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I did it..New bike and gear

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' at netrider.net.au started by mischiefmaka, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. So i went and did the big shop today...
    Reminded me of how much i hate the city and why!

    but anyway, I picked up my Intruder ,well my Oh picked it up i wasnt riding in that traffic lol... It was in really good condition so i was happy with the deal i got ( can post some pics tomorrow if anyone's interested? im sure one looks very much the same as the next? )

    I ended up buying clothing from everywhere...some draggin jeans & a pretty shift textile jacket from peter stevens, some leather pants from some other shop,Some gloves from a Yamaha shop, boots, Helmet and chrome visor from AMX and i have a leather jacket on order from the big place in phillip Island.

    Ill have to live on bread and water for next 8 years but my bike and gear look great :p

    Thanks to everyone who offered me advice re the clothing and bike ;)


     
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  2. congrats sarah, you are part of the family now
     
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  3. Wow congrats. That must have been a fun day! I got some new A*'s gloves today and i was pretty happy haha, so a full outfit's gotta bring a smile to your dial. Enjoy it all and ridesafe so it all stays pretty :p
     
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  4. sounds like a perfect day to me. congrats on the new bike.
     
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  5. Good work. any chance of pics...perhaps you can model them off for us? :p

    what price did you get the gear for?

    I recently got re-decked out with new gear. Alpinestar GP plus gloves, Shoei TZ-R helmet, Ixon jacket, RJay boots. cost me about $900 all up
     
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  6. deleted by me, sorry
     
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  7. aah good job.
     
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  8. Should I be the first to say.... pics or lie? ahhhh.


    :p congrats also

    -
    Chris
     
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  9. I remember the first day i got everything.... rode home from PS with my hyo with new tyres and a wet road... nearly shat in my new draggins on the way home...

    enjoy chicky... be careful startin out and enjoy every twist of the wrist...
     
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  10. Thanks all, Ill take some pics lol but wont be until monday as im off camping this weekend.

    Gear... um jeans are hornee not draggin just checked, i looked at n tried on so much stuff i have a million brand names floating around in my brain....

    Hornee jeans i got on sale for 145
    Mo- race leather pants again on sale 150
    Shift jacket - 250 but the guy at PS was cool and took another 25 bucks off for me so i got it for 225
    tarmac 111 gloves- on sale - 60
    Rjays helmet - on sale for 200 guy there gave me a further 10 bucks off so 190 ( this isnt exactly the style i had in mind but im an extra small so i didnt have a lot of choice at most shops and i wanted to be able to start riding ASAP so i figured this would do until i find a more stylish one....its very pink and will ensure drivers see me so thats the main thing when im this new to bikes i guess.
    chrome visor i got for 40 from the same guy.
    Berik boots were on sale for 189

    now i just have to get out there and get some practice...
     
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  11. When l got my first jacket and helmet l walked around the house with it on if l wasnt on the bike;) Thought l was the Stig.
    But its great to hear you got all the gear befor you hit the road.
     
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  12. Hey SJ

    Congrats, today is a bit cooler up here than yesterday so hopefully you'll get some practice in today!
     
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  13. Cant practice until monday Kreuzer... Not taking the bike on my dirt road until im comfortable on the tarmac so i have to wait until my OH is around to ride it up to the tarmac lol

    Wolfmother i was joking around with my girls pretending to mb a power ranger with my Pink Helmet on lol
     
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  14. Hahah I did the exact same thing as I got my gears before my bike...

    SJ: Now the fun begins!!!
     
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  15. Congratulations SJ!
    Please allow me to live vicariously through you as you experience the joy of your new gear and ride. Look forward to a pic or two of you perched upon your new pride & joy.

    Once again, congratulations.
     
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  16. I may or may not be guilty of that as well. How else do you sate your appetite while waiting for your bike?
     
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  17. A friend of mine bought a new Intruder as his first bike and its pretty bulletproof, its a nice little machine :)

    goodluck!
     
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  18. Thanks everyone ;)
    Ill take some pics tomorrow and post in the " my new ride" section
     
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  19. Congratulations Sarah! It's very overwhelming choosing gear. We recently bought the whole gear for Mr and now it's my turn:D

    I totally fell in love with a Teknic Womens Leather Jacket and it also fitted perfectly but it's $500. Can you get custom made for $500 or is that a good price for a leather jacket?

    I was also recommended to RJays helmet, is that decent? That one was pinkish too so probably the same as yours but MCAS had it for $250.
     
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  20. Try and get a Snell approved helmet if you can afford it. Shoei and the like.

    Otherwise, just get a brand new one that meets the ADS (Aust design standards)
     
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