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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by christine » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:34 pm

I was. It was my first track experience and I bloody loved it!

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by RK6 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:36 pm

Couple snaps of my new toy on its maiden voyage a few months ago. :cool

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by al » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:00 pm

My new workhorse.
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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by RK6 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:50 pm

Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) wrote:My new workhorse.
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Nice! :freebird

How are you finding it so far?

Panigale is about to get the kick... It's the most expensive bike i've ever bought and it's nowhere near the best so it's gotta go. :(

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by al » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:08 pm

RK6 wrote:[quote="Big Kneed Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian)"]My new workhorse.
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Nice! :freebird

How are you finding it so far?

Panigale is about to get the kick... It's the most expensive bike i've ever bought and it's nowhere near the best so it's gotta go. :([/quote]
The V-Strom is fantastic so far! It really does seem like a much more up market bike than the Versys.

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by Coully » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:25 pm

what's not to like about the panigale??? For future reference,.... (should i win the lottery)

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Post by The Rossi Kid » Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:51 pm

Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) wrote:
RK6 wrote:[quote="Big Kneed Big Kneed Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian)"]My new workhorse.
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Nice! :freebird

How are you finding it so far?

Panigale is about to get the kick... It's the most expensive bike i've ever bought and it's nowhere near the best so it's gotta go. :(
The V-Strom is fantastic so far! It really does seem like a much more up market bike than the Versys.[/quote]

Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian), I'm surprised at that. I always found the SV's a nightmare to keep nice and always felt they were poorly built. That's why I've been keeping an eye open for a Versys. I really enjoyed the new v-strom I had out on test but ultimately decided against it cos of my experience. Have they improved the finish?

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Post by al » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:32 pm

The Rossi Kid wrote:Big Kneed Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian), I'm surprised at that. I always found the SV's a nightmare to keep nice and always felt they were poorly built. That's why I've been keeping an eye open for a Versys. I really enjoyed the new v-strom I had out on test but ultimately decided against it cos of my experience. Have they improved the finish?
Time will tell!
The Versys is built to a similar budget so wasn't without its weak spots corrosion wise. The finish on the frame was not much to write home about.

The V-Strom cost me £5500 brand new so I'm not going to expect the same components as a £10k bike.

Riding them back to back, the Versys is a fantastic bike that handles well. Very supermoto like in it's ergonomics with an engine that likes to be ridden hard. However the nimble handling can also make it overy sensitive to imperfections in the road which makes it a bit tireing if you are not in the mood for it. Where as the V-Strom is far more relaxed and easier to live with at lower speeds. Less sensitive to imperfections in the road which is great then filtering. Overall it feels much more stable than the Versys with excellent wind protection and should be great on longer runs.

I will have to wait till it is run in to be able to give it some beans. But for a man of my years I don't want to be riding every where at full throttle and the early signs are that it will be a better two-up bike for heading out on runs with my daughter on the back.

Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian).

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by al » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:34 pm

P.S. The last Bandit I had (2000) model was one of the best bikes I've owned as far as corosion resistance goes so go figure.

The Monster had furred up fasteners after its first ride and that was a £10k bike.

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by al » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:40 pm

Forgot to say, the trip meter is now showing 140miles and the fuel guage still says half full.

Happy days! :2up

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Post by The Rossi Kid » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:51 pm

Good info, cheers!

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by Rc8 mark » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:57 pm

New to the forum and area. Just took delivery of this at the weekend. Put the rc8 back as I had a lot of problems and picked up a 2014 Gay Blade.
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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by The Rossi Kid » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:17 pm

Welcome Mark, Awesome bike you have there, hopefully see you on the road soon as the weather improves! :cheers

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by al » Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:47 pm

That's one of my bucket list bikes!

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Post by Rc8 mark » Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:33 pm

It's awesome. But has a couple of issues that need sorting so it's going into shirlaws to get all checked out and Preston honda footing the bill.

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by Zathos » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:46 pm

Very nice bike :cool and welcome.

Weather getting better. plus 10 degc by the weekend :2up

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Post by g.cowen » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:49 pm

KTM's rule :worthy

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by al » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:58 pm

g.cowen wrote:KTM's rule :worthy
KTM's give you the horn. ;)

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Post by Rc8 mark » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:04 pm

Weather getting better as the overtime starts.

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by Kaybe » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:55 pm

Main bike, the 1000+ miler runs
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For short runs round Glen Shee and such like
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Post by Myxomatosis » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:41 am

Procured this over the winter, been riding it in everything except the snow , still going strong :cool
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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by Feckdeamon » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:44 pm

Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) wrote:
g.cowen wrote:KTM's rule :worthy
KTM's give you the horn. ;)
Amen!

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by Dave » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:16 pm

Rc8 mark wrote:New to the forum and area. Just took delivery of this at the weekend.

Welcome

I hope someone informed you of the custom to let the moderators have a run on the bike of any new members to the site :biggrin2 :biggrin2

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by Rc8 mark » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:30 pm

[quote="Rc8 mark"]New to the forum and area. Just took delivery of this at the weekend. Put the rc8 back as I had a lot of problems and picked up a 2014 Gay Blade/quote]

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Re: AberdeenBikers Rides

Post by Big Little Dave » Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:39 pm

Had this since last July so thought it was about time I stuck up a photo. Brings a smile to my face every time I ride it
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