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Offline jacob

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CT Owners riding comments
« on: April 13, 2012, 10:53:31 AM »
I took my CT out tonight for my first night ride
I know it is all relative to what you have come from so some of you may find my post odd, BUT - I have come from riding a Hornet 900 which has a tiny round headlight that provided a patch of light in front of the bike for about 3 car lengths and only just to the edge of the road.
The CT amazed me in that the light going forward is a good 4-5 car lengths of good light and the MOST impressive was the sideways spread, I was able to see clearly across two lanes and what is in the ditch on the side of the road
                 (for me important as we have suicidal kangaroos at night)
The high beam was also much better than what I have been used to.
All in all a massive improvement for me and a much more less stressful riding on dark country roads, I will in time add driving lights to provide greater forward road coverage.
A big  :028: from me for the standard lights they are well suited to what the bike is aimed to be used for.
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Re: CT Owners riding comments
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2012, 03:11:05 PM »
Good to know the lights are good at night.

I don't do much night riding, there are so many cars with defective lights,  :232:  it can get very blinding, especially when it starts raining.

You can't beat the blazing Sun of a warm summer's day.  :305:

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Re: CT Owners riding comments
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2012, 10:26:13 PM »
unfortunately Doc, the sun does blaze that often here in the UK.............das wetter ist besser in Deutschland !!!

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Re: CT Owners riding comments
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012, 07:17:54 PM »
*Originally Posted by steve [+]
unfortunately Doc, the sun does blaze that often here in the UK.............das wetter ist besser in Deutschland !!!

Oh... now I remember why I moved here...   :001:

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Re: CT Owners riding comments
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012, 09:28:11 PM »
I'd move there too, given half a chance !!!

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Re: CT Owners riding comments
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2012, 09:52:22 PM »
No, riding the mountain trails in New zealand is where you want to go. I loved it  :002:

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Re: CT Owners riding comments
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2012, 10:01:39 PM »
New Zealand looks nice too, but I suppose most places will be better than the UK !

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Re: CT Owners riding comments
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2012, 05:02:00 AM »
It has been raining a lot so only managed a 1.5 hour ride today up and down some tight bends to get more comfortable with the weight.
Arrived home feeling very happy and decided to go for a spin around the front lawn  :152:
Well as I got into the middle I really noticed the bike sitting heavy in the very soft ground - thought to myself TEST TIME -

Question: - how do the Pirelli Scorpion Trial tyre cope with wet muddy grass ?
Answer: - OK but with quite a bit of slip - I must say it is a fun feeling to have a CT slide around under you it wants to play - can't wait to get more protection on it so I can try in the gravel and dirt.

I have posted photos in my gallery  :038:
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