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Discussion in 'New Members - G'Day!' started by Michael Bradshaw, Oct 1, 2015.

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    ... and that's where the Canberra riding community comes into it. People may have a trailer with a spare spot coming back from Eastern Creek, or someone *may* volunteer to ride a bike back for you... no, I'm not putting up my hand, nor saying it *will* happen, but don't discount it entirely. If you find a bargain somewhere outside Canberra, it does not hurt to ask.
     
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    fair enough, will keep it in mind. Thanks for the offer [emoji6]

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    I'm a taller rider (6'6) & struggled to do the u-turn etc on a Ninja 250 because the bars would hit my legs & I couldn't get it full lock. I upgraded to a Ninja 650RL & it was fantastic. Kept it for a few years, fair bit of grunt & more comfy for a taller rider.
    Welcome to the forum, look forward to seeing you about.
     
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    Cheers mate, I'm about 6'2. Hopefully won't be too tight on a 300, didn't seem too small when I sat on one the other day. Will definitely look at bigger bikes after Ps.

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    Welcome mate
     
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    thanks again everybody for the warm welcome. would love to meet some of you soon.

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    A not overly tall on my Ps course had a ninja & also the issue with the bars hitting his knees on full lock for the u turn. No big issues day to day riding though.
    He just stuck his knee out to get the bars a bit tighter & had no problems passing.
     
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    good to hear mate. picked up my ninja and been practising the slow stuff so I should be alright by the time of Ps. Found a car park in Woden with markings for the P course, so that will be very helpful.

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    That's the one outside the mechanics yeah? The chain link fence? I used to practice there too. Be careful of the massive amounts of gravel on the far side though!
     
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    Yeah I think so, Bellona Ct. yeah the surface isn't the best but it's okay over the markings


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    The best one I found south side was Kambah - that's where I did all my training. It's the carpark out the front of the Medical Centre and Baptist Church, next to the Storage place.

    I don't know about the new markings that have been done recently, but when I was practicing, they were definitely tighter than regulation, which meant that if you could nail it there, you'd be right for the MOST. Give us a bell if you want to meet up down there, I'm probably due a refresher - plus I also ride a Ninja, so something in there for everyone.
     
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    sounds great! thanks for the tip. will definitely meet you down there at some stage.

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    What are these MOST sessions?
     
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    Sometimes experienced members volunteer their time and invite leaners to a meeting point to do some basic riding drills and MOST practice. Nothing formal, just a group of friends practicing riding.
     
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    sounds like something I need. I never really want to practice the slow stuff so I'm pretty rubbish.

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    Slow stuff is easy if you practice a bit, and with the right techniques.
     
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    I am 6'5 & started with a Ninja 250 & it was way too small....like a Giraffe humping a Chiwawa. I also had problems with the bars hitting my knees on full lock...aka the U~turn in the P's test. Struggled for ages then upgraded to a Ninja 650RL. Better for a bigger rider, had more guts (didn't need a run up to get up bigger hills without plummeting way below the speed limit, & easier to manoeuvre. Because it had more guts, lasted for a few years before stepping up to a Litre bike.

    Just my 2 cents, & welcome!
     
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    Unfortunately I've been away from here through work for a bit... and I'm about to go away again, this time to the USA. I'll probably do a learner session thing between christmas and new years and then a couple just after.
     
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