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A UK Site Dedicated To The Suzuki C800, VL800, VX800, VZ800, VS800, C50, M50, Intruder / Boulevard / Marauder.

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PostSubject: Hello from a former sports bike rider   Hello from a former sports bike rider Icon_minitimeThu 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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Welcome to suzuki800 mick, it does seems strange to ride one after what you have been used to but nice  Hello from a former sports bike rider 2610028573
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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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Welcome Mick
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Hi Mick,

 Hello from a former sports bike rider 2610028573  ..... & 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 !  Hello from a former sports bike rider 3498837457 

Cheers  Hello from a former sports bike rider 256401  Yam
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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 !

 Hello from a former sports bike rider 1530558013 To the forum Mick
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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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Hi Mick  Hello from a former sports bike rider 936075699 StalyVegas! Certainly a different ride than the Tuono! enjoyable all the same  Hello from a former sports bike rider 3498837457
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Hi Mick &  Hello from a former sports bike rider 2610028573 , enjoy m8.
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Welcome aboard Mick.  Hello from a former sports bike rider 1530558013
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Hello from a former sports bike rider 304308752  Mick!
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Hello from a former sports bike rider 1530558013 Mick.
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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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