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Hey there from new rider

#1 Unread post by southside » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:53 am

just saying hi. Last summer I acquired my dad's Yamaha Radian YX 600s; it hadn't been started in 16 yrs. I talked him into handing the bike over to me to monkey around with; in the meantime, I signed up for an MSF course for beginners. While waiting for the course, my friend and I started going through the bike - lo and behold, it's now running. Took MSF course last summer, passed and by the time fall arrived I was able to get approx 50-60 miles under my belt. It still has the original tires, I know...... and I just ordered some new ones. Hoping to get those put on tomorrow or the next day. I started it up this past wkend and getting it ready for spring. After tires, I'm gonna put on a new tach; the current one has seen better days. Again - just saying hi and getting my feet wet as a new rider. :D

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#2 Unread post by southside » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:50 pm

Dropped bike off tonight for tires. I asked they look at front brakes ( binding a little ) as well as new choke cable. Hope to have time on Sunday for a ride as its supposed to be nice out.

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#3 Unread post by pchast » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:09 pm

Welcome.
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#4 Unread post by Kal » Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:34 pm

Hi new rider
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#5 Unread post by dr_bar » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:59 pm

Welcome to TMW... We are all waiting for the pics of your baby...
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#6 Unread post by southside » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:48 am

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#7 Unread post by southside » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:55 am

sorry about the dbl pic post....

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#8 Unread post by southside » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:25 am

gave her 2 oil changes, new battery, new plugs, new in line fuel filter, new hand grips, new clutch lever and cable. new ( used ) set of carbs, bench synched carbs, cleaned fuel tank 3 times, lubed chain, new tires, complete re-do of brake master cylinder w/ line bleeding.

...needs new tach and a really, really good cleaning.

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#9 Unread post by Kal » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:18 am

Shiny!
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Re: Hey there from new rider

#10 Unread post by Hanson » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:09 am

Hi Dan,

Welcome to the Total Motorcycle forum, most welcome, and thanks for the picks.

Safe Travels,
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