Hi Rob and anyone else interested,now i have ridden 550 miles(1st service tomorrow) i can say without doubt that the whole bike is much more to my liking than the Explorer.
Let me quantify this by saying it feels more stable,handles better,more comfortable,looks as good and the colour red is really nice.I would go as far and say if i didn't have to pick it up,which i am sure would happen i think i could handle it off road!!
The biggest plus for me is no pain from my left hand or knee almost ,nothings perfect,which brings me to the only downside (on which i have already posted but here goes again) on the bike.That is the vibrations i get in drive mode up to about 2000rpm ,i know what Scotsy has suggested and have tried it in sport not manual yet but i don't think a £12400 bike should be like that.I hope at Dobles tomorrow they might be able to rectify it !!!?
Finally i have put these goodies on :-Givi airflow screen,Givi V47 top box +stop light+remote,Sw ally engine guard,Sw footrest kit,Beowulf rad guard,Touratech lockable sat nav mount,Garmin zumo 660,Honda side deflector kit,Powerbronze front mudguard extender,Sw barkbuster hand guards,Ermax rear hugger (red),Sw crash bars,Sw hawk fog lights,Givi E41 keyless panniers.Most of these items are fitted some are not yet in but nearly there.
I don't know what else there might be i can fit but will keep looking.