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Hi, I am retired Air Force and deciced to take up motorcycling once again. Road for twenty years here and in Europe and the Island of Crete. Stopped riding for twenty years and here I am again. Picked up my 2005 Suzuki Boulevard M95 with 12000 miles on her. Can't believe how rusty I have gotten! Hope to put some trips on her once my riding comes fully back.
 

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With a 20 year absence, I think you might want to "start all over" and put some miles on a smaller bike.......or a bicycle even.....first.
The MSF classes are good.
 

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I had several classes in the service, including the advanced course. Every ride is getting better, I plan to use a local parking area to practice emergency stops and slow speed maneuvers. This bike is lighter and more maneuverable than the Harley FLT I used to ride,
 

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Thanks for the welcome, at least you didn't recommend I get a bicycle.
I didn't recommend that you GET a bicycle, just that you might want to RIDE one a bit if you are REALLY rusty.

That actually is good advice for some people. Take it or leave it.....but throwing back snide remarks will get you nothing useful.
 

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If you took that as a snide remark, how do you think I took it. For your info my parents had Harleys before I was born and up into my third grade in school. I have owned all the jap 750 at one time or the other and a 1977 Goldwing that I rode from Tucson to Jamesville, Wisconsin and back in 1987. Had five Harleys ending with the 1981 FLT although my best was a 1985 FXRT. I came to this forum for info on my new to me 2005 Marauder VZ1600 or Boulevard M95, but it seems to be a mystery that no one seems to comment on. I used your search to find about four mentions of it, so have a nice day.
 

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If you took that as a snide remark, how do you think I took it. .
You told us NONE OF THAT the first time around.
Only that you had been "away for 20 years".

The comment was offered as something potentially helpful.
You immediately taking offense is not a good sign of how you play nice with others.

Chill.
 

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Welcome! Glad you're getting back on the horse.
Thanks, I broke horses when on the farm as a youth, have always thought of motorcycles as Iron Horses. Out here in Tucson you sometimes see bikes with actual western saddles in place of seats on Harly's.
 
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