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Offline Azrael

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Greetings from the Netherlands
« on: Jan 19, 2020, 01:38 PM »
Hello there!

My name is Roland from the south of Holland and I just became the proud owner of a 2008 Versys 650 in Candy Burnt Orange :grin2:
Spend some time today looking over the bike and there's quite a few things I want done and some that need be done before I go enjoy myself some corners. The bike is in pretty good condition but it has its usage marks which I'll adres in due time.
For now I just need to give it some service to make sure it runs smoothly and fix that annoying tweet from the exhaust because it's ruining the driving experience. Luckily I've got some time to do so because my final exam for my motorcycle drivers license isn't until next week and then I need to wait a week or two for the government to print a new card before I'm allowed to drive.

~Cheers

« Last Edit: Jan 19, 2020, 02:03 PM by Azrael »

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Re: Greetings from the Netherlands
« Reply #1 on: Jan 19, 2020, 05:36 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum.

Another lovely Mk1 classic on the forum!  :028: :028:

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Re: Greetings from the Netherlands
« Reply #2 on: Jan 19, 2020, 06:10 PM »
Welcome to the forum Roland.

Enjoy your new bike when you have finished the jobs on it.

Then enjoy riding a great bike.  There is lots to like about the little Versys.

Good luck  with exam.

Cheers  Geoff  :031:)
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Re: Greetings from the Netherlands
« Reply #3 on: Jan 20, 2020, 10:03 AM »
Welcome Roland you have made a great choice I've been friends with a Dutch family for many years where are you based
Jim

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Re: Greetings from the Netherlands
« Reply #4 on: Jan 20, 2020, 12:13 PM »
Hello and welcome to the forum! Hope you enjoy your new bike and get many happy miles together.

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Re: Greetings from the Netherlands
« Reply #5 on: Jan 20, 2020, 12:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by jim ballantyne [+]
Welcome Roland you have made a great choice I've been friends with a Dutch family for many years where are you based
Jim

Between the Hague and Amsterdam.
I had a look at the members map and noticed there are a few members at half an hours drive. would be fun to do a meet sometime when the bike is finished.

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Re: Greetings from the Netherlands
« Reply #6 on: Jan 23, 2020, 12:24 PM »
Alright, final exam passed! Next Wednesday I'll get the new drivers license card so I can drive. That means this Saturday it's time for an oil change, valve adjustment, new sparks and air filter, and tighten the chain. Then she'll be ready to go.
Very excited :D

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Re: Greetings from the Netherlands
« Reply #7 on: Jan 23, 2020, 12:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by Azrael [+]
Alright, final exam passed! Next Wednesday I'll get the new drivers license card so I can drive. That means this Saturday it's time for an oil change, valve adjustment, new sparks and air filter, and tighten the chain. Then she'll be ready to go.
Very excited :D
Congratulations on passing the exam.  Now go and enjoy riding the bike,  BUT remember, go steady,It will be a very steep learning curve.    :028:
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Re: Greetings from the Netherlands
« Reply #8 on: Jan 26, 2020, 01:42 PM »
Congratulations!!  :152:

 :185: To the forum and enjoy your new bike!!
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Re: Greetings from the Netherlands
« Reply #9 on: Jan 28, 2020, 10:28 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Roland.   Congrats on the new license and bike!   :biker1: :biker1:

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