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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: Beachbum on January 30, 2007, 12:42:16 pm

Title: The long ANTICIPATED intro of BEACHBUM
Post by: Beachbum on January 30, 2007, 12:42:16 pm
Well a huge howzit from to all youz..

Been a TB member for a year now and on many occasions have been told to visit this forum for various questions i have posted.

Only been riding my Baby Strom for 2 years, commuting to work from Randpark Ridge to Illovo.
Before that rode XR 200 R in Natal cane fields back in the late 80's
About to have my new GSA delivered on Thursday, so thought it was time to join the people in the know...
Am completely noob when it comes to OFF-ROAD, so will be doing a few BMW courses to get some idea..
Any other hints or advice will be greatly appreciated..[/b]
Title: The long ANTICIPATED intro of BEACHBUM
Post by: Watty on January 30, 2007, 12:50:58 pm
(http://196.38.179.130/images/0/wilddog_welcome.jpg)
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Post by: LuckyStriker on January 30, 2007, 12:57:19 pm
Welcome :D
and congratulations on the new bike

Personally I found that the transition from tar to gravel was a bit tricky.
Not at first though. You just tend to go for it without thinking of any skills you are supposed to have.
After the first couple of falls and the accompanying expense of replacing all the broken parts, you start to get a bit worried about your abilities.

Doing a BMW course should give you some much needed confidence so you can have fun right from the start.
If you decide to teach yourself and take tips from riders already used to dirt you will also get to that level of proficiency but it normally takes a bit longer.

The GSA is a great bike but you took on a hell of a huge beast to start off your dusty life. It's nothing like your XR200. believe me...

Have fun... You'll love it! It's awesome
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Post by: Leo on January 30, 2007, 12:58:54 pm
Welcome BB.

What's the origin of your nick? Days down in Durbs  :?
Title: The long ANTICIPATED intro of BEACHBUM
Post by: Beachbum on January 30, 2007, 01:00:32 pm
How did you guess.....born and bred Umhlanga Rocks...
Title: The long ANTICIPATED intro of BEACHBUM
Post by: Red on January 30, 2007, 01:17:31 pm
Welcome.
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Post by: shark_za on January 30, 2007, 01:20:57 pm
Welcome !

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a200/shark_za/churchsign.jpg)
Title: The long ANTICIPATED intro of BEACHBUM
Post by: JourneyMan on January 30, 2007, 01:29:55 pm
Welcome Beachbum!

Just take it a step at a time. Do NOT try and ride above your current DS capabilities but do try and put into practise that which you will learn here and whilst riding with the more experienced DS riders.

You WILL learn a lot from them. :wink:  

Observe, learn and implement bit-by-bit.



Oh yeah. All new members up here in Gauteng must go up Koos se Klim as innitiation. You'll be the first 1200GSA to go up there, so quite a honour. :D
Title: Beachbum
Post by: Katoom on January 30, 2007, 02:55:54 pm
Welcome, enjoy
Title: The long ANTICIPATED intro of BEACHBUM
Post by: X Banana Boy on January 30, 2007, 03:37:10 pm
Welcome Beachbum, good to have another x banana boy on site  :D  :D
Title: Re: The long ANTICIPATED intro of BEACHBUM
Post by: IceCreamMan on January 30, 2007, 04:45:45 pm
Welcome BB

Them GSA's sure are sweet bikes, congratzzzzz...if i was in the arket for a new bike now the gsa would be it at the drop of a hat i reckon.

cheers
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Post by: MuttsNutts on January 30, 2007, 05:32:30 pm
Nice dude, The 1200GSA is a BIIIIIG step up - Good luck and DO that course
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Post by: chrisB on January 30, 2007, 05:41:20 pm
Welcome and congrats on that monster :D  :D  :D
Title: The long ANTICIPATED intro of BEACHBUM
Post by: wino on January 30, 2007, 06:44:06 pm
welcome to the forum, beachbum! congrats on the awesome bike! see you on the gravel side soon 8)
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Post by: Gunner on January 30, 2007, 08:21:52 pm
Welcome Beachbum and enjoy the ride.

Just switched from a DL650 V-Strom to a 1200 GSA myself in December. Enjoy the new bike!
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Post by: Mark Hardy on January 30, 2007, 09:56:48 pm
Welcome and enjoy, congrats on the new bike. Hope you many happy and dirty miles together.
Title: The long ANTICIPATED intro of BEACHBUM
Post by: Stephan on January 31, 2007, 11:04:31 am
Welcome.  When/where are you doing the course?
Title: The long ANTICIPATED intro of BEACHBUM
Post by: BoJangels on January 31, 2007, 12:58:04 pm
welcoe Beachbum 8)
must be tough being a beachbum and living in Randpark Ridge 'n all :lol:
Title: The long ANTICIPATED intro of BEACHBUM
Post by: BoJangels on January 31, 2007, 12:59:01 pm
oops :oops: that should read welcome :lol:
finger trouble this time of the day :lol:
Title: bb
Post by: DanMan on January 31, 2007, 01:39:06 pm
Hi and welcome Beachbum . Enjoy the ride.
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Post by: DanMan on January 31, 2007, 01:40:36 pm
Hi and welcome Beachbum . Enjoy the ride.
Title: The long ANTICIPATED intro of BEACHBUM
Post by: Mark Hardy on January 31, 2007, 01:45:54 pm
I see the finger problem is Contagious  :wink:  :D
Title: The long ANTICIPATED intro of BEACHBUM
Post by: Beachbum on January 31, 2007, 02:53:37 pm
A huge thanx for all the weomlces....ok that was on purpose...WELCOMES.

Im gonna be doing the 3day weekend course in Feb if all goes well at COUNTRYTRAX. They say its a new course offered to get a noob up and going and confident. So looking forward to that.

Still have the STROM, thats my commuter..

The GSA is brilliant, it is a big bike but i dont want to bugger around. I am looking at doing a 5000 km figure of 8 around SA in the next year or two, so that was the main reason behind this bike, also just to start enjoying the parts of SA only adventurers get to see.