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Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' started by Avalanche4, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. Hey all, my name's John and I'm from Adelaide. Earlier this year I decided I would like to get into biking, so after some research I recently bought a '98 Yamaha XVS650 Dragstar. What better incentive to get your bike licence... So yesterday I completed my ridersafe basic training and now have my learners permit. There's a bit more to my story though, I was injured in a car accident around 13 years ago and lost my right leg below knee and 3 fingers on my right hand - all of which are pretty important to help slow down a bike. But anyway, I have a prosthetic leg now and completed the basic rider course on their bike quite easily actually. I have ridden a bit as a kid pre accident so the controls all come fairly naturally, I just have a slightly different technique to my braking. As long as it works right. Let the fun begin...

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  2. welcome aboard john :) nice ride
  3. Welcome to NR and to the world of motorbikes, John!

    Hope all goes well for you.... That's a nice bike there. I'd bought a XVS650 in 2011 which I've recently traded-in. :D
  4. thanks very much guys. i'm pretty happy with the bike
  5. Howdy & Welcome to NR!
  6. Welcome along mate. Good to see you overcame the adversity, that's a pretty cool story. Now just enjoy yourself out there!
  7. Welcome to NR from Adelaide. You will love the freedom that your bike will bring you.