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Fuzz502
04-27-2007, 04:17 AM
Hello everyone. Ill be around for a bit as Im getting out of cars and into bikes. Im 25 and have been in the Army and work for UPS full time. I cant wait to get out on the roads with some of my local friends who like to ride ;). Dont get me wrong Im still a huge car fan but I need a new hobby.

SITE LOOKS GREAT!

EWS
04-27-2007, 05:13 AM
Welcome. You work with the majority of the people on here.

97nismo
04-27-2007, 06:27 AM
:welcome: to the board. There are a bunch of us that work at UPS on here. I bought my bike so I would stop spending all my money on my car now I just spend it all on my bike. :lol:

KHORNOCKER
04-27-2007, 07:39 AM
welcome:rockon:

hapster
04-27-2007, 07:39 AM
:welcome: to the site. Yet another UPSer hears the call. :lol:

97nismo
04-27-2007, 10:47 AM
where abouts you work at UPS?

hapster
04-27-2007, 11:02 AM
I'm in fueling.

Oh sorry, you weren't talking to me. :lol:

97nismo
04-27-2007, 11:05 AM
:postwhore::whistle:

hapster
04-27-2007, 11:07 AM
:postwhore::whistle:

Oops. Wrong thread again. :postwhore2:

Fuzz502
04-27-2007, 02:19 PM
Hahah, I dont work at the hub Im over at SCS training supervisors :headshake:

Hoosier
04-27-2007, 07:48 PM
Glad you like the site, and :welcome: once again.

hapster
04-27-2007, 07:50 PM
Hahah, I dont work at the hub Im over at SCS training supervisors :headshake:

Hey! SCS stole (one of) my full timers and is holding him hostage, until at least September now. Give him back!

donkey
04-28-2007, 12:48 AM
:hello-big:and :welcome:

KevinH22
04-28-2007, 12:57 AM
:wave2: welcome bro

Fuzz502
04-28-2007, 11:12 AM
Hey! SCS stole (one of) my full timers and is holding him hostage, until at least September now. Give him back!

Jeff Brewer? :) He hates it over here!

bovine
04-28-2007, 11:46 AM
:wave2:

hapster
04-28-2007, 06:15 PM
Jeff Brewer? :) He hates it over here!

No. Mark Hans. From the little that I've talked with him since he's been gone, he's really enjoying it. [/sarcasm]

Fuzz502
04-28-2007, 08:02 PM
No. Mark Hans. From the little that I've talked with him since he's been gone, he's really enjoying it. [/sarcasm]

what area is he in?

hapster
04-28-2007, 08:10 PM
Dunno. I know he started working nights this week.

Alli
04-29-2007, 07:11 PM
:wave2: welcome to the forum! These people rock

Josh2021
04-29-2007, 09:09 PM
Welcome to the site!

Fuzz502
05-04-2007, 12:49 AM
Wooot, Founds me a bike to learn on!

Now get realy for the millions of questions Im gonna be asking to keep me and my girl safe.

Hoosier
05-04-2007, 05:36 AM
First off....Glad to see that you got you some wheels, so tell us about the bike that you got.

Year? Mileage? Mods?

Hoosier
05-04-2007, 05:37 AM
:wave2: welcome to the forum! These people rock

These people?? You're part of the group, so shouldn't you say "WE rock"?

KHORNOCKER
05-04-2007, 06:56 AM
Now get realy for the millions of questions Im gonna be asking to keep me and my girl safe.


learn to ride BEFORE you put anybody on back with you.:wink:

Hoosier
05-04-2007, 08:20 AM
learn to ride BEFORE you put anybody on back with you.:wink:

:clap1:

. . .Oh, and having a great working knowledge about counter-steering (http://www.msgroup.org/TIP048.html) will save your life. Honestly, you'd be AMAZED how many folks have never heard of this. Also learn to LOVE the front brake. At anything more than parking lot speeds, the rear brake is just about useless.

hapster
05-04-2007, 09:31 AM
. . .counter-steering will save your life.

:werd: I think it was in an article in the RiDE mag I passed along to you, one thing that really stood out: Active counter-steering gives you much better control than the passive counter-steering that most do without even thinking about it.

Beyond that: Practice, practice, practice. Take an MSF course, if you can. I would highly recommend Advantage Motorcycle (http://advantagemotorcycle.com), but they lost their training site and haven't found a new one yet.

KHORNOCKER
05-04-2007, 09:45 AM
when i first got my bike i went to a large church parking lot and set up cones (well they were empty cigarette packs but they worked the same) and practiced my :shakebum: off. it might seem kinda dumb but you dont have to worry about dropping the bike in the middle of an intersection like a friend of mine did and you can start and stop as much as you like.

Hoosier
05-04-2007, 12:43 PM
I've taken the ABATE safety course twice. I highly recomend taking it.

They say it's equivalent to 6 months of riding, plus I received a waiver on my riding test.

Fuzz502
05-04-2007, 12:51 PM
Yea im highly thinking about taking the courses with me and my girl. We both got a pair of 96 katana 600s. Hers has some custom paint but no engine mods, Mine was just painted black and has a Yosh exhaust. We both plan to do alot of training before heading out on the open road for sure.

Fuzz502
05-04-2007, 12:52 PM
Also be nice for us to meet up with some of you for a little training if possibal. I want to do this the right way for sure as I value my life and more so Michelles.

HACKER
05-04-2007, 12:56 PM
I also took the ABATE class, and it really improved my riding skills.
Try it...

Hoosier
05-04-2007, 01:04 PM
Yea im highly thinking about taking the courses with me and my girl. We both got a pair of 96 katana 600s. Hers has some custom paint but no engine mods, Mine was just painted black and has a Yosh exhaust. We both plan to do alot of training before heading out on the open road for sure.

If you ever need some "one on one" advice/help on riding your scoot, either I or another person on the forum, I'm sure, would be happy to help. Pretty much just say when your getting them out and where, and I'm sure somebody would be happy to show up to give you some pointers.

hapster
05-04-2007, 01:40 PM
I took an MSF course, but not an ABATE. What's the difference and who around here offers them?

Hoosier
05-04-2007, 01:45 PM
http://www.doe.state.in.us/safety/mre.html

at the bottom of the link, it has several courses listed that you can take.

ABATE is located ALL over Indiana. I didn't think about the fact that you probably live in Kentucky. If you do live out of state, the ABATE course may be more expensive. It was the last time I checked.

....ahhhh you live in Fern Creek. Not sure what courses are available in Kentucky.

Either way that link is good for anyone wanting to learn and is a resident of Indiana.

Hoosier
05-04-2007, 08:28 PM
If you ever need some "one on one" advice/help on riding your scoot, either I or another person on the forum, I'm sure, would be happy to help. Pretty much just say when your getting them out and where, and I'm sure somebody would be happy to show up to give you some pointers.

:werd: just pick a clean a parking lot or whatever as you can and post up when and where. Most guys here take whatever chance they can to meet other members or at least show up to hang out. This is just as good excuse as any other. Plus you get the added bonus of maybe learning something.