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    Default Did I buy a white elephant? Or in my case fat 🐄

    I need a bit of assistance or maybe a instructor who can give me extra training, this time on my own personal bike , she is BMW F650gs, the fat 🐄🤣.
    I have done 3 training course, after I drop my own bike, now I'm a bit of afraid to ride her again or maybe I am shy I will make a fool of myself, I am willing to pay R1000,00 for 5 hours, I am staying in Kloofsig, Centurion. Leave a message here or send a private message.

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    have you tried Synergy ( https://www.synergyracing.co.za/ ) they operate behind Eco Boulevard shopping centre

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    #REDLIZARD, what kind of training did you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlizard View Post
    I need a bit of assistance or maybe a instructor who can give me extra training, this time on my own personal bike , she is BMW F650gs, the fat 藍.
    I have done 3 training course, after I drop my own bike, now I'm a bit of afraid to ride her again or maybe I am shy I will make a fool of myself, I am willing to pay R1000,00 for 5 hours, I am staying in Kloofsig, Centurion. Leave a message here or send a private message.

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    1. Stop thinking of a really great beginners bike as a fat something. The F650GS is the perfect bike to start on.
    2. Take your R1000 and go to Synergy Riding Academy in Centurion. Book training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMZ View Post
    1. Stop thinking of a really great beginners bike as a fat something. The F650GS is the perfect bike to start on.
    2. Take your R1000 and go to Synergy Riding Academy in Centurion. Book training.
    What he said, Synergy is in Eco Boulevard next to Virgin Active.
    I am unfortunately not allowed to ride for another 6 weeks, otherwise I'd offer to meet up for a ride with you. I am in Rooihuiskraal Noord. You are welcome to PM me for my number if you want to chat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colyvon View Post
    What he said, Synergy is in Eco Boulevard next to Virgin Active.
    I am unfortunately not allowed to ride for another 6 weeks, otherwise I'd offer to meet up for a ride with you. I am in Rooihuiskraal Noord. You are welcome to PM me for my number if you want to chat.
    Do that. It will be worth the phone call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlizard View Post
    I need a bit of assistance or maybe a instructor who can give me extra training, this time on my own personal bike , she is BMW F650gs, the fat 藍.
    I have done 3 training course, after I drop my own bike, now I'm a bit of afraid to ride her again or maybe I am shy I will make a fool of myself, I am willing to pay R1000,00 for 5 hours, I am staying in Kloofsig, Centurion. Leave a message here or send a private message.

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    You have not bought a white elephant or a fat cow!
    She is a fine motorcycle and perfect to "cut your teeth" on.
    Apart from that, it is the only motorcycle I bought, rode for 18 months and then sold for more than I paid for it!!!!
    Love her and she will love you!!
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    you can't call your bike rude names and expect her not to chuck you off. Try calling your wife fat and see what happens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Road Rage View Post
    you can't call your bike rude names and expect her not to chuck you off. Try calling your wife fat and see what happens!
    So true, they hear you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Road Rage View Post
    you can't call your bike rude names and expect her not to chuck you off. Try calling your wife fat and see what happens!
    LOL!!!
    So true!!!

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    Also, no matter how heavy a bike, ride it for a few months and you will be surprised how much weight it loses.

    When it comes to bike weight I think of Mags. She started out on a F650GS (single). She complained a lot about its weight. Soooooo heavy, it was. About a year later we were at the Bike Expo at Swartkops Raceway. The Honda VFR1200F had just been launched and she liked it. After a bit on and around the bike she declared: "WOW! It is sooooooooo light!"

    Me: "Ja, only 105kg heavier than you F650GS."

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    As the old fully intact survivors say above, go for training, we all need it and some even give it.
    All my posts are my opinion and not those of TB or any other sane human

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    All right then, here comes my story. She has had training at Synergy, with me. She did ok, with all one can put into a training day. She knows what to do and she knows when she does wrong, why and how to correct it. What she does need is a riding buddy to go out and practice and improve her confidence.

    Best of luck redlizard....
    You don't ride in the rain, you don't ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by THE MOOSE View Post
    All right then, here comes my story. She has had training at Synergy, with me. She did ok, with all one can put into a training day. She knows what to do and she knows when she does wrong, why and how to correct it. What she does need is a riding buddy to go out and practice and improve her confidence.

    Best of luck redlizard....
    You trained her!? The poor, poor woman! All is not lost! A very good psychologist could still save her in 60 or so sessions.

    Thanks for the feedback Moose. I hope she finds a riding buddy. Many people away on leave now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMZ View Post
    1. Stop thinking of a really great beginners bike as a fat something. The F650GS is the perfect bike to start on.
    2. Take your R1000 and go to Synergy Riding Academy in Centurion. Book training.
    Thanks will do so

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    �� don't worry her name is blu.cow

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    Quote Originally Posted by THE MOOSE View Post
    All right then, here comes my story. She has had training at Synergy, with me. She did ok, with all one can put into a training day. She knows what to do and she knows when she does wrong, why and how to correct it. What she does need is a riding buddy to go out and practice and improve her confidence.

    Best of luck redlizard....
    Thanks The Moose

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    Thanks for everyone's advice and tips ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by THE MOOSE View Post
    She has had training with me blah blah blah blah blah.

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    you must speak ze Englandish at training,.....not everyone understand ze German bitter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Road Rage View Post
    you must speak ze Englandish at training,.....not everyone understand ze German bitter
    Aaahh.... was waiting for you, woke up late again? I do have some hope (not much), that the day comes and you contribute something positive, really....
    You don't ride in the rain, you don't ride!

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