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Learning to Ride a Motorcycle Photo Gallery
Starting out on the 2013 Honda CRF250L dual sport, a lightweight and forgiving machine that's perfect for the new rider.
See photos of MotoUSA's Byron Wilson learning to ride a motorcycle in the Learning to Ride a Motorcycle photo gallery.
Make sure you have the right gear, regardless of the type of bike you ride.
Hitting some twistys my first time out was an unforgettable experience.
Looking a little tense heading into this right-hander.
The "congested" streets of a little town in Southern Oregon tested by stop-and-go abilities.
Commuting to work is a great way to get comfortable on two wheels.
It looked nice enough at the outset, but this bit of trail quickly turned to a rocky, single track ascent into the trees.
Lots of gravel roads made the C course easy enough for even a noob like me.
If you look to the distance, you can see the four cows that gave us a bit of trouble on the trail.
Me (left) and Doug (right) stop for a photo after a winding portion of trail through the trees.
There was a different task at each checkpoint during the Diamond Lake Dual Sport ride. Here we got a chance to earn points by hitting targets with a Red Rider air rifle.
Stopping in for lunch.
There were some awesome photo ops along the trail, just had to stop and catch this clearing.
Erik got a shot of me crossing a bridge during the Diamond Lake Dual Sport ride.
We stopped at each turn on the roll chart to collect our bearings, I was usually the last of our bunch to arrive.
Getting comfortable off-road.
This is my first used motorcycle, a 2005 Suzuki GS500F.
The rear brake disc and pads on the GS500F need to be changed and the rear tire has seen lots of straight highway miles.
Some minor fairing damage was due to the bike being stored in a tight space, according to the seller.
2005 Suzuki GS500F odometer a few days after purchase.
The front fairing and headlight appeared to be in great condition.
The 2005 Suzuki GS500F could definitely use a fresh set of rubber.
The seat was in pristine condition, showing nearly no signs of wear at all.
The header pipes show some wear and will need to be cleaned and/or replaced.
Minor signs of rust were also present.
The bike does have heated grips installed, which work great and were a real luxury riding in February and March.
The odometer on the GS500F read a little more than 8000 miles and it was free of any major damage.
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