20 year drought

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  • #62678
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    coolvirgo
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    Hi , everyone. I have just purchased a 1996 CBR1000F 59000km in great original condition about a month ago. Paid A$2500 for it. I’ll post piccys a bit later as I’m half way through replacing chain and sprockets right now. This is my first big road bike for 20 years but rode for 30 years before that. Getting on this thing was like coming home. What a great ride and it’s funny how you never lose it. Can’t believe I waited this long. Didn’t realize how much bikes are a part of who I am. Great what a blast down the road around 200kph and some tight bends to keep the chicken strips from happening does for the soul. We all know there is just nothing else to compare. Bugger that our roads not good enough for faster.

    KTM 520EXCR to scare the crap out of me, CBR1000F to get high & a younger woman for the cold nights.

    #62679
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    conrice
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    Im glad you found the forum and your way back to two wheels!

    Welcome

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    Welcome to the forum.

    #62683
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    74demon
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    Welcome!

    How did you manage 20 years without a bike?

    #62684
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    coolvirgo
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    Good question. Raising kids and then ill for nearly a decade. Won’t bore you with the details. Once life got great again found myself a great woman, ten years younger than me, have more energy and better health than I can ever remember. The CBR fell into my lap on a local facebook bidding site and I was the only bidder. Best thing I ever did and I should never have given up the bikes. Once they are part of you it’s for life. Man I just love riding this thing, every day.
    Off on a 140km round trip to a mates place after I post this.

    I also have a cool 4WD.

    So, cool 4WD + KTM 520 enduro racer + CBR1000F + sexy woman = yes you can be a kid again and have an awesome time doing irresponsible fun stuff.

    No limits. Think young and you stay young.

    Thanks for the welcome – It looks like a great site.

    KTM 520EXCR to scare the crap out of me, CBR1000F to get high & a younger woman for the cold nights.

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    @coolvirgo good to hear your doing well and found your way. My grandfather had the same mentality, passing that on to my father and me. I will always be a kid at heart and my 2 daughters solidify it even further. My wife teases me that she is raising 3 kids. Welcome and keep us posted on your adventures!

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    Hello David and welcome to the forum :)

    You are right, you have to stay interested in life and happy … the rest then just kinda follows :)

    I see you also live in Bunbury… I am in Bunbury too, but in the UK and right by our beautiful canal system here :-)

    Enjoy the forums and take care on the bike!! :-)

    Jules

    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, then the world will know peace...

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    Hi Jules and thank you. I actually live at Crooked Brook, about 35km SSE of Bunbury on a 40acre property. No-ones really heard of it so I usually just nominate Bunbury. It’s very pretty here too.

    This is what I wake up to every morning.

    KTM 520EXCR to scare the crap out of me, CBR1000F to get high & a younger woman for the cold nights.

    #62702
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    Welcome to the site , Welcome back to riding and younger women.
    KTM’s rock (ive wanted a ktm moto-x style bike for a while).
    Cool list of toys brother ,what kind of 4×4? bring us the pics!

    #62703
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    welcome! :hi: lets see them rides!!!

    #62709
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    Welcome!

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    Welcome from the Philippines/Abu Dhabi lol. Live in Phili, work in Abu Dhabi. Ride safe and share those pics, we all love seeing what makes others move. I must admit also it is great being married to a younger wife, but mine is 20 years younger then me 8-O We will be having mine and her first baby in March. Yes 47 and no children yet. Its a great feeling to have a son on the way. I am already planning his motorcycles that he will grow up riding. Cant wait for the days we can do a father son rides together will be GREAT DAY!!!

    2014 CB1000R
    *2012 CBR250R
    *2005 CBR1000RR - SOLD

    #62724
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    01cbr600f4i
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    Welcome to the forum!

    #62796
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    admin
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    Welcome to the RideCBR Family @coolvirgo

    Thanks for joining. Post up any questions. Enjoy!

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