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Long Term Rider, New to Forum

Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' at netrider.net.au started by Jakkles, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. Hello All - thought I'd introduce myself

    Been riding since 1979, when I bought an ex parking inspectors bike to get to uni, a Honda CB200. I thought it was the bees knees!



    Since then I have owned:
    Honda CB400/4 (loved that bike!),
    Kawasaki GPZ 550 (bulletproof, I rode around much of Australia on it)
    Yamaha XJ900 (the frame broke on it!)
    Yamaha FZ750 x 2 (fun but both were temperamental, I don't have much luck with Yamahas)
    GSXR1100J (yes......!)
    KLR250 (for fun on the weekends)
    BMW Funduro (nice bike but not enough power)
    Suzuki VStrom (good all rounder but a touch tall and top heavy for my stature)
    BMW F700GS - Bought this 3 months ago and I LOVE it!!! Just finished a week's trip around the Victorian twisties and a few dirt roads. Bike handled everything easily. I've been like a proud new parent boring my friends with pictures and stories of my new "baby".​

    I love motorcycling not just for the physical act of riding, but also for the social side - I have met so many great people and been to so many awesome places simply because I ride a bike.
     
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  2. Welcome jakkles
     
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  3. Welcome to NR. :D

    A nice list of bikes there.

    You're right about riding and motorcycles in general.
     
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  4. You're more than welcome here, mate, tales from the bush and the roads are always good to hear.....
     
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  5. G'day and welcome, JakklesJakkles. I second hornethornet's comment; your stories of motorcycling would be great to read.
     
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  6. Frame broke on XJ900? Same thing happened to mine...

    Welcome!
     
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  7. Wow cool you beat me, I've only been riding since 1982. I had an XJ900 back in the day as well as more than one Boldor, XJ750, CBX1000, KH500 etc. Welcome along, this is a pretty decent crowd.
     
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  8. welcome aboard :)
     
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  9. Hello and welcome to NR JakklesJakkles :) Very new rider here, and I'm looking forward to hearing about your adventures on two wheels, seeing those beautiful photos and learning from your experience!
     
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  10. Welcome, nice avatar pic!
     
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  11. Thanks everyone, for the welcome messages...looking forward to trading stories and experiences.
    Sneo - your XJ9 frame broke too? They told me "Well, we've NEVER heard of that before - you must have overloaded it!".
     
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