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Discussion in 'New Members - G'Day!' started by nzdans, Jan 7, 2017.

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    Greetings all,

    As per the title I was out for a scoot this afternoon, having done a fair bit of tinkering on my (recently acquired) toy along with even newer yellow rear muguard extension.. My rear brake locked on riding past the entrance to Stromlo.. my bad, didn't give it enough free play. Anyhoo had it fixed but had a visit from (I have an exceptionally shit memory for names) Luke/Lurch/Bob?? Nice bloke, ready to save the day - cheers!!

    Bought my bike about 3 months ago then got my Ls just over a month ago (yes I trailered it home!). Had my Ls in NZ many moons ago, never bothered to progress as I only had 250s, My last ('85 XR250) got wrapped around a traffic light about 20 years ago. I moved to the ACT about 4 years ago (after 7 years in Syd then 6 in Melb), moto riding didn't appeal again until taking up residence in the capital, great spot for it!!

    Anyway plan was to get a road bike this time around for some weekend trips, then I saw Elsie (below) and had to have her, oh well one day maybe she'll have a smooth tyred stable mate.

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    Here she is with the rather hot & sticky rear brake this afternoon.

    Cheers,

    Dan.
     
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    Hi Dan, good to hear your story and totally agree Canberra is great for riding. 10-20 mins and you can be off road in some good, I have heard, off road areas. And the Brindabella Cotter area are pretty good black tops as well. Then there is the country areas around that have some really nice roads. I can guess that the guy you met is Lurch, and he is a really nice guy. Welcome to CR.
    Just for info FB is the main area of contact, but this Forum is just coming back after closing due to nearly everyone going to FB.
     
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    Greetings Dan, @Lurch aka Jason would of been your saviour.

    As per above the forum is a bit slow going at the moment but welcome aboard :)
     
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    arson14 Gir Why is there bacon in the soap? Staff Member Moderator

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    ^ both wrong :D I was coming back from a swim at the river and i always have my ramp and bike chock in the ute, saw a bike on the side of the road tuned back to make sure he was ok glad to hear you got it back home safely :) and as with most people around canberra they will a;ways be happy to help where they can .
     
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    Well done @arson14 , what name did you give that sounds like Lurch etc?? Anyway it is what makes this a community, just the offer would be uncommon in other areas.
     
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    think i said piers ??? i cant remember honestly but i mentioned CR and bam a post on the forum cant complain lol, its not the first time iv pulled over for a stranded bike but i got a ute for the sheer purpose of moving bikes so im usually always ready to help pick up a bike when needed :D need a big sticker for the rear window "bike recovery vehicle" ??
     
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    Utes have other uses.

    Once my motorcycle holed a piston in Tasmania.

    A ute carrying beer for a bikie gang stopped and gave my bike and I a lift to Devonport.

    I managed to buy a new piston and fit it.

    30 minutes after arriving in Devonport, I was back on the road.
     
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    Welcome Dan, great choice of bike! Loooove the 640's, even though I've got a 990 Superduke ;)
     
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    Welcome to Canberra.
    You know you could Motard it ;)
     
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    Thanks for the welcomes guys..

    Yep the motard thing certainly has crossed the mind.. Finding a suitable set of wheels could be a bit slow (without blowing any form of budget).. most of the options I've seen have single rotors up front.
     
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