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I have been stalking this group for a month or two. I guess its time for my introduction. I just signed up for the HD new riders classes. I have never owned a motorcycle before. If i pass and like it i'm planning on getting the white 2018 Street rod. I have been looking into getting a bike for a few months now. Looked at sport bikes, then contemplated getting a dual sport, but recently found the Street Rod and knew that it was the one for me.
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There will be a lot of good information in the new rider class. Pay special attention to the low speed, close quarters maneuvering. Most of the guys I talk to say that's the part of riding that gives them the most trouble. Going straight down the highway takes care of itself.


I would encourage you to get on a bike as soon as you can after taking the course. I took it in late 2014 with no experience and was doing quite well by the end of the course. Then I didn't get on a bike again until February of 2017. It made for some real tense first couple of rides as I had forgotten way more than I remembered from the course.
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Thank you, yeah i am hoping to buy it a few weeks after i take the class.
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Since you signed up for the HD new riders class, it will be taught on xg500's. That's going to be about as close as you can get to experiencing a Street Rod, the bike you want, before actually buying the Street Rod. That is unless your dealer let's you take a somewhat lengthy test ride or a buddy has one you can borrow one from. That will be handy. My MSF class used V-Star 250's, which are nice little bikes but a different riding position than the xg750.

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Since you signed up for the HD new riders class, it will be taught on xg500's. That's going to be about as close as you can get to experiencing a Street Rod, the bike you want, before actually buying the Street Rod. That is unless your dealer let's you take a somewhat lengthy test ride or a buddy has one you can borrow one from. That will be handy. My MSF class used V-Star 250's, which are nice little bikes but a different riding position than the xg750.
yeah i cant wait. I have watched a few yutube videos on the hd classes.
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