Hello from the Philippines

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Grey Thumper
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Hello from the Philippines

#1 Unread post by Grey Thumper » Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:29 am

Been riding for about two months, been looking for a nice friendly motorcyle forum for longer, and stumbled onto you fine folks ;-P

Anyway, I'm from Manila, and I ride a grey BMW F650 CS (hence my sig).

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It isn't big, it isn't fast, but it punches above it's weight, and puts me in the wind :)
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#2 Unread post by Scoutmedic » Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:58 am

:welcome5:

Beautiful bike! Thanks for posting the pic.

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#3 Unread post by dr_bar » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:24 am

:welcome3: to TMW, there's a whole lot of info here, enjoy...
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#4 Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:34 pm

Welcome aboard. :)

Your bike is very attractive. I have never seen one like that.
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#5 Unread post by Grey Thumper » Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:29 pm

blues2cruise wrote:Welcome aboard. :)

Your bike is very attractive. I have never seen one like that.
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. Re: blue2cruise's quote, well, the model was pretty much a sales failure and was discontinued, so i guess there aren't many around. Used, they're quite a good value :)
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#6 Unread post by loPro » Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:24 pm

Smooth ride, welcome to the forums. New guy here myself.

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#7 Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:27 pm

loPro wrote:Smooth ride, welcome to the forums. New guy here myself.
Welcome to you, too. :)
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You deserve your own special thread.......go and introduce yourself.
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#8 Unread post by Apollofrost » Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:04 pm

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#9 Unread post by loPro » Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:02 pm

Thanks for the welcome. Ive been leeching a few forums for the past week, soaking up information (yup, another soon to be new rider). Pretty cool community going on here.

Gotta say thanks for the info concerning the gsxr-600s and similar sport bikes. I used to think that was the bases for starter bikes, I had no idea they were so twitchy.

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#10 Unread post by sharpmagna » Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:49 pm

Hey I just got back from vacation from the Philippines this morning 8)

You're bike is a cut above what's normally on the roads in the Philippines. I have to say the bike/scooter riders in the Philippines have the biggest cajones. Lane splitting in California is one thing, but you haven't really lived till you've split the lanes in Metro Manila :laughing:
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#11 Unread post by Grey Thumper » Tue May 01, 2007 9:21 pm

I hope you enjoyed your holiday! Manila isn't really, er, the most pleasant of cities (no wonder i moved to the burbs) but the beaches and little towns are great.

And yeah, those dudes on those little bikes are just absolutely crazy. Usually I'm just amused, but sometimes I'm genuinely ticked off and can't believe how reckless they are. Well, what can you do, c'est la vie.
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#12 Unread post by slingshot » Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:49 pm

G'day Grey Thumper awsome bike i never seen or heard of it. Lane splitting here in Australia is rare but you do see it now and again. Yeah those dudes on the little bikes in Manila are crazy how they weave in and out of the traffic. I been to Manila 2 times and i like the place. My wife is from South Cotabato and the little bike riders there are the same even on the open roads so i'm guessing it is the same all over the Philippines. I must say i seen more little bikes then big bikes. I love your country and the people. Have a great day and enjoy your bike.

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#13 Unread post by ceemes » Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:31 pm

Welcome thumper. Like sharpmagna, I was recently in the Philippines as well, both Manila and Letye. You bike is a one hell of a cut above most of the bikes I saw there and you've got bigger nads then I have. I was going to rent a bike while there, but after experiencing the traffic there, I chicken out.

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#14 Unread post by Skier » Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:45 pm

Welcome aboard! I dig the bike.

Sure seems like a lot of people are involved with the Philippines on the forum. Cool! :thumbsup:
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#15 Unread post by Grey Thumper » Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:32 am

ceemes wrote:Welcome thumper. Like sharpmagna, I was recently in the Philippines as well, both Manila and Letye. You bike is a one hell of a cut above most of the bikes I saw there and you've got bigger nads then I have. I was going to rent a bike while there, but after experiencing the traffic there, I chicken out.
Ha ha, yeah ceemes, riding in Manila traffic's a PITA, but my bike's relatively narrow and light, and I tend to ride home from work past rush hour too, so it's manageable. Riding in the burbs is pretty nice though. And I've never been to leyte, must be a lot of nice country roads, perfect for a trailie or dual sport, though I wouldn't know where you could've rented one.
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