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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-18-2019, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from a newbie rider

Hello!
I'm a new member, and new rider from central Florida. I bought my G310R for myself as a birthday gift this weekend. I had no intention of buying a brand new motorcycle for my first one, but the dealership offered me a deal I couldn't walk away from. I'm loving it so far, but any advice is welcome.
Seriously, any advice. I've worked with cars before, but have no clue when it comes to motorcycle maintenance and riding in general.
Right now I'm looking for a cover for the bike since I'm not able to keep it in a garage, so if anyone has a recommendation I'd be happy to hear it.
Thanks in advance!
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Welcome! I also bought the 310r as my first bike a few weeks ago.
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There are a number of inexpensive covers that will protect the bike from dust and rain. It may be the way to go until you find a better solution. The covers can be found with a simple search. Most on line motorcycle stores sell them also.

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Congrats on the purchase. Just make sure your cover fits well. If you have dust or dirt on your bike and cover it, the wind can cause the cover to rub sand into your paint work causing scratches.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-19-2019, 12:13 AM
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Hey welcome mate. Are you parking on the street or do you have a secure place to park it? If on the street I would recommend a bike lock of some kind. They are not infallible but they are a good deterrent for the opportunist thief.
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Welcome to the forum..
I am also new here
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Thank you all for the welcome, and for the advice!
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Learn how to ride to survive on the streets.

1. Be aware of every vehicle on the road.
2. Anticipate what other cars might do.
3. Plan for an out to get away from a potentially dangerous situation.
4. Put front and rear bicycle running lights so that cars will see you.
5. Always wear protective gear (helmet, gloves, jacket with at least CE Level 1 shoulder and elbow armor and CE Level 2 back protector).
6. Proper motorcycle boots with ankle protection.
7. Proper riding jeans with at least knee protections.
8. Inter intersections cautiously, and watch out for cars running the lights.
9. Don't be the last vehicle waiting at the light. You might get rear-ended.
10. If you are the first vehicle at the light and it turns green, watch out for cars running red lights.
11. Practice low speed turns. Very small circles at very low speed. If you can lock your handlebar while doing circles, you will be better than 90% of the riders.

Now the fun stuff:
1. Practice popping the front wheel up but it requires fine clutch control. Just don't let the cops see you.

Others:
1. Forget about bike locks. You have Comprehensive Insurance with $250 deductible, right? Who cares.
2. Don't install action cam on your helmet yet until you are 100% confident riding the bike. It's just another distraction.
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Learn how to ride to survive on the streets.

1. Be aware of every vehicle on the road.
2. Anticipate what other cars might do.
3. Plan for an out to get away from a potentially dangerous situation.
4. Put front and rear bicycle running lights so that cars will see you.
5. Always wear protective gear (helmet, gloves, jacket with at least CE Level 1 shoulder and elbow armor and CE Level 2 back protector).
6. Proper motorcycle boots with ankle protection.
7. Proper riding jeans with at least knee protections.
8. Inter intersections cautiously, and watch out for cars running the lights.
9. Don't be the last vehicle waiting at the light. You might get rear-ended.
10. If you are the first vehicle at the light and it turns green, watch out for cars running red lights.
11. Practice low speed turns. Very small circles at very low speed. If you can lock your handlebar while doing circles, you will be better than 90% of the riders.

Now the fun stuff:
1. Practice popping the front wheel up but it requires fine clutch control. Just don't let the cops see you.

Others:
1. Forget about bike locks. You have Comprehensive Insurance with $250 deductible, right? Who cares.
2. Don't install action cam on your helmet yet until you are 100% confident riding the bike. It's just another distraction.
Thanks so much for the tips. For now I am sticking to terrorizing empty parking lots But I will definitely work on the things you've mentioned. Thanks again!
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