recommends ??? help

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  1. briansite's Avatar

    briansite said:

    recommends ??? help

    Well call me an old fart but I am going back to Biking at 41yrs Looks like doing a 5 day DAS.

    Got quote which includes Bike and gear plus guaranteed pass at no extra cost

    2 questions

    1) How much should I pay for 5 day course ?

    2) What do you recomend for a first bike ( needs to be cheap enough too)
     
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    Ghostgeezer said:

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    Down here in london its around the £500 mark for a 5 day course.
    But your a bit further north, so ring round.

    As for your first bike... you pays your money and takes your choice.
    If you want cheap but fun, its gotta be a bandit.
    Pay a bit more and have more fun on a fazer.
    Go fully faired and sporty with a cbr.
    What are you gonna use the bike for? commuting, A weekend scratch, long distance touring? The choice is hhhuuuuugggggeeee!

    But whatever you do, have fun and be safe

    Peter
     
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    tiggerbiker said:

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    GG is spot on !!
     
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    briansite said:

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    Cheers GG been looking at a ZXR and GPZ recently looking nice but shot
    Looking for weekend scratch more than anything else but needs to look good tooo thx again for input ;-)

    P.S. Hi Tigger !!
     
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    tiggerbiker said:

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    hi briansite,

    i have a GPZ as a weekend toy, but i wouldnt reccomend it to a novice !! (its a GPZ 750 turbo)
     
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    briansite said:

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    Nice toy m8 cant wait to feel the open road in my face !!!!!
     
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    briansite said:

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    That is whilst still on the bike ---- not the other way hehehehe
     
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    Humbucker said:

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    Try a Honda Transalp.
    Nice bike, Sit up style riding.
    Will do mega miles, reliable as most Hondas if serviced.
    Great town or open road bike.
     
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    Schoey said:

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    How about a SV650 - voted the number one first bike by Ride. Easy to ride, cheap insurance and quick off the blocks.
     
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    briansite said:

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    Cheers lads well here goes

    Theory test on 9/10/02
    1st lesson on DAS 29/09/02
    Test date to follow

    Wish me luck ;-)
     
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    WTD said:

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    Good luck mate, I did a 5 Day DAS and it is hard work!!
    Its amazing how much you will ache as its a 'unusual' position sitting on a motorbike if you've never done it before!

    Excellent fun though Remember to enjoy it and don't panic about the test, the examiners are cool people, unlike the car test examiners
     
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    tiggerbiker said:

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    bike examiners have to be car examiners first
     
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    WTD said:

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    woah! thats a suprise!!
    It must be that the cool ones move on to bike examining, where the anal ones stay with cars
     
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    briansite said:

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    latest update last lesson on 21/10/02 and test at 2.30pm ooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh sssssssshhhhhhhhiiiiiitttttt but here goes !!!!!!!:shock: :shock: thanks for the words of support WTD & Tigger
     
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    briansite said:

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    Well got my CBT certificate ------- holy sh*t thought we were training for Donnington ;-)
     
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    WTD said:

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    Hehe nice one mate!!
    The real tests just like that except on a bigger bike!

    Are you still doing a 3 day direct access course?
     
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    briansite said:

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    no 5 day m8 which includes CBT & test day --- so got to do sat ,sat , sun ,mon & test serious worried but really want to pass !!!! :shock:
     
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    briansite said:

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    Had my 2nd lesson on a kawa 500 -- much better to ride and even feels more confortable and positive.

    Did theory test today went for the record and got 35 out of 35 in 4mins 11 secs

    hope hope hope the practical goes well !!!!:shock: :shock: MEGA GULP !!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    WTD said:

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    Nice one mate!
    The bigger bikes feel so much more nicer than a little 125.. Makes you feel like your on a 'proper' bike
     
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    briansite said:

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    Originally posted by WTD
    Nice one mate!
    The bigger bikes feel so much more nicer than a little 125.. Makes you feel like your on a 'proper' bike
    What a day on Sat rain put me off big time, instructor was a harsh as hell & F**ked up big time with all the mistakes you could make in morning then after about 5 fags on the trot rode like I was merged with the machine.

    YOU WERE RIGHT it is hard work !!!!:shock: :shock: :shock: