After A 15year Break...

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  1. Notso

    Notso Senior Member

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    and a bit of a false start, I pick up my Street Twin tomorrow! I was planning to get it on Saturday, but a yellow warning of freezing rain put me off! Didn't want to drop it on my first ride due to impatience.

    I live in the Midlands, UK and did a rusty rider course with Camrider a few weeks ago, so all set for some relaxed riding. Already finding some of the articles in here useful. So have been busy buying cleaning products, a centre stand and tire pressure guage! Feel like a kid before Christmas!

    My family are ok with me getting a bike, but not exactly happy about it!

    Any tips for a returning rider and for care of a new bike will be gratefully received!
     
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  2. joe mc donald

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    I don't think you need any suggestions. You never forget. But welcome to the family and remember the inmates will want a picture of the steed when you get the chance. And the help you need or already know. Take it easy 15 years has seen bike change and acceleration can catch you out. Gentle and gingerly. Any frost around let about 5 lb out of the tyres lets them grip more. And good luck and welcome back. You have a great Forum right behind you and the Brothers will be with you every step.
    Ride Safe
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  3. dilligaf

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    Hi mate and welcome
     
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  4. Vulpes

    Vulpes Confused Member

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    Hi and welcome.
     
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  5. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Hi Notso, and welcome in :cool::cool:
     
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  6. Sprinter

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    Hi.
     
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  7. David Cooper

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    Hello and welcome to the Forum Notso.
    Always keep your eye on the road.

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  8. joe mc donald

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    I have not laughed so hard for years now. Thankyou.
    Ride Free
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  9. Notso

    Notso Senior Member

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    Thanks for the welcome! Eyes on road, great advice, had to watch that video a couple of times before I noticed there was a motorbike in it!!

    Didn't know about dropping the pressure if icy, thanks. Slow and steady for me now, not in it for adrenaline anymore.
     
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  10. joe mc donald

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    I will have the one in the middle. On the right would kill me. And you are just the right lines for something to sit on.
    Regards
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  11. joe mc donald

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    You will be fine Mate. Just like you said the adrenalin. Yes I have biked all my life in all weathers and the tyres to me do spread I little better in snow or ice. Thought some of the peeps would have jumped in to give you more reassurance and tips. But you are a Biker and you have all us with you in spirit. I am working tomorrow but will be eager to find out how you feel about your new steed.
    Regards
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  12. David Cooper

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    All three would probably see me off, but I'd go happy on anyone of them, preferably the one on the right.
     
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  13. Angus

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    Hi Notso, welcome and congratulations ! 15 years ago the cellphone was not as much a threat to bikers as it is nowadays, just be alert, look, think and look again when on your bike. You’ll be fine mate !
     
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  14. Hamburg

    Hamburg Senior Member

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    you'll be fine. I had a 30 year break and was very rusty. Just get some miles under belt, take it easy and enjoy the freedom!
     
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  15. Tiglet

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    Hello Notso and welcome to the forum :)

    Enjoy your new ride :cool:
     
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  16. Dave C

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    Welcome aboard Notso, hope you enjoy the forum, it's all been said but take it easy until you and your new steed have got acquainted to each other.
     
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  17. Tony Richardson

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    After a non fault accident in 1983 when myself and my wife on pillion were both knocked off and injured, collar bones etc, and my brand new BMW R100RS were written off, I lost my confidence in bike riding,
    But after a couple of months, my confidence returned and I took part in an IAM refresher course to help me , I would suggest that something like this, or a Police Awareness course would help you, as it did me.
    Enjoy your Street Twin by the way, I'm really enjoying mine after a few mods.
     
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  18. joe mc donald

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    She's watching her soaps. But still couldn't and wouldn't. I am a one Woman man. And I got bloody lucky found one with a heart and a brain. Good enough for me.
    Your Bro
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  19. joe mc donald

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    She said we are all children. She's right. We are all Saints. We know were we want to be and who we want to be with. But you know I am such a happy man. Yes I got lucky didn't deserve it thankyou my Father in Heaven.

    You Friend
    Joe.
     
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  20. joe mc donald

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    Did it kill her or did they live happily ever after with the help of Viagra.
    Ride Free
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