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cowrabbit
Hello, my name is Jena. I’ve been a lurker for a while … I’m finally getting my 15’ graphite in a week or so, waiting on some paperwork.
 
 
Been dirt biking for 6/7 years, trail riding only. I’m on a lowered CRF 250x now, had a DRZ 250 and DRZ 125 as learner bikes.
 
 
Started street biking a year ago on a GS500. Learned a lot on that bike, finally ready to upgrade  :)
 
 
I’m hoping this will be my final bike. Being petite (5’2” 100lbs) I’m pretty limited to choice of bikes. I want to tour longer distance, so far I've only done 400 mile day trips. But for now I need something bigger to make the 175 mile round trip to the twisties a little more comfortable. I was pushing my little gs500 at 85 mph and cars were still tailing me on CA highways.
 
 
I love ACH, it literally felt like falling in love again going through those roads.
 
 
Have to do some HW  and decide on a windscreen and reread Proficient Motorcycling before I hit the roads again.
 
 
 
Ride safe & have fun  :D
 
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pgeldz
Welcome Jena! I think you made the right choice of bikes :)
 
I'm kinda getting the itch myself to try some trail riding. I"m just now getting into road racing vi track days, and I'm finding all of the fast guys I've talked to started out on the dirt :)
 
I miss ACH. Used to ride it every weekend when I lived in Cali back in the day. I'm not too far now (Vegas), so I might just have to make the trip down there to have lunch at Newcombs Ranch.
 
Again, welcome to the forum!
 
- Paulie

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wickedtwister
Welcome Jena! You will love the FZ07. its such a light nimble bike with more than enough power. Just watch the right wrist it has more than enough power to do a power wheelie with my 220 pound self on it in 2nd gear.
 
I have the Rizoma Polycarbonate screen on my bike i really like it. It looks nice and gives some protection from the wind. At highway speeds wind hits me about chin level. I'm 5'10"

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hippiebikerchick
Welcome cowrabbit! Yay, another lady rider! Looking forward to hearing about your riding adventures. Do you plan to lower this bike too?

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cowrabbit
Thanks for welcoming me :)!
 
@hippiebikerchick Hi! Not planning to lower it, it's just the right size for me :D.
@wickedtwister thanks for the link, had no idea that screen existed.

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zesty
Welcome! Good to have another SoCal rider.

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motomeek
Welcome! I know what you mean on feeling "limited" on selections as I'm only an inch taller than you.
 
Another rider once told me that your height shouldn't be a limit to what you can ride... you just have to deal with it differently. He's shown me a few tricks on dealing with taller bikes. Definitely gave me the confidence to try and ride almost anything!
 
This guy also runs skillzdays if you're looking for a class to polish up on your skills. @ch3rryghost, my GF, and I plan to take it in 2 weeks (July 12th) if you have the bike by then!
 
On another note, I hit up ACH at least once a month. There's a ACH thread on here. We usually post when we're going if you want to meet up. Maybe I'll see you up there! 
 
 
 

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ch3rryghost
Yes, try and make it out! Welcome to the forum, we got the same color combo!

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jetgirl
It's nice to have another woman here! You're going to love this bike and you've got the best color.

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Eastern Kayaker
Welcome and enjoy your new ride when you get it! Nice pics.

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roadrunner
Nice more socal people! Welcome!

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n2shotokai
Welcome. There are a few of us who ride local ACH, Little Tujunga etc. frequently. Check the local thread for meet ups. I have met several FZ-07 owners on ACH.

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cowrabbit
Took me a while, but got my bike  :)).
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First ride tonight. It's ridiculously light. A lot more throttle response than my old gs500. Suspension is a little stiff, it's at its standard 3 preload (maybe everything is stiff coming off a dirt bike :-S). I have to make some room in the garage to adjust sag.
 
Have to wait a month for short adjustable levers to ship from Taiwan, stock levers are quite a reach for little hands.
 
Goodness it's a new relationship , give me a thousand miles then I'll probably be happy as a bird.  
 
 
@motomeek @ch3rryghost I'll see you Sunday  :) looking forward to meeting you two.  
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Huliogan
You were here before me as I just joined the forums about an hour ago... but... WELCOME TO THE FZ07 FAMILY! lol. It's an awesome bike! I noticed in your post you said you love ACH... well I rode ACH this week 3 times already and it's barely about to be Friday... haha. Yea I know ACH pretty well with all the miles I've ridden up there! Maybe one day we will meet! Enjoy your new ride!

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