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Offline Beachbum

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« 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]
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2007, 12:50:58 pm »
 

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« Reply #2 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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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2007, 12:58:54 pm »
Welcome BB.

What's the origin of your nick? Days down in Durbs  :?
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2007, 01:00:32 pm »
How did you guess.....born and bred Umhlanga Rocks...
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2007, 01:17:31 pm »
Welcome.
 

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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2007, 01:20:57 pm »
Welcome !

 

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« Reply #7 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
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2007, 02:55:54 pm »
Welcome, enjoy
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2007, 03:37:10 pm »
Welcome Beachbum, good to have another x banana boy on site  :D  :D
 

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Re: The long ANTICIPATED intro of BEACHBUM
« Reply #10 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.

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« Reply #11 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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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2007, 05:41:20 pm »
Welcome and congrats on that monster :D  :D  :D
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« Reply #13 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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« Reply #14 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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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2007, 09:56:48 pm »
Welcome and enjoy, congrats on the new bike. Hope you many happy and dirty miles together.
 

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« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2007, 11:04:31 am »
Welcome.  When/where are you doing the course?
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« Reply #17 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:
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« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2007, 12:59:01 pm »
oops :oops: that should read welcome :lol:
finger trouble this time of the day :lol:
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« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2007, 01:39:06 pm »
Hi and welcome Beachbum . Enjoy the ride.
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