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    Hi, I'm new to Motor cycling
    on: August 14, 2016, 09:06:01 pm
    August 14, 2016, 09:06:01 pm
    Hi, I've just passed my passed my bike test end of Feb this year and bought myself a 2016 Crossrunner which I've now covered almost 12000 miles on.  I'm on my second set of tyres gone over to Michelins Pilot 4 GTR's hoping to get better mileage out of them.  I'm really interested in reading what you guys have to say and advice that have got more biking experience than me.

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    Re: Hi, I'm new to Motor cycling
    Reply #1 on: August 15, 2016, 11:24:12 am
    August 15, 2016, 11:24:12 am
    12,000 miles since Feb, good going  :152:

    See if you local police do a bike safe course, really good value and will help improve your riding style.

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    Re: Hi, I'm new to Motor cycling
    Reply #2 on: August 15, 2016, 04:01:36 pm
    August 15, 2016, 04:01:36 pm
    *Originally Posted by Cornersruns [+]
    12,000 miles since Feb, good going  :152:

    Absolutely!  :062:

    *Originally Posted by Cornersruns [+]
    See if you local police do a bike safe course, really good value and will help improve your riding style.
    Agreed. Or find a local IAM group and do a few runs out with an observer.  :028:
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    Re: Hi, I'm new to Motor cycling
    Reply #3 on: August 15, 2016, 04:11:57 pm
    August 15, 2016, 04:11:57 pm
    Hi

    Welcome to the forum.

    Glad to hear you are getting so much use out of your bike.

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    Re: Hi, I'm new to Motor cycling
    Reply #4 on: August 15, 2016, 06:42:04 pm
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     :400:
    With that kind of mileage you've reached guru status very quickly - are you commuting or purely for pleasure?

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    Re: Hi, I'm new to Motor cycling
    Reply #5 on: August 19, 2016, 07:04:22 am
    August 19, 2016, 07:04:22 am
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    Re: Hi, I'm new to Motor cycling
    Reply #6 on: August 28, 2016, 04:03:51 pm
    August 28, 2016, 04:03:51 pm
    Hi, I thoroughly endorse v8guy's advice regarding getting further training.  After 51 years of riding, driving, flying and sailing, you would think I had it cracked, but 2 years ago, I joined the local IAM bike group and got some real training.  I learnt so much, and am still learning.  I passed the advanced and advanced plus tests and have become quicker, safer and more confident in my riding.  It is not expensive, after a free assessment ride with an observer, if you decide to join, it is £149 for all the observed rides you need and the test, (you contribute to the Ob's petrol each ride), and there are many more benefits - talks, organised rides, slow riding training, discounts, social events etc etc. Look for their web site locally and see what's going on.
    Ride safe and be happy.  :031:
    Last Edit: August 28, 2016, 04:07:56 pm by Longtimerider
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    Re: Hi, I'm new to Motor cycling
    Reply #7 on: August 28, 2016, 04:06:35 pm
    August 28, 2016, 04:06:35 pm
     :112: OOPS, that should have been IAM not AIM, silly boy! :138:

    Ah, I've just discovered the "modify" button, so I have changed it. (I am new to this Forum!) :002:
    Last Edit: August 28, 2016, 04:10:14 pm by Longtimerider
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    Re: Hi, I'm new to Motor cycling
    Reply #8 on: August 29, 2016, 07:59:29 am
    August 29, 2016, 07:59:29 am
    Hi and welcome to the world of biking. IAM are doing an offer, Tomorrow I think, offering their skills for live course less than half price. Around £60.00. Go for it, your riding will improve hugely and you could get cheaper insurance.

     



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