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PostSubject: oldtom says hello all.   Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:07 pm

Evening all. 
oldtom here. 
First post here so here goes ...
I have been riding since 1964 and passed my test in 1965 on an Ariel Arrow.  I am some time into collecting my state pension and biking keeps the cobwebs off me. 
At the moment I have three bikes. 1997 VTR - currently on sale as my wrists can't take it anymore. A 2013 V-Strom 650 and a 2014 Kawasaki SX. 

This week I am hoping to collect a VL800 Intruder ( fingers crossed it all goes well).

I had an M800 in 2010 and a year later traded up to an M1500 and while it had all the power I wanted, it was a bit of a back breaker to ride any distance and it has now gone. I feel the need for a bike that's easier to get on and ride so I am going back to the 800, although the one I'm looking at is not the M model.  
 
Riding a shiny bike 5 miles to a "show off cafe" is not my thing. I'm more of a 'chuck a tent on the back and ride 300 miles and camp' sort of a rider. I like to spend more time riding it than cleaning it, but hey I might reform, there's still time.
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PostSubject: Re: oldtom says hello all.   Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:12 pm

  Old Tom, .... &  

Hope you get your VL800 soon & enjoy it, as well as enjoy using the forum.

Cheers  Yam
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PostSubject: Re: oldtom says hello all.   Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:20 pm

Cheers OldManYam
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PostSubject: Re: oldtom says hello all.   Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:24 pm

Hi Old Tom  WELM Fingers crossed for you pal!   a good, comfy, easy to ride bike is the VL800  
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PostSubject: Re: oldtom says hello all.   Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:04 am

Hi Old Tom welcm
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PostSubject: Re: oldtom says hello all.   Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:08 am

Hi old tom &   enjoy m8
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PostSubject: Re: oldtom says hello all.   Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:00 am

  Auld Tam.. Hope get the comfort you need... You've sure got (had) some nice toys matie
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PostSubject: Re: oldtom says hello all.   Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:57 am

Welcome Tom
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PostSubject: Re: oldtom says hello all.   Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:13 am

Tom ..we have a lot in common...for starters I had an Ariel Arrow...and it got me about quite nicely ......

Welcome
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PostSubject: Re: oldtom says hello all.   Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:52 pm

Welcome and fingers crossed, would recommend VL800 for a easy ride!
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PostSubject: Re: oldtom says hello all.   Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:53 pm

  Old Tom!
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PostSubject: Re: oldtom says hello all.   Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:38 pm

welcm Tom.
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PostSubject: Re: oldtom says hello all.   Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:01 pm

Hi Tom

Arial Arrow, you must have been around the block a few times. Welcome and keep on riding safe, just to get rid of the cob webs of course !
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PostSubject: Re: oldtom says hello all.   Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:53 pm

Welcome Tom I got my fingers crossed for you as well   What a great biking history and present your still having 
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PostSubject: Re: oldtom says hello all.   Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:10 am

Welcome Tom, pleased you have found us my friend.

PS Cruisers are a good bike to use as age creeps upon us as they look good with rider backrests which can be a god send.
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