Yup... I've made a decision on what I'm gonna do with the current fuel crisis in the Fury household.
I'm the proud new owner of a 2007 Yamaha V Star 650 Midnight Custom! WOOT!!!
Bought it used from a local guy who originally bought it for his wife who took a few rides on it and then decided that she didn't really want a motorcycle! It only had 138 miles on it... I couldn't believe it! It even still has factory warranty on it until November.
So his loss was my gain...
I've never ridden a motorcycle before... however I'm more than willing to learn. I took the learner's permit exam yesterday and got a perfect score on it... so now I'm trying to get into the local saftey course that would qualify me for the motorcycle endorsement on my drivers license.
A friend helped me today with my first lessons on the bike... which I rode around on for about an hour getting the feel of how to operate the clutch and brakes. Pretty weird feeling there... kinda like starting all over in driving (especially since bikes are kinda backwards in comparison to stick shift cars... Left hand clutch, left foot shift versus a car's left foot clutch, right hand shift.)
So the adventure begins... I definitely need to conquer my initial fears of riding a bike, but if today is a good indication I'd say I'm firmly on my way.
I will say this.. the photo above does not do this bike justice. You'd have to see it in person to really appreciate it. I'll have to get some pics of it once I get a little more experience under my belt.