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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-02-2018, 05:12 AM Thread Starter
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Cool G'day from Down Under

Well G'day gang .. Hairy Bob here sending a big hello from the Gold Coast Australia to all you fellow riders out there, where ever you maybe on this big beautiful planet of ours. I hope all you guys and girls have been getting yourselves some nice rides in here and there .. I know I have . I'm riding the XVS650 Classic. I know she's only a pony compared to some of the bigger cruisers out there, but I tell you what, she's a tough little " Brumby" , I'll give you the drum. I bought her brand new in June 2016. I don't do any commuting on her at all. it's all decent rides out through the hinterland behind the Gold Coast, country runs and some nice coastal rides. I've done a couple of good long hauls on her too, and had her pretty well loaded up. The beginning of last month ( March ), I rode down to see an old mate of mine in a nice little fishing town called Bermagui, down the far south coast of N.S.W. That was a 2600 klm round trip, which I reckon is a good little run in anyone's books. I've done that trip on Black Beauty twice now, and I am totally stoked with her. Anyway, that's my two bobs worth for now. I've been having a bit of a squiz through the posts and enjoying the read. I look forward to being a part of the forum and hope I can contribute in a meaningful way.
In the mean time .. ride safe gang.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-02-2018, 05:36 AM Thread Starter
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Question Good start !

... Fair bloody dinkum .. off to a flying start groovers ! Don't ask me how I managed to post my intro twice. Does anyone know how to delete a thread ?
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Cool Black Beauty

Oh well ... here's a couple pictures of Black Beauty anyway...
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-02-2018, 06:16 AM
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Nice ride..... be safe...

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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-02-2018, 07:29 AM
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Beautiful bike and beautiful country,,, Very jealous on the trips it is 6 degrees celsius 20 for us here in america. Love the lingo you have, post more often enjoyed reading your post and stay safe,,, Jeff from Saginaw Michigan U.S.A
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-02-2018, 04:15 PM
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I'm in Quebec, almost 3 hours drive north of Quebec City. Still too cold for riding up here. Ice and snow slowly melting away on warm days but there is a lot of sand on the roads at this time of the year due to adding sand over the icy roads. The sand is almost as slippery as ice. I also have a 650 Classic. I bought it just before the snow came late last fall. Riding season lasts about 6 months maximum.

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Welcome from Atlantic Canada, Bob. Beautiful ride you got yerself there. Same situation here as what Dabluz described but it won't be long until I move the snowblower to the back of the shed and the bike to the front (actually, I'm moving both to the GARAGE at my new house this weekend - lol). Lots of 650 riders here who absolutely love them so you're in good company.

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Welcome from Houston, Texas. Good looking ride. Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.

StarBikeForums Bike of the Month - Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forums...ighlight=Yammy

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forums...where-you.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forums...enced-you.html

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Hi Hairy Bob,
Welcome to the forum from East Tennessee. Very nice intro except for one small detail, no pics of black beauty for us to drool over! Please share some pics with us and ride safely!


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