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Offline Robgosty

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Very happy new owner from Manchester
« on: May 22, 2018, 07:52:34 PM »
Had a few posts so thought better introduce myself, Rob, 65 years young from sunny Manchester in UK, bought my bike through this forum from "Tardis" in April and what a happy soul I am, just got back from NW200 in Ireland, did just short of 750 miles there & back, 6 of us go most years but one does not handle boats well, so ride to Cairnryan and get P&O to Larne, just amazed by this bike, last one was Fazer 1000, not slow but this thing eats it for breakfast, previously had CBR 1000, Hayabusa etc etc but this one ticks all the boxes, give it a handfull and it takes off like a stabbed rat, but comfy to ride and upright position, head still thinks I am 25 but body says sportbikes are a no no, this will probably be the last bike for me as i can`t see myself swopping it anytime soon, had a test ride on Yam MT10 and XR back to back, differance is like chalk & cheese, 7 days later 16 plate XR owner  :152:


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Offline otrp

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Re: Very happy new owner from Manchester
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2018, 07:56:55 PM »
Hello Rob and may I officially welcome you to the forum.   :152:

Offline KSW

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Re: Very happy new owner from Manchester
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2018, 08:48:26 PM »
Hello Rob...did exactly the same as you went from many years on sports bikes  and sports tourers to the XR at a young 60 plus..plus...plus.. brilliant do everything bike ..
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Online serge1966

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Re: Very happy new owner from Manchester
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2018, 11:14:54 PM »
 :400: Rob... a Manchester "spring chicken"... :001:
My dad's 78 and he still rides the Black Forest regularly with his younger mates, on a 1200 Kawasaki  :037:
Life always offers you a second chance... it's called "Tomorrow"...

Offline Waynexr1000

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Re: Very happy new owner from Manchester
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2018, 11:00:19 PM »
Welcome rob I hope to still be riding when I reach your age fair play mate enjjoy your xr I must try and stab a rat though to compare  :008:

 


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