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Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' at netrider.net.au started by RED ZX, May 31, 2008.

  1. Hello all.

    been lurking a long time, only just registered today.

    Name is Chris, I am 20 from the sunny coast.

    I am just getting into riding now, looking to be primary mode of transport, as well as some fun on weekend rides.

    I should be getting my open R license on Monday, and hopefully be the end of the week I should have my bike on the road.

    The bike I am getting is an '85 VF1000F2. I am 6'5" and 105kg, so I needed a bigger bike to be comfortable, I am hoping to keep this thing for a year or two, then move on to something newer.

  2. Welcome Chris, ah the awesomeness of skipping Ls/Ps in qld.. I'd say 1000cc should fit the bill to hawl you around, and then some :D
  3. Yeah, damn dude, look after yourself on that 1000cc. Welcome :)
  4. cheers for the welcome.

    I am not too worried about have the 1000 first up, as it has less or equal power to current 600s or bikes such as the kwaka Z750.

    And for $1500 i could not pass it up.
  5. Yeah true enough...not like it's an R1 I suppose. Bundles of torque for you, should be good to ride!!! (I don't get too much low down torque on my machine :LOL: :LOL: )
  6. Yeah will be interesting riding a V4.

    My plan is to be able to ride this bike well, then should make me a better rider when I move to something 20 years newer with 80kg less dry weight.
  7. Welcome Chris.

    Just talking about the qld vs everywhere else divide - what are the QLD motorcyclist injury and fatality stats versus say, Victoria's where we've operated the 250cc restriction?? Just curious.
  8. Thanks,

    Well, according to AMCN:

    QLD registered 67 rider fatalities this year, 48.9 percent greater than the average for the last four years during the same period.

    94.3% of QLD motorcycle licences issued last year were Q-Ride endorsed, but only 33% or rider fatalities were people who had passed through the Q-Ride system.
  9. Welcome Aboard Chris !