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Greetings everyone!!! I got my Night Rod Special Exactly one week ago!!! after months of searching for "My Bike" I kept on coming back to the Night Rod Special, so I had to take her home. I really enjoy these forums, alot of good information and what looks like a very good community of V-Rod owners, Ive been reading alot for the past week or so and finally decided to post. Just a little bit of myself, Im a first time rider, never been on a bike before except my dads growing up as a passenger only..some people look at me crazy for getting The Night Rod Special as a first bike but I know if I get a small bike Im just going to wish I got the bigger bike. I am a big dude at 260LBS so I think a smaller bike may not have been good for me, I guess I will never know..Took my MSF classes this past weekend and been riding in my neighborhood ever since to gain more confidence with the bike before I go out there on the open road. Any suggestion are more than welcomed .wish me luck everyone and sorry for the ramble.
 

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Welcome and Enjoy the Ride ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Great choice on the DX - ride safe :moped:
 

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:welcome: Congratulations and be safe out there!
 

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Practice.... Practice.... Practice..... A couple of things to remember:

There are two kinds of riders; those that have gone down and those that will go down. Dress for the crash not the ride.
ATGATT All The Gear All The Time.

IMHO, pass up doing mods to the bike until you have a good set of riding gear.

The two major rules of riding:
1) You are invisible.
2) If they see you they want to kill you.

HoldHard
 

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CIPHERHD said:
Greetings everyone!!! I got my Night Rod Special Exactly one week ago!!! after months of searching for "My Bike" I kept on coming back to the Night Rod Special, so I had to take her home. I really enjoy these forums, alot of good information and what looks like a very good community of V-Rod owners, Ive been reading alot for the past week or so and finally decided to post. Just a little bit of myself, Im a first time rider, never been on a bike before except my dads growing up as a passenger only..some people look at me crazy for getting The Night Rod Special as a first bike but I know if I get a small bike Im just going to wish I got the bigger bike. I am a big dude at 260LBS so I think a smaller bike may not have been good for me, I guess I will never know..Took my MSF classes this past weekend and been riding in my neighborhood ever since to gain more confidence with the bike before I go out there on the open road. Any suggestion are more than welcomed .wish me luck everyone and sorry for the ramble.
Cipher, you did good. Ride as much as you can to gain confidence. When your skills are improved to the point where you can challenge the bike it will be there waiting for you. Learn to respect the capabilities and drawbacks of the design and you should do OK. Oh and:vrodforu: :dance: :dance: :dance:
 

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Welcome Cipher HD
Just got here myself..... and under similar circumstances. I had been kicking around getting another bike (after about 6 yrs without) and kept coming back to the Night Rod Special. Of course, this late in the season I was finding out I might have to wait for the 08's, but I saw a dealer a couple hours away got one in on Friday and it was mine on Monday :ride:

You'll love it. Very smooth bike. Well balanced. I've found that bigger bikes ride better than their lighter counterparts, especially in wind or raingroove pavement, the two things that a novice needs to get used to :D
I'm still getting used to the forward controls myself. Definitely not as agile at low speeds as when your feet are under you, but worth it in the long run IMO.
 

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welcome, great job with the MSF. no such thing as too much practice
 

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Thanks for the comments, The MFS class was excellent, learned a whole lot and made me so much more confident. The bike feels good, inspite of a lot of people saying its harder to take corners than other bikes, I havent owned another bike so I wouldnt know. I already got my gear, wouldnt leave home without it. Feels great to be part of the V-ROD family!!! I will post pictures up as soon as I take them.....Victor
 

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