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Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' started by Heman, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Hi all,
    I've been a member of Netrider for a while now, but this is my first post. I thought it was about time I actually posted something, instead of just reading everyone else's posts and checking out the classifieds!
    I don't actually have a bike yet, but am booked in for my L's next week - can't wait! Haven't actually ridden before apart from one time on a dirtbike on a farm that ended with me running into a trailer! =D>
    I'm a bit older and wiser now (26, as opposed to 13), and am really looking forward to getting my first bike.
    I'm thinking about getting a CBR250RR. I know this is a poser's bike, but I plan on having the bike for at least a couple of years (as I won't be able to afford a decent upgrade for a while), and I want a bike for which parts will be readily available, and that also looks nice.
    My dream bike is a Triumph Daytona 675.
    Anyway, after that little essay, I think I'll head off.
    Have a good one!

  2. Welcome Herman, I to started haunting here before I had my licience, there is some good info/peeps here.

    Looking forward to seing plenty of posts from you as you progress through your motorcycling life.

  3. Welcome, O Master of the Universe :LOL:.
  4. BY THE POWER OF GREYSKULL!... welcome :)

    The CBR seems to be a popular choice as a first bike, so they must be doing something right

  5. oops He-Man......my bad.
  6. welcome bud, bit of an old bike to get, youd be better of with a gs500f, they are bullet proof bikes so no parts needed lol
  7. Welcome mate and good luck on your L.
  8. lol Wheres Battle cat? I used to watch He Man every morning b4 school.

    Welcome to the forum....
  9. What a Christmas present! Welcome to NR.
  10. Welcome aboard. I too got my L's at 26. Personally, I think it's not a bad idea to get a few years worth of roadcraft under the belt before switching to 2 wheels, unless of course you were lucky enough to grow up messing around in paddocks on dirtbikes.

    Nothin' wrong with the fairyblade. My first ride was a Yamaha FZR250R, and a mate had the Kawasaki ZXR250R, both very similar, and all of them are great if you've set your sights on upgrading to a bigger sports bike. I stepped off the FZR straight onto a brand new Hayabusa.

    Good luck with the L's course, not that you'll need it- it's designed for people who've never ridden before. Cheers.
  11. Hey guys, thanks for the replies!

    Well, I got through the course no problems and was in at the RTA the next day for the knowledge test - that seemed so much harder when I was doing my car L's. Anyway, so now I have my L's! And in the meantime a mate has acquired a beat up old Kwaka Eliminator that he said I can use any time I want once it's fixed up and registered! Might be able to save my $$ for the Triumph once I'm off restrictions!

    (y) I love it! When I get my bike, it shall be known as the 'battle cat'!
  12. maybe help out in the fixing up stage so you learn the basics like changing oil + plugs and chain and stuff.. wish i had an old bike to learn on lol
  13. yeah, that was the plan - I've floated the idea with him and it's all good. I don't really know a whole heap about that sort of stuff, so it should be a good learning experience.