New here, not to riding

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New here, not to riding

Unread post by firecrackerktm » Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:48 pm

Hello all. I just joined the site but have been riding for a little while. I started as a dirt biker in 1999, and have had a street bike since 2009.

Just this summer I added a sport bike (06 CBR600F4i) to the collection (First street bike was a Suzuki Marauder VZ800, a metric V-twin). It's amazing and what I've always wanted and I love it. I've ridden (street) more in the last two months than the last two years. My boyfriend does track days whenever they come up at our local track and wants me to try it, so as soon as I save up for full leathers I would definitely love to try that.

My two dirt bikes are both KTMs, a 200 E/XC and a 125 SX. I'm probably a 90% woods / 10% MX rider. I do enjoy it but really need to work on my skills & conditioning to get more out of it.

So those are my rides. I have a 4x4 pickup and a classic Mustang as well, so my garage is full and my checkbook is empty. Keeping everybody in oil, tires, etc plus random repairs is damn near a full time job!

I'm a drafter/tech writer/graphic designer by trade, 37, divorced ... not sure what else is pertinent around here ... would be nice to chat with some more riders :)

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Re: New here, not to riding

Unread post by pchast » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:40 pm

Welcome.
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Re: New here, not to riding

Unread post by Hanson » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:37 am

Welcome to the Total Motorcycle Forum! Most welcome Charlotte.

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Re: New here, not to riding

Unread post by firecrackerktm » Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:53 pm

Thanks y'all.

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Re: New here, not to riding

Unread post by Johnj » Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:38 am

Hello Charlotte and welcome to the forums. about the only thing you need to do is post some pictures of your bikes. We like pictures of bikes.
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Re: New here, not to riding

Unread post by firecrackerktm » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:47 am

Nothing too exciting! Nearly stock, except for the LED lights/under fender kit that the PO put on.
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Re: New here, not to riding

Unread post by Loonette » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:41 am

Welcome aboard!

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Re: New here, not to riding

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:02 am

Your forum name is pretty cool. Is there a story behind it?

(Just to be fair, my first bike was grey and had one cylinder. Pretty boring).
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Re: New here, not to riding

Unread post by firecrackerktm » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:08 am

Loonette wrote:
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:41 am
Welcome aboard!

Cheers,
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Thank you! I hope things pick up in here as the weather gets warmer.

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Re: New here, not to riding

Unread post by firecrackerktm » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:09 am

Grey Thumper wrote:
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:02 am
Your forum name is pretty cool. Is there a story behind it?

(Just to be fair, my first bike was grey and had one cylinder. Pretty boring).
Oh, it's kind of funny, I guess. Years ago - I think I was 19 or 20 - some ex boyfriend said "You really think you're a firecracker, doncha?" So I thought, Yeah, I guess I am. And I have 2 KTMs so there you have it.

My first bikes had one cylinder too :)

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