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Discussion in 'New Members - G'Day!' started by Mont, Feb 2, 2016.

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    I recently found this forum (gotta love Google) and thought it would be a great way to learn more about bikes & riding etc. from a direct source. I have been passionate about bikes all my life and now I'm in my mid 50's finally doing something about it. A bit of late starter. :1.gif:
    I am from Sydney and about to go for my P's this month on a Scooter I (stupidly) purchased to learn on.
    After 9 months of practice I realized I should have bought an el-cheapo manual bike.

    So I purchased just last Sunday, a 2011 Laro Cruiser (only 1700 on the clock) and now I have no idea how to ride it.
    Anyway once I get my P's later in the month I will go do a "auto to manual' lesson or 2.

    Looking forward to to getting out there on my new bike.

    Cheers
     
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    Hi Mont and welcome. Never too late to start these things, both age wise and learning to ride a fully manual motorbike. Not too hard, most people just struggle with the taking off and remembering to pull in the clutch early enough when stopping! The rest is simple - I know quite a few people who can only drive an automatic car yet are perfectly fine on a manual motorbike (go figure).

    Once again, welcome!
     
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    Thanks for that, yes I agree with the taking off bit, I noticed a vast difference in the throttle from a scooter which has a slight free fall movement before the revs kick in whereas the manual only needs a slight turn and she's away.
    I'll keep you all posted how I go with the P's.
    Thanks again. (better get back to work before someone see's me goofing off)
     
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    Greetings. I turn 50 this month and only got my bike in December. A Harley Street 500. I too was thinking about it for a long time and finally bit the bullet. Love it. Should have done it much sooner. (is this a mid life crisis thing?)
     
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    G'Day Mont
    Be sure to add yourself to the cruisers list in the forum we're a friendly bunch

    Sent from my GT-I9295 using Tapatalk
     
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    Greetings Mont :1.gif:
    No, not a mid-life crisis thing! I am 47 and have loved our two-wheeled friends since I was a young tacker! Bought my first bike in Feb 2015 - haven't looked back!

    Enjoy!
     
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    Welcome to forum

    Theres a Most practice session this Saturday & coffee meet tomorrow if you'd like to join us, details in the events section
     
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    Hey there Mont, welcome to a great forum with some really helpful people who'll be happy to answer the many questions I'm sure you'll have about the adventures ahead of you. One suggestion if you're still in Sydney and would like some learner help and like-minded people to ride with closer to home, have a look at Sydney Social Riders on Facebook and Meetup. They're an awesome bunch and have weekly L&P rider skills sessions and ride events every weekend.
     
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    Welcome. You're just a bit early on the changeover. Bike design is heading towards autos.
     
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    Welcome @Mont good luck with the transition, it is great to hear you finally moved to a bike, enjoy.
     
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