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PostSubject: Still a Newy   Sat Jul 23 2011, 15:34

Hi All
Reading a few of your posts has convinced me to join the forum, I have just purchased my
first road bike (Suzuki GSX650F) and expect it to be delivered from Victoria into NSW next week.

Iím trying to research the correct clothing boots & competitive insurance (company) that wont slug a learner rider with a higher premium because of the very little experience on the road.

Looking forward in gaining some experience and hopefully tag on some of your organised rides.
Regards
Michael
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PostSubject: Re: Still a Newy   Sat Jul 23 2011, 16:09

Welcome Michael. Commonsense suggests you shouldn't skimp on boots, pants, gloves and jackets. All helmets are made to a standard so that should not be a hard choice. Good wet weather gear is essential. I find Dri Rider very good. Any questions, just ask.

Initially check these links. Also, if you search this forum for 'gear' you may find more help that suits.


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If it's a new bike, as you have bought it from interstate, you may find you have to transport it to the RTA for an inspection. I bought a new one from VIC years ago and had to get it too the RTA at Penrith for a certificate of road worthiness. Penrith was the only inspection station at the time. If this may apply to you, call the RTA on 13 22 13.


Hopefully, with good weather, we will see you on the ride to Gerringong on Sunday 14th August.

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PostSubject: Re: Still a Newy   Sat Jul 23 2011, 16:16

welcome to the forum Micheal.
Action suzuki (i think it is ) cnr of church st and parramatta rd did a great deal for my
son on helmet jacket and gloves etc .apart from the basics its a good idea to get some kevlar jeans (extra protection) rivet have just released some for $99.00.
insurance is just a matter of shopping around and see who will give you the best deal. you can quotes on line.
if full insurance is to expensive, may-be think about third party (at least the other vichicle is covered)
oh yeah if you want you can order the clothing on line, BIKERS GEAR in victoria does great prices . just go to a bike shop try things on note the sizes that fit, and you are set to order.
hope this helps
cheers
catch up on a ride soon
ps don't skimp on quality,


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PostSubject: Re: Still a Newy   Sat Jul 23 2011, 16:55


Ed & Bruce
Appreciate your advice, The bike I purchased is the 2009 model hopefully just a straight forward rego transfer from Vic to NSW,(fingers crossed). In regards to the Kevlar jean brands are they all very much the same quality, The biker gear have some fantastic prices.
Gets confusing with all the brands & price variations, Does "you get what you pay for"
apply to motor cycle pants.
Thanks again.
Michael.
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PostSubject: Re: Still a Newy   Sat Jul 23 2011, 17:47

Dewat wrote:

Ed & Bruce
Appreciate your advice, The bike I purchased is the 2009 model hopefully just a straight forward rego transfer from Vic to NSW,(fingers crossed). In regards to the Kevlar jean brands are they all very much the same quality, The biker gear have some fantastic prices.
Gets confusing with all the brands & price variations, Does "you get what you pay for"
apply to motor cycle pants.
Thanks again.
Michael.

my understanding of it is that some are better than others, there are some with extra protection in the impact areas (knees,hip etc)
my way of thinking is unless you have an endless supply of money then if you buy somewhere around the middle of the price range
then the quality should be good.there are some for $130-$140 that seem pretty good.
also check out BIKE GEAR WAREHOUSE they are on the net also
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PostSubject: Re: Still a Newy   Sat Jul 23 2011, 22:05

I have bought a few second hand bikes from interstate.

You simply need a blue slip from an authorised person.
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PostSubject: Re: Still a Newy   Sun Jul 24 2011, 06:48

Welcome Michael.

I bought my bike from Qld a few years ago now, & there's a place in Blacktown that does the blue slips. If you need it I'll dig up the details..

You might consider ducking down to Parklea Markets for jeans. There used to be a shop on the edge of the centre stage which had jeans with the leather stitched in instead of Kevlar (I've always been partial to leather!) for around $90. They're as comfortable as! They also had heaps of leather suits, but the prices were pretty sad!! There is no substitute for leather though, jeans tend to 'ride up' if you're sliding down the road, exposing your legs. (However they're better than shorts & thongs!!)
Personally, I'd recommend Leather to start with (if you're new to bikes) as it offers the most protection, & slowly build up the arsenal of gear for specific occasions. I have a full leather suit down to a mesh jacket which is pretty much a fishnet which holds the armour in place! (Leather isn't great in Summer!!) Whatever you get, just make sure it fits properly.

You've come to the right place for rides, these guys will look after you (assuming you survive the initiation.. Twisted Evil ) & a few of em are half decent people too! (Just steer clear of those Triumph riders! Wink )

Happy riding.

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PostSubject: Re: Still a Newy   Sun Jul 24 2011, 08:24

" a few of em are half decent " ??? At least we dont all ride PINK bikes Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Still a Newy   Tue Aug 02 2011, 21:24

Hi gents

Thanks for the feedback & recomendations on where to purchase my riding gear . I lashed out and braught some decent gear on your recomendation. The problem being its all still in
plastic and boxes.
My bike is still in transit from Vic with a motorcycle carrier, taking longer than expected.
Oh well I suppose it gives me a bit more time to make room in the garage for it.
Bugger..
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PostSubject: Re: Still a Newy   Tue Aug 02 2011, 21:41

Haha, your garage sounds like mine.... Double garage with 2 cars parked in front of it!! As long as there's a track through wide enough to fit the bike (& make a U turn in the back yard) I'm happy.

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PostSubject: Re: Still a Newy   Tue Aug 02 2011, 23:18

Welcome to the forum Michael.... cheers



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