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New blood

Unread post by geronimo0201 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:59 pm

:shock: Hi Guys! FYI, I'm not just new in writing blogs and also new in ridding my own bike, normally I borrow my friends bike who inturn steels it out of his brother's garage from time to time. Needless to say we really didn't have enough ridding time as we have to take turns ridding it. However, I've seen your comments and suggestions and I'm glad to say that we're on the same page in terms of apprehension and what to anticipate in choosing the right bike. I just bought myself a brand new 2009 SUZUKI DR650SE and I love it!!!! I know that some of you might stray away from the idea of getting a 650cc I've seen a lot of reviews about this bike and I kinda got mixed feedback, but most of it were good and I have to agree. I live in the Yukon territory and that's in the far north of Canada, and I tell you this is the best place to have a dual sport bike, lots of trails, wide open roads almost no cars or trucks on certain times, beautiful lakes on camp grounds and the wind is very cool even on summer, but you still have to wear your jackets and safety gear on as there's a lot of wildlife crossing the roads. I didn't encounter any bears yet but there's a lot of foxes. If you have a touring bike this is the place to be. I will be posting some pictures soon as I will be travelling some miles with this bike and hopefully join some of you guys on the road. Till then.

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Re: New blood

Unread post by noobie » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:24 pm

Hiya Geronimo0201,
I think a 650 is a great idea. My bike is a 750 and I love it. It's plenty light enough, that I don't feel I'm going to drop it and I can zip around corners with confidence.
I mostly ride in city traffic and busy freeways. Canada's country roads sound like a blast!
Send us pix when u can!

Peace Out,
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Re: New blood

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:50 pm

:welcome2: geronimo0201!

Ah, the Yukon, I had the opportunity to live up there for a summer thanks to the Canadian Army (Northern wilderness survival leadership course). Beautiful scenery, beautiful mountains and lakes/rivers. I didn't spend much time in Whitehorse but from the Yukon wilderness I saw you are right, a dual sport is the bike to have up there! (not a lot of paved roads I saw). I'd also recommend a windshield as the mosquitoes are like fog in the summer!

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Re: New blood

Unread post by ZRex » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:23 pm

Welcome

The DR650 is a great bike (a lot of magazine writers swear by them), have fun on it and stay safe.

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Re: New blood

Unread post by mogster » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:38 pm

:party: :welcome3: :uk:

All that wilderness riding sounds amazing!
Caw canny!

Mike guess that photo is of the Northern Lights?
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Re: New blood

Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:17 pm

:welcome2: from British Columbia.
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Re: New blood

Unread post by sunshine229 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:33 pm

Hi and welcome from a Calgarian, turned Brit!

:wave:

I would love to visit the Yukon one day. Canada is such a great country, so diverse and so beautiful, everywhere! :D
Andrea :sun:

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Re: New blood

Unread post by geronimo0201 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:28 pm

Hey guys the weather is really picking up great!!!! It's cool in the morning but come 11am its just perfect, you can smell the spruce and different vegetation just sprung everywhere hahaha..... I'm enjoying to see critters crossing the street the mountainside is just awesome. Wish you can all be here to see these. There's really nothing like it. Oh and Andrea I was just starring a GSX750 y at the dealer where I bought my bike, awesome ride!!!! :)

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Re: New blood

Unread post by Markg1 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:01 pm

Welcome, Okay where are those pics!
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Re: New blood

Unread post by geronimo0201 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:24 am

You know what I'm still figuring out how to upload pictures and update my profile with pics. If you can help me that will be great man!!!! I wish its as easy as facebook hahaha....

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Re: New blood

Unread post by Markg1 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:12 pm

Hey Geronimo, Its that same thing as facebook. Just click on browse, pick your pic and submit.
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Re: New blood

Unread post by geronimo0201 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:36 pm

Ok how can I ask this without sounding stupid hmmmmm.... where do I look for the Browse window? Sorry I can't seem to find it anywhere.

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Re: New blood

Unread post by Markg1 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:53 pm

geronimo0201 wrote:Ok how can I ask this without sounding stupid hmmmmm.... where do I look for the Browse window? Sorry I can't seem to find it anywhere.
Let see if I can help. Go to the 'post reply' button way at the bottom. Click that one first. You should see the browse button way at the bottom at that point. I think your just doing the quick post. Anyway... I hope that helps! Look forward to those pics!

Mark

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Re: New blood

Unread post by Johnj » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:50 am

I've tried this before. Here it comes.
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Re: New blood

Unread post by geronimo0201 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:31 am

Ok Mark I tried it and it didn't work. Apparently, its just saying "The image file you try to attach is invalid". And I'm just using JPEG.

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Re: New blood

Unread post by sunshine229 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:19 pm

geronimo0201 wrote:Ok Mark I tried it and it didn't work. Apparently, its just saying "The image file you try to attach is invalid". And I'm just using JPEG.
Does your file have the extension .jpg?

Try this post for detailed steps:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=40541

Alternatively, you can upload photos to the TMW photo gallery and then paste the links into your forum messages.
http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/gallery/

Cheers,
Andrea :)
Andrea :sun:

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Re: New blood

Unread post by Markg1 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:49 pm

sunshine229 wrote:
geronimo0201 wrote:Ok Mark I tried it and it didn't work. Apparently, its just saying "The image file you try to attach is invalid". And I'm just using JPEG.
Does your file have the extension .jpg?

Try this post for detailed steps:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=40541

Alternatively, you can upload photos to the TMW photo gallery and then paste the links into your forum messages.
http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/gallery/

Cheers,
Andrea :)

My extension is .jpg. Geronomimo, maybe your file is too big. I dont think it can be over 150.
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Re: New blood

Unread post by Markg1 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:01 pm

Sorry buddy, looks like I can't spell your name.
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Re: New blood

Unread post by geronimo0201 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:26 pm

Mark I think you're right co'z I tried posting it at the Gallery like Andrea suggested and it said just that the file too big. Don't worry I'll find a way. Thanks guys I'll be back.

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Re: New blood

Unread post by Markg1 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:31 pm

Hey Geronimo, try some sort of "picture wizard" program to modify your pictures. I just use "paint" to crop my pictures so that they will fit the forum. Hope this helps.
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