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Offline oldgaffer

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Hello from Harleston, Norfolk
« on: January 15, 2020, 13:08:52 »
Returning to biking after 2 years without a BMW....

After weeks of agonising over what bike to buy I saw the light and just bought an immaculate looking DL650. 2005 vintage - not quite as old as me.  Got tired of overly heavy, fast and expensive machines. I did love every one of them but am very much looking forward to racking up some miles on a lighter and I hope cheaper to run machine.  And getting to grips with ownership through the advice available here! 
Plans so far extend only as far as getting to know the bike and then Welsh National Rally in May.

(The bike and luggage are 'plastered' in the VRSI stickers of the last owner so will be looking to get some V-strom UK stickers to replace them! )

Offline kwackboy

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Re: Hello from Harleston, Norfolk
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 14:32:19 »
 :welcome: . I'm sure you will get some stickers from fat rat ..   :thumb:

Offline Brockett

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Re: Hello from Harleston, Norfolk
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 17:44:31 »
Hello and  :welcome2: oldgaffer
Are you showing DL250 with your avatar? 

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.
Because .........
Nothing travels faster than the speed of time.

Offline oldgaffer

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Re: Hello from Harleston, Norfolk
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 19:05:36 »
No, that's my 650!
Must be the angle .........

Offline Dark-Strom

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Re: Hello from Harleston, Norfolk
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2020, 19:09:58 »
 :welcome:
"If idiot's could fly, this place would be an airport" (Old man from Pawn Stars)

Offline MartinW

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Re: Hello from Harleston, Norfolk
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2020, 19:35:26 »
Hello oldgaffer and  :welcome:

What Brockett means is your profile says DL250.
Tall, Dark and Handsome (In 1987) - Just tall now !!

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Offline Graham62

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Re: Hello from Harleston, Norfolk
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2020, 20:55:21 »
 :welcome:
A drunken man's words are a sober man's thoughts.

Graham

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Re: Hello from Harleston, Norfolk
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2020, 22:42:11 »
 :welcome:

Offline Gert

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Re: Hello from Harleston, Norfolk
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2020, 05:47:43 »
 :welcome:

Offline Mark Shelley

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Re: Hello from Harleston, Norfolk
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2020, 08:42:15 »
Welcome. I also downsized from a GS (1100 in my case) and never regretted it. The new ones are ridiculously over complicated with all their electronic gizmos.

Offline filo

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Re: Hello from Harleston, Norfolk
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2020, 13:00:12 »
 :welcome2:

Offline mrp192

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Re: Hello from Harleston, Norfolk
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2020, 13:24:59 »
Hello and  :welcome2: