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Offline oneloosenut

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Oneloosenut: The Mid-Life Crisis Continues (Newbie)
« on: Mar 14, 2019, 03:39 PM »
After around 35 years of thinking about riding with two-wheels and an engine between my legs, I have done that silly "Mid-Life" thing of taking the plunge and  get riding. After trying the Vulcan S and the Versys 650 . Both enjoyable, but the "free" GT upgrade the SE sold it to me.

Now, if Storm Gareth would kindly disappear over mainland Europe, I can start getting some miles under my belt.

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Re: Oneloosenut: The Mid-Life Crisis Continues (Newbie)
« Reply #1 on: Mar 14, 2019, 04:58 PM »
Hi mate and welcome to motorcycling and versys ownership.
Your life live it and enjoy many happy safe miles you have made a brilliant choice of bike and we are all hear to help.
Where are you based I'm in the brilliant Midlands.
I'm going out on my bike.

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Re: Oneloosenut: The Mid-Life Crisis Continues (Newbie)
« Reply #2 on: Mar 14, 2019, 05:31 PM »
Welcome hope you have many enjoyable biking years
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Re: Oneloosenut: The Mid-Life Crisis Continues (Newbie)
« Reply #3 on: Mar 14, 2019, 05:44 PM »
 :185:   to the forum Nutty.   Great choice of bike. I'm sure the little Versys will look after you.  :031:  cheers Geoff. :152:
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Re: Oneloosenut: The Mid-Life Crisis Continues (Newbie)
« Reply #4 on: Mar 14, 2019, 07:52 PM »
 :185: from the Great North- East of England.  :028:

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Re: Oneloosenut: The Mid-Life Crisis Continues (Newbie)
« Reply #5 on: Mar 14, 2019, 08:24 PM »
Welcome to the brotherhood, Oneloose.  :031:

Take it slow, hit the books, practice practice practice and be careful until your performance envelope matches that of the bike, which is quite capable. Patience is easy compared to pavement, which is hard, and very abrasive.  :7:

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Re: Oneloosenut: The Mid-Life Crisis Continues (Newbie)
« Reply #6 on: Mar 14, 2019, 08:34 PM »
Welcome to the forum Oneloosenut hope you enjoy the bike.

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Re: Oneloosenut: The Mid-Life Crisis Continues (Newbie)
« Reply #7 on: Mar 14, 2019, 10:33 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum.

Just take it easy until you get to know the bike, and please do consider further training.

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Re: Oneloosenut: The Mid-Life Crisis Continues (Newbie)
« Reply #8 on: Mar 15, 2019, 09:13 AM »
Thank you all for the welcomes.

*Originally Posted by Oldplodder [+]
Hi and welcome to the forum.

Just take it easy until you get to know the bike, and please do consider further training.

Dave T

Great advice Dave. I have already been looking to IAM  in Great Missenden who are motorcycle only - but will also research the forum for other suggestions.

*Originally Posted by TallTex [+]
Welcome to the brotherhood, Oneloose.  :031:

Take it slow, hit the books, practice practice practice and be careful until your performance envelope matches that of the bike, which is quite capable. Patience is easy compared to pavement, which is hard, and very abrasive.  :7:

Let Motorcycle Roadcraft be your bible. Happy miles to you.

Thanks TallTex. I hope not to do a pavement test anytime soon, but will look to the Motorcycle Roadcraft.

*Originally Posted by Flying v2 [+]
Hi mate and welcome to motorcycling and versys ownership.
Your life live it and enjoy many happy safe miles you have made a brilliant choice of bike and we are all hear to help.
Where are you based I'm in the brilliant Midlands.

Hello Flying V2 - Thanks. I have updated the map. I am in Bedfordshire.

« Last Edit: Mar 15, 2019, 09:25 AM by oneloosenut »
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