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PostSubject: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeSat Dec 27, 2014 9:00 am

Hiya!A complete fruitloop (me) thought it would be a good idea to buy a bike before he has passed his test! Haha Always wanted a bike and not a fan of fireblades, bandits etc so i have bought a very low mileage 800 volusia! As soon as i found it i knew it was exactly what i was looking for in a bike!hqve booked my direct access for jan feb so hope to get full use of it in the spring! Any advise would be massively appreciated being a newbie to bikes
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeSat Dec 27, 2014 9:58 am

welcm Matt...first advise ...enjoy it !
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeSat Dec 27, 2014 10:04 am

Hi Matt and wwweee to Suzuki 800.com complete newbie! 3005623951
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeSat Dec 27, 2014 10:30 am

Hi Matt & complete newbie! 2610028573
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeSat Dec 27, 2014 10:31 am

welcm
first advise would be to get a good leather jacket for protection and as they say get a helmet that suits how much your head is worth to you, so for me I don't scrimp or cut corners when choosing my lid i do look for a bargain and try to get one that has money off but do make sure i get good quality.
Enjoy the site and good luck on your up and coming test
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeSat Dec 27, 2014 10:39 am

complete newbie! 2773974287  Matt, &  complete newbie! 304308752 complete newbie! 18617

You're not the first to take that route - Justyn has done the same as you & recently passed his test.

Enjoy your new bike & using the forum

Cheers  complete newbie! 256401   complete newbie! 3005623951 Yam
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeSat Dec 27, 2014 11:02 am

Hi Matt  complete newbie! 18617 WELM Stay upright wherever possible  complete newbie! 3498837457
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeSat Dec 27, 2014 11:30 am

Matt  complete newbie! 304308752, enjoy the Volusia they are good bikes as are all the 800's!
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeSat Dec 27, 2014 11:31 am

complete newbie! 2773974287  Matt you are very welcome to our little haven. complete newbie! 1530558013

The Spaniard has just taken your exact same route, he has just passed. Keep the faith biker. complete newbie! 3498837457
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeSat Dec 27, 2014 2:22 pm

Cheers guys!Been practising for my theory so should be ok with that fingers crossed!just come back from a wee spending spree and now have a set of textiles,gloves,helmet,boots,bike cover and an oxford chain...cost a wee fortune but I think my girlfriend would prefer me to stay alive if I take on the role of superman!haha not sure what to expect going from being on a sports bike learning to one of these
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeSat Dec 27, 2014 6:49 pm

Welcome Matt and good luck with the tests  complete newbie! 2610028573
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeSat Dec 27, 2014 8:07 pm

Welcome Matt.
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeSat Dec 27, 2014 8:08 pm

Welcome matt
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeSun Dec 28, 2014 10:13 am

Cheers guys!looks like i have myself on a nice friendly forum :) already been looking at the exhaust section on the forum.....how do I know if an exhaust will fit?lots of random codes that mean sod all to me right now!haha I want the v&h pipes and know my bike is a 55plate
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeSun Dec 28, 2014 10:34 am

Hi Matt, glad you like the site. We will answer any questions you have in the relevant sections. that way they could be of use to others at later times. complete newbie! 3498837457
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeSun Dec 28, 2014 10:46 am

Fair enough will put a post up
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeSun Dec 28, 2014 10:06 pm

Welcome Matt and good luck with the tests welcm
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeThu Jan 08, 2015 10:08 pm

Passed my theory! :) Bought all my clothing/helmet etc and the bike is being delivered Sunday,also got a set of vance and hines pipes in the post.......can't wait!Wahooooooo!!!
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeThu Jan 08, 2015 10:21 pm

Good on you Matt - A positive step in the right direction complete newbie! 184121345

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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeThu Jan 08, 2015 10:29 pm

Well done!  complete newbie! 3498837457
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeFri Jan 09, 2015 2:16 pm

Well done Matt!  complete newbie! 3005623951
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeFri Jan 09, 2015 2:48 pm

complete newbie! 2645662097 Matt!  Thats one hurdle out of the way!   complete newbie! 184121345
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeFri Jan 09, 2015 3:48 pm

Well done Matt, just a word of advise.... leave off fitting the V&H until you have passed the practicals if your using your bike, the instructors are getting ordered/trained to be more anal/stroppy due to eu regs etc, OR at least keep the original pipes to hand and swap them back the day before the test.
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeFri Jan 09, 2015 6:17 pm

Cheers guys! Well being honest I want to do all the learning/tests on the instructors bike so I am familiar with it for the test. May have a go around the carpark being very very careful,any advise apart from don't twist the throttle right open?haha
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeFri Jan 09, 2015 6:23 pm

Twisting the throttle open and making loads of noise revving the engine is actually a good thing it keeps the bike balanced! You just have to learn clutch control that's the most important thing, high revs low speed means stable bike. When I started riding 6 years ago I got some big chalk from the pound shop and a tape measure and marked out my local carpark (when it was empty and closed) to the dimensions listed on the gov website and practised practised practised. But even then took 2 goes to pass practicle 1 damn nerves always get the better of you. RELAX and enjoy its honestly not hard or tricky just practise those u turns, high revs slow speed and ALWAYS look where you want to be and the bike will do the rest.
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeTue Mar 17, 2015 5:58 pm

Just a wee update!dropped my foot down on first mod 1, passed second time (65km on timing gate for emergency stop...oops!Haha).Passed my mod2 last week
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeTue Mar 17, 2015 6:46 pm

Congratulations!  complete newbie! 1237024881 Well done Matt, Just in time for riding season  complete newbie! 696333
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeTue Mar 17, 2015 7:01 pm

Well done Sir, welcome to the world of biking.
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Good on ya, now you can truly live the dream.  complete newbie! 973941  complete newbie! 51970515 complete newbie! 1710857839 complete newbie! 29160
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeTue Mar 17, 2015 8:47 pm

Nice one Matt complete newbie! 184121345 .... now you've got your test under your belt, take it steady as you build up your experience .... & as Sim saya - you've timed it right for the current riding season !
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeWed Mar 18, 2015 9:31 am

Well done Matt, did the same thing myself on the U turn. Know you can really start biking
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeWed Mar 18, 2015 4:01 pm

Now you've passed your test the real test begins as just because you passed it don't mean you're ready for everything so just take it easy & always keep an open mind because even though you think you know everything you don't!
Learn as you go about your everyday driving & remember if in doubt back off & wait!
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeWed Mar 18, 2015 10:09 pm

Well done mate... What an achievement complete newbie! 184121345.  I'd missed your earlier posts, so just read it all from your 'joining' post. Great job Wink
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeThu Mar 19, 2015 1:26 am

Cheers guys!managed to get it insured and taxed today and had a ride out-really enjoyed it but a huuuuge difference to the Cbf600 I learnt on!taking it steady now as I appreciate I still have loads to learn,unfortunately managed to loose my rear brake pedal rubber :( dealer only job for a replacement?
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeThu Mar 19, 2015 7:32 pm

well done matt good luck and take care  welcm
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Nice day for it  complete newbie! 3498837457 try giving these a ring for the brake pedal rubber.
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PostSubject: Re: complete newbie!   complete newbie! Icon_minitimeSun Mar 22, 2015 1:01 pm

Hi Matt - glad you're enjoying yourself.  The brake rubbers are still a current part - cost about a fiver & are ordered from any Suzuki main agent.  Soak it a cup of boiling water before you try to fit as they're a pig to get over the end. 

You gonna post a pic of your bike soon ?
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