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Rider Profile: Obsidian (Lurker)

Rider Profile: Obsidian (Lurker)
Real Name:   Brandon
Age:   33
Motorcycle(s):   2005 EX-250R
Riding Since:   March 15th, 2008
Location:   Mobile, Al
Occupation:   Coast Guard
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Been riding for just a little now. Enjoying everything I can do on this bike and the open road. I'm a mechanic so I'm always tinkering with stuff. I learned to ride on this bike. The hard way. I had a friend show me for about 30 minutes and then I was riding on the road. I practiced a bit but it scared the hell out of me.

Took the MSF (military) course and passed it. Sucks because they classified the 250 in the same league as the mopeds so I had to do stuff a lot harder than I should have been on this bike. Oh well, I passed.

March 17th, 2008. My wife was learning to ride. She had graduated to riding on the open road and getting faster and faster. Then a dog jumps out at her. She lays the bike down hard. Nasty road rash on her right knee and lower leg. Just a spot on her right forearm. She was wearing long sleeve shirt and hooded sweatshirt. The worst of it all, she took her left wrist and folded it back to her elbow. 3 plates, 9 screws and 2 pins later, she is still in pain. She is trying to ride again.

My gear...

Scorpion hat-trick jacket - yellow/black.
Daytime helmet - Bell Zephyr with tinted lens. Black.
Night-time - HJC CL-14 with clear lens. Flat Black
Boots - Timberland Pro. Steel Toe. Black.
Gloves - Olympia Black Leather with skid padding.

I have a 4 y/o daughter named Alexis.
I work on all manner of engines and mechanical stuff.
I have two other cars.

2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V. Red (mine)
2007 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S. Green (wife).

Mods to the bike:
SV650 Spring installed. Actually raised the rear and makes it more stable on the interstate.
The rear watchamadigger removing mod. I have integrated tail lights now and don't have that ugly peice hanging off my rear.
Carbon fiber flush mount turn signals.
In the process of removing nearly all stickers.
Custom "tribal" markings. Where I sanded down the road rash.
Painted pipes with hi-temp flat black ceramic paint.
ZG Double Bubble windscreen.
Valvoline Synpower Synthetic Brake Fluid.
15 tooth front sprocket.

That is about all. Thanks for looking.
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