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I bought a 2016 Stateline with 345 Miles on it. Its y first bike and I have been wanting to buy a Motorcycle for the last 20 years. I guess divorce has some perks ;)
I am the Triangle Area of NC, and going for my MSF beginning of March. So far understand clutch engagement position and riding up the driveway....lol
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Congrats on the basically brand new Stateline, she looks like a fine ride!

It's good to hear you've signed up for the MSF classes. I'm thinkin' you meant May instead of March? Because that's a long wait for the next class 馃檪

Get yourself some decent riding gear, some good boots, a good leather jacket should be your choice for your first coat, get some comfortable riding gloves with protection and a quality helmet at the bare minimum, and don't scrimp! IYKWIM! Otherwise you're throwing your money away on junk that won't protect your skin.

Did the former owner add any goodies to the bike . . . like a different seat? Mustang & Corbin make the most popular replacement seats for your ride, although there are others. Not replacing the original seat may be the reason there are so few miles on the bike, you'll know what I mean on your first ride of around 100 miles.
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Gday Gday.

Welcome to the Forum and your new bike. As an Motorcycle Instructor I applaud your choice to do riding classes/lessons. If this is your first bike PLEASE be-careful and take your time don't rush to get out on the road.... A good hint for taking off is to have your foot on the brake and pushing to stop movement. Then start by letting the clutch out to the friction point where the engine starts to slow down in revs, then add in throttle to stop the bike from stalling then simply let your foot of the brake. If you have done it correctly you will start to move forward when you release the brake. DO NO let the clutch out fully till your left foot is on the peg and you are moving forward. Then and only then you can let your clutch out fully.

Finally please remember as a first bike you have chosen a quite heavy motorcycle with some serious CC's. Don't rush.

And again welcome!
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Congrats on the basically brand new Stateline, she looks like a fine ride!

It's good to hear you've signed up for the MSF classes. I'm thinkin' you meant May instead of March? Because that's a long wait for the next class 馃檪

Get yourself some decent riding gear, some good boots, a good leather jacket should be your choice for your first coat, get some comfortable riding gloves with protection and a quality helmet at the bare minimum, and don't scrimp! IYKWIM! Otherwise you're throwing your money away on junk that won't protect your skin.

Did the former owner add any goodies to the bike . . . like a different seat? Mustang & Corbin make the most popular replacement seats for your ride, although there are others. Not replacing the original seat may be the reason there are so few miles on the bike, you'll know what I mean on your first ride of around 100 miles.
No they didnt upgrade the seat. I was thinking of the Saddleman seat with Back rest actually. I also was thinking of adding highway bars. The previous owner upgraded the horn and that is about it.
Gday Gday.

Welcome to the Forum and your new bike. As an Motorcycle Instructor I applaud your choice to do riding classes/lessons. If this is your first bike PLEASE be-careful and take your time don't rush to get out on the road.... A good hint for taking off is to have your foot on the brake and pushing to stop movement. Then start by letting the clutch out to the friction point where the engine starts to slow down in revs, then add in throttle to stop the bike from stalling then simply let your foot of the brake. If you have done it correctly you will start to move forward when you release the brake. DO NO let the clutch out fully till your left foot is on the peg and you are moving forward. Then and only then you can let your clutch out fully.

Finally please remember as a first bike you have chosen a quite heavy motorcycle with some serious CC's. Don't rush.

And again welcome!
Thankyou Bob, I promise I will be diligent and don't plan to go above my comfort level.
Thankyou Bob, I promise I will be diligent and don't plan to go above my comfort level.
Hey Cstock, your above quote was from Attiq, our resident Aussie and current lead customizer.
Hey Cstock, your above quote was from Attiq, our resident Aussie and current lead customizer.
Sorry @Attiq, and very much appreciate your advice.
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@Bob J =-P lol UNDENIABLE but more importantly the insane one lol.

All good @cstock. Good advice is priceless and should be shared.... =-)
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our resident Aussie and current lead customizer.
Its gonna take some SERIOUS effort to out custom me LOL
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