative place - stick around!   :400:
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Re: Finally doing it!
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2015, 08:27:00 PM »
Hi from one Doug to another, you've made a good choice. Enjoy it, and welcome here.
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Re: Finally doing it!
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2015, 08:36:24 PM »
Sounds great, an exciting moment 4sure.

Bicycle riding experience does help, in some generic way. Now a whole new set of experiences have started.
Ride and Stay Alive!

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Re: Finally doing it!
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2015, 10:59:40 PM »
Big WELCOME from Canada!

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Re: Finally doing it!
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2015, 06:55:06 PM »
Thanks for the comments everyone.
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I received excellent news today. The dealer called and said the bike is in and the Honda accessories I ordered are also in. He will schedule an appointment with the service department to get the accessories installed. Once that's done I can come in and pick up the bike.

I will turn 52 years old later this month. This will be my first motorcycle. I've been thinking about it for 30 years and seriously researching what bike to get for the past 3 years. I wanted a bike 650cc or smaller for a starter bike. Yet big enough for some travel. I wanted it to have the capability to carry saddlebags. I didn't want a cruiser style bike. The CB500X was one of the few bikes that checked all the boxes for what I was looking for. I'm soooo looking forward to getting it.

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Re: Finally doing it!
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2015, 07:10:47 PM »
Great news, after all these years, you'll find out what you missed.  Enjoy every minute from now on your X, it'll do you proud.
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Re: Finally doing it!
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2015, 07:24:51 PM »
Well done mate, welcome to the fold!
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Re: Finally doing it!
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2015, 07:40:52 PM »
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