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Offline Colin B

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Just passed.
« on: August 12, 2018, 09:20:28 »
Hello, at 56 I have finally learnt to ride a bike, passed last week and went on a test ride on a 650 yesterday. Still in shock as I signed on the dotted line when I only went to look. Pick it up on the 5 September. Nervous but excited and once I am confident enough my wife and I want to make new friends, explore the UK and beyond. As a total novice I have loads of questions (possibly stupid) and I am hoping you will help us on our way. Thanks, Colin

Offline MartinW

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Re: Just passed.
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 09:37:18 »
Hello Colin,  congratulations  :occasion-balloons: and  :welcome:
Tall, Dark and Handsome (In 1987) - Just tall now !!

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Re: Just passed.
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 09:45:14 »
 :welcome: and congratulations  :clap:
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Re: Just passed.
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 09:57:00 »
 :welcome: & congratulations   :thumb:
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Re: Just passed.
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 10:25:42 »
 :welcome2: to you, and congratulations, ease in gently.

Offline Colin B

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Re: Just passed.
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 10:34:52 »
Will do. Still a bit nervous of it all to be honest. Took me a couple of weeks on my 125 to get the feel for it. Learnt on a Honda NC750 and Kawasaki Z650, the first was a big beast and the second was a bit lively in my novice hands, so Iím hoping after a week will feel more at ease with this one. Thanks.

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Re: Just passed.
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2018, 10:35:47 »
Hello Colin,  :welcome2:. There are more stupid answers than stupid questions, so ask away.
Look at the clock and the calendar.
It'll never be now again.
So just get out and do it.
As fast as you possibly can.

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Re: Just passed.
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 10:39:15 »
  It can be a little daunting getting used to riding, just keep it steady and maybe look into some more advanced training.

Offline Colin B

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Re: Just passed.
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2018, 10:42:05 »
Probably will at some point. Lovely riding with no one talking in my ear. Also pick an instructor that doesnít smoke and coughs all the time!

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Re: Just passed.
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2018, 11:23:49 »
 :welcome:
I'm sure you'll be fine. I went from a 125cc to a 1300cc, 300+kgs cruiser - the V-Strom is a much more sensible choice... just take it steady until you get used to the bike  :thumb:

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Re: Just passed.
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2018, 11:49:22 »
 :welcome:
Old enough to know better, but still too young to care...

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Re: Just passed.
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2018, 12:22:16 »
Hello Colin  :welcome: congratulations  :occasion-balloons: :clap: I bet you cannot wait to get your first bike  :dl_hyperhysteria: like everyone else has said just ease your self in to it and enjoy it  :thumb:

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Re: Just passed.
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2018, 13:13:37 »
 :welcome2: and congrats on passing. The next three weeks are really going to drag!

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Re: Just passed.
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2018, 15:06:04 »
 :welcome: