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Re: NEW MEMBER, NEW BIKER.....almost

PostSat Jan 28, 2017 6:09 pm

Welcome along, have a look at the Yamaha Tracers, there's a 700 and 900 version, both good value for money.
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PostSat Jan 28, 2017 8:08 pm

Get a GS with extra lights on ! Welcome
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Re: NEW MEMBER, NEW BIKER.....almost

PostSat Jan 28, 2017 8:31 pm

Welcome mate im the only one on here who doesnt take the piss take no notice of all the other maggots.
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Re: NEW MEMBER, NEW BIKER.....almost

PostSun Jan 29, 2017 1:39 am

Stumoores wrote:Get a GS with extra lights on ! Welcome


Think a GS would be out of my league


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Re: NEW MEMBER, NEW BIKER.....almost

PostSun Jan 29, 2017 8:52 am

Goosecipher wrote:
Stumoores wrote:Get a GS with extra lights on ! Welcome


Think a GS would be out of my league


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For riding within a budget, a Jap medium capacity twin takes some beating.
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Re: NEW MEMBER, NEW BIKER.....almost

PostMon Jan 30, 2017 10:06 pm

Hello mate welcome to nwb,I'm just down the road in Warrington. Enjoy whatever bike you decide on.
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PostThu Feb 02, 2017 11:42 am

Hi Goose Sphincter and welcome to NWB.
The newer V-Strom 650 is a decent looking bike. I've been looking at them too as a commuter and continent tourer.


Goosecipher wrote:Hi all,

Passed my test a few months back as a result of what I believe is called 'Mid-Life Crisis', not yet got a bike but looking to take the plunge in the next month or so. Thought it would be a good idea to join this and hopefully benefit from the wealth of experience that the group must have.

So just thought I'd stop by and say 'Hello!'
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Re: NEW MEMBER, NEW BIKER.....almost

PostThu Feb 02, 2017 12:01 pm

pch1 wrote:Hi Goose Sphincter and welcome to NWB.
The newer V-Strom 650 is a decent looking bike. I've been looking at them too as a commuter and continent tourer.


Goosecipher wrote:Hi all,

Passed my test a few months back as a result of what I believe is called 'Mid-Life Crisis', not yet got a bike but looking to take the plunge in the next month or so. Thought it would be a good idea to join this and hopefully benefit from the wealth of experience that the group must have.

So just thought I'd stop by and say 'Hello!'


If I do go the way of the Wee, I think it would be an older version. Another one for the mix is a Tenere after going on one yesterday, but jeez is it tall, ballls of the feet job so would have to get it lowered if I got one of those


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Re: NEW MEMBER, NEW BIKER.....almost

PostThu Feb 02, 2017 8:08 pm

Goosecipher wrote:
pch1 wrote:Hi Goose Sphincter and welcome to NWB.
The newer V-Strom 650 is a decent looking bike. I've been looking at them too as a commuter and continent tourer.


Goosecipher wrote:Hi all,

Passed my test a few months back as a result of what I believe is called 'Mid-Life Crisis', not yet got a bike but looking to take the plunge in the next month or so. Thought it would be a good idea to join this and hopefully benefit from the wealth of experience that the group must have.

So just thought I'd stop by and say 'Hello!'


If I do go the way of the Wee, I think it would be an older version. Another one for the mix is a Tenere after going on one yesterday, but jeez is it tall, ballls of the feet job so would have to get it lowered if I got one of those


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Thing about the Tenere is it is a single. Single are fine for pottering about and scratching around lower roads, but if you want to do any distance over 100 miles at motorway speeds they ain't so great. This is where a four cylinder scores best. The compromise is a twin or triple. So in the mainstream I come back to a Transalp 700, or Versys 650.
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Re: NEW MEMBER, NEW BIKER.....almost

PostThu Feb 02, 2017 8:56 pm

same as anything I suppose, all seem to have their plus and minus points. At the moment, my head says V-Strom or Versys 650, my heart says Tiger 955i but as they stopped producing that in 2006/7, would I be better opting for the newer Suzuki or Kawasaki? Decisions, decisions, I guess I'll know the one when I see it.
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