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Today marks two years since I took the plunge and got my L's.
Always wanted to ride a bike but was a bit too stupid in my 20's with cars so held off.
In my 30's I am a bit more reserved so i thought it's a good time to give it a go.
I wanted to give some tips to new learners out there of what I went through to become a more confident rider.
Just in point form in no particular order.
I was absolutely blown away when I checked my leave balance at work.
A combination of a few work courses that had compulsory attendance, being so poor that fat chick with diabetes who sleeps next to the ATM King street could spot me a fiver and a genetically-inherited work ethic that comes from the poor Welsh side of the family (Work 12 hour days down the mines 6 days a week before dying at...
Well, happy (Netrider) anniversary to me. Traditionally, a third anniversary would be leather... I like Dainese.
But, will settle for a cake I guess.
So I went on a ride with the BF today to get some practice in before the Spring Ride soon - and I took the GoPro to do some Moto-Vlogging. It was a rather nice day for it, and the ride was pretty good overall.
It seems rather ironic that the most dramatic event of the day occurred long after I'd run out of (meagre) battery life.
This is my best beloved (who has had her license for a little under a year) instructing our firstborn in the Way of the Bike. What a great day!
So, some time ago (turns out around 2004) my little brother gave me a box of bits that he alleged was a 1980 CB900F. He knew I had one back in the day, and wanted all this stuff gone, so he gave it all to me. I got it all back together without too much drama, and some help from this mighty forum, and spent the next 13 years riding it around, restoring it, riding it, re-doing it, riding it,...
My annual road trip starts in 8 days, 2500km of shear bliss.
I'll be leaving home next Thursday and riding to Lake Annecy in France, we'll be having two overnight hotels to break up the journey.
If anyones interested I'll keep this thread updated throughout the 10 days we're away.
After a few weeks of discussions with various people and being able to pack off the kidlette for the first week of the NSW school holidays, which coincide with the second week of the Victorian school holidays, we are closing the cafe and going to come down for a week or so of Victorian riding. 69SIM & Sibi are coming!
A couple of you guys are keen to see this in progress so I will post a few updates on the progress. Not every minor step, only major steps. My original plan was to buy a 675R (only an R) from the auctions in either a repairable write off or a stat write off state. Stat write off can include structural damage but not always. Up side to stat write off is they are a LOT cheaper than...
What a cracking day belting around Sandown with Ianinthebronx and Nucleatic , 150 K's on the track and all bar the 2 sighting laps and the last two in the second session when the heavens opened up, were ridden at full noise, nudging 200 on the front straight and 170 on the back and plenty of slipping and sliding in and out of the corners Big friggin grin all day!!!!!!!
The passing of Roadkill occurred today at Tractor 828. After being in the company of The Dirty Bubble, he/she/it got passed on to 69SIM and Sibi. Well the first thing that happened was the obligatory hand over shot (which I believe GeorgeO has).
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When you first look at a motorcycle wiring diagram it can be daunting. Lots of lines running every which way. Like all navigation finding the landmarks is the way to start and from there a wealth of information can be gleaned.