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Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' started by ChrisM, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. Hi all, i've been reading these forums for a couple of months now and finally decided to sign up since i just purchased my first bike, and saw Vic at the Brisbane motorcycle expo and signed up as a payed member.

    My name's Chris, I'm 26 and work in the IT industry as an IT security officer. Previous the getting the bike ( a K6 sv650 ) i've been riding a yamaha 50cc to work for the past 4 years - hardly very exciting but it was just my 'daily'. My weekender (yes a cage) was a 1.3L front wheel drive toyota with 284kw at the wheels, which eventually was sold and made way for a 2005 WRX STi... thats being sold on monday.

    Now onto the bike, it was purchased Jan 07 from Suzuki, I got it last friday with 6300kms on it. It's got an aftermarket exhaust, clear indicator repeaters , Oggy knobs, polished rims, a clear tank protector and also came with a fender eliminator (not fitted). I picked it up for $7900 so not bad I think!

    Here's some piccies..... (hmm can't post links yet... just put h t t p : / / infront of them )



    I've got my learner permit, and because i've had an open class C license for over 3 years qualify to do Q-Ride on the R class bikes, so i'm enrolled in that now. Finding it a bigger difference from the scooter than first anticipated - silly old me thinking oh yeah no worries just learn to change gears and it will be all sweet lol YEAH RIGHT! I've only done 2 lessons sofar, first was on some old 80s honda 250, the last lesson was on a gs500.

    Anyway just thought i'd say hi, tell you a bit about me and show you my ride.

    Cheers, Chris.
  2. Hey dood, welcome.

    Good thing you came in yesterday, today is nuts, people everywhere :)
  3. Welcome :)

    Great to see another QLD based rider on here :grin:
  4. +1

    Welcome to NR, Chris. Where are you doing your Q-Ride course?
  5. thanks guys :)

    doing it thru TK's in toowoomba, need a few more lessons yet before i would feel ready to start doing the competencies.
  6. Welcome Chris.. :grin: