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smortimer77

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smortimer77 says:

125cc to 600cc. Death wish?

Hello

I've been riding my existing bike for over 6 years and have done nearly 30k miles. I wanted to get a larger bike. I've passed my A2 test and now want to get something larger. Have looked and sat on a NC700s DCT but haven't ridden (due to the restriction). Is it a wise idea to jump?
Thanks in advance :smile

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bmwgs

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bmwgs says:

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i dont use leathers as i dont have the money and i ride allyear round . i just wear textile jackets and trousers in case i come off plus they are warm and keep you dry
i go along the hill roads near my house a lot as there is not much traffic if any so its a good place to ride

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kryss

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kryss says:

33 BHP restricted

Hi, having finally passed my test been looking at getting something a bit bigger - after initially looking at cruiser types, have recently been looking at the Kawasaki Versys. I'm restricted to 33 BHP for 2 years, and 45 mph for one (NI) - is the restricted Versys easy enough to handle at low speeds?

I'm also finding myself restricted to looking at dealers as I bought a 125 2 years ago, and am finding it hard to sell privately - which limits 2nd hand options.

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Mead2012

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Mead2012 says:

All good advice!

Reading the advice you all are giving helps me decide on the jump to a larger bike. Thank you!

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smortimer77

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smortimer77 says:

Still waiting...

For the garage to ring and say "IT'S HERE!!" but no, nothing yet *sigh*

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max748

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max748 says:

weight - pushing the bike

I whent from a yzf-r125 to a 33hp Ducati 748 (190ish kgs) the only issue is pushing it. Trying to get my gorgeous lump of metal to go up a 0.5 degree angled hill without a little help from the engine - neer impossible. and i'm a pretty strong and fit guy. if you are good at planning your spaces to avoid having to go backwards - no problems :wink:.

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smortimer77

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smortimer77 says:

First pic

Well, this is my bike getting ready for me to pick up on 7th Sept

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

Why don't you

take this over to the general forum, lots of great tips and admiration posts on your new bike no doubt.

 

:biggrin:

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smortimer77

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smortimer77 says:

Big bike jitters

Went to the dealership and saw my new bike with the rear hugger fitted. Getting that big bike jitters feeling of "am I doing the right thing?" etc. Its a bit daunting really. Probably worrying unnecessarily but after the safety bubble of a 125cc for so long...:unsure:

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aehewitt

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aehewitt says:

smortimer

You`ll be just fine,enjoy your new bike........ and get a few pic`s up.   :biggrin:

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smortimer77

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smortimer77 says:

Bike is here!!

And I've just got back from a great 2 hour ride. Didn't feel nervous about it at all and really had no idea why I was :laugh:

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