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Hey all,

After years of wanting to ride... I've finally pulled the trigger and got myself a Rebel 500.
I've never been on a motorcycle before so it was delivered yesterday (played with clutch for about 30 minutes) and today, finally rode around my neighborhood (closed off area).

It's definitely a different feeling compared to a manual transmission car but I think I can get the hang of it pretty quickly...
I did stall going into second and third, figured out how to downshift but I won't be taking it on the streets anytime soon...

As of right now, I only have a permit. My neighbor is rider and fully licensed so we'll be riding together soon I hope.

Enjoy the pic!
The Camry is not mine.
 

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welcome! have you considered taking a motorcycle safety course?
 

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Congrats on the pulling trigger! I feel you joy as I recently got the same bike and I'm in love!! Enjoy and ride safe!
 

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I ripped around my neighborhood for a good couple of days in first gear on an old 1982 kz750 then sold it shortly thereafter and got the rebel 300. The first day I got it I took it across the road to the high school and got it to 4th gear about 40 mph. Just open the throttle up if you live on semi rural roads and let the fun begin.
 

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I had the bike for two months before I took the course and got my license. It was registered and insured.
I had no one to ride with me or teach me to ride. So I educated myself, then taught myself to ride. Started in a parking lot at a school close by. 8 hrs over two days, following all the steps and tricks and emergency stops that a course follows. Basically created my own course around the parking lot and came up with my own scenarios.


Stupid and dangerous some might say, and not to bragg, but even when I took my course, my instructor thought I was a natural. Had no issues in the course, definitely learned a few things, but I was head of the class regardless and aced my road test for the license.


Been on the bike everyday since I got it. Going on 4 months now, 4500kms and nothing has stopped me from riding. Road in sun, rain, drizzle, and a thunderstorm (couple hours away from home unfortunately) Sketchiest ride I had was the thunderstorm. Sat under an underpass for 2 hours waiting for it to lighten up. Thankfully I live in Alberta. We could have a complete downpour one minute, and 30 degrees and sun the next minute. Got to love living next to the mountains.
 

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If you ever want to do a casual cruise let me know. I usually ride by myself, but every once in a while ride with my brother (scooter) and one of my buddies (Harley). The more the merrier.

We stick to the suburbs not in downtown Chicago, however a poker run downtown is in the talks of youre interested (if you're over 21 that is).
 

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I had the bike for two months before I took the course and got my license. It was registered and insured.
I had no one to ride with me or teach me to ride. So I educated myself, then taught myself to ride. Started in a parking lot at a school close by. 8 hrs over two days, following all the steps and tricks and emergency stops that a course follows. Basically created my own course around the parking lot and came up with my own scenarios.


Stupid and dangerous some might say, and not to bragg, but even when I took my course, my instructor thought I was a natural. Had no issues in the course, definitely learned a few things, but I was head of the class regardless and aced my road test for the license.


Been on the bike everyday since I got it. Going on 4 months now, 4500kms and nothing has stopped me from riding. Road in sun, rain, drizzle, and a thunderstorm (couple hours away from home unfortunately) Sketchiest ride I had was the thunderstorm. Sat under an underpass for 2 hours waiting for it to lighten up. Thankfully I live in Alberta. We could have a complete downpour one minute, and 30 degrees and sun the next minute. Got to love living next to the mountains.


Macjosh, that's awesome man. I've done the exact same thing. My class isn't until the 20th of July but I've been practicing the msf skills everyday in my hood. Love it! Question: how's that seat treating you after all those miles?


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