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Hi, I'm new! Just got my L's and bought my first bike!

Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' at netrider.net.au started by Spectre_84, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. As the title says, I'm from West Melbourne. I'm nearly 32 and never ridden before. Excited and terrified at the same time!


     
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  2. Howdy & Welcome to NR!
     
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  3. welcome aboard Justin_SJustin_S :) congrats on the L's and the bike.

    What bike did you get?
     
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  4. Welcome to Netrider Justin.....get down to Saturday practice in Elwood, you'll learn some essential skills and meet some great people too! (y)
     
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  5. Welcome Justin,

    Congrats on L's and bike. Treat her well - happy bike, happy rides
     
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  6. Hello and welcome. Looks like you have a good supportive crowd there in Melbourne, so enjoy the experience!
     
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  7. Welcome to NR fellow westerner!

    Congrats on the L's and the new bike! As above, which bike?
     
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  8. congrats
     
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  9. #9 Spectre_84, Nov 16, 2015
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    Thanks everyone for the welcome!! I assume you can see my Avatar photo, that is the bike I bought, a 2011 Hyosung GT250R. I'm probably going to get flamed for it but the bike had only done just over 1100km and I only paid 2 and a half for it so I thought I got a great deal. I was on a budget to buy my first bike, didn't want to buy something too expensive that I may drop etc and didn't want something too old.

    What's in Elwood? Is it like a meet up or?
     
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  10. Looks good in yellow. Very transformers!
     
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  11. You can actually buy a Transformers Tank Pad! It looks ok but it probably looks a little Tacky when it's actually on the bike. Buying a little Transformers badge and sticking it somewhere a little more discreet had crossed my mind lol.
     
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  12. I need tank pad too - not seen one I like that fits my bike. Anyway, gear and accessory shopping over next couple days - should find something
     
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  13. What bike do you have? My bike has the 'Motor' brand tank pad already on it, I don't like it as it's red and black with a swirl type design in it. so I just bought the plain Carbon Fiber design 'ProGrip' one off Ebay. It arrived today but I'm wondering if it's a knock off, It was from an Aus store seller and only $8 with delivery but it doesn't feel and look as good quality as the one already on my bike. Feels very thin!
     
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  14. I got a matt black baby monster. Just clicked over 500km. Best ride so far this morning - getting smoother slowly, and finally starting to go thru roundabouts with a bit of confidence.
     
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  15. Awesome, good to hear! :]
     
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  16. Its a meet up for learners and experienced alike to get together on Saturday morning while their other halves are doing the shopping haha!
    Link is below....

    [VIC] - [Sunday] Learners/New Riders
     
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  17. Hi Justin, I just went through the same thing your about to, I just started riding 3 weeks ago at age 34. I got my L and bought my red bike before ever riding one before lol
    Ask any Qs you like, and welcome :)
     
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  18. Welcome mate. Enjoy this strange new world which will bring you much joy, and cost you lots of money. You've started with an $8 tank pad but just wait........bling and performance mods, and then the gear lol!!
     
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