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post #1 of 26 Old 03-08-2016, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Hey Everyone,

I made an intro a few weeks ago when I purchased the bike, but I didn't physically have it yet since I was having it shipped to me... But It finally came!

I purchased the bike from a guy down the street from my parents which is about two hours from me. The bike is a 2003 with the original paint and fairings with just under 29k miles. It has a few aftermarket parts; Yoshimura full exhaust, rear fender delete, smoked screen, side mirror delete, etc...

It's a clean title with registration up to date. The guy works at the Yamaha dealership and has kept up with the regular maintenance. We did a walk through once the bike was at my place... It has new tires, chain, sprockets, new oil, all new fluids, etc. The only thing are the seats are pretty worn... So I plan on getting new seats (Or just getting seat covers), and getting some oem side mirrors.

I got the bike for $3,300 shipped.









It's my first bike so I'm pretty excited. I'm doing my MSF this weekend and then taking my M1 the week after.

I'm pumped to (almost) be apart of the community. I've been learning a lot from other riders... I know I have a lot to learn...

Any help and tips would be greatly appreciate.

Thanks guys!
-Jody

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post #2 of 26 Old 03-08-2016, 11:22 AM
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That sucker is CLEAN!!! Very nice man...

Take that class. Learn lots of stuff. And be very respectful of that bike. She's not just pretty... she's a demon that won't hesitate to remind you who's boss. Take it slow and get used to the bike. That's a lot of bike for a 1st bike... but to each their own. We can't really dissuade you at this point lol.
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Yeah it looks clean. I'm assuming by the first pic that you've taken it around the neighborhood already? I definitely would have haha.

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That sucker is CLEAN!!! Very nice man...

Take that class. Learn lots of stuff. And be very respectful of that bike. She's not just pretty... she's a demon that won't hesitate to remind you who's boss. Take it slow and get used to the bike. That's a lot of bike for a 1st bike... but to each their own. We can't really dissuade you at this point lol.

Haha thanks brutha! When I told everyone how much I got it for they said I paid to much until they saw it in person. It's pretty clean and prestine

My friend that's been teaching me has been teaching me on his Ninja 300 (he also has a 650)... So once the bike was delivered I had to take it around the block and it's crazy different. The weight of the bike, seating position, the sweet spot on the clutch... It made the 300 feel like a scooter. It's definitely intimidating haha
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Yeah it looks clean. I'm assuming by the first pic that you've taken it around the neighborhood already? I definitely would have haha.

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Yeah, haha. I rode around the block a few times and then parked it for a few quick snaps before I pulled it into the garage. The power jump from learning on my friend's 300 is pretty crazy. The initial first start I immediately new it was more than twice the beast...
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Welcome to the club, great color choice as well!

There a tons of So. Cal riders on here.

I know it's early, but......any plans for your new toy? trips, mods, goals?
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Welcome to the club, great color choice as well!

There a tons of So. Cal riders on here.

I know it's early, but......any plans for your new toy? trips, mods, goals?
Thanks dude! I noticed that haha. I'm glad there are a ton of SoCal riders on here… I guess we can thank the weather for that haha.

No plans as of now. I just really want to fix my seat situation, replace the headlights, and get some side mirrors… I think it looks cool without them, but I know I need them. But the bike mostly already has the stuff I wanted to do. I kinda want to wrap the bike in another color or at least a similar color. Since it's the original paint I'd like to preserve it as much as possible. What kind of mods do you recommend?
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That sucker is CLEAN!!! Very nice man...

Take that class. Learn lots of stuff. And be very respectful of that bike. She's not just pretty... she's a demon that won't hesitate to remind you who's boss. Take it slow and get used to the bike. That's a lot of bike for a 1st bike... but to each their own. We can't really dissuade you at this point lol.
I just watched your videos! So sick! Teach me
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Thanks dude! I noticed that haha. I'm glad there are a ton of SoCal riders on here… I guess we can thank the weather for that haha.

No plans as of now. I just really want to fix my seat situation, replace the headlights, and get some side mirrors… I think it looks cool without them, but I know I need them. But the bike mostly already has the stuff I wanted to do. I kinda want to wrap the bike in another color or at least a similar color. Since it's the original paint I'd like to preserve it as much as possible. What kind of mods do you recommend?
One of the first things I would suggest on any bike is getting the SAG (suspension) set for your weight and riding style. This really transformed my bike and made it feel much more precise and predictable. Next would be a few hours on YouTube watching riding technique vids (Twist of the Wrist....Motovudu...any track instruction videos (even if you don't plan on tracking your bike)).

A favorite mod for the 03-06 gens is replacing the front master cylinder from an 07+ bike. The brake calipers are nice to swap also but just the MC will give you some nice added stopping power (09+ you will need a new brake lever, not sure about 07-08). I just did this on my 06 and paid $60 for the MC.

You can also swap out the rear shock with a newer bike as well and can find killer deals in ebay.

I also enjoy my after market gear indicator. Very helpful for a new rider. The more I ride the less use it is to me but I def took advantage of that early in my riding days.

At first I didn't like to watch the motorcycle crash vids you see on YouTube. But much can be learned from others mistakes. Watch these and look for patterns on how these crashes occur. I bet there will be tons of riders over shooting turns running wide and cars turning left into riders right of way. It's a marathon not a sprint.



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Congrats on the new bike! Gotta love the feeling of getting your first sport bike. Welcome to the club Jody!

Get yourself some proper gear (leather is best) and ride it like you stole it...jk

Good luck and God Bless.
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That sucker is CLEAN!!! Very nice man...

Take that class. Learn lots of stuff. And be very respectful of that bike. She's not just pretty... she's a demon that won't hesitate to remind you who's boss. Take it slow and get used to the bike. That's a lot of bike for a 1st bike... but to each their own. We can't really dissuade you at this point lol.
xADONIX, Listen to PG ^^^^ he is smart and has provided lots of good,useful information here.

That is a very nice ride you have there. SO CLEAN!! Congrats on the purchase.
Sure I will see you around some time. I am in the canyons everywhere in Southern CA.
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One of the first things I would suggest on any bike is getting the SAG (suspension) set for your weight and riding style. This really transformed my bike and made it feel much more precise and predictable. Next would be a few hours on YouTube watching riding technique vids (Twist of the Wrist....Motovudu...any track instruction videos (even if you don't plan on tracking your bike)).

A favorite mod for the 03-06 gens is replacing the front master cylinder from an 07+ bike. The brake calipers are nice to swap also but just the MC will give you some nice added stopping power (09+ you will need a new brake lever, not sure about 07-08). I just did this on my 06 and paid $60 for the MC.

You can also swap out the rear shock with a newer bike as well and can find killer deals in ebay.

I also enjoy my after market gear indicator. Very helpful for a new rider. The more I ride the less use it is to me but I def took advantage of that early in my riding days.

At first I didn't like to watch the motorcycle crash vids you see on YouTube. But much can be learned from others mistakes. Watch these and look for patterns on how these crashes occur. I bet there will be tons of riders over shooting turns running wide and cars turning left into riders right of way. It's a marathon not a sprint.



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Epic! Thanks for all the info! I'll def look into that stuff. I've been working on cars for forever (That's my Evo in the pic behind me)… as for installs and whatnot on our bikes, how's the labor? Is it fairly easy? I'm still learning and lurking the forum reading up.

I started watching "Twist of the wrist" on my lunch break. The acting is pretty hilarious, but the information is pretty awesome. I've actually watched a lot of the motovloggers and rnickey mouse's mullhouland videos seeing the crashes and trying to figure out what went wrong according to the other videos and whatnot. It's obviously different watching the situation happening vs actually being in it. A lot of the mistakes I've seen and even from the "Twist of the wrist" video is when people get scared or lose control they freak out and grip the bars which will simultaneously pull the throttle and slam into things and go down… and I've seen a lot of that in a rnickey's videos… is there anyway out of that situation?

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Congrats on the new bike! Gotta love the feeling of getting your first sport bike. Welcome to the club Jody!

Get yourself some proper gear (leather is best) and ride it like you stole it...jk

Good luck and God Bless.
Thanks brutha! I just got my Dianese jacket and gloves… Now I gotta save up for some pants and boots. I plan on upgrading my helmet to a shoei or another snell certified helmet.

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xADONIX, Listen to PG ^^^^ he is smart and has provided lots of good,useful information here.

That is a very nice ride you have there. SO CLEAN!! Congrats on the purchase.
Sure I will see you around some time. I am in the canyons everywhere in Southern CA.
Thanks dude! Where abouts in San Diego are you? I'm from San Marcos, but I live up in OC now for work… But my gf is in Carlsbad so I go down almost every weekend to visit the folks and the lady.

Teach me the ways of the canyon! I do spirited driving and touge in the canyons with my friends in the Evo, but it's obviously way different on a bike.

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These bikes are pretty easy to wrench on. For sure easier than a car, for me. Need to change brake pads? 4 bolts per side and you're done. The body work is easy to take on and off and with this forum and YouTube, you can find a walk through on just about any job you want to tackle.

As far as avoiding the death grip on the bars, it's a lot of core strength and mental focus. In the canyons and on my few track days I make a point to focus on staying light on the bars so that I don't work against the front suspension.


That Evo looks damn fun, this is my other baby.


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