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Skaara Dreadlocks
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PostSubject: New motorcycle and license!   Sat May 06, 2017 3:56 pm

Well, I've talked about it earlier, and I finally went and done it; I realized my childhood dream of getting a motorcycle and the license!
I got the bike last week, and the license on wednesday, and I've been more or less riding it ever since, except for sleeping and eating Laugh
Today, for example, I drove north to the snowy mountains (the roads were dry, not a cloud in the sky) and back, for about seven hours.
Here's a couple photos of me with my full "gear" on my new bike.
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It's a Honda Rebel 500 with 46hp. It's not the most powerful thing, but it certainly goes fast weighing about 200kg! :D
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PostSubject: Re: New motorcycle and license!   Sat May 06, 2017 5:54 pm

Awesome stuff, congrats on getting it all and fulfilling your dream, nice going man! :D

A friend of mine is always trying to convince me to get myself a license and buy his old bike (which is quite nice), but I don't have the money at the moment. Still, if he doesn't sell it to anyone else, I might actually end up doing that at some point. Would be pretty cool to attend a forum meet-up on motorbikes, eh?





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PostSubject: Re: New motorcycle and license!   Sun May 07, 2017 4:20 am

Thanks! That would be sweet, haha. I would drive all the way to England just to ride with you :D
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PostSubject: Re: New motorcycle and license!   Sun May 07, 2017 10:50 am

Hell yeah, it'd be kickass. If I do get a motorbike at some point, and have the money at the time, I could drive all the way to Norway too. Haha, in fact it would be awesome to explore your country as well as it always seemed like a pretty cool place to me. Smile





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PostSubject: Re: New motorcycle and license!   Mon May 08, 2017 8:45 am

It is indeed. The roads might not be the best, but you can't beat the view once you get further north into the mountains, and it's a lot of fun with those curvy roads when you're on a motorcycle. And at the same time, you can wear proper motorcycle gear without melting into a puddle when standing still, because it isn't too hot, but at the same time you won't freeze your *** off in high speed Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New motorcycle and license!   Wed May 10, 2017 11:58 pm

Skaara, I am unable to view the photos you've uploaded of your motor-hobo-cycle Frown The spoiler tag drops down, but the images don't appear. I've tried viewing them in 3 different browsers already.....no luck. It has to be something on my end, though, since Bamul has mentioned to me that the photo's are working for him.

Regardless, your cruising outings sound badass.

Anyway, I think you'd enjoy this video. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: New motorcycle and license!   Fri May 12, 2017 2:10 pm

Yeah, it works for me and I've put it up right so it must indeed unfortunately be something on your end.. Here's a link to the picture.
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And I have already seen that video, but thanks! Laugh
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PostSubject: Re: New motorcycle and license!   Fri May 19, 2017 4:36 am

So I showed this to my friend, who is really into motorbikes and owns several; this is what he had to say:

"its a lovely bike. Totally jealous. Just tell him to keep an eye on the matt painted exhaust as they are prone to rusting in wet weather. And to watch out when he takes it for his first service as they are VERY expensive the first time u get a Honda serviced"





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PostSubject: Re: New motorcycle and license!   Fri May 19, 2017 8:02 am

Thanks for the advice! I'll keep my eye on that exhaust, but I always keep the bike under a bike-cover, and rarely drive it in the rain. And I'll most likely be doing my first service at an independent MC dealership who offers this specific bike Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New motorcycle and license!   Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:00 am

Nice bike mate, congrats!

I also got a new bike, so I thought I add here if you don't mind. I have ridden a 125ccm 4 stroke supermoto for the last 10 years, and during the last few years I have ridden less and less, because it was uncomfortable and weak for me. Not that I want a powerhouse by any means, but it os not safe to try to overtake with such a weak bike. At first I wanted a Ducati Multistrada 620 but it turned out that you need to spend a lot of money to keep her running, so I quickly changed my mind. Back in a few years my father had an Aprilia Pegaso Strada, which he sold a 2-3 years ago with very small amount of kms in her, so I thought that bike would be nice for me as well. As it turned out he would have kept it if I share the cost with him. He had a dream like bike but back in 2007 was a completely new bike, so it was a bit expensive for him, so didn't pull the trigger. He suggested that bike to me, and I got her.

Granted, not the best picture, but since the bike is still waiting for license plate, and other paperwork the bike is still at he sellers place. She was imported from Italy with less then 17k kms.
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