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Hello!

I'm Chris and live in Abbotsford BC - 45 mins away from Vancouver. I'm not a huge fan of the city of Abbotsford but I can walk to work and it is in a good location for just buggering off for a few hours to a few days on some savage MC roads!

I'm a registered nurse and work in the ER. Not too many dull moments which I like. Also the 5 days off between sets of shifts is nice for getting a lot of riding in the season.

I'm not new to motorcycles, but this will be the first year I actually own my own. My family is big into bikes so there was always a dirt bike to borrow and the odd street bike opportunity. I opted for the SV because I thought it would be best for what I want to do - ride a LOT. I was most interested in the Gixxer 750 but I think I wouldn't enjoy it as much for the longer hauls. I also plan on doing some track schools this summer, and get involved in that as much as possible...I have been into Skylines for the past few years and track days were always a highlight of owning that car. I'm a big car nut - I am a moderator on a JDM import forum, as well as being involved in car meets and such... and I'm excited to finally be able to buy my own bike because that's always been a passion since I had my first ride when I was 5 yrs old.

I'd post more but I have to go to work...

But this seems like a friendly forum, and I look forward to being an active member. :leghump:
 

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Welcome Chris!

You made a good choice picking up an SV650, it won't let you down! Enjoy the forum, there's a lot of info and good people on here.

Cheers!
 

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Thanks everyone! I'm just itching for the weather to smarten up here...


Welcome!

Do you own a Skyline? R32/3/4/5?
I sold it just before the winter. She was a very pretty R32, white, Veilside aero, racing hart wheels, lowered on teins...and a few engine mods. I may pick up an R33 GTR later this summer because they are available to import to Canada then. But I still kinda like the looks of the R32's. Or I may just take 1.5 months off and do a round trip of North America on my SV! Depends how I feel...lol
 

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R32 has always been my favorite. had a friend in Florida with one...unfortunately i never got to ride in it before I moved away.

My old S2000 next to his R32, next to another friend's STi:

 

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Welcome chris, the first step is admitting you have a problem. My friend had 2 r32 skylines, one v-spec and an autotragic. I think he is sponsored by rotora now or something. Welcome and congrats on the bike.
 

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Very nice cars dubtecv2. I like S2000's as well. A buddy had one for a short time and enjoyed it.

Right now I have a bit more of a VIP ish car - BMW 5 series. But I got to drive a pretty crazy R32 GTR a few weeks ago and I definitely miss the turbo goodness.

Although, now with the bike this year, I think I'm going to have too much fun with that and won't be able to swing a car later in the year...
 

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I was trying to explain to my 7 year old daughter why I need another bike the other day when I showed her my new SV.

:rolleyes:

I think she would beat me in a debate. Glad her mom didn't bring up the same questions.

Hi, I'm Chris too & also an addict.
 

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It's amazing how 7 year olds can make perfect sense because of their different outlook and bearing on the way the world turns. Things are more simple and obvious through their eyes and it's scary how fast they grow up...That being said your wife might understand because she understands passion...sometimes out of a passion for something you do things you can't rationally explain! Unfortunately my girlfriend was more like your 7 year old and just doesn't understand motorcycles...until she went for a ride on a bike. Her exact words: "oh, that's why you like it." hehe
 

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It's amazing how 7 year olds can make perfect sense because of their different outlook and bearing on the way the world turns. Things are more simple and obvious through their eyes and it's scary how fast they grow up...That being said your wife might understand because she understands passion...sometimes out of a passion for something you do things you can't rationally explain! Unfortunately my girlfriend was more like your 7 year old and just doesn't understand motorcycles...until she went for a ride on a bike. Her exact words: "oh, that's why you like it." hehe
Well said.
 
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