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G'day from an old guy

Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' at netrider.net.au started by Deroman50, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. Saw a link to Netrider on something over the weekend. Thought I'd sign up. Wish all forums were as easy to join.

    I'll probably just lurk for a while like I do in most forums.

    See ya




    Ian
     
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  2. Welcome mate, where you at and what's your ride?
     
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  3. I live in Orange NSW and ride a 2012 Tiger 800 (not the XC)
     
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  4. Ok cheers. There was a guy asking about Tiger 800 (XCX?) yesterday I think, you may be able to give him some feedback - check the "recent posts" back a few days or search to find the right thread if you're interested...
     
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  5. Welcome from another older rider, cheers
     
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  6. We're similar ages pjcliffo. And it looks like you get to enjoy the delights of another model Triumph. I'm very lucky in that my wife has a 2012 Street Triple and she lets me ride it sometimes.

    She sometimes says she's getting too old to ride and I tell her that when she retires from riding, we're keeping her bike so I can ride it when the twisties are calling. Not that the Tiger is not fun on the twisties, it's just that the Street T is much better.
     
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  7. I didn't start riding bikes till 60 and did my p's with my kids, done 20,000ks since. Love the street triple had it 2 yrs. how do your 2 compare?
     
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  8. welcome aboard :] nothing wrong with a bit of lurkin :wacky:
     
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  9. Hi Pjcliffo.

    Well done on getting onto bikes at a mature age. I got my licence at age 22 but only got my first 'big' bike in 1997. Have managed to clock up over 250,000 ks since then on 5 bikes, three of them bought new, including my current one, the Tiger.

    The Tiger and the S/Triple are way different despite being almost the same engine and of course, the same brand. I really enjoy riding both of them. I suppose the biggest differences are the ride position, the weight (love the lightness of the S/Triple) and the engine speed when riding. I've got used to the fact that the S/Triple runs at much higher revs at highway speeds.


    Ian
     
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  10. Hi Jeffco

    Well I might have said I'd lurk but I've managed to push out 5 posts already.

    Wonder if it will continue.


    Ian
     
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  11. Welcome Deroman, from another Trumpet nut;-)
    Irish
     
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  12. Welcome to NR..
     
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  13. Welcome to the forum mate! Lurk away!
     
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