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Old Phil
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PostSubject: Hello from Brum   Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:53 pm

Hi,
I'm Phil from Birmingham. Just got my hands on my second VS, moving from a 700 to the 800. Bit of a strange story in as much as I didn't get my licence until 4 months ago (at the age of 59!!). Bought the 700 after it had been off the road for 9 years and got it up to being taxed and mot'd. First decent run out (RTTW) the electrics forward of the seat decide to give up and I'm left with no lights up front or fan.  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes  So long story short decided to cut my losses and bought the 800 as a replacement. Love the old school looks of the VS (probably something to do with the 70's vibe  :bike4: ). So that's me - glad to meet you all.

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Old Phil
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Brum   Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:59 pm

Hi Phil   Shame about the 700  :shithhappens:  Enjoy the 800  
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Brum   Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:01 pm

Nice intro Phil, good to have you on board.   
59 wow better late than never, riding is fun at any age. I to love the old school look & plan on buying an older Suzuki just as a project. Pleased you have ridden RTTW in your first few months, going on mass rides gets addictive. Anyway enjoy the bike & the site.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Brum   Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:14 pm

Welcome to the site, good guys on here & some good info to  
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Brum   Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:19 pm

Thanks Guys!!
Biker back in the early 70's when you didn't need things like licences LOL!! Marriage and mortgage came along so off two wheels for a long time. Got back on two wheels with a Lambretta or several (closet Mod  Very Happy ) before getting the need again for a proper bike and doing my DAS.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Brum   Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:43 pm

Welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Brum   Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:59 pm

Welcome

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Brum   Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:01 pm

Hi Phil and  
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Brum   Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:15 pm

Welcome mate.

Nice to see you've been to RTTW. 
I attended too...can't wait for another.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Brum   Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:22 pm

Must admit I found RTTW amazing - I reckon every biker/scooterist should do it at least once
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Brum   Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:56 am

I've done RTTW and the Wooten Bassett ride. Welcome aboard shipmate.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Brum   Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:49 am

Hello Phil you've a similar story to me.
Did DAS 6 years ago when I first retired at 58.
Had various bike since before coming to the VL.
Bikes have brought me lots of fun and friends since and I'm sure it will be same for you.
Welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Brum   Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:15 pm

 phil, I'm sure you'll enjoy the group as have I! You''l find all you want with regards to help & advice from the rabble, er members here so plunge in & enjoy the waters...  lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Brum   Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:29 pm

Phil.enjoy the ride m8.
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