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Offline webster

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First thing you did
on: June 14, 2015, 08:36:32 AM
After taking delivery of the new addition to the  family .what was the first thing
i removed the wheels and brake calipers
Gave them a good coating of anti seize  grease
so they wouldn't give me hassle later down the line..


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Offline tomw

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Re: First thing you did
Reply #1 on: June 14, 2015, 08:49:13 AM
Driving.. :-)

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Offline steve

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Re: First thing you did
Reply #2 on: June 14, 2015, 10:05:23 AM
I put petrol in and went home, but on a big detour  !  :305:

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Offline Hartley

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Re: First thing you did
Reply #3 on: June 14, 2015, 10:10:45 AM
I went to bed, Dobles delivered my bike at mid-night, driver had a very long day.

Paul


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Re: First thing you did
Reply #4 on: June 14, 2015, 10:50:10 AM
After reading comments on this site about crap suspension & dodgy standard tyres, I went home via lots of local roads - the sort with grass growing in the middle & lots of gravel & mud.  As a result & reduced pre-load front and back (too stiff) & increased rebound  damping.  It is now superb.  The standard suspension needs a bit of tweaking but can be set up just right.  Very impressed by the OEM Bridgestone Battlewings, the front just grips and is great in gravel & loose mud (until it gets too deep).  In the dry they just grip right to the edges and cornering like on rails.  In the wet no problem either, the front cuts straight through deep water where some might have aquaplaned.  This bike is just fantastic, really pleased overall.  Brakes could be better but may try braided hoses later.  Only just had the bike a week & just had the first service now, so need a while longer to settle in.  :152:

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Offline GeofftheChef

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Re: First thing you did
Reply #5 on: June 14, 2015, 04:36:58 PM
I rode home and replaced the screen with MRA VARIO on day one,  . . . NISBEAM - Post your settings here and I'll try them on new replacement shock later this week !

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Offline HEN99

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Re: First thing you did
Reply #6 on: June 14, 2015, 04:46:29 PM
Yes, the thing about the suspension is a long running topic on this forum, some people hate it some ( like me ) think its ok .. If you look at the price of the fully kitted KTM 1290 you can see how money can be spent to give you a better ride  - but and to me its a biggee - a couple of years from now when its a bit worn I can replace the shocks for a few hundred pounds, how much will semi active suspension cost to replace when its worn ( broken) :005: Keep it simple I say :305:


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Offline leadfarmer

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Re: First thing you did
Reply #7 on: June 14, 2015, 06:13:43 PM
Hi

First thing I did was find a second hand Honda touring screen on the net

The rest is good enough for me and my riding abilities,

The front end was of course harsh so I'm running Veejay's setup and it's a lot better, Maybe a little soft now, may tweak it a little
Four wheels move the body, Two wheels move the soul ....