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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-09-2008, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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first bike!...not a sportbike

I finally purchased my first bike, tho its not a sport bike by any means. its a 1981 Yamaha maxim 650, great condition with only 15k on it for $300!! I just want to learn on this bike and move up to a sportbike asap! Just wanted to post and say hi! I have really enjoyed reading the posts on this wonderful forum.
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Congrats and welcome!

Wow, finally a newbie doing something smart for a change. You'll learn a lot on that bike. And when you're done, you'll be able to sell it for what you bought it for. (maybe even more- that was a real steal)

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-10-2008, 10:22 AM
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The bike you have purchased was a darn good bike in its time. With the low milage on it you should learn a lot. Go over things like tyres, battery, if the fuel tanks has no rust in it, check the f/forks to no leaking oil & such. Once things are up to snuff then you should enjoy it.
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I had an 82 Maxim 750....great bikes and loads of fun...congrats and welcome
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good choice for your first bike and at a good price enjoy and welcome

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-10-2008, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all for the comments! I have ridden about 200 miles so far on it and its a blast! The sportbike I am currently looking at is either an sv650 or sv1000. I really love the looks and from what I hear, not bad on insurance either.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 04:25 AM
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Welcome And love the first bike selection. Don't rush that change-up, though

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