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post #1 of 22 Old 11-12-2012, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Looks like I'm getting a new storm

Well after three weeks with out my ride it looks like I have made the call and am going to get myself a 2012 model 650 from mal at Gold Coast Suzuki, they have been great with helping my insurance claim and are doing a good deal on their demo model. I was thinking about going for stu's dr but work has made a offer I can not turn down so will need the touring capabilities of the dl. Sorry stu will call again soon and look forward to continuing to ride with you boys on the big girl. I should have the new bike by steve's ride in two weeks but not sure what luggage from my old bike will fit so won't be able to let you know until I try and fit it. My daughter has already named the new bike black snow and is looking forward to traveling with me next year when she turns 8.

Any way thought I'd pass on the good news to all, thanks.

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post #2 of 22 Old 11-12-2012, 04:09 AM
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The Chef rides again. Good one.

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post #3 of 22 Old 11-12-2012, 05:06 AM
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Awesome news Chef

How one door closes and another........that is a great outcome. Hopefully we will see you at Urbenville also. Congrats!!!

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Congrats on the new bike Chef

See you in 2weeks then
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Still needs decent tyres, but I've found it a lot better off the seal than the old one.

(Leave the jumps alone though eh, there are limits )

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post #6 of 22 Old 11-12-2012, 06:44 AM
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Good news Chef

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post #7 of 22 Old 11-12-2012, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, im pretty excited Still have to wait for the pay out but its just about all settled. The bike does come with a set of hidie scout tyres. Pete would like to have a chat about what farkles are transferable to the new model. See you all soon

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post #8 of 22 Old 11-17-2012, 03:13 AM Thread Starter
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Well I bit the bullet today and ended up going for a brand new 12 model at Gold Coast Suzuki. Mal is doing real good deals for us and there wasn't much difference between the demo and new. They have been great with helping me get back on a bike and its good to support a local family dealer, if your in the market for a new bike you should pop in, but just remember that he makes his money from farkles and service so give him a go great discounts for stromtroopers !! Pick it up in two weeks so will miss your ride Steve but will have it by the Xmas party yay !!

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Thanks guys, im pretty excited Still have to wait for the pay out but its just about all settled. The bike does come with a set of hidie scout tyres. Pete would like to have a chat about what farkles are transferable to the new model. See you all soon
Crash bars, skid plate probably yes.
Steering damper yes, with effort.
Rear shock yes, though it's 0.5cm short.
Top box yes

Seat NO.
Magnetic tank bag, no.
Suzuki handguards I think no.
Side racks no

Anything else ?

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post #10 of 22 Old 11-17-2012, 04:49 AM
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my mgnetic tank bag works great.\

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