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Old 08-06-2012, 03:51 PM   #1
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Hey guys, figured I would formally introduce myself as I am finally landed here in Seattle. I'm Matt, originally from colorado, lived in south orange county for several years where I met my girlfriend. When she was offered the opportunity to transfer to her company's global offices in Taipei for 1-2 years, I told her I was down and so we lived in crazy Taiwan for the last year. It was a fantastic experience but I can't begin to describe how so so happy I am to be back in the U.S. (literacy, yay!)

I had just gotten into riding before we left the states (took msf, got endorsement) and had been riding my gf's dad's vfr800, but then we left, and although I had been planning on buying a motorcycle while overseas, the driving there scared the crap out of me and I pussed out. So we've been using friend's scooters for the past year off and on, and I am so stoked to finally be back in the states and able to buy a motorcycle finally. I've noticed though that the bikes I have been checking out (650r, sv650) over the last 3 months in anticipation of being back have all seen a price increase of about 50%...

So nice to meet you all, looking forward to getting out there on some rides and on the track once I get a bike sorted (and figure out how to get my gear up here from socal).

Matt

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Old 08-06-2012, 04:42 PM   #2
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From: Renton, WA

I Ride: 05 KTM450SMR, 04 YZF250 and one bad ass Truck hehe
Welcome to the Asylum

Ex HB here ... BTW... 9-30-12 there is a Support/Maintenance Meet going to happen at Pacific Grand Prix in Kent

Look forward to meeting and riding with ya

P.S... lane splitting is not legal here which sucks

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Old 08-06-2012, 08:00 PM   #3
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From: Lacey, WA

I Ride: 1989 CBR 600, 1982 GPz 550
Welcome, you've come to the right place!

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Old 08-06-2012, 08:11 PM   #4
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Welcome, Matt, no pun intended. Prices do go up when the weather is decent.

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Old 08-07-2012, 09:38 AM   #5
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Thanks for the welcome guys!

hope to make that meet, good opportunity to meet some of you locals


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P.S... lane splitting is not legal here which sucks
and booooooooooo, it's going to be a new experience figuring out what sitting in traffic is like...

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Old 08-10-2012, 12:10 PM   #6
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found and bought an 04 sv650s today! I'm in business!!

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Old 08-10-2012, 12:22 PM   #7
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From: sammamish, wa

I Ride: 2006 Suzuki GSXR 600; 2007 Yamaha FZ1 (the Mrs.'s bike)
Welcome and nice bike.

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Old 08-10-2012, 03:56 PM   #8
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From: granite falls, wa

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Welcome Matt, I too am from so cal. But been up here for 15+ years. Nice bike and hope to ride with u soon

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Old 08-10-2012, 03:59 PM   #9
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I Ride: 2000 GSX-R 750
Welcome to the area, and to PNW. Great bunch of guys/gals here.

Hope to see you at a bike night/group ride!

Don't feed the trolls.

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Old 08-10-2012, 06:07 PM   #10
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From: Tri-Cities, WA

I Ride: Hither, Thither and Yon ... mostly day rides
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found and bought an 04 sv650s today! I'm in business!!
Congrats. Take a few trips on it while it's still good weather; discover the NW...

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Old 08-13-2012, 09:55 AM   #11
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I Ride: 04 sv650s
Put a couple hundred miles on her this weekend :D Got in trouble with the lady yesterday as I left at 5pm for a short hour jaunt... got back just before 8 to a tired, hungry, and cranky girlfriend, oops!

Definitely would like to go on some group rides, I spent the majority of my time yesterday just looking for some twisties, ended up by ames lake where there were a couple good short stretches.

Anyone have some good routes I can try out this week? I don't have a job yet so if anyone wants to go for a ride during the week let me know, fair warning I'm still a new rider so I'm not sure what kind of pace I ride.

Tried to get a pic down by the lake but by this point my girlfriend was like wtf are you so I just took a pic and turned around...
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:03 AM   #12
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From: Gig Harbor, WA
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I Ride: 2000 BRP (XR650R)
Nice bike!

Just curious, how do you like it compared to your GF dads VFR?

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Old 08-13-2012, 10:58 AM   #13
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thanks!

compared to the vfr:
- vfr is much much much more comfortable to ride, more upright, my legs are less cramped (I'm pretty tall, 6'3-4")
- the sv is more buzzy, at cruising speeds the vfr just purrs along comparatively
- sv is smaller, lighter and more flickable (obv). seems to be more fun in the twisties although to be fair I don't have a lot of experience with either yet. this is the bike I want to take the track, hands down over the vfr
- throttle control is way smoother on the vfr, although I'm pretty sure I've read somewhere that it is fixable on the sv

that's about all I've noticed so far, again I'm a pretty new rider so I don't have the experience to give you much more insight into the two bikes than that.

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Old 08-13-2012, 11:03 AM   #14
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I Ride: 2000 BRP (XR650R)
Cool, i have had my VFR for 2 years now and my last bike was an xr650l. I am 6'7'' and have really enjoyed the VFR but i always am curious what other bikes are like compared...

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Old 08-13-2012, 11:22 AM   #15
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I Ride: like an asian. You scurred yet?
I'll take you out sometime.

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