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NightNurse
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New to riding!

#1 Unread post by NightNurse » Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:50 pm

Hello all. I just bought my first bike a few days ago! I got a Yamaha Virago 535.

I had lesson # 2 today. My boyfriend is teaching me on his Ninja 250. So far so good, and I am having a blast!!

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#2 Unread post by sharpmagna » Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:13 pm

Great looking bike. Welcome to the forums!
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#3 Unread post by dr_bar » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:01 pm

Welcome to the forums...

The Virago is a great bike and really user friendly. , I love your shorty pipes. I'll be selling my Virago this spring. :cry:
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#4 Unread post by Scoutmedic » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:24 pm

:welcome5: and :kewl:

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#5 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:43 pm

:welcome4:

Great choice for an entry level bike. Enjoy our community. You will find lots of info in the beginner biking area.
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#6 Unread post by NightNurse » Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:14 pm

Thanks! I think its a great beginner bike (looks nice too, and was cheap). I fit really well on it, I am 5'7. Im learning on a Ninja 250 , today was my 4th time going out on it. I am in loveeeeeeeee :)! I didnt get out of first gear, but that is okay. Tomorrow we will go to a larger lot, and I will learn gears. Turning seems tricky, but I did lots of figure 8's today and now feel better about it! Luckily I am great at driving a stick shift, and can ride a bicycle.

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#7 Unread post by jonnythan » Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:35 pm

Hey hey, I have an XV535 too. Great little bike.

If you don't have the service manual, you can pick up the Clymer cheap on eBay and I might be able to help you out with the Haynes manual.

BTW, saddlebags are a pain in the butt.
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#8 Unread post by Apollofrost » Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:50 pm

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#9 Unread post by tchaftantouri » Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:28 pm

Congrats!
Have fun out there. :)
Kick to start.

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