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Old 14 November 2011, 16:20   #51
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I think he's coming around to the one wheel route actually
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Old 14 November 2011, 19:44   #52
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Shame, I got my 125 for similar reasons as he originally stated, fun and to save money for the boat. I admit a larger bike would be great and I do find myself wishing I had one like my brothers (BMW 1200GS a beautiful machine) but for my needs I just can't justify it. Whatever you choose you'll have a blast.
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Old 15 November 2011, 01:58   #53
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THAT's for sure! Safe riding folks but make it fun
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Old 15 November 2011, 05:53   #54
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Shame, I got my 125 for similar reasons as he originally stated, fun and to save money for the boat. I admit a larger bike would be great and I do find myself wishing I had one like my brothers (BMW 1200GS a beautiful machine) but for my needs I just can't justify it. Whatever you choose you'll have a blast.
You are quite right I did but the feed back from most of the experienced bikers on this thread does say go bigger and I have been researching on the internet on 500cc to 600cc bikes and I would still be saving unless, I went over the 600cc models.
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I will be looking at doing the direct access course after xmas, and a recommended, school near me charges 330 depending on experience which I don't think is bad. I might have to pay a bit more though as the last bike I had was one of these back in 1975 any oldies on here will remember them The faster one was the yamy FX1E

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I had the FS1-E (the fizzy) and believe it or not bought mine brand new in cafe racer config I used to ride it 300 miles from my home in Margate all the way to Liverpool throughout the winter. Took me 11 hours! All that for a weekend with me ma'! Eventually it gave up on me at spaghetti junction (yes I rode it on the motorways)

My opp'o at school had a Gilera which was faster zooooooooooooooooooooooooooom!
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[QUOTE=kerny;429819]I will be looking at doing the direct access course after xmas, and a recommended, school near me charges 330 depending on experience which I don't think is bad. I might have to pay a bit more though as the last bike I had was one of these back in 1975 any oldies on here will remember them

Reading this WARNING Bells are ringing !!

330 Ask what this figure includes

CBT? (100) Test Fees? (31 & 15.50 & 75) Bike hire(20 per day)

You may end up with a nasty bill when your expecting 330.

As them about retests as sometimes $hit happens.

The average price is around 500 - 650 which should include everything and plenty of time on a bike....

There again I may be totally wrong as I have only been a trainer for the last 10 years
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I will be looking at doing the direct access course after xmas, and a recommended, school near me charges 330 depending on experience which I don't think is bad. I might have to pay a bit more though as the last bike I had was one of these back in 1975 any oldies on here will remember them

Reading this WARNING Bells are ringing !!

330 Ask what this figure includes

CBT? (100) Test Fees? (31 & 15.50 & 75) Bike hire(20 per day)

You may end up with a nasty bill when your expecting 330.

As them about retests as sometimes $hit happens.

The average price is around 500 - 650 which should include everything and plenty of time on a bike....

There again I may be totally wrong as I have only been a trainer for the last 10 years
I will double check.
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I will be looking at doing the direct access course after xmas, and a recommended, school near me charges 330 depending on experience which I don't think is bad. I might have to pay a bit more though as the last bike I had was one of these back in 1975 any oldies on here will remember them The faster one was the yamy FX1E

AP 50 from Suzuki was the daddy of 50s back in the good old days kerny , fetching a fortune these days . Makes you wish youd kept them old relics IMO being a biker for far too many years , get your test and go for the bandit 600 , cheap to buy , run and service and you can get a mint low mileage one for about 1500 , well quick enough for an old born again
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