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Date Registered: 09-2008
Location: Wyrallah. N.S.W.
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Out of the 3 Tupperware Torpedoes you mention, the Kawasaki's or the Fireblade really stand outo me.

Im to old to get about like a monkey on a stick, if I rode one of them, I would need a great chiropractor to meet me at the end o the ride,.

I've still got my 02 Suzuki VL800

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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
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That's a nice bike John.

My Suzuki GS500F is getting a bit boring after 6 months of riding it LOL emoticon

I never thought I'll get hooked that quickly and I am seriously regretting that I had to wait 25 bloody years to finally start riding!!! But maybe for the best LOL emoticon

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Date Registered: 09-2008
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Have you been admiring your reflection in shop windows yet?



Julie, that's only for the Hardley Davidson riders.



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Yep, I usually go past the windows at a speed preventing me from looking at my reflection anywhere else but my mirrors LOL emoticon

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Date Registered: 05-2013
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Good to see some fellow riders... There's something I've never been able to explain about the feeling of riding a motorbike. It's just so good, so different! I love it. Crusiers, sports bikes, tourers, they're all great imo!

I really miss my bikes! Commuting in Melbourne would be a whole lot easier. Hmmm... Maybe I should start shopping around for another one.

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Date Registered: 09-2008
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Hi Kris
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The only advice I can give you is.... If it's something you [sign in to see URL] for it.

I haven't ridden mine for nearly 4 yrs, owing to injury, but cant wait to get back on it again.

Maybe we might be able to start a thread in here,
about members bikes,
what they ride,
where they have been.

Not everyone spends all their time in the Exy.

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WOW, that's an awesome idea John LOL emoticon

Since we have started a thread about " what's your other ride" for members upgrading from their xtrails and still wanting to be part of our forum, I can't see why starting a thread for members bikes would hurt at all emoticon

P.S. I just got back from my quick ride/fix, so am re-charged for the next 24 hours or so LOL emoticon

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Hi Guys,

Returned home safely from the Phillip Island trip last Tuesday.....

What a trip that was and what an experience indeed. I can certainly tick this off my bucket list because I think this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for sure!

For a complete novice rider like me (on red Ps), this trip was like "baptism by fire" LOL emoticon

On the trip from Sydney to Phillip Island, we have experienced everything there is to experience in terms of [sign in to see URL] started it off with gusty winds throwing me left and right until Tony (a 68 years old experienced rider who was part of our group) kindly gave me handy tips on how to stabilize the bike against the wind, so I thought OK, now I can enjoy the trip a bit more but nope, from the section between Omeo and PI it started pissing down so heavily that it gave me the feeling that God was following me all the way to Phillip Island with a fire hose and intentionally pointing the nozzle in my face LOL emoticon

Oh, from the section between Cooma and Omeo, we went through Mt Hotham and all I can say is that by the time I got to the top of the mountain my pants were wet (not from the rain mind you!), the road up there was full debris and sticks, so not only I had to completely get a grasp on perfecting cornering (which I stuffed-up a couple of times and scared myself and oncoming tourist cars), but I also had to make sure I don't end-up over the edge with these sticks causing the bike to slide all over the place.

You would think that would be enough "torture" for the [sign in to see URL] nope

Last but not least and as soon as I entered Phillip Island and luckily still wearing the wet weather gear it started hailing! And for the last 10 minute drive across the bridge leading to the Island the wind got so strong that I was leaning the bike against the wind almost on the same angle as the race bikes on Moto GP. hahahaha emoticon

Unbelievable stuff and I really thought I would never make it there in one piece!

All that gloom aside and after attending the GP for the very first time and hearing my most preferred sound of racing bikes zipping by, I thought, this was well worth the effort for sure! emoticon

The trip back to Sydney was MUCH MUCH easier with sunny weather and no wind all the way to Cooma (yes, I did ride from the Island to Cooma in one go!) and then from Cooma to Nowra (when it started bucketing down all the way to Sydney)

I would like to thank Darren (Augustus) & Elizabeth for their hospitality, as Darren extended an invitation for me to stay at his place for the weekend and I also thank Max (maxgmoore) for encouraging me to take the plunge and do this trip which I reckon was certainly an eye-opener for a novice rider like me and I learnt a LOT from it which will benefit me going forward. The experience was an amazing one indeed!

My GS500F never missed a beat during this trip and I was actually very proud of its performance for the close to 2,800kms I covered. emoticon

Here are some pics:

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Date Registered: 10-2006
Location: Mona Vale, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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Looked like the camera and zoom lense worked quite well too Jalal emoticon

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Yep Kev, I gave them a good work-out for sure and I also borrowed Darren's Canon 7D for Day 2 of the race, so used that with my Sigma 500 zoom lens and it delivered quite substantial results. Am in love with the 7D and its burst rate now emoticon

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