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Would this be a stupid first bike?

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by Buchanan0204, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Buchanan0204


    Joined: Jun 10, 2010

    Posts: 5,163

    Location: Scotland

    Not sure what bike that was?

    The CBR600 has 14k on it. (The one I bought)

  2. 4T5

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Aug 30, 2004

    Posts: 27,746

    Location: Middle of England

    Nice bike mate but why wait till Summer ? You get some nice crispy dry days this time of the year & the roads are empty. Just give the bike a rinse down when you get back.
  3. Buchanan0204


    Joined: Jun 10, 2010

    Posts: 5,163

    Location: Scotland

    It's very tempting. I'm just a bit paranoid with this time of year. On the way to the test centre I nearly lost it, the back end slipped out. That was in the wet right enough.

    I'm 23 at the end of December. My insurance drops around £250. So I'll see how it goes and I may well end up insuring it then.

    I still need to buy the gear. All I've got is a pair of gloves haha.
  4. .one.


    Joined: Aug 1, 2006

    Posts: 3,645

    Just take your time buddy no rush the experience will do good for your biking carer and will pay off when needed the most.

    Some nice days in the winter just a little nippy :)
  5. Buchanan0204


    Joined: Jun 10, 2010

    Posts: 5,163

    Location: Scotland

    I noticed that learning in November, the wind cuts your throat like a knife! Had to buy one of those neck warmers.


    Joined: Sep 26, 2005

    Posts: 875

    Location: Midlands

    I wear a neck tube all year round.

    You only get hit in the throat by a 90mph bumblebee once to make it worth while... :p

    F**k they hurt :eek: :D
  7. WoodyUK


    Joined: Dec 29, 2009

    Posts: 6,383

    Location: Warwickshire

    If your face/skin starts drying up, moisturize, or better yet - invest in a full-face balaclava.

    I've also insured my bike (bought it in october) ridden it for about 10-15hrs total, but can't see myself getting it out again until next year with all this crappy weather.
  8. Morbius

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 16, 2008

    Posts: 2,241

    I had a bee hit me in the leg while I was doing 70ish and that was a fair whack. It must feel like a full-on punch at 90. :eek:
  9. metbandit1

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 15, 2011

    Posts: 1,838

    Location: Midlands!

    I wish I could get that long on my new one this year :eek:

    All ive done is pay £184 extra for my insurance until march, and it wont get used most likely until then,again due to weather :p