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Discussion in 'New Members - G'Day!' started by Rhi, Jan 26, 2012.

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    I'm going to leave that one well alone, in the interests of family unity!
     
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    me too, I've been picturing it all day :)

    My sensible side is saying it would be dumb to get a brand new shiny bike when I can't even ride (or afford it)
    my other side is saying... 'but I WANT it'!!
     
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    Ian, one of us is confused:) (could be my salinity:) ),
    'Flea' is the Z50, and I think small and irritating is about right:lol
     
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    ha! I think a couple of us might be confused, I thought you meant naming the TU Flea, the Z50 makes alot more sense!
     
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    Ah, relief, its definitely you who's confused, cause a z50 makes no sense at all;)
     
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    When it comes to women's thoughts, and especially those of my sisters and my wife, I'm always confused!
    Just realized I've ridden a Z50 20 years ago, and I still remember it being painfully slow!
    I think most of it's power was used just to move it's own weight.
     
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    Hmm, I remember a girl friend buying an 80 step thru and asking me to ride it home, god some memories are horrid, and the bike wasn't crash hot either (sexist pig lives here):lol
     
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    ha ha tsk tsk!
    my other half is hoping I get something fun so he can use it, no step thrus...
     
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    Hi Rhi,

    Don't do it. Don't do it, Don't do it.

    Go buy yourself a nice little second hand learner thingy, drop it a few times in the drive way and your street, have a ball and you wont cry when it gets scratched and scraped. Learn to flog the berjuses out of it over the next couple of years.

    Then go buy something bigger and do it all over again.

    Then go buy something nice.

    Dave.

    Edit: see my post in the CPW thread here, it's to true.
     
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    Thank you voice of reason!!

    I'm not getting a brand new bike :) it's wishful thinking, and something to aim for. I'm looking at cheap, physically small and hopefully reliable, maybe CB250, or something along those lines. I've realised in just the last few days of extensive reseach and sitting on things at all the bike stores that a little cafe racer style or small cruiser feels alot more comfortable to sit on, so it's a starting point!
     
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    ha! saw your link, great!

    and point nicely made ;)
     
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    Good plan! And a little upright bike with a good turning circle will be super-easy to get your Ps on too. The first few months will help you figure out what type of riding you like, which will help you figure out what your second bike will be :)
     
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    Ride all the retros! :D
     
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    Suzuki's rule .....
     
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    Very nice indeed Rhi
     
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    I'm probably a bit biased, OK a lot biased, but the TU250X are awesome.

    If you're not in a hurry, you should still be able to find a good second hand one. I picked mine up out of All Classifieds for about 1.5 K. It's a well maintained '97 model that only had about 50,000 km on it when I got it.

    Being the older non-injected model it's not as quick as the new ones, but still carries my 5'10" 85+ kg around OK.

    Easy to ride, reliable, cheap to run and maintain (same engine was used in a few different models so parts are easy to find).

    It's a great little commuter that can still can handle short stints on the the open road OK. I've done a couple of coast runs on it and although bigger hills slow it down a bit, it'll happily tootle along at the speed limit.

    I breezed through the P test on it and, as I've often said, it makes me look like a better rider than I am. ;)
     
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    I like how its 'Lambs' approved :)

    I like that maroon one! I wonder if it really does have only 7200 kms on it??
     
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    Zombie thread :)
    I'm feeling sentimental. One year ago today I went and took my dream bike (at the time) for a shaky learner ride around a car park. It was a gorgeous little purple suzuki TU250x.. I knew straight it wasn't for me as soon as i got going.
    I had left home CERTAIN I would buy it, and went home without a bike. I got on CR and a bike popped up so I impulsively went and had a look and a wobbly ride around the carpark was a completely different experience. So I bought it!
    The ever lovely and helpful [MENTION=23043]DJY[/MENTION] brought it home for me, and took me on my first ride up the old federal highway :) I felt sick I was so scared.
    I'm so proud of the skills I have learned over the last 12 months, and bummed that circumstances mean I am currently without a bike, but looking forward to future adventures and could not be more thankful for the support and help I have had off CR. [MENTION=23043]DJY[/MENTION], [MENTION=23]Lurch[/MENTION], [MENTION=603]Heidi1[/MENTION], [MENTION=6223]Riicho[/MENTION] [MENTION=1453]supamodel[/MENTION] and everyone else who has made me part of the community. Thanks :D
     
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