Jump to content


Recommended Posts

So the bug has bitten, and I've decided to sell my XR6T and get on to Two wheels.

Thought I was just going through a "that's shiny and looks cool I want one" stage but after around 18 months I can't seem to get away from the fact that I really want a bike. Everytime I see one go past I have to figure out what model it is and keep thinking about getting away on a cruiser...

I haven't got my license yet so I will have to start with a LAMS approved, thinking second hand GV650 Hyosung or maybe Suzuki SVF650 - who knows there are a million bikes for sale that are LAMS.

My issue is that I don't really want a small sports bike due to me being of "larger frame" and fairly tall so I'm trying to find something that is decent value and big enough

BTW, Henz' thread hasn't helped with his 883 and his old mans Vrod....

Currently obsessed with Victory Judge and High Ball....

gallery-index-2012-victory-highball-phot

021512middle1.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Excellent - hope you enjoy

Stay upright are excellent - you definitely never stop learning how to ride :)

I've never been able to go more than 18 months without a bike - once the bug bites it's impossible to kick :D

www.netrider.net.au is an excellent forum for bike related topics.

If you get a chance try to get a copy of Keith Code's "Twist of the wrist" book or video - excellent info on the theory and mechanics of riding (not just for experienced riders)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has been nice knowing you :wavey:

I don't have the balls for it... haven't ridden a motorbike since I moved to Brisbane. Too many f'wits.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No probs :)

Take a look at the CB400's as well - fantastic LAMS bike (even for the bigger rider)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Learner bikes are cheap enough but still stuck trying to sell it at the end. Do the courses, wait your 12 months and buy a Harley!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Or do what I did, and buy the bike then ride it to go for your Ps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

nice one...

Having no real experience on bikes previously I'm staying on the cautious side and looking at something a little easier to handle and slower to learn on then upgrade later.

Like the Harleys but the Victory bikes seem to have some good reviews to match - I guess its a bit Ford vs Holden, they both do good things, but really at the end of the day the Euros and Japs do it better...lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

65227387-omg-reaction-.gif

Hard to go past the Indian for heritage I suppose....

Since I'm on a victory binge, try the Boardwalk or the Hard-Ball Bagger

gold_p5.jpg

hard_ball_p7.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome stuff Pat, good luck with Stay Upright course. Yeah good luck picking a bike there are some nice old school bike around........... Thanks to Henz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mate the CB400 is brilliant a mate of mine bought one (her first bike) and I rode it with her on the back last Sunday, it is brilliant, fuel injected, handles the twisties really well, very easy to ride and quiet as.

I miss my road bike, I have a dirt bike to take the edge off, but a new bike will be in the stable by the end of the year without a doubt. Do not I repeat do not buy a hyodung, mate of mine had a the head stem bearing snap while riding and ended up in the bushes. I have heard many a bad thing about them and not one good thing except they are cheap.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You could've left the "her" out of it...lol

I was worried about the hyonsung name as well mate but honestly everyone I have spoken to that has ridden one is quite impressed - appreciate the feedback though

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dont worry about a lams bike, just buy a bmw S1000RR,

BOTM12121.jpg

BOTM12125.jpg

BOTM12122.jpg

IMG_0230-1.jpg


Here's a video from eastern creek drags in March, 9.89 sec @ 256 km/hr, only mods are exhaust, air filter and power commander 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHCdiy2wN48[/media

On a serious note I have ridden a few different lams bikes and id personally go with the suzuki sv 650. I had a Honda RVF 400 when I was on my p's but it would be way too small for you by the sounds of it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Beautiful bike JET, pretty sure I saw you running it back in March, I was down on the line with a mate that was racing his car.

Not really into the sports bike thing yet - maybe that will change once I start riding!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Donation Box

    Please donate to support the community.
    We appreciate all donations!


FordXR6Turbo.com Powered by Invision Community

×
×
  • Create New...