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#1 Post by Box Of Frogs » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:32 pm

Hi, I am new to site, I have been reading posts fo about a month.

I have decided to become a biker at the ripe old age of 48, no idea why really, I was in a motorbike shop wasting some time when I fell in love with a Triumph Bonniville, it had a ready brek glow, so I booked a CBT the following weekend, scraped through that, bought a Yamaha 125 ybr or ybf not sure 🤔 I have done 600 miles over christmas on it, today I did my first day of DAS and have my mod1 test tomorrow, I feel like im really crap at riding but my trainer seems to think I will be fine, I guess we will find out tomorrow 😱

We rode through some country lanes today at around 70, oh my god was that scarey, I was on a 700cc MT-07, I couldnt take the smile from my face, I never wanted it to end, counter steering? Did I enter an alternate reality? How the hell does that work? But you all know, I am just going with it hehe.

I have day 3 on Tuesday and mod2 on Wednesday, I fully expect to fail all tests but am treating it as an experience,to be honest, I had so so soooo much fun today on that bike, It has already been worth the money regardless.

Anyway, just wanted to say hi and I appreciate all the advice I have already had from you guys.

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#2 Post by rennie » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:16 pm

Hello and Welcome :D
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#3 Post by MrPickwick » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:33 pm

Hello and welcome :thumb:

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#4 Post by mikestrivens » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:53 pm

Hello and welcome. Good luck
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#5 Post by Via » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:12 pm

Welcome :cheers:
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#6 Post by Six30 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:14 pm

Evening :thumb: and good luck.
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#7 Post by Box Of Frogs » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:29 pm

Thankyou’s :)

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#8 Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:52 pm

Good luck, may the force be with you.
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#9 Post by Bender » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:58 pm

Welcome, I think you will find the speed limit on country roads is 60, cough cough
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#10 Post by NeilM » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:06 pm

Hello n welcome

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#11 Post by Topper » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:30 pm

Welcome to the mad house
good luck with the tests...........slow down a bit to begin with matey.......its not all about speed you know :roll: :roll: 8-)

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#12 Post by Box Of Frogs » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:06 pm

Hi again,

Well i passed my tests hehe, didnt think I would so very happy.

I may have made a mistake but it does not feel like a mistake, I bought a V-strom DL1000, yeah I have read how bad an idea this is but it was driving me crazy going into shops and being asked the question “what bike do you want” I really didnt/dont know. So I saw this bike that was cheap (£2.5k) test drove it, loved it! So bought it to satisfy my need while I search for my perfect bike

Well yes I am afraid of the power but cannot get the smile off my face while im riding it, I am a lump so it fits me really well, I actually dropped it today doh! Not sure how, maybe a camber as I was waiting at a giveway, this I am seeing as positive as its heavy and ive been worried about doing it, so thats one less thing to worry about hehe, ok it cost me £40 for a new clutch lever but no other damaged, I kind of slowed its decent. Embarrasing as hell though, two guys stopped and helped me pick it up.

So forward and onward, taking it easy

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#13 Post by Bender » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:10 pm

Well done on the tests, may I suggest crash bars :D
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#14 Post by Box Of Frogs » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:25 pm

Hehe yes I have been looking at those, I do have the pokey out thingies which probly saved me from more damage, is it best to go into my local shop (P&H Crawley) and ask them to get the correct/best ones and fit them? Or buy them online but I don't knowwhich are best as there seems to be different types?

I fitted my pannier brackets no problem so I assume fitting would be similar?

Thankyou :)

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#15 Post by Bender » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:36 pm

A quick Google and a few YouTube video should point you in the right direction, it's a well supported bike for things like that

Fitting will be straight forward.
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