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Old 04-13-2014, 12:29 PM
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Greetings,

Got licensed in October 2013 and picked up my first bike last month. 1996 CBR600SE F3 "Smokin' Joes."

It is a learner bike. I really wanted a 90's Suzuki RGV250 or the Honda NSR250, but figured these two stroke beaut's would have been too much for a first bike in terms of maintenance, etc.

Ride Safe,

Smokin Joe's
 
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:59 PM
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Welcome to the fourm !! Congrats on the bike ride safe!!
 
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:09 PM
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Welcome to CBRF! A SmoJoe was my first bike too. I loved it, wouldn't have had it any other way.
 
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by stealthCBR929 View Post
Welcome to the fourm !! Congrats on the bike ride safe!!
Thanks!

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Welcome to CBRF! A SmoJoe was my first bike too. I loved it, wouldn't have had it any other way.
Nice. 96 or 98? What'd you move on to next?
 
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:02 AM
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Why in such a hurry to move on?
I've been riding nearly 30 years - my most recent three bikes have been an F2, F3, F4. The F3 was a Smokin Joe's. Each time I moved on, it was because I got a bike in better shape with lower mileage (and more original parts).
I ride every day, and whenever I think about a new bike I struggle with the reasons:
Do I want/need more power?
Is it getting uncomfortable at my advanced age?
Do I need more storage?
Do I just want something new/different?

When I try to pick what I would have for my next bike and can't come up with a solid choice, I realize it's likely the last point - I'm just looking for something new.

There's a lot you can do with a CBR - it's one of the best all-round bikes. Ride it, develop your skills on a bike that is very capable, yet very forgiving. Enjoy the rides, enjoy the learning curve. You'll enjoy a lot more if you aren't always thinking about your next bike (that works for a marriage too, in case anyone needs that tip.)
 
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:16 PM
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hi and welcome to the forum and congrats on your f3, make sure you get over to the f3 section to say hello,and get some pics up when you can
 
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by emefef View Post
Why in such a hurry to move on?
You'll enjoy a lot more if you aren't always thinking about your next bike (that works for a marriage too, in case anyone needs that tip.)
Best tip ever.

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hi and welcome to the forum and congrats on your f3, make sure you get over to the f3 section to say hello,and get some pics up when you can
Thanks man!
 
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:17 PM
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How long does it take before I don't have to see that silly "sorry, you don't have sufficient privileges to access that page"?
 
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:06 PM
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Welcome to the CBR Forum SJ,

Just keep posting and the Admins will see you're a genuine guy and approve membership

Enjoy your time on the forum.

Cheers, SB
 
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Old 04-27-2014, 03:40 PM
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Thanks Sebastian!!
 
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