Took the MSF Basic course last weekend, was actually an enjoyable weekend, was fun puttering around the lot on the little Suzuki 250's. Was a bit chilly on Sunday though, about 45 degrees, overcast and windy, but the hours still went by quickly.
Made it into the DMV on Thursday and now have my motorcycle endorsement back on my license after a 19 year hiatus.
Yesterday put about 150 miles on the bike - feeling the rustiness of being off a bike for so long fading away, and starting to feel natural while on the bike.
Got the bike up to speed yesterday, and got into the power a bit. Man the FJR has got POWER TO SPARE.
Have been leaving the bike in the more relaxed power mode, and only once yesterday put it into the sportier mode and ripped through the gears a couple of times on a desolate empty desert highway. There IS a big difference. I actually am glad Yamaha put a sedate mode into the bike for everyday puttering around.
Looking forward to more miles!
Burning it up in the Desert Southwest
'82 Honda CR250
'83 Honda XL250R
'82 Yamaha Seca 750
'82 Honda V45 Sabre
'90 Suzuki Katana 750
'89 Yamaha FJ1200