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post #1 of 8 Old 05-05-2019, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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Greetings from Ireland.

Hello all
back to biking after 25 years on my 2011 DL650.
Had forgotten what fun was!
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-05-2019, 09:58 AM
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Welcome !
From a Yank (with a cottage in Fanore)

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Current Rides: '14 DL1000 ADV, '06 SV650N, '93 900CBRR, '74 Ducati 750GT ['02 BMW K1200rs SOLD Aug '17]
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post #3 of 8 Old 05-05-2019, 10:35 AM
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post #4 of 8 Old 05-05-2019, 01:30 PM
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Welcome to the forum, bal1000.

2020 Eastern V-Strom Rally (website) - May 14 - 17, 2020
2006 Suzuki V-Strom DL650K
1986 Honda Shadow VT700C
1974 Suzuki TM-250
1966 Triumph Bonneville T-120R
1965 Suzuki 80
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-05-2019, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by bal1000 View Post
Hello all
back to biking after 25 years on my 2011 DL650.
Had forgotten what fun was!
My hat's off to you sir. My wife and I took a driving holiday in Ireland about 10 years ago. When we picked up the rental car, I asked why the passenger side mirror was busted up and held together with packing tape. They offered to bring in a different car, but it would take another day. It was a tiny regional airport. Anyway, I soon found out how the rental cars get their mirrors damaged! Very challenging conditions in some areas. I actually knocked the mirror off trying to get around a Range Rover double parked in a little town/farmer's market situation. Had to go back and pick it up. Glad I paid for the rental insurance and not let it ride on AMEX like I usually do. We loved the country, though and went all the way from Cork to The Connaught, Dingle to Dublin. Stayed in a couple of was awesome. I can't help wondering what it would be like touring on a bike in a country where you drive on the right side
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-05-2019, 05:33 PM
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Welcome! My family is originally from Westport, Mayo (about 1845 or so), and I'm also a 2011 650 owner.

My dad and I did a driving trip when he was 78 in 2014, he insisted on being on the rental contract, but didn't turn a wheel. I loved it, we were 2.5 weeks and went all over.

My fiancee and have been planning on booking with Celtic Rider for a while, that's now going to be our honeymoon next September.

Enjoy the ride!

~ Martin
2011 Suzuki V-Strom 650 "Orange Julius" (and loving it), 1984 Honda Rebel 450 "Mike the Bike" (RIP)

Ride safely, from your friendly neighbourhood insurance man.
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post #7 of 8 Old 05-06-2019, 03:38 AM
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Welcome to the Forum. Congrats on both your return to riding and your L1 Wee. Some good tips for new and returning riders can be found under, like for example Ride safe.
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-06-2019, 07:30 AM
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Best of luck with it. I am over Wicklow direction.

Its never too late to have a happy childhood
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