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Two milestones happened yesterday....

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Milestone one: I got my bike on the road!

Milestone two: It was the first time I had ever ridden a bike any substantial distance!

Quick cliffs: Bought a 1980 CX500 from a guy in RI. It needed some work. Rebuilt the carbs, put back the front turn signals that had been hacked off, replaced rear brake light switch and did some other repair work on it. And yesterday, I finally was able to ride her! She runs great, and sounds great. I'm going to ride her for a couple weeks then get the mufflers replaced as one of them is completely rotted out, and the eventually I'm going to get her painted. But here she is after the first 20 miles!

Thanks to everyone that has answered my questions on here, you were all fantastic.
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Nice to see another twisted twin on the road. Be safe.
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Luckily ours only lasts for two days but it costs over $200, alternately you can trailer or get someone with a motorcycle endorsement to ride your bike to the test track so you can demonstrate your riding skills under all sorts of (I hear) very demanding conditions as well as taking the written test.

Ouch!!! It's a two day class in my area as well, but it only cost $25.00.
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