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Post  turbo_brian on Mon 17 Nov 2014, 2:37 pm

Hello all,

havent joined a forum for a good long while, but after seeing a couple of extremely well written and decent how-to's on this forum, figured I have found somewhere decent to enjoy and hopefully in time share information with other members and browsers alike!

A little about me, I work in communications, have done for over 15 yrs now.

Recently took the plunge, swapping my very decently modified car for a bike, always wanted to, then had the prospect of starting a family, so put the idea away, but after some thought, decided the wife's car could be the family runner, and I didnt really need a large suped up highly modified over-kill power machine that guzzled fuel, so off I went and swapped.

I have now owned my GSX650F for almost a month, been legally able to ride it for about 2 weeks, and I get on it any chance I get, the more ride time, the more comfortable, and DAMN it feels nice!

Other than a Yoshi pipe that was already on there, I havent done anything to the bike, but I have plans in the future, not so much for more power, but just to make it a little different, unique to me Smile

Thanks all for reading my dribble, and hopefully I may get to meet some of you at some point in life between travels!

Cheers,

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Re: New member from South-West Sydney

Post  truck on Mon 17 Nov 2014, 2:48 pm

A sunny Nth QLD Welcome to you TB.
Photos of any mods are always appreciated by me.

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Post  madmax on Mon 17 Nov 2014, 3:39 pm

Welcome to the Forum turbo_brian. I take it from your post that you have only just got your Learners??
In that case welcome to the world of motorcycling Smile Enjoy your new ride and keep an eye on those damn cage drivers. You know on a bike your invisible, right?

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Re: New member from South-West Sydney

Post  Chook on Mon 17 Nov 2014, 3:58 pm

turbo_brian wrote:

 hopefully I may get to meet some of you at some point in life between travels!

Cheers,

Brian.
Welcome to the forum and if you want to meet a few of us in March have a look at the Parkes National meet thread
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Post  paul on Mon 17 Nov 2014, 5:38 pm

Welcome to the forum Brian

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Post  Ewok1958 on Mon 17 Nov 2014, 5:54 pm

Welcome Brian. Yep check out the 2015 Parkes meet next March. Cheers.
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Post  Kiwisteve on Mon 17 Nov 2014, 8:24 pm

G'day Brian, welcome along.
As the guys have said above, check out the national meet in Parkes next year. The more the merrier

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Post  MIKER on Mon 17 Nov 2014, 9:56 pm

Welcome to the forum, enjoy Wink

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Re: New member from South-West Sydney

Post  2wheelsagain on Mon 17 Nov 2014, 10:48 pm

Welcome along. The 650 gets along ok if you're prepared to get up it. Nothing wrong with that Laughing


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Re: New member from South-West Sydney

Post  turbo_brian on Tue 18 Nov 2014, 9:16 am

Cheers, all, will check out the Parkes meet, and will get some pics of the ride soon (just juggling SD and micro SD cards at the moment, so my pics are a bit all over the place).

I have just got my L's, did have L's in qld before I moved back to NSW, never renewed and left it slide for 15 yrs, so back on L's for me, but good 3-month refresher before I do the course and get my P's, will be pushing to get on opens as soon as legally possible lol

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Post  reddog on Tue 18 Nov 2014, 8:19 pm

Once you have your license for a bit and get sick of the LAMS bike it can be deristricted very easily. But wait until you are bored with to and have done a few miles rather than powering it up and coming a shit mixer. BTW welcome.

The 650 has shit loads more power than my original first road bike a mighty GPX 250. I wrung that bikes neck (mainly 2up with hte wife) for 24000kms before selling it and upgrading. I was bored with it power and handling wise after about 3 months of owning it.  I kept some litre bike owners honest through the twisties on it though even with the wife on the back. On the open road it was hopeless overtaking seemed to take a week which was embarrassing and potentially dangerous.
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Post  turbo_brian on Wed 19 Nov 2014, 8:48 am

The previous owner has done stuff to the bike, as a result it's QUICK!! and revs past the apparently LAMS restricted 7,000rpm without even blinking.

I spend most of my life under 4,000rpm, puttering along, getting a feel for the bike at the moment, I have had 1 incident sofar, stopped at a main road, and my left knee gave-out (teenage injuries, and waiting on a reconstruction at some point), as a result, down came 200+kg of bike, not a good feeling, but damage limited to only a 1mm roughing of the left mirror, no other marks or damage, and from the adrenalin, had the bike back up and off to the side in about 10 seconds, damn FI light going mental...

shut everything off, brushed myself off, let the oil settle back in the sump, turned all on, and away we went again.

Even though it's heavy, I love the weight of the bike, bloody awesome feeling on the highway, and as trucks come past, the wind-buffer doesnt shove me around much, she sits nce, rides nice, and is balanced lovely.

Previous experience has been on dirt bikes and off-road, so it's nice to get a feel for the smooth stuff and go a bit quicker as well.

My plans in time, chance the fairs for black, change the wheels, completely derestrict it (when comfortable and off my L's), but that's generally about it (unless people have suggestions).

I am looking for a Sissy bar, something to wack my bag on for to and from work, but for the moment, I am enjoying cruising around.

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Post  2wheelsagain on Wed 19 Nov 2014, 9:16 am

Apparently there is 1 wire that needs to be removed from the ECU to make these a full power bike. Maybe its already been done?

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Post  madmax on Wed 19 Nov 2014, 10:34 am

You need to make sure your not riding around on it if it has been de-restricted.
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Post  turbo_brian on Thu 20 Nov 2014, 9:10 am

2wheelsagain wrote:Apparently there is 1 wire that needs to be removed from the ECU to make these a full power bike. Maybe its already been done?

Yep, wire was cut, BUT I have rejoined the wire, as I didnt want to get in the crapper for riding an "illegally modified bike", also I want my insurance to cover me if something goes wrong, and they said if it's de-restricted it wont be covered.

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