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  • Offline RiFAS

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    New member: Hampshire, UK
    on: Feb 12, 2018, 03.20 pm
    Feb 12, 2018, 03.20 pm
    Collected my, new to me, CT Highlander last week. Took train from Basingstoke to Glasgow with the intention to ride home on Monday/Tuesday, 435 miles, to get used to the bike.

    Set off from Glasgow mid-afternoon and it was cold and getting colder. Made it as far as Penrith and decided to stay overnight. Woke on Tuesday morning to heavy snowfall which lasted until the afternoon. Decided not to ride in snow  :027: and stayed another night.

    Wednesday arrived and was bitter cold at -5 in the morning but I needed to get home, so set off. Have to say I was expecting the worst from the heated grips after reading posts on here but with my winter riding gear, I was OK in the hands. My feet were a different story  :190:

    Had to stop twice for fuel and again to 'fix' lost bolts on the bike. Hand guard bolt dropped out, screen bolt dropped out  :110: A few zip ties later and I was back on the road.

    All in all an OK journey. The bike was much as I expected it to be. Will be looking at changing the seat, screen and hand guards as and when...as many of you seem to have done already. And I will be replenishing my zip tie collection :164:

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    Re: New member: Hampshire, UK
    Reply #1 on: Feb 12, 2018, 03.29 pm
    Feb 12, 2018, 03.29 pm
    Well not a pretty good start I would say.

    Anyway welcome from Rome Italy, ride safe  :305:
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    Re: New member: Hampshire, UK
    Reply #2 on: Feb 12, 2018, 04.07 pm
    Feb 12, 2018, 04.07 pm
     :400: and safe riding  :305:
    Bill

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    Re: New member: Hampshire, UK
    Reply #3 on: Feb 12, 2018, 10.45 pm
    Feb 12, 2018, 10.45 pm
     :400: aboard RiFAS, ride safe and enjoy the ride.
     youve only just got the bike and already you are having adventures, well done.
    Hope you got home safe to a hot bath.  :028: :031:
    keep it shiny side up !!!

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    Re: New member: Hampshire, UK
    Reply #4 on: Feb 15, 2018, 06.57 am
    Feb 15, 2018, 06.57 am
    Welcome RiFAS,

    Some first ride that, reckon it can only get better :305:


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    Re: New member: Hampshire, UK
    Reply #5 on: Feb 15, 2018, 08.45 am
    Feb 15, 2018, 08.45 am
    Well that was an adventure in itself, well done you, if that was me I'd have picked it up in a van! :)

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    Re: New member: Hampshire, UK
    Reply #6 on: Feb 15, 2018, 03.34 pm
    Feb 15, 2018, 03.34 pm
     :400: to the colleCTive RiFAS. Now that’s what I call a baptism of fire.  :028:
    "The more the miles, the bigger the smiles"

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    Re: New member: Hampshire, UK
    Reply #7 on: Feb 15, 2018, 04.13 pm
    Feb 15, 2018, 04.13 pm
    Welcome RiFAS, also in Hampshire, perhaps we’ll meet somewhere- hope you enjoy the CT as much as myself and many others on here!
    Regards, Dave

     


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