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Returning Old Rider

Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' at netrider.net.au started by Peter62, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. Hi netrider members,

    I am a returning rider after way to many years without a licence.

    Going for my licence soon.


     
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  2. Welcome Peter.
    It's never too late.
    Whats more there are lots of Mid Life Crisis Centers ready to take your call.


    :D
     
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  3. G'day Peter62Peter62, saddle up again and enjoy, half the fun is in the hunt for a new steed.
     
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  4. Hi Peter62Peter62, welcome to the forums and back to a life on two wheels. All the best with your licence test (y) Should be a piece of cake, don't they say it's like riding a bike, you never forget it :p Enjoy and stay safe!
     
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  5. welcome Peter,
    I imagine you'll be ready to ride that road in pic very soon
     
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  6. welcome aboard :]
     
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  7. welcome to Netrider and back to two wheels Peter! (y)
     
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  8. Hi and welcome Peter62.

    Obviously you are a bloke of few words.....

    where abouts are you?

    what kind of bike are you looking at?
     
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  9. Welcome to Netrider
     
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  10. Hi CrazyCam,

    I'm based in Newcastle NSW.

    I've been looking at both the Ninja 300 and the Yamaha R3. Both look like very fun bikes to get started again until I get my full licence.
    That said of course I will probably end up with a second hand bike so could be anything. :)

    Cheers
     
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  11. Hey Peter,

    Welcome aboard.
    I'm also in Newie and have a 2011 Honda cb400 abs. Great little bike!!
     
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  12. Nice area...plenty of good roads to ride.

    Is the Brewery still in business, right down on the water front.
    A pub with what looked like its own dock for parking yachts...... how cool is that?

    As a hint, the Ninja 300 is a bugger to actually do your MOST on, the U-turn is the big drawback.

    You have two options with one of them......
    1. you practise until you can do it easily...... which takes a while....
    2. you plan around renting a bike for the MOST from the mob in Adamstown.

    Can't speak for the R3, 'cos nobody has given me one to try.
     
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  13. Welcome to NR..
     
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  14. Howdy & Welcome to NR!
     
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  15. Hi CrazyCam,

    as far as I know the Brewery is still there, but I haven't been there for some time.

    Thanks for the U-turn advice re the Ninja 300.
     
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  16. Welcome Peter62Peter62 and enjoy life back on two wheels, incase your interested there is a Kawasaki demo day in Newcastle on the 12th of Dec ;)
     
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  17. Hi Peter, welcome to the forum, plenty of advice to be found here..... good luck in your search and the impending licence test......
     
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  18. Whilst I have still been riding I have been absent from the forums for some time due to life's commitments. Glad to be back and looking forward to the summer rides ahead......
     
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  19. <CrazyCam blows kiss in Fractalz general direction>

    Whatever you say, dear, but, I've seen folk, standing beside a Kwaka Ninja, trying to walk the bloody thing round in the U-turn box, and they couldn't do it.
     
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  20. Full steering lock ... bike in body out ...

    btw did those trying to walk it around have it leant over???



     
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