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Do you ride a motorbike?

Discussion in 'Driving and DVLA' started by vagabanjo, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. bluecurlylegend

    bluecurlylegend Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I know what you mean about "the need for speed" . It's like sex, isn't it ? That perfect co-ordination of choosing a line to the nearest millimetre, the exact amount of lean into a bend and the most delicate control of the throttle to stop things getting out of hand..... pure sex...whatever the f*** that is !
     
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    Definitely clears your head off stress and depression
     
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  3. Rockman

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    Ready To Ride IMG_20181230_094158_464.jpg
     
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  4. Rockman

    Rockman Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nice motorbike
     
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  6. Fenn

    Fenn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys

    I have just passed my cbt and have my first 2 days on mod1 on 3/4th Jan, then 8/9th for mod2, getting nervous

    48 years old hehe, too late for mid life crisis I reckon, im tearing about on a yamaha ybr practising everyday although I feel like a pizza delivery boy, once I pass im thinking about a triumph bonneville but will sit on 100 different bikes until I find a nice fit
     
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  7. Rockman

    Rockman Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I'm build my first Ducati from
    1970 Ducati 750 GT
     
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  8. Rockman

    Rockman Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Never to late to ride the motorbike
     
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  9. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    welcome to the club, @Fenn

    good luck on the Mods..
    Old enough to have that sensible head on..you'll be fine.

    And lets be honest, us chaps never really grow up..so what midlife crisis...LoL

    that's the best idea.
    THEN find a forum for that bike..it will save you a fortune in money and time, AND hopefully make some biking friends.

    Edut, and don't forget to factor in the insurance, before you set your heart on something early doors
    new rider against you, but age is for you...plus where you live/park etc.

    weirdly fully comp CAN sometimes be cheaper then TPF&T..go figure....o_O
     
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  10. Mel dCP

    Mel dCP Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Some birds never grow up either ;)
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Indeed they don't ...@Mel dCP ....:D

    Long may that remains so..:happy:
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    To all you bikers.

    It's a new year..

    for those who don't ride during winter..spring is on it's WAY...:D
    For those who do...stay warm, stay safe & may the angels on our shoulders forever keep us safe...:happy:

    Rubber, tarmac AND a Throttle..what's NOT to love. :D :watching:....YAHOOO :woot::cat:

    happy 2019 all.
     
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  13. MangosteenElbow

    MangosteenElbow Type 1 · Active Member

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    Just completed a 2,200km tour in the country and northern rivers of NSW on my trusty one pot GS.

    Due to my miscalculation and a mystery meal en route, I had to change to a new cartridge and a new infusion set "in the field". It was around 40°C and at a remote rest area in the middle of a 160km stretch between towns.
    Insulin had stayed chilled nonetheless in the bag strapped to the motorbike.
    Tried not to be too obvious to the person who also stopped there to exercise their yappy dogs.
    Overall, using the bike as my workbench in the middle of nowhere to fussbudget with plastic, vial and tubes, my behaviour (including appearing to afix something to the midriff) was less weird than an owner chatting away to their dogs.

    During the trip, I lost my phone (while supposedly mounted) and, by that, photo proof, ergo:
    Motorbike + phone + Australian country roads challenges 》motorbike + IDDM challenges .
     
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  14. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Marvellous stuff @MangosteenElbow

    A blow about losing the phone, I guess that was ALL the photos gone..:sorry:

    And true, talking to our pets, it must seem weird to non pet owners...:hilarious:

    Great to have such a journey under your belt
    Best I've done on bike here (UK) was Midlands...(did have a whole trip to Scotland planned AND paid for with my bike forum, but came off ( low speed ) the day before I was due to leave..damaged bike, and cracked 2 ribs, so had to cancel..other then that it was just our annual meeting at Newbury...

    I Have however, travelled (( by scooter, admittedly ) through most of Goa, india.
    So I do still have some sort of '''iron butt' badge. LoL..:wacky:.

    Off back in march, hoping to rent Enfield and go the cool russian biker route..:D

    Travel safe, mate
     
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    I lost the camera off the back of my Speed Triple when I was riding around Norway back in 2002, lost all my digital pics. Luckily I’d also got my medium format film camera kit with me (the joys of having your own bike and not sharing luggage - you can take exactly what you want!), so I still had a good record of my trip...
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds an epic trip, @Mel dCP .

    seen some other bikers pics of norway, some fantastic scenery
     
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    I passed my test today :)
     
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    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    Congrats - take it easy out there buddy.
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    FANTASTIC NEWS . @Fenn

    CONGRATULATIONS.

    Welcome to the Club proper.:D

    NOW you get the chance to learn for real....;)

    Good luck on the bike hunt.:)
     
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  20. Fenn

    Fenn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou :)

    Im a putput type not a vroom vroom type hehe, pretty ecstatic, huge relief :D
     
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