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ElementRB - GS in OZ
« on: April 10, 2017, 07:56:29 PM »
Well time for me to post up what I am riding etc.

Been leaning on this forum for info pre purchase of a used GS and also since for various thing.

So I landed on a 2013 GS500 Australian delivered in dark Grey, absolutely love it. Its a LAMS approve bike, and has enough to get me moving at about 105Kg and 6' tall.

Need to do the front fork seals, got them, just gotta spend the time to do them, also ordered some T5 LED's for the dash as they are not bright enough during the day.

The bike as I left it the day I purchased second hand, left it at my brothers before moving it home =)


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Having never ridden a bike before, I took the opportunity to ride around my back yard till I have a full licensed rider to take me out... The dogs approved.

Got me use to using the clutch by hand, a very new movement to me, though I have always driven stick.


Father in law has been on two wheels forever and a day, he also had a spool stand he'd made for his SV and made up some arms to suit the GS:



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Re: ElementRB - GS in OZ
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 01:43:56 PM »
beautiful bike you got there

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Re: ElementRB - GS in OZ
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2017, 04:08:26 PM »
Nice one and welcome!! Where in Qld do you hang out? Northside Brissie here  :thumb:
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Re: ElementRB - GS in OZ
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2017, 01:26:41 PM »
Looking sweet
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Re: ElementRB - GS in OZ
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2017, 10:41:33 PM »
What does "LAMS approved" mean?

Also, that dark grey is breathtaking. Was that stock? If it is, I think that's the best looking color I've seen and my new favorite.
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Re: ElementRB - GS in OZ
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2017, 01:58:46 AM »
Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme.  We have a list that prevents newbies going too big too soon.

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Re: ElementRB - GS in OZ
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2017, 07:21:32 AM »
Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme.  We have a list that prevents newbies going too big too soon.

I'm all about personal freedom, but that does sound like a really smart idea. I picked up my GS from a kid who had been riding it (and motorcycles in general) for 700 miles and was ready for something faster/morepowerful.
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Re: ElementRB - GS in OZ
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2017, 04:10:01 PM »
It's better than the system we used to have... it used to be a limit of 250cc capacity, which meant larger riders had to look stupid squeezing themselves onto crotch rockets or you'd have to ride a trail bike. It also meant that first time riders were on things like RGV250's but had no clue as to what to do when hitting the two stroke power band.

Now the new rules mean you can ride up to 650cc as long as it's LAMS approved, so it's a lot easier to find a bike to suit you to learn on.
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Re: ElementRB - GS in OZ
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2017, 07:11:28 PM »
I'd love to have my hands on an RGV or an RG500.
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Re: ElementRB - GS in OZ
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2017, 04:19:46 AM »
Nice and welcome from another new OZ member
Picked mine up on Wednesday

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/262930764747?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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Re: ElementRB - GS in OZ
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2017, 01:11:28 AM »
Thanks all, and yeah, the Grey is the best i had seen too. As factory as ever =) I've seen a few in that colour, so obviously one of the newer than 2006 colours.

I am on the North Side of Brissie too, Kallangur way, going for my Qride tomorrow. For those outside of QLD/Aus that lets me ride without an instructor =)

I ma stuck to lams restrictions now for 24 months, theni am free to upgrade should i choose too!

Installed LEDs in my dash, have also ordered some dash mount indicator lights to replace the single flahser:.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/14mm-Car-Dashboard-LED-Indicator-Signal-Warning-Light-Bulb-Pilot-Dash-Lamp-12V-/361667184927?var=&hash=item54350b491f:m:m1OwcfHe9BCPoiwdx6ALkXQ

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Re: ElementRB - GS in OZ
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2017, 02:17:57 AM »
Those look like pretty nifty items!
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Re: ElementRB - GS in OZ
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2017, 05:31:57 PM »
Good stuff... once you're feeling comfortable you'll have to join us one Saturday morning. A bunch of fellas on old GS' and GSX's typically with an odd other bike here and there, meet up in Cashmere and typically head up to Mt Mee via some fun back roads for a brekky chin wag.

Those dash lights look good too. I'm doing a custom dash for my Kat along similar lines to my 450 so depending what I come up with they may come in handy for me too...
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Re: ElementRB - GS in OZ
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2017, 11:23:53 PM »
Sounds good, have done a run over Glorious and Mee on separate rides already.

So close form my place =)

Passed my Qride on Saturday, so ended up doing about 14hours of riding straight.... Did the course with my cousin, ended up going and visiting everyone we knew like a couple of teenagers that just got their freedom on wheels haha

Just gotta wait on parts to land from China now...

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Just ordered a pair of bluetooth intercoms (BTI v6) cheap, but good reviews. My cousin and i do a bit of riding now, so went halves.
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Re: ElementRB - GS in OZ
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2017, 07:43:17 AM »
Haha awesome! I remember what it's like to get your license and you just have to ride everywhere :D

I don't do the face thing in any variety I'm afriad, I'm a social media pariah... aside from these forums of course haha

But PM's on here work for sure  :thumb:
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Re: ElementRB - GS in OZ
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2017, 07:49:22 PM »
Hey Pete, no worries. PM me if you are headed out on a weekend run and I will come out if I am free =)

Tidied up the rear end yesterday, got rid of a chucnk of plastic and kept it looking factory.