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Newbie in Esher

#1 Post by LifeofPhil » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:15 pm

Hi Names Phil, new to the world of bikes, got my self a CBT and lexmoto 125cc just need to mot it and get some insurance and then will be on the road! only gear I have at the moment is a lid so any advice on Jakets and such would be welcomed. hope to meet some of you out on the road!

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Re: Newbie in Esher

#2 Post by rennie » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:49 pm

Hello and Welcome :D
Ian.

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#3 Post by LifeofPhil » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:40 pm

Thanks! :D

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#4 Post by Hoggs » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:04 pm

hello and welcome! Trying stuff on is advisable as bike gear tends to just pick numbers at random :lol:
Get some decent mid calf motorbike boots. If you're planning on riding in winter base layers (EDZ are good but a bit pricey) and waterproof overs (ex army gortex on eBay are good) will make it slightly less miserable :lol:
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#5 Post by Tango » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:01 am

Welcome to TMBF mate. ......... 8-)
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#6 Post by JRH » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:34 am

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#7 Post by LifeofPhil » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:28 pm

Hoggs wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:04 pm
Get some decent mid calf motorbike boots.
thanks Hoggs! I hadn't considered boots yet, I will add them to the list. any recommended brand? or should i just go with whats feels comfy?

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Re: Newbie in Esher

#8 Post by Hoggs » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:01 pm

LifeofPhil wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:28 pm
Hoggs wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:04 pm
Get some decent mid calf motorbike boots.
thanks Hoggs! I hadn't considered boots yet, I will add them to the list. any recommended brand? or should i just go with whats feels comfy?
yeah try some on, there's a lot of different styles from the very plastic and textile racing style to leather "touring" ones. again if you're planning on riding in winter waterproof is a godsend :lol:
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Re: Newbie in Esher

#9 Post by LifeofPhil » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:04 am

whats the deal with parking and motorcycles? the multistory next to my work has free bike parking, are all car parks like that? (including the little open air ones with a ticket machines and a scummy old bottle bank)

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Re: Newbie in Esher

#10 Post by Russ99 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:32 am

Hi mate, local here (Leatherhead) and in the same boat as you more or less; doing my CBT this weekend and about to get a 125 of some sort. Then it's out with an experienced biker mate of mine for a few rides. Should meet up at some point!

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#11 Post by LifeofPhil » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:51 am

Russ99 wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:32 am
Should meet up at some point!
Sounds good to me!

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Re: Newbie in Esher

#12 Post by Pie man » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:06 pm

Hello Phil :thumb:

Buy the best you can afford. :D

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