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Picked up my new bike last weekend!

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by TallGuyNW, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. After almost 20 years since I last rode, I finally got back in the saddle last weekend with the purchase of my Yamaha FZ8 :cheers:


    Had a fun couple of round trips on 219 today between Hillsboro and Newberg. Not pushing it too hard though... want to take my time re-learning my skills.
  2. Congrats! Is this Mitch's dad?

  3. no, not Mitch's dad, but if he has an fz8 also, I bet he can't stop smiling either!
  4. nice...... and welcome back
  5. Are_Six

    Are_Six Moderator Staff Member

    Great choice of bikes. That's in my top 5 for a pratical fun motorcycle. Looks good also!
  6. Awesome. That bike makes matte black cool!
  7. Nice bike! Congrats on the new bike, be safe...well sort of.. once in a while anyway...ummm nevermind cept the congrats part!
  8. Thanks everyone.
    It sure didn't take long for the mods to start... already added the Givi windscreen & OES frame sliders & spools. Ordered bar-end mirrors that should be shipped today. Oh, and the rim tape and a few other strips of scotchbrite tape. That'll do it for now.
    ... but the TechSpec grip pads would be pretty helpful. Then that'll be the end of it.
    ... hmm... more comfortable seats...
    ... gold levers to match the forks...
  9. I just put TechSpecs on my ride. I'm not a terribly aggressive rider but I do realy like them. Easier and more comfy to grip the tank in turns and evasive maneuvering and they protect the tank a bit also. I purchased the deeper cut version.. Can't remember what they call it.
  10. Friction Addiction

    Friction Addiction Power Tripping Moderator Deluxe Staff Member

    :welcome: know a crack addiction might have been cheaper. :mrgreen:
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