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Old 16-07-2021, 02:46 PM   #1
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New Bike Day!

Well I did say I'd post up a few pics once I got it. Took an early lunch today to go and collect this and ride it home.....








Absolutely love it already, and I've only done 5 miles on it so far

The engine casings need detailing though.......
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Old 16-07-2021, 02:50 PM   #2
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Very nice.. looks great!

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Old 16-07-2021, 03:41 PM   #3
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Very nice.. looks great!

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I'm guessing we're a strange bunch on here mainly - the bike looks so lovely and shiny and most people would be chuffed to bits with it. I am generally, but there's a few bits that I'd have made cleaner before I let it out the showroom.

Still it'll give me something to do in the garage when it's raining eh?
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Yeah, always something to clean!

Any plans for it, changes/upgrades?

Maybe some ACF50 to help protect it?

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Old 16-07-2021, 04:42 PM   #5
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Just cos it rains is no excuse not to ride! I'm a big fan of a clean bike, but compared to my car my bikes are never going to be in as good condition because given a few hours spare time i'll always opt to take them for a play instead of cleaning them. Both my bikes just yearn to be ridden all year round and who am I to deny them that pleasure.
I'm sure there's a lot of fun to be had on your new ride this weekend with the gorgeous weather forecast!
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Yeah, always something to clean!

Any plans for it, changes/upgrades?

Maybe some ACF50 to help protect it?

The dealer test bike had Scorpion exhausts on it with the baffles removed and it sounded amazing.

Don't get me wrong, the stock ones don't sound too bad - but that might be something I'd like to change in the future. Not going to do much to it though, quite happy with it how it is really.

I might give it a covering of ACF50 nearer the winter, but it's going to be mainly a fair weather bike anyway. I have no interest in going out in the rain as I won't have to commute on it
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Just cos it rains is no excuse not to ride! I'm a big fan of a clean bike, but compared to my car my bikes are never going to be in as good condition because given a few hours spare time i'll always opt to take them for a play instead of cleaning them. Both my bikes just yearn to be ridden all year round and who am I to deny them that pleasure.
I'm sure there's a lot of fun to be had on your new ride this weekend with the gorgeous weather forecast!
I guess with all the right waterproof kit it's not SO bad riding in the rain.

But because I'm only ever really going to ride for pleasure, with maybe the occasional commute to work on a nice day if I ever go back to the office after Covid, I don't know if I really want to go out in the rain?

Yeah, this weather has come at the perfect time for me. now need to find some quiet roads to rack up the miles to get it run in. Below 4k for the first 500, and obviously not open throttle. But 4k in top gear is just about 60mph so it's not like I'll be dribbling along at least
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Oh very nice. Nothing like a new toy

Enjoy riding it
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Thanks Andy.

Must admit it's been difficult trying to concentrate on work this afternoon knowing that's sat in the garage now!
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Old 16-07-2021, 07:35 PM   #10
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That's one cool looking bike mate

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