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Old 10-06-2017, 10:32 AM   #1
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Hello!

I'm a newbie rider in Eastford. I got my license last year, but haven't put any real miles on the road. I've got a 1981 Honda CB750, and a 1982 Yamaha Heritage Special. The Yamaha has bad compression and smokes like a beast - it's not exactly ride-able - it's a winter fix project for sure. It's a smaller project bike I picked up, because honestly, the 750 was a bit out of my league as a new rider, and I wanted to get something I could handle a little easier and wasn't afraid to tinker with.

I want to get the 750 out more, but worry that if I drop it somewhere while riding alone I'll be SOL. I'd like to find a bike buddy who'd be willing to ride with a noob and would also be down to work on bikes from time to time. I want to learn more about bike repair and would much appreciate an experienced advice. Happy to help with any projects you might have as well!

If you're interested, or have advice on meeting other bikers in the area let me know.

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Old 10-06-2017, 10:43 AM   #2
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:12 AM   #3
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:42 AM   #4
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Fuuuuk c'mon doods. Give a noob some love/hate.
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:58 AM   #5
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welcome. love the older bikes. you may have a harder time finding a group to ride with on the vintage bikes but there are a few of us that go out .
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:02 PM   #6
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I'm not picky about what people ride if they aren't either. I just want to ride and tinker! Do most people try to stick to to a clique?
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:58 PM   #7
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Old 10-06-2017, 01:20 PM   #8
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Love me some old honda's. I've had several of them over the years including the basket case '72 CB450 currently in my basement. I don't spend a lot of time over in that corner but those old hondas are a cinch to work on. You're welcome to stop by anytime if you ever need help with it.
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Old 10-06-2017, 01:46 PM   #9
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Welcome new guy! I had to look up where the heck Eastford is on the map.
You're probably only 15 minutes from Thompson when you're ready to start track riding
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Old 10-06-2017, 02:00 PM   #10
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