Greetings from Chicago

Discussion in 'New Riders' started by rbatzell, Oct 10, 2021.

  1. rbatzell

    rbatzell New Member

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    Hi folks, I've lurked on here for awhile now, but thought I would introduce myself. I ride a 2002 VFR800 and live in Chicago, IL, USA.

    We have a new baby in the house, so right now the bike gets rented out on twisted road and riders share more than I ride it myself. Although I am planning to do some commuting to work on the bike to avoid having to take public transit with COVID.

    I feel fairly comfortable with basic maintenance, and I'm here mostly to see opinions and suggestions on how to tackle maintenance and upgrades.

    I also try to get to the track (I have a track only 2004 GSXR600) and for less money, less risk, but still plenty of skill building, MiniMoto Racing with a 2000 XR100 and Central Illinois Minimoto.

    Chicagoland is a waste is terms of good roads - but someone created a VFR800 driftless district - there are some beautifl roads in South Western Wisconsin, a two hour buzz on the freeway from the city.

    I also use the VFR for research trips, which takes me from Chicago to the east coast and back most summers.
     

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  2. blitz jr

    blitz jr New Member

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    Hey rbatzell, I'm in the western burbs. I feel your pain on the Chicago roads, but it's better than not riding! Congrats on the baby!
     
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    chitown too big for me, usta live in evanston when it was dry and we hadda go to howard street to drink.

    sorry about the baby, it's gonna cost a fortune.
     
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    Welcome, and great photo!
     

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