Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Brand New Rider
I just purchased my first bike. A 1999 Honda Shadow VT600C/VLX with 13,500 miles for $1,000.
I took the motorcycle course, and it was moderately helpful with handling but the instructors were not very into answering questions. To be honest, I am not sure what questions I should ask, so I will start with these:
1. Does anyone have any pointers for a new rider?
2. My bike sputters a bit in lower gears, any suggestions on what it could be?
3. The chain it a little loose but it doesn't look to be in awesome shape. Should I replace it instead of tightening? Are there any risks to running on a bad chain aside from breaking down?