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Post  Brigand on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 2:49 pm

Well the garage is looking a bit crowded at the moment, The new 2008 1250s is just fitting in, the outgoing BMW R1100RS will be gone this weekend so the bike level will be back to the normal 3 bikes.
My other ride is sweet little Honda NT650 Bros, which is just a great fun bike to ride, lovely v twin torque and handling well beyond the norm for 1988, this one is a keeper, impossible to ride without smiling, it also is giving my daughter some L plate time.  The 3rd bike is my sons YZ125 dirt squirter, he wants to upgrade to a yz250x (2 stroke) so he can mix it with his mates 350's and 450's on the straights as well as creaming them in the tight stuff.

The Bandit is a nice clean example in the dark blue with a yoshi slip on, top box, tank cover and bag, MJM seat & oxfords grips. Picked it up on Sunday in Sydney and rode it 550 Ks down the Hume to home, I sure aint going to miss the BMW!  When I left the PO on Sunday morning it was raining lightly and the PO informed me that that was the first time it had been ridden in the rain!!

I have had a pretty good look around the forum and there is a wealth of knowledge here, so I am sure that I will be using your collective expertise and hopefully be able to assist a few others as I have on other forums.
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Post  Chook on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 3:00 pm

Welcome Brigand, where do you hail from?


"normal 3 bikes" I'm a tad jealous Wink
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Post  madmax on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 3:19 pm

Welcome to the Forum Brigand.


@Chook wrote:"normal 3 bikes" I'm a tad jealous Wink

Me too

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Post  Hammy on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 3:42 pm

Hi Brgand and welcome to the  "Fun House" .  Enjoy.

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Post  reddog on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 4:10 pm

Welcome. If your son wants a good 2 stroke the husqvarna wr300 is a pearler. A friend of mine has one and they go like a scolded cat. If you look around they are much cheaper than the ktms. I think last husky prior to ktm ownership is a 2012 from memory
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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 4:27 pm

Welcome Brigand. Just 3 bikes - shame on you! Wink

PS: Although, my 4th is a Spyder, so it might not count. cheers
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Post  Chook on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 4:35 pm

@Ewok1958 wrote:Welcome Brigand. Just 3 bikes - shame on you! Wink

PS: Although, my 4th is a Spyder, so it might not count. cheers
Bloody capitalist 
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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 4:55 pm

@Chook wrote:
Bloody capitalist 

PM sent.
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Post  paul on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 6:05 pm

@Ewok1958 wrote:
@Chook wrote:
Bloody capitalist 

PM sent.
Go on Ewok...........you can swear at him in front of us no need to PM it  Razz  Laughing

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Post  madmax on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 6:28 pm

@Ewok1958 wrote:Welcome Brigand. Just 3 bikes - shame on you! Wink

PS: Although, my 4th is a Spyder, so it might not count. cheers

Does that mean you have 3½ bikes Razz

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Post  Brigand on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 6:30 pm

@Chook wrote:Welcome Brigand, where do you hail from?


"normal 3 bikes" I'm a tad jealous Wink
Sorry, Wodonga in NE Vic, Just a short hop to some of the best roads on offer.

The chook chaser is the sons.
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Post  Brigand on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 6:34 pm

@reddog wrote:Welcome. If your son wants a good 2 stroke the husqvarna wr300 is a pearler. A friend of mine has one and they go like a scolded cat. If you look around they are much cheaper than the ktms. I think last husky prior to ktm ownership is a 2012 from memory
I think you will find the 300 is a modified KTM, they are good but you need pretty deep pockets to keep them in tip top condition, so the YZ will probably win out and besides if the 250 is not fast enough then he had better sharpen his skills, a friend of ours came about 12th outright in the Hattah rally a few years ago on one.
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Post  Brigand on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 6:37 pm

@madmax wrote:
@Ewok1958 wrote:Welcome Brigand. Just 3 bikes - shame on you! Wink

PS: Although, my 4th is a Spyder, so it might not count. cheers

Does that mean you have 3½ bikes Razz
Even Spyders count.....sort of... Twisted Evil

Thanks to all for a very warm welcome.
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Post  reddog on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 6:59 pm

The new huskys are ktms. Previous to 2013 they were owned by BMW from 2007
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Post  Chook on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 7:04 pm

@Ewok1958 wrote:
@Chook wrote:
Bloody capitalist 

PM sent.
Sorry Ewok, that was meant in jest and certainly wasn't meant to offend.
Instead it was in bad taste.

I feel like a real dick atm  
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Post  barry_mcki on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 7:38 pm

@madmax wrote:
@Ewok1958 wrote:Welcome Brigand. Just 3 bikes - shame on you! Wink

PS: Although, my 4th is a Spyder, so it might not count. cheers

Does that mean you have 3½ bikes Razz

By my count that's 4½.....

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Post  Bosco15 on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 8:44 pm

Welcome Brigand. 
Great bike you have bought.

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Post  Brigand on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 10:10 pm

@reddog wrote:The new huskys are ktms. Previous to 2013 they were owned by BMW from 2007
Thanks Reddog I forgot about the BMW era, but I do recall now seeing the "BMW" Huskies being sold off for a song just after the change. Embarassed
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Post  truck on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 10:53 pm

A Sunny Nth QLD Welcome to you Brigand.

Interesting user name . . .
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Post  Brigand on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 11:28 pm

@truck wrote:A Sunny Nth QLD Welcome to you Brigand.

Interesting user name . . .
It is really just a another word for Bandit, not a reflection of my character, well I don't think it is,...maybe just a bit.  Wink
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Post  Chook on Wed 18 Nov 2015, 9:19 am

@barry_mcki wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@Ewok1958 wrote:Welcome Brigand. Just 3 bikes - shame on you! Wink

PS: Although, my 4th is a Spyder, so it might not count. cheers

Does that mean you have 3½ bikes Razz

By my count that's 4½.....
I was thinking the same 9 wheels cant be less than 4 bikes
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Post  2wheelsagain on Wed 18 Nov 2015, 9:43 am

Welcome along. There's never to many bikes Smile

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Post  madmax on Wed 18 Nov 2015, 3:28 pm

@barry_mcki wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@Ewok1958 wrote:Welcome Brigand. Just 3 bikes - shame on you! Wink

PS: Although, my 4th is a Spyder, so it might not count. cheers

Does that mean you have 3½ bikes Razz

By my count that's 4½.....

You're right

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Post  madmax on Wed 18 Nov 2015, 3:29 pm

@Chook wrote:
@barry_mcki wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@Ewok1958 wrote:Welcome Brigand. Just 3 bikes - shame on you! Wink

PS: Although, my 4th is a Spyder, so it might not count. cheers


Does that mean you have 3½ bikes Razz

By my count that's 4½.....
I was thinking the same 9 wheels cant be less than 4 bikes

Gimme a break, i can't be expected to count accurately when half pissed.

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Post  Chook on Wed 18 Nov 2015, 3:52 pm

@madmax wrote:
Gimme a break, i can't be expected to count accurately when half pissed.
at least you weren't seeing double yet
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