Advice for a noob

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Exit, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. Exit

    Exit Guest

    I've decided it's about time to get my bike licence and am looking for

    From what I've read I can go and do the test in a day and then I am limited
    to the size of bike I can ride for a while.

    I want a bike with some off-road ability to do a few green lanes and for
    some road use. I'm a 6'2" fat bastard so need something that will fit me.

    Any advice gratefully received including where to get some leathers from.

    Exit, Feb 16, 2004
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  2. Exit

    Catman Guest is a sensible place to start
    You don't want to do this. See below
    If you do a single day, you'll be limited to a 12 hp (IIRC) 125cc
    bike. While they can be much fun, they are seriously compromised by
    the addition of a Fat Bastard (TM)

    Do the DAS and get something with more poke. Much more fun as well
    Over to you, Lozzo :)

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    Catman, Feb 16, 2004
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  3. Exit

    Exit Guest

    Thanks for that - I started dividing 12hp by my big ass and came up with not
    much - thought I'd be pushing it up hills.
    Exit, Feb 16, 2004
  4. Previously on ukrm, Catman said...
    Check my .sig for a url regarding leathers

    Laurie Birkett, Feb 16, 2004
  5. Exit

    Exit Guest

    Have done - thx!
    Exit, Feb 16, 2004
  6. Exit

    Wik Guest

    On Mon, 16 Feb 2004 21:10:50 +0000, Laurie XXXXXX yammered:


    Why did I suddenly think of:


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    ***** human response from wik at blueyonder dot co dot uk *****
    Wik, Feb 17, 2004
  7. Exit

    Lozzo Guest

    Lozzo, Feb 17, 2004
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