Re: New guy from California
Howdy CTR, welcome. The clutch lever thing gets to be second nature and not as big a deal as you'd imagine. For the rest, I would suggest asking your buddy to let you ride his so you have some first hand knowledge and prolly new questions.
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These things are crazy addicting and building is half the fun.
Again, welcome and post lots of pics of your build.