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Post  glennmcc on Thu 23 Aug 2018, 9:24 am

Hi all,

Just bought a new (to me) 2011 FA Monday.

So far loving it, mostly commuting, which it does quite well, not much wider than my GS500.

Did a quick lap of the hills yesterday, very happy, still a bit cautious though, probably a lot faster on my GS.

I'm over 50, so not much bravery to be had!

Site looks good from what I have seen

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Post  Ewok1958 on Thu 23 Aug 2018, 9:53 am

Welcome to the forum Glenn - I'm sure you'll find a big difference between the GS500 and the GSX. Lots of fun to come!  Very Happy
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Post  paul on Thu 23 Aug 2018, 11:20 am

Welcome to the forum Glen ............you can be sure that the FA will certainly have a lot more torque than the GS  cheers

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Post  truck on Thu 23 Aug 2018, 12:26 pm

Welcome to the Forum glennmcc!

Don't have many hills to ride here in Townsville, well none that I've found to be worth mentioning leastways.
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Post  Chook on Fri 24 Aug 2018, 5:16 am

Welcome aboard glenmcc!!

Enjoy the bike and enjoy the forum, which part of Australia are you from?
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Post  madmax on Fri 24 Aug 2018, 10:19 am

Welcome to the forum Glenn

I too moved from a GS500F to the GSX1250. At first, just like you I was cautious in the twisties. The extra weight of the bandit was not what I was use too.
You soon get use to it, and soon you'll be scrapping the pegs in the twisties like the rest of us. Laughing
I found with the 500 I was constantly dropping down a cog or two to climb some of the Victorian hills. You wont need to with the Bandit, it'll do it without any effort.

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Post  glennmcc on Fri 24 Aug 2018, 10:29 am

Thanks for the welcomes people.

I am from Adelaide

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Post  Chook on Fri 24 Aug 2018, 3:12 pm

@glennmcc wrote:Thanks for the welcomes people.

I am from Adelaide
Which part, I'm from near the Airport, Paul is down  South.

Need to catch up for a ride one day
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Post  glennmcc on Mon 27 Aug 2018, 10:54 am

North East, Walkley Heights

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Post  Chook on Mon 27 Aug 2018, 5:54 pm

@glennmcc wrote:North East, Walkley Heights


The old prison farm, I lived across the road in Ingle Farm when I first moved ton adelaide in the early 80's, then worked at the old Highways derpt weorkshops next dfoor in the early 90's

We'll have to catch up for a ride one day
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Post  glennmcc on Tue 28 Aug 2018, 11:14 am

Sounds good

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Post  Chook on Tue 04 Sep 2018, 9:41 am

Outside the Colnel Light Hotel, Light Square

Your bike has the same "Fat Arse" as mine when it's fully loaded Wink

That pic is taken about 5km from home for me
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Post  Chook on Thu 06 Sep 2018, 5:40 pm

I see you're back again today

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Post  glennmcc on Fri 07 Sep 2018, 10:55 am

I work near Light Square

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Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 07 Sep 2018, 11:03 am

I'm late to welcome you but I'm sure you'll have a smile on your face for a long time. Lots of info available here.
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