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New bike, and new member in Melbourne

Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' at netrider.net.au started by JamesE30, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Hey guys I'm James from Melbourne, I'm 21
    Hope to learn alot (more) from this place, and maybe meet/ride with a few of you.

    So, we have a couple of yamaha dirtbikes at the holiday house wich are heaps of fun to ride, and recently I got my license to ride on the road.

    The first bike i bought was a 1985 Suzuki DR200 road trail. I sold that the other day and bought a 1990 GSF250 Bandit (the same day lol). Heaps of fun to ride, probably not quite as fun as the dirt bike, but alot faster, newer and more practical. I am having a little trouble with it, but I have a thread about that in the tech section.

    Anyway heres my DR200 when i got it:

    aaand when i sold it:

    Here is the new new bike when i got it:

    a few days later:

    I failed to put the stand down properly and it crashed to the ground as i was walking out of the garage FML. Anyway damage wasnt too bad (except for the **** dent above)
    So i saw it as an excuse to get new stubby indicators and bar end mirrors.
    Im also 1/2 way through painting the wheels black. More on that later.

    General maintenance underway:

    and a shot of my other money pit for good measure :p

    Sorry bout the shitty fb pics.
  2. Hi James and welcome to Netrider mate.
  3. Hi James, welcome to NR. Will catch you around Melbourne on a ride some time.
  4. Welcome to the forums and enjoy your stay.
  5. Hi James and welcome to NR