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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-15-2007, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Chum's new wheels

Ok, ok

here it is
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And our survey said??

Nice....

Just got to get rid of the 4 square yards of plastic at the back, remove pillion pegs and we're laughing.

Even the stock cans sound great!!!

Great fun to ride - but it's not really a motard in any other way than riding position... and even then you can get the thing cranked over enough like a sportbike. Handling is awesome, the front a touch twitchy though. Not as forgiving as it may look

Good points?

Fantastic engine - torque, torque and more torque, great brakes (monoblocs settling in quite nicely), Ohlins rear, forged alloy wheels, Carbon everywhere, Marzocchi 50mm forks are fully adjustable

Bad points?

Snatchy throttle at low revs (especially noticable on mini roundabouts). Apparently has a crap tank range (it's only 12 litres) but I managed to get 200km's out of one without the reserve coming on.. and only $12 to fill...


Booking the track day imminently...


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Re: And our survey said??



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Just got to get rid of the 4 square yards of plastic at the back...
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Looks like a whole lot of fun there Chum. You're a lucky man.
I put my ear to the screen and could hear the rattle

Lots of torque and a grabby throttle mmmmmmhh you know what thats got written all over it
all together lads " there may be trouble aheeeeaaaaad"

we'll wait for the track report. Do they have a wireless internet connection in the local hospis ?

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That looks like a bucket load of fun Chum.... just need to lower it a few inches and hit the track.

Tell me when you're heading to the creek, I might just have to organise a business trip the day before

Snatchy throttle fix??? Just keep it twisted, easy

Is it weird in here, or is it just me?
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That looks like a bucket load of fun Chum.... just need to lower it a few inches and hit the track.
Yeah just lower it a bit. Put clip ons on, so you and the bike dont' have the drag factor of a bill board, get a fairing to help oh oh and some rear sets OR buy a race rep

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Very nice, mate. Love the plate, too!




In God, we trust; all others must provide data.
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I've got two questions Chum....

- Are those bark busters to take out the slow walking pedestrians or in case it falls off the side stand????

- Where are the front indicators???

and next time can you find a decent looking spot for the pics

Is it weird in here, or is it just me?
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and next time can you find a decent looking spot for the pics

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