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Hi everybody!

First off, my name is Bryce and I am from Maple Plain MN, nice to meet you!

I purchased my R3 last Thursday, and like many, it is my first motorcycle. My father has always been a Harley rider, and since he has always dreamed of me riding with him, I grew up riding scooters, mopeds, dirt-bikes, etc. However, due to being busy since I graduated from High School (7 years ago) with college, then my career, then family health issues, I had never had an opportunity to get out and get my motorcycle license. Well, that has finally changed.

I purchased my R3 last Thursday, but was not able to take it home right away due to the service department being closed, and they needed to prep it still. So I told them that I would pick it up the following day, forgetting of course that it was supposed to rain and storm all day. So the next day I am sitting at work, watching the radar, looking for a window of opportunity to go get it, when I see the gap in the storm. Perfect. I rushed out to the dealership, hopped on, rode home in light rain, and got it safely into my garage just before the heavens opened up and rain came pouring down.

I was not able to ride at all on Saturday, but I have put 140 miles on in the past 2 days. I absolutely love everything about the bike, except for the rear fender.....I hate that. A lot. But I just ordered the Vagabond fender eliminator kit today (I saw it mentioned by a forum member in a post) and cannot wait for it to be delivered. I had been searching for a kit that utilized the factory license plate light.

That's about it for my introduction. I look forward to getting to know all of you. :)







 

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Welcome Bryce! How does Papi feel now that you've joined the darkside of Japanese sport bikes ;) (Kidding)

Vagabond kit is pretty!
 

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Welcome to the addiction, Bryce. I really like the "wistful thinking" rainy day pic. Lol
 

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Welcome Bryce! How does Papi feel now that you've joined the darkside of Japanese sport bikes ;) (Kidding)
He is doing his best to be supportive and tells me how much he likes my bike, but I can tell that his dream of he and I riding "Ape-Hanger to Ape-Hanger" has been shattered. ;)

Welcome to the addiction, Bryce. I really like the "wistful thinking" rainy day pic. Lol
Haha, thanks! No joke, my girlfriend took that picture less than 5 seconds after I backed into the garage. Timed it perfectly.
 

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Welcome neighbor. I'm just north of Elk River. :cool:

Congratulations on the new bike. That pic of you sitting on the bike should be your avatar.
 
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