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Post by Occams Razor » 28 Jan 2017, 18:09

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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Post by Stumoores » 28 Jan 2017, 20:08

Get a GS with extra lights on ! Welcome
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Post by cupidstunt » 28 Jan 2017, 20:31

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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Post by Goosecipher » 29 Jan 2017, 01:39

Stumoores wrote:Get a GS with extra lights on ! Welcome
Think a GS would be out of my league


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Post by Cabernet » 29 Jan 2017, 08:52

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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Post by pip » 30 Jan 2017, 22:06

Hello mate welcome to nwb,I'm just down the road in Warrington. Enjoy whatever bike you decide on.

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Post by pch1 » 02 Feb 2017, 11:42

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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Post by Goosecipher » 02 Feb 2017, 12:01

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

Post by Cabernet » 02 Feb 2017, 20:08

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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Post by Goosecipher » 02 Feb 2017, 20:56

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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