I own a 97 Honda Valkyrie. Black Standard. Sold my FT's to raise the cash to buy it. Glad I did.
Quoted from Who-Dey:
No shame in that, we all have to start somewhere. Just be cautious and take your time and it will all come together pretty quickly. The biggest thing you have to watch out for is all the idiots on the road that are texting and talking on their phones or in a hurry. I swear it seems like I have an encounter with an idiot almost every time I ride anymore. I got rear ended by a car at a red light three years ago and It was no love tap either, he hammered me and smashed me into the car in front of me. Im damn lucky that I survived it and don't know how the hell that I did. You don't have any idea what it feels like to get hit by a car unless it happens to you, and believe me.....you don't ever want to find out. The car wins every time! Be careful out there Gryszzz!
Same thing happened to me. Stopped on the highway, heard the screech of brakes, saw lights in my right side mirror, pulled up my leg or he would have crushed it. Luckily because he hit me from the side, shot me between the two cars in front of me. Could have been way worse. Wife never road with me after that again, she was not riding at the time (she didn't like the idea of me getting a bike to begin with). Always assume you are invisible and that they are trying to kill you. Glad I had my full face on. Took a layer of skin off of my right forearm, again I had armor on or it would have been worse. Bought my Valkyrie back from the insurance company, did the work myself and made 2K out of the deal.
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