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mick9264
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PostSubject: Hello from a former sports bike rider   Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:11 pm

Hi all, Names Mick and I have just bought an M800 2011 after getting loads of points with my Aprilia Tuono 1000. Never ridden a cruiser before and its all a little strange to me, first, where are the brakes??? second, footpegs are in front of my legs, not behind and lastly, why does everybody look at you? Going to ride the big heavy thing some more but first impressions are good. Cheers Mick
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a former sports bike rider   Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:16 pm

Welcome to suzuki800 mick, it does seems strange to ride one after what you have been used to but nice  
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a former sports bike rider   Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:22 pm

Strange is a word I would use as well, ground the pegs out on the first 2 bends and got the giggles, don't think that's supposed to happen! Love the looks though!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a former sports bike rider   Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:45 pm

Welcome Mick
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a former sports bike rider   Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:02 pm

Hi Mick,

   ..... & the world of cruisers .... might take awhile to get used to it ..... but you may find it more reliable than the Tuono.

My mate's lad has one (A Mk2 version) & has suffered repeated electrical problems.

I ride a mix of bikes ... so all I can say is stick with it ... & Vive la difference !   

Cheers    Yam
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a former sports bike rider   Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:07 pm

mick9264 wrote:
Strange is a word I would use as well, ground the pegs out on the first 2 bends and got the giggles, don't think that's supposed to happen! Love the looks though!
We all did that on our first cruiser mate  lol!  -  Call it initiation !

  To the forum Mick
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a former sports bike rider   Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:37 pm

Thanks fellas, never had a problem with Aprilia's, 100% reliability, only big fail was a 99 Blade that the gearbox nuked itself on at 19K, ouch! Going into cruiser ownership with open eyes, as long as you enjoy bikes then its just another chapter as far as I'm concerned, All bikes are good, I've ridden on the road since being 16 and am 50 now so its fair to say I'm hooked, life without a bike is like life without a dog as far as I'm concerned, pointless!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a former sports bike rider   Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:09 pm

Hi Mick   StalyVegas! Certainly a different ride than the Tuono! enjoyable all the same  
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a former sports bike rider   Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:04 am

Hi Mick &   , enjoy m8.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a former sports bike rider   Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:50 am

Welcome aboard Mick.  
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a former sports bike rider   Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:11 pm

  Mick!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a former sports bike rider   Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:23 pm

 Mick.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a former sports bike rider   Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:13 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome, I went for a ride today and what an eye opener, not smiled as much in a long time, brilliant bike and sooo enjoyable to ride, loads of compliments on how well she looks (she? must be hooked) and I'm not bobbing myself waiting for a letter off plod dropping on the doormat in the next 14 days! Going getting the solvol out now as this ones a keeper. TTFN Very Happy
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