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Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' started by surfinbird, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Hi Guys,

    I just got my Learner's licence and picked up a 2012 Suzuki GSX650F on Saturday. I picked her up second hand with 4600Km for $7500.00 and every dollar was well spent. Just so you know I have had no previous riding experience other than having my Dad scare the bollocks off me while riding pillion on his Kawasaki ZZR1200.

    Within 30 mins of picking her up I was on my way From Blaxland in the Blue Mountains down to Moss Vale in the Southern Highlands. I went via the Northern Road, Narellan Road and Hume Highway. There were so many things that I was not anticipating about riding such as; the force of the wind against my chest, the effect of the wind coming of a bloody great truck, being jolted up as i went over an unexpected bump, paying so much attention to riding that I neglected to take the right road to start with (almost ended up in Mulgoa), how much more you can see on a bike when you don't have the bonnet, A-pillar and roof obstructing your view, how people who ride cruisers tend not to nod at me etc.

    It was an awesome experience for my first ride. Sunday I went for a ride with my old man through Berrima and Exoda then back to Mossy. Eventually I rode back to The Blue Mountains. I have ridden to and from work yesterday and today and can't think of a better way to get around. I no longer own a car and this bike is my only means of transport.

    I couldn't be happier with it. I now intend to take some skills courses just to get me riding smoother and more confidently.

    Hopefully I'll learn a thing or two from you, my fellow motorcycle riders.

    Safe riding,

  2. Welcome to Netrider! Steep learning curve we are all on, but a very fun one as well!
  3. Welcome Surfinbird, nice area of the country for riding.
  4. you forgot to mention if your hot
  5. #5 Justin Stacks, Feb 26, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2014

    You're asking a dude if he's hot??? :confused:

    It must be Mardi Gras this weekend.


    Surfinbird - Welcome to NR! Enjoy your stay.
  6. Sure Greg, he probably is. :cool:
    • Funny Funny x 1
  7. you guys must be especially the cruiser guy