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I'm in Wyoming, luckily very close to the black hills of sd and some other good riding areas! Until yesterday I haven't ridden a bike in 10+ years. Yesterday morning I started the application process after deciding the r3 was what I wanted, went and tested for my permit, transferred my license and got insurance lined up. Around 4pm I was signing papers and selecting my first pieces of safety gear! I got a castle high vis jacket, some fullmer gloves, and ordered the is-17 from hjc (I'm using my 3/4 helmet I use for autocross racing in my car until that comes in next week, its Snell rated and pretty new so it is good for now)

Taking off from the dealer was a little intimidating, not knowing the bike, its handling, or performance, but I took it slow and got the first 30 miles on it. Looking forward to what I can learn from this forum, as I've been lurking as a guest for around a month while I was deciding (and begging my wife lol).

I'm in my late 20's and have wanted a bike for over ten years. I drive a truck local hauling oil, which is nice because it has made me more aware of my surroundings then an average person. So far the only thing I have had a hard time getting used to is the engine breaking, it is fairly strong and I have to pay attention or I'm going to get rear ended on this thing!

Thanks for reading, and if anyone has a link that will guide me through proper care and maintenance it would be highly appreciated! The manual tells me what needs to be done, but there are always ways to make things easier as well as products that work better!
 

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I'm in Wyoming, luckily very close to the black hills of sd and some other good riding areas! Until yesterday I haven't ridden a bike in 10+ years. Yesterday morning I started the application process after deciding the r3 was what I wanted, went and tested for my permit, transferred my license and got insurance lined up. Around 4pm I was signing papers and selecting my first pieces of safety gear! I got a castle high vis jacket, some fullmer gloves, and ordered the is-17 from hjc (I'm using my 3/4 helmet I use for autocross racing in my car until that comes in next week, its Snell rated and pretty new so it is good for now)

Taking off from the dealer was a little intimidating, not knowing the bike, its handling, or performance, but I took it slow and got the first 30 miles on it. Looking forward to what I can learn from this forum, as I've been lurking as a guest for around a month while I was deciding (and begging my wife lol).

I'm in my late 20's and have wanted a bike for over ten years. I drive a truck local hauling oil, which is nice because it has made me more aware of my surroundings then an average person. So far the only thing I have had a hard time getting used to is the engine breaking, it is fairly strong and I have to pay attention or I'm going to get rear ended on this thing!

Thanks for reading, and if anyone has a link that will guide me through proper care and maintenance it would be highly appreciated! The manual tells me what needs to be done, but there are always ways to make things easier as well as products that work better!
HELLO good to hear you are back riding. i am the same way too late 20s and last time i rode a bike was 10 years ago in the philippines. right now i am still hesitant on taking turns but i came upon this training video by keith code, is sure helped me a lot.. i still have to finish the whole thing but i still have not.. hope this video helps you out too!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVWLIfChUwg

RIDE SAFE!!!
 
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