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Hi from Melbourne

Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' started by robmc, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Hi Everyone,

    I'm new to Netrider and have just got back into motorcycling after a break of 35 years. Been promising myself for a while now that I would get a bike again and now I've finally done it. It's a Yamaha XJR1300 and I'm very happy with it. 6 weeks in, 1500 km later and all the old feel is coming back. Love the openness and feeling of freedom. And the power and torque of the bike is such a hoot - love it. My previous bikes were a Suzuki A100 (my first), a Suzuki T500 (lovely old 2 stroke twin from the 70's) and a Yamaha DT400 trail bike. Been reading some of the useful information on the site and already I reckon I'm 20 times more safety conscious on the bike than I ever was in the car. Everyone keeps telling me how dangerous it is for bike riders. I wish they'd stop! I'm making the assumption that all those car drivers out there are unpredictably crazy. I plan to stay upright and safe so I can continue to enjoy the freedom and enjoyment that motorcycling can give. Hope to see you out on the road someday.

  2. Hi Rob and welcome to Netrider. I really like the XJR1300 (y)
    Enjoy the forum and look fwd to meeting you sometime.
    Cheers mate.
  3. /me Nods from over here. Sounds like you've got a good attitude. Don't worry about those naysayers and enjoy the ride.
  4. Welcome Rob

    Get out on some rides with these guys, it's great.
  5. Hi and welcome Rob :)
  6. Hi Rob and welcome to NR