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Hello everyone ...a newbie here from Pensacola, Fl. with the U.S. Navy and glad to see this site up and running . Ive been checking it out everyday since i first layed my eyes on a silver M109 . WOW!!! awesome looking bike. Let me say that i've never owned a bike before and this will definetely be my first one. I'm 37 years old and always wanted a sport bike growing up when i couldn't afford one then when i did could i thought they all look the same and felt cruisers were for older folks and harleys were just too expensive. Well now that i'm older and can afford it i have found a happy medium ,the M109R. Went to the dealer and they got it for $11,499. Will be picking mine up around june. I can't hardly wait .
Anyways ... Keep up the good work and look forward to learning lots from everyone here.

Be safe
Seabees "we build,we fight ,we party all night"
 

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Congrats Bro. ;D Make sure you take a riders safety course, it could keep you alive.
I second that. Absolutely.

Starting on a 109 is something to take very, very seriously. No Kiddin. Please be careful.
 
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Just take it easy. This bike has enough power and torque to get any rider in alot of trouble very quickly. Take the MSF at least.
 

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i'm definetly taking the safety course .. even if i didnt want to ..it's mandatory to go thru it to be able to ride on base so dont worry guys ... ill take it easy ...i promise ;D. Besides it would be a real shame to lay down such a beauty.


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It's great that you're about to take up such a fun and rewarding activity.

The M109R is surely an exquisite piece of machinery. And while I'm sure there's no way I can convince you not to buy one, I wish I could.

I hate to piss on your Wheaties, but this is just not a bike that belongs in the hands of a beginner. There, I said it.

I teach the MSF here in Illinois. Basically, it qualifies you to practice in a parking lot on your own with a small, easily handled bike. That's about it.

I hope there is some way you might consider starting out on a cheap, used, smaller bike -- and maybe putting off that M109R for a year. Or, at the very least, a few months.
 

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It's great that you're about to take up such a fun and rewarding activity.

The M109R is surely an exquisite piece of machinery. And while I'm sure there's no way I can convince you not to buy one, I wish I could.

I hate to piss on your Wheaties, but this is just not a bike that belongs in the hands of a beginner. There, I said it.

I teach the MSF here in Illinois. Basically, it qualifies you to practice in a parking lot on your own. That's about it.

I hope there is some way you might consider starting out on a cheap, used, smaller bike -- and maybe putting off that M109R for a year. Or, at the very least, a few months.
I'm glad you said it 'cause it's true. I started to say it but backed off, not wanting to sound like a beginner site, which recommends a 250 or 650 to learn on. A complete beginner on a m109 is troubling. It is not impossible to start on this bike, but the possibility of failure runs high.
 

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How's it going guys ? i appreciate all you guy's concern about me jumping on the M109R as my first bike but don't be troubled ,Ive been riding bikes since i was 18 just nothing this big plus this would be the first bike I've actually owned. My dad used to have an oL 1974 Honda CB450 which i rode for a few years .The biggest Ive ever ridden was a Honda F2 600 for about 7 month while my roomate was on deployment and thank god never laid it down. I know this is nothing compare to this bike as far as power ,handling and riding experience most of you have, but I'm confident in my abilities and know that if i take it slow while i get familiarized with it ill be OK. ;D.

Dan

P.S. You guys have till june 16th to try and talk me out of buying it jejejejeje ;D.
 

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How's it going guys ? i appreciate all you guy's concern about me jumping on the M109R as my first bike but don't be troubled ,Ive been riding bikes since i was 18 just nothing this big plus this would be the first bike I've actually owned. My dad used to have an oL 1974 Honda CB450 which i rode for a few years .The biggest Ive ever ridden was a Honda F2 600 for about 7 month while my roomate was on deployment and thank god never laid it down. I know this is nothing compare to this bike as far as power ,handling and riding experience most of you have, but I'm confident in my abilities and know that if i take it slow while i get familiarized with it ill be OK. ;D.

Dan

P.S. You guys have till june 16th to try and talk me out of buying it jejejejeje ;D.
:evil: :evil: :evil: Buy it :evil: :evil: :evil:
 

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Well this post is a little old since ive had my 109 for about a month now and loving it :bigthumbsup:. But thanks again for the thumbs up and your positive inluence in geting the bike .....didnt have to twist my arm too hard jejejejeje.
 

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Hooked, in your defense I would also say that no one writing you about your safety is safe either. We all want you to do everything you can to give yourself time to survive the learning curve. There is a period of time specific to the individual to become accustomed to high torque machines, they are not forgiving. As kids we all had bikes or small motorcycles we would beat on because it was fun. Don't think that way on your 109, it will bite back with lethality. Couple suggestions, for your first 100 miles or so, stay close to home so you can at least be familiar with the roads. Also stay off the roads when its wet, staying close to home will help with this as well, if it rains your seconds away not hours. The inexperienced will eventually trade their inexperience for complacentcey, either can be trouble, make sure you never posses both! I wish you well, handle it with the care of a venemous snake!
 

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Thanks for the advice..its always welcome....Ive put 1300 miles on my silver beast and have all the respect fot it as i did the first time i rode it. Have been riding it everyday to work for a little over a month now. Starting to get used to the power and handling characteristic of the bike. So far so good . :bigthumbsup:.
 

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I almost feel like a newbie. I have not ridden for several years, but do have experience.

I pick up my new silver tomorrow and believe me, I am very much approaching getting back in the saddle with much care and respect. I plan on just riding around the neighborhoods and back and forth to work (3 miles) for the first period of time of owning. I am enrolled in a MSF class that is in July.

Most important, I'll always wear my helmet.

Keep enjoying your ride, as I'm sure I will, and stay safe!

Mike
 

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Well I am a beginner and its my first bike in 30 years! I am 43 now and used to ride Motocross mostly till I took off with a big Honda (was the first with the big double exhast I think was a 650??) a friend of my dad owned! I ended up sliding under a truck with it and that's why the 30 year BAN on bikes! Plus I just moved from Toronto to California and this is the place to be with a bike. I figure you look much cooler on a SILVER BEAST than an expensive Ferrari all alone! :cop:

I am 6'1" and 220 so it seems to be very easy to handle for me size wise and mostly this bike is so damn amazing in every aspect and I love it the way it is.... So if you have ridden before I think it's the best bike you can buy! I searched for 2 months and tried everything and almost bought a VROD but I knew this was coming and I am soooooooooo GLAD I waited.... I bought it as soon as I saw it and even was crazy enough to ride it home without license and insurance.... as the dealer said it would be a week before they'll deliver and I had already paid for it !Its my first bike and I did take the MSF Course and did learn some from it... I am planning on taking the advance course later. But this bike is so great that I lean it all the way and I am in pretty good control of it at all times have even had it upto 130 !

I have 4 helmets (2 Full Face ICONS which are Amazing in high speed With Chrome shield and another with Smoke Shield) and 4 Jackets with Armor but lately I am getting too comfy and ride with my chrome half skull and Long Ts only!( By the way I saw the new shirts and they are cool I got to order the SILVER IS FASTER):#1:

Except as of Yesterday when I heard the accident with the QB so it depends on the mood and where you are off to! I am only fast in the highways here and mostly cruise and make the bike look good.... Crazy thing about this bike is that it beats most Racers ..... I love it the way it looks and even though I saw some stuff from the suzuki dealer... I doubt if I change anything on it... Looks too damn good as is, the only thing I did was strip off the Suzuki so even more people come up and ask me what is this bike and stuch a very Cool SO CAL sticker on the back so it doesn't look so empty.... OH Does WHO"S YOUR DADDY on my helmet count as modification!??? :D :evil:
Just my 2 cents!!! :bigthumbsup:Â
 
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