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Hey guys. I'm not to terribly good at writing about myself but i'll do my best. Another user in my intro thread asked me to post some pics so I figured I would just post them here.

I have two bikes, so here they both are. I found my first bike about 7 years ago when I was fresh out of high school. Ever since I was a little kid i've always wanted to ride. So my sophomore year I began reading forums, books, anything I could get my hands on really. I told my uncle I wanted to learn and he taught me. The first bike I ever rode was a little teeny 50cc yamaha. The year and model escape me but I looked like a monkey screwing a football sitting on it. I then moved up to a old red kawi 175, then lastly his green kawi 300cc 2 stroke...





I used to fill up a plastic red fuel jerry can and throw it in my car and drive out to his farm every chance I got and just rode. Shortly after that I found my first job and got my first bike (with my uncles help) which was a '93 yamaha seca II, and continued riding every chance I had. Went through a lot growing up, and my motorcycle was my sanctuary. Still is. Anyway to save the whole build thread I bought it like this...



After a few years of rain, wind blowing it over and a oil change mishap it left her chipped and the front fairing busted so my buddy and I stripped them all off...



...Flipped the bars, taped her off, and armed with a few beers went after her with some spray paint and a good attitude. This was the result.



I was still looking for something a little more though. Started shopping for bikes the other day and had my heart set on an R6, but I didn't want a loan. I found a GSXR750 and saying it was in bad condition would be a service to the bike, however it was fixable. I made an offer and the dealer declined it. So I went to the local Suzuki and Yamaha dealerships and one used bike dealer. Found a couple R6's and a GSXR 600 but nothing that really made me excited. My friend and I (same one that helped me paint the yamahammer) were about to call it and then remembered the Kawi dealer. So we decided to swing by and I saw a bike there from the street that caught my eye. Long story short talked to him about it, decided it was a good deal and even though I didn't want another loan i'd talk to the bank. Turns out I have great credit but not enough. Disappointed I went back in to tell the owner that I couldn't get the loan due to not having enough credit. He stared at me for a few seconds, I wished him a good day and started to leave. He smirked and asked how bad I wanted it, of course I replied with a simple "really bad" and he asked me to wait there. He got on the phone with his bank and talked a bit, looked at me and ask "$145 a month work for you?" I said "Yeah I could swing that" and next thing I knew I was filling out paperwork and rode it home. Here are a couple pics of her and the trusty Simpson lid from a couple days ago.





Since then I lost the bridgestone stickers, but for some reason I decided to keep the star. Im not a fan of them but it I like it. Anyway, it feels like the day I got my first bike and rode it for the first time, and I love the bike more everytime I ride it. Hope you enjoyed the read and can't wait to get to know all of you better. :hehe:
 

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Never been a fan of 07-08's but I'd be lying if I said it didn't look good. That black/yellow combo gets me every time.

That's not the license plate on the back is it? If so it's EXTREMELY close to your rear tire and I'd recommend pushing it in or pulling it out to give you some clearance
 

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+1 on the license plate.
Congrats on the new bike!! It's always exciting riding a bike that's new to you and learning how it likes to react to how you ride it. Bike looks awesome, I hope you enjoy riding it and keep her for awhile
 

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Welcome and nice story, nice bikes!
Funny I had the Yamaha Seca II (1992) as my first bike, loveeedd that thing! :bigthumb:
 

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Never been a fan of 07-08's but I'd be lying if I said it didn't look good. That black/yellow combo gets me every time.

That's not the license plate on the back is it? If so it's EXTREMELY close to your rear tire and I'd recommend pushing it in or pulling it out to give you some clearance
Thanks! Yellow is my favorite color. It wasn't a dealbreaker but a bonus for me. Nebraska plates are a lot smaller. That's just the intransits. I've been keeping a close eye on it. I'm too afraid to alter it for anything. I tried bending it back a bit but it just unfolded again. Thinking an angled price of cardboard or something is in order til I get its plate. Thanks for the comment though :)
 

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+1 on the license plate.
Congrats on the new bike!! It's always exciting riding a bike that's new to you and learning how it likes to react to how you ride it. Bike looks awesome, I hope you enjoy riding it and keep her for awhile
I plan on keeping it for a long while! So far she's been good to me. Nothing clears my mind better than a nice long ride through the night.
 

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Welcome and nice story, nice bikes!
Funny I had the Yamaha Seca II (1992) as my first bike, loveeedd that thing! :bigthumb:
Seca's are great bikes! I've run into a couple of people that started with them too. Ever since I changed it up everyone thinks it's a ducati. At stop lights I get asked all the time and I just nod haha
 

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Great story and great bikes! Looks like you've had a bit of a journey with your bikes and hopefully you'll continue to do so :bightumb:

I'll agree that the yellow looks beautiful on that bike - I'm a big fan of yellow on sports cars and bikes and yours is certainly no exception!
 
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Thanks guys! Changed my life the bikes did. It's amazing how they do that. Thanks again for the comments!
 

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I didn't know what a pretty bike the Seca II was, underneath that fairing..... Looks really good as a naked.

I might have to find one to 'save'.
 

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Thanks! It caught my eye from the street. I normally don't like the "little eyes" but I love them on this bike. I might be biased though now haha. Do it RJ the secas are awesome bikes and you can do a lot with them!
 
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