First Cruiser

Discussion in 'Welcome!' started by Ditch, Oct 10, 2019.

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    G`day All,
    Have been riding dirtbikes since I was able to throw a leg over one, getting a bit long in the tooth for that these days so after 5 years off bike I decided it was time for something a bit more relaxing.

    After a couple of weeks searching online, found a few bikes I liked but most were 4 to 6 hours drive away. Got talking to a mate about it (at the servo where he works) & he told me he knew of a Boulevard parked up only 3 km`s from me. Wouldn`t have been 3 minutes later & the guy who owned it walked in the door. That was last Friday arvo.

    Turns out that the bike has only done 3 km a year (for a rego check) for the last 5 years. It was a stock Black 2009 C50 with only 1470 km`s on the clock. Followed old mate (I`d known him for years) out to his place for a look. It was covered in dust & had a flat battery but apart from that it was in mint condition.

    Early Saturday morning he turned up at my place(in his car) & said he had cleaned it, charged the battery & fired it up. He said I`ll run you out to my place & you can pick the bike up & keep it for the weekend & see how you like it. Couldn`t knock back an offer like that. Ended up putting over 300 km on it over the long weekend, not a bad test ride!

    Was looking for a bike with a few more cubes, but after riding it & considering the low k`s on it I decided to buy it. Have done nearly 600 km on it so far & absolutely love it!

    Looking forward to many years of "Cruisin`"
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    Awesome and welcome
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    Great find Ditch, I did the same, dirt bike to cruiser with a 25 year hiatus, love my 50, on my second one, enjoy
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    G'day Ditch. Many happy k's on your new bike mate
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    Cheers Rus,

    Sold my last dirtbike (XR650R) to a mate so still get to take it for a squirt now & then.:)
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    Here ya go, couple from Saturday when I got it home.
    IMAG0245_2.jpg
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    I`ve taken the Pillion seat off since. Also came with an aftermarket windshied.
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    Nice mate and welcome. Hope to see you at the national meet this year.

    Boulevard national meet.
    25th to 28th October 2019, Merimbula NSW.
    Check ozboulevards.com for further details.
    See you all there.
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    Welcome Ditch, what’s the story behind your screen name...?
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    No...its not where they used to find me after a night on the piss. First job was as a Plumbers labourer. Spent a lot of time on a shovel. Boss used to call me the Ditch Bitch. Kinda stuck after that

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    Cheers Rhino, not quite set up for a trip like that yet. Maybe next year.

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    welcomes Ditch ya in da right place ...................... enjoys da forum'n all da wildlife ;)
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    Hi Ditch. Nice looking bike. I bought a 2008 C50 five weeks ago and it goes like a dream. Happy cruising.
    PS. Is that your underpants on the washing line?
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    welcome mate
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    Cheers mate. Yep, we still wear Bloomers out here in the sticks.

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    Congrats mate...enjoy everyday
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