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Back on two wheels

Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' at netrider.net.au started by bly, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Haven't been on a bike for oh about 25 years... picking up a new Ducati Sport 1000 on saturday and in the words of the late great Big Kev.
    I'm excited.
    Last bike I had/rode was a 1974ish Gt750.
    Took one look at the new Sport 1000 and thought YES thats a real bike with style.. just like my old bike.



    So I'm back. Will probably take a week or two to get in the groove again so if you see an old bloke wobbling around give a wave.. :wink:
     
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  2. Ducati Sport 1000...awesome!!

    25 years?? what have you been doing! you have a lot to catching up to do, get back out there and have a blast! :grin:

    welcome back to life on 2 wheels. :p
     
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  3. That's cool.
    In fact, that's the coolest bike on the planet. May you have many great rides, and welcome to the forums, o man of great taste and style :)
     
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  4. thanks for the warm welcome... er what've I been doing?
    hmm breeding, working, lots of boring poo like that

    about time for something a bit more fun than a station wagon..

    she who must be obeyed isn't ALL that amused but a sunday blast up the old putty road should make her see the light
     
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  5. welcome....
     
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  6. Good work!!!

    Nice choice of bike too. Does it Jingle( dry clutch)????
     
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  7. Nice bike to start again on.


    Wayyyy too nice in fact. :mad:

    Good luck with it and have fun.
     
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  8. nah supposed to have a wet clutch... though took a GT for a test and the clutch felt as stiff as the old one/ :oops:

    soon get a muscly left wrist though I' imagine
     
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  9. HAT_TE1.

    :grin: :LOL: Good job & decision Bly.

    44.
     
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  10. Welcome

    Nice choice, bit of difference to the old Waterbottle :cool:
     
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  11. I would be too!!! DAYUM!
    Awesome choice in bike. You get a hardon when you gave it your first ride?
    Its thats perfect mix of fear and arousal...kinda like a first date.

    We need more Ducati riders. I love the harmonics that you can hear when you get 2 Ducatis riding next to eachother. Music to my ears.

    And welcome from a fellow Newbie!

    Paul
     
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  12. Welcome to Netrider, bly. Have fun out there :grin:

    Your avatar looks cool, I assume that's you ~ the Ducati is quite an upgrade judging by that pic :wink:
     
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  13. no waterbottle Toey a duke, will post a pic i found of it
     
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  14. nah Fuz it's some ducati nerd off their website hehe

    this is me many moons ago.... you can see how happy a big old duke can make a kid :grin: when it was running that is

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  15. Hee, bet that photo takes you back :grin:

    Had a quick look in a book I have here containing lots of pics and info about older bikes. Found your 750GT, says it was Ducati's first V-twin and came out in '71. That sound about right?

    I have a thing for old bikes since I sat with my Dad and listened to him reminisce about his bikes: Excelsior, Matchless etc. He's 80 now, so we're talking waaay back.

    Oh, nice hair btw :wink:
     
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  16. Welcome, bly. That bike and that photo stirs some memories; I think I might have seen you around some race meetings at Amaroo and Oran Park in the 70s - 80s?

    Anyway, if you're planning a run up the Putty, make sure to mention it, some of us love that road (learned to ride on it myself) and don't need a good excuse :).
     
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  17. thanks Hornet sounds sweet

    once I get my training wheels off the new beastie I'll be looking for a good long twisty road or two :cool:
     
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  18. wow thats awesome.... guess u got bit by the bug again....

    welcome back... and enjoy the Duc ... love those bikes...

    :beer:
     
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  19. Hello bly and welcome to the forums.

    I had my first ride on a Ducati as a pillion on the spur 2 days ago and I'm still grinning. :grin: What a bike. :cool:

    Red :grin:
     
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  20. anytime you want company pm me couple of days before and i am there!
     
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