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First Ride - Bloody Ripper

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G'Day Girls and Boys,
The day has finally come. I picked up my new Nomad 2000 at lunchtime (it's now 6pm in Sydney). It looked resplendent in Purple Prism on the showroom floor with the engine bars, passenger footboards, windscreen. etc (sissy bar to come). Had to shove potential buyers out of the way to get it out the door. It's about 40km home and every minute was a revelation. I'd forgotten just how great the feeling was after 20 years out of the saddle, and this bike really does it for me. One embarrassing moment however, was when I discovered there was only a quater tank of fuel and pulled into a gas station. To the amusement of onlookers, I then had to pull my owners manual out to make sure I filled the bloody thing up properly ! I am already far more comfortable with its bulk at low speeds, and really looking forward to heading out over the weekend. Many thanks, guys. Your input to the selection process, suggestions and resolutions to my ongoing issues really made what could have been a stressful time into an enjoyable one....
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Hi Pete
Sat on one at my local dealership.
Didn't think anything would make my 1600 feel small.
That Purple sure is a nice colour . Wish the Mean Streaks came in anything other than Green in Oz.
Missus loves the colour and wont let me change it.
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