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Old 11-03-2012, 11:05 PM   #1
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Question Someone to ride with in Brisbane?

Until recently I was a member of the south west touring club (they hold the fish holes rally near Portland) Since moving i have found it difficult to ride as i am still on my learners and all of my riding buddies are still in Victoria. I know people seem to hate learners and its a long shot but is there anyone willing to let me tag along on a few rides? I have been riding for years so I don't need a teacher/babysitter I just need some experience on longer trips and it would be great to meet some new people.

Hoping to hear from someone :)
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:16 PM   #2
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HI MissMVaugusta

CAN YOU GIVE US SOME MORE INFO,IE WHAT BIKE YOU RIDE,WHAT TYPE OF RIDING WOULD YOU BE HAPPY WITH, LIKE MORE ROAD THAN OFF ROAD ETC THEN WE CAN START TO HELP YOU OUT

WELCOME TO THE BRISBANE AREA

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Old 11-03-2012, 11:22 PM   #3
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I currently own an 2006 Aprilia RS 125 but I am in the market for a new bike, looking for on road riding. :)
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:22 AM   #4
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Why don't you get an adventure type bike then you can do road / dirt riding,
then you can do both.

Welcome to Brisbane area.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:30 AM   #5
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I have been thinking about it but I am a tad nervous as I'm not as comfortable off road as I am on road, I wouldn't know what to look for in an enduro type bike nor does anyone i know...
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:42 AM   #6
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Something that is eay to maintain,
a nice torquey engine that makes it easy to ride,
something that has long service intervals,
something that you could get carriers, larger capacity fuel tanks for,
and is popular and jap so you don't have to get a second mortage everytime it needs a service
or buy a part for it.

There are some ladies on this site, maybe ask them what they think maybe a good bike for yourself.

XR250, XR400, TTR250, DR250 comes to my mind but i am sure there are other options.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:45 AM   #7
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Hey thanks :)

May have to start doing some research.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:47 AM   #8
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Mv - i used to ride sports bikes on tar . Learning to ride dirt has made me a much better rider .

This site is about going places that generally require you to ride a bike that can adapt to the change in land scape .

Hence most people have bikes with spoked wheels and knobby tires

You could look at having a nice dirt bike with a second set of motard wheels. Heaps of fun on tar with opportunity to ride some dirt .

Bikes like the suzuki drz400e make a great intro bike to dirt . Good 4 parts , not too pricey, strong torquey motor is great off road and easy to have in dirt and tar trim.

Acually i saw team moto enoggera have a xr400 motard with 17inch knobbys on it . It would make a good bike for a dirt noob .
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:54 AM   #9
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Acually i saw team moto enoggera have a xr400 motard with 17inch knobbys on it . It would make a good bike for a dirt noob .
Excellent! I shall walk there In the morning to check it out. :)
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:00 AM   #10
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XR250, XR400, TTR250, DR250 comes to my mind but i am sure there are other options.

don't forget the KLX250S bext of the bunch imho
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:00 AM   #11
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Are you Northside or south side, also for great road rides check out brissy riders club

http://forum.brissyridersclub.org/
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:06 AM   #12
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Northside, living in Enoggera.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:16 AM   #13
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don't forget the KLX250S bext of the bunch imho
I did not know they still make them.
Yeh great bike for sure.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:17 AM   #14
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http://www.teammoto.com.au/used_bike...tock_id=A11107

Here is a link to that xr .. Seems to have high ish k's but someone with more knowledge of xr's will have good advice . It looked really clean , not sure how tall you are but low seat height and those fat tyres would make it easy to learn on .
Reminded me of a bigger tw200.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:21 AM   #15
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awesome, cheers for the link.

Would that be learner approved?
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