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New to it all

hello im keiren

iv just started riding about 4 months ago on my das course iv got the bug now iv been training with instructors for a while now and am about to take my test next week,

i love traveling and i intend on using my bike to travel asfar as i can, again il start with small stuff.

i have just bought a kawasaki kle 500 b1 model got it with only 3000 miles on the clock as new for a good price, my first bike and im gonna start equipping it. think im going to take my first distance trip to the top of norway with my dad who is a seasoned rider. mid year next year

any advice is welcomed

hope to hear from you guys soon

regards keiren
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Welcome Keiren,
That's a good idea to go on a trip like the Nord kapp with an experienced rider, the fact it's your dad is a bonus. You'll have a great time.

Try and get a few camping trips in before you go and see how you are managing doing 200 mile days. Also get some experience in the rain. This will check out your gear and also improve your riding skills.

Another thing to know is how far your bike will go before it runs out of fuel. Not only how far to reserve but do you have 30 or 40 miles left after that. Carry a gallon can while you find that out though! ha ha. Then you probably won't need it again as you'll have some confidence in the range in the tank.
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Have loads of good rides

Hi and "bienvenido",
Dont think its difficult! It isn·t!
Use common sense, drive with pleasure and with caution and just GOOOO!
You·ll love it (even the problems turn out to be good memories)
Love and peace,
Dan
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thanks for the fuel tip i actually never even thought of that, ( dont drive a car) heh commen sense eluded me there.

as for riding in the rain i have never been out in the dry yet lol englands wether and all iv actually only ever rode in a carpark in the dry on my dads 1000cc bmw loved it tho cant wait to get my license and finaly get to try out different tracks and maybe even get a dry day riding not that it bothered me i loved it anyway

nice to meet you guys
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