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#1 Post by Hendo78 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:21 pm

Hi

Just got through my cbt today, been a long time planned, got a bobbed Suzuki marauder 125 by twinthing to get some experience on before I go in for my big bike license, hopefully bike life begins at 40 !

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Re: Late starter

#2 Post by MrPickwick » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:16 pm

Welcome to the forum :thumb:

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#3 Post by mikestrivens » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:19 pm

Hello and welcome. Never too late to start. Enjoy.
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#4 Post by Muttly » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:23 pm

Hello, welcome. I am also on a 125 at the moment. I passed my CBT in June At 36 years old.

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#5 Post by Bender » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:33 pm

Ohhh to be so young again, welcome
Bite my shiny, metal ass!

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Re: Late starter

#6 Post by JesterPilgrim » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:37 pm

Hendo78 wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:21 pm
hopefully bike life begins at 40 !
That's how I'm choosing to look at it!

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#7 Post by Hendo78 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:56 pm

Cheers for the warm welcome, noticed I signed off as ‘Bad’ ....fat fingers ! It’s meant to say Baz !

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#8 Post by Bender » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:01 pm

OK bad baz

Better late than never, no matter how fat your fingers are
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#9 Post by rennie » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:01 pm

Hello and Welcome :D
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#10 Post by JRH » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:09 pm

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#11 Post by Tango » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:15 pm

Welcome to TMBF mate...... 8-)
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#12 Post by Edd80 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:27 pm

Hi welcome to the group.
I'm new too. Did my cbt in Sept. Mod 1 a couple weeks later then mod 2 about a month after. All at the grand old age of 38.

Wish I'd done it sooner!

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Re: Late starter

#13 Post by Ian193 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:02 pm

Never too late to start

I did my CBT in August 2018 and had to wait till October 2018 to get my Suzuki Address 110 Wish I’d got it 30 years ago when I was 21

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#14 Post by RAYK47 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:34 pm

Welcome. There seems to be a few of us late starters recently.

44 years young and also have a CBT and a Honda CB125F. Looking to get some experience before doing full license.

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#15 Post by xMachina » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:35 pm

Hi and welcome.

I’m 37 and after having not got on a bike for over 20 years (had a dirt bike in my teens) I did my CBT in July and bought a WR125X. I very quickly realised it was nothing like my YZ125 from back in the day so I moved it on. I passed my test in November and bought a Bandit 1200 to replace it and I absolutely love it.