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    Quote Originally Posted by andy tims View Post
    Love it, but I assume you must get properly splattered if you ride in the rain?
    Was thinking the same. Like getting caught out in a downpour, or riding on a wet road. It's a fantastic bike though. A proper toy.
    Memento Mori

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    No slouch either, as I recall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    A proper toy.
    That's exactly what it is :)

    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    No slouch either, as I recall!
    Only needs to be fast enough to catch the others after we get lost, eh Tony? ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadeOfCheese View Post
    That's exactly what it is :)



    Only needs to be fast enough to catch the others after we get lost, eh Tony? ;)
    Haha... didn't quite go according to plan, did it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
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    MmmmmmmOK....

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    Love that CCM - I have been looking rather enviously at them for a while.
    I have made a commitment to my next custom project, I am getting an early Pegaso 650, with the Rotax engine and the USD forks. I pick it up next week, a nice low mileage example in an unattractive colour.
    I plan to make it lose a shedload of weight on the way to being more of an off-road capable bike.

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    Back out in the mud today, great ride around Elan Valley and the reservoirs.
    The bike will need a good session with the hose tomorrow though.






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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Is it the gate needs staining/ painting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Is it the gate needs staining/ painting?
    Correct.

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    I had a good look around the Ducati XDiavel S at the local dealer yesterday. Going to take a test ride when theyve registered the bike as a demonstrator.

    Am I right in thinking someone here has one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by j0hnbarker View Post
    I had a good look around the Ducati XDiavel S at the local dealer yesterday. Going to take a test ride when theyve registered the bike as a demonstrator.

    Am I right in thinking someone here has one?
    Me👍

    This is my second one, but its not the S version😎. Did 200 miles around Mid Wales on it yesterday.


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    Enoch, I would be very tempted to put some Ti headers on that. Would look fantastic without a cat and with some colour down low from the heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Me👍

    This is my second one, but its not the S version😎. Did 200 miles around Mid Wales on it yesterday.

    Nice!

    How have you found it?

    The ride got some stick for being harsh, but 200 miles later it cant be that bad from your POV?

    The one I sat on had the pegs and the bars set in the furthest back position which was comfortable for me (5ft9)

    If I got one Id be sorely tempted by the Termi exhaust - there are some videos of the sound on YouTube!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Enoch, I would be very tempted to put some Ti headers on that. Would look fantastic without a cat and with some colour down low from the heat.
    Nice idea, but I think they’re way to expensive for what they are.... if I was going to do any mod it’d be carbon fibre wheels... in the meantime I’ve painted the cat mat black, to get it to blend in..


    Quote Originally Posted by j0hnbarker View Post
    Nice!

    How have you found it?

    The ride got some stick for being harsh, but 200 miles later it can’t be that bad from your POV?

    The one I sat on had the pegs and the bars set in the furthest back position which was comfortable for me (5’ft9)

    If I got one I’d be sorely tempted by the Termi exhaust - there are some videos of the sound on YouTube!
    I love it. The ride on this one is much less harsh than my previous one. The dealer said they’d revised the rear shock on the later models, and my backside agrees.

    My pegs are in the rear position which is fine, but I hated the handlebars for being too wide. I swapped them for some from the normal 1260 Diavel, and they’re around 5” narrower and for me a big improvement..

    As for the termi, I really don’t like it, it sits to low and looks odd to my eyes. The Zard one looks better, but I really like the sound and look of the standard one. I’ve put a Rolands Sands finisher on it, and it looks spot on. So I really don’t feel the need to spend 2k+ on anything else..

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    Super, thanks!

    I wonder when they changed the shock? I was toying with buying used given the fairly steep initial depreciation but I would want the more compliant ride really, particularly as my wife occasionally rides pillion (she is small enough for the back seat).

    I do like the Termi though, but agree 2.5k for a couple of inches of tubing is obscene. The full Eisenmanm stainless exhaust on my M6 was less than that!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by j0hnbarker View Post

    I do like the Termi though, but agree 2.5k for a couple of inches of tubing is obscene. The full Eisenmanm stainless exhaust on my M6 was less than that!!
    Having seen an akrapovic system on the Ducati stand at the NEC for a mere 4350, I think some of the accessory prices have got a bit silly.

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    My latest. I am still getting used to the size and weight. I’m 6’ tall and I almost dropped it second time out. Crash bars on order!

    Last edited by Gurmot; 2nd February 2020 at 17:51.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurmot View Post
    Crash bars on order!
    I`ll make you some!!
    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...63#post5315263

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_2_Right-Force View Post
    Oh please let them be yellow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by j0hnbarker View Post
    Super, thanks!

    I wonder when they changed the shock?
    Mine is a Dec 2018 reg, and it has the redesigned shock.. But I don’t know when they made the change..

    Last edited by Enoch; 2nd February 2020 at 19:20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_2_Right-Force View Post
    Thats very kind but the order placed now. I say crash bars but I am only really looking for drop protection after my moment of embarrassment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    That's almost double the power that I'm after, Kerry. Lovely bikes, though.
    Tony I was looking at the genesis of this thread earlier on, and I think as an R9T owner you should re read post 3!

    It just shows how people develop through riding and what at first seems intimidating quickly becomes the norm. I don't think I will ever think the current Moto GP boys 275 bhp is the norm though.

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurmot View Post
    My latest. I am still getting used to the size and weight. Im 6 tall and I almost dropped it second time out. Crash bars on order!

    Looks great, would love a twirl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Tony I was looking at the genesis of this thread earlier on, and I think as an R9T owner you should re read post 3!

    It just shows how people develop through riding and what at first seems intimidating quickly becomes the norm. I don't think I will ever think the current Moto GP boys 275 bhp is the norm though.

    Steve
    Salutary lesson there, wasnt it? Its been a great thread, if I say so myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Salutary lesson there, wasnt it? Its been a great thread, if I say so myself
    4075 posts, agrees with you Tony👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    4075 posts, agrees with you Tony
    We need to catch the Draft Thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Someone else has got a bike like yours Tony?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I a n View Post
    Someone else has got a bike like yours Tony?
    Haha... its on their YouTube channel too

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    We need to catch the Draft Thread
    Much more positive too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Mine is a Dec 2018 reg, and it has the redesigned shock.. But I dont know when they made the change..

    Jeez I thought you had some weird kind of seat on there until I realised it was your gloves!

    Lovely bike all the same.
    It's just democracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Jeez I thought you had some weird kind of seat on there until I realised it was your gloves!

    Lovely bike all the same.
    That was yesterday in mid Wales.....look at those chicken strips (hangs head in shame)🤪🤪

    To be fair it was fairly damp for most of the route. Thats my excuse and Im sticking to it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    That was yesterday in mid Wales.....look at those chicken strips (hangs head in shame)🤪🤪

    To be fair it was fairly damp for most of the route. Thats my excuse and Im sticking to it..
    No shame in chicken strips mate. Better get home nice n safe after an enjoyable ride than try and scream round every corner risking your life to scrub a bit of rubber.

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    Your body position if correct can get you round a corner far faster and more safely than just inducing more lean angle, chicken strips prove very little either way

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    Dead right

    Stuart

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    This Guy on You Tube has a great channel on riding techniques, this is his view regarding chicken strips, worth a watch as are many of his other videos


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    Quote Originally Posted by cinnabull View Post
    No shame in chicken strips mate. Better get home nice n safe after an enjoyable ride than try and scream round every corner risking your life to scrub a bit of rubber.

    Stuart
    Yeah I know.... All my bikes have chicken strips, and it does make me laugh when folk comment. The funny thing last week was that my mate on his 675, is running tyres that were given to him by a BSB rider that had done a few laps on them at a track day. They were absolutely balled up right to the very edges.. I heard people commenting, wow he must be a hell of a rider...

    The truth is hes only recently passed his test, and is very safe n steady🤪😎😎

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    Picked up my Scout Bobber today, massively fun to ride and it looks and sounds exactly how I wanted it to. Vane and Hines pipes are borderline deafening but I think thats a valuable safety feature, officer.


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    Enjoyed a ride on some of my favourite local roads this morning on the new arrival. This naked and simple bike has everything I need. Except heated grips.


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    When looking at that Scout Bobber it can never be said “ that engine doesn’t fill the frame” I particularly like the pillion perch and back rest. It suits the bike and doesn’t detract from the single ruder seat. Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by downer View Post
    Enjoyed a ride on some of my favourite local roads this morning on the new arrival. This naked and simple bike has everything I need. Except heated grips.

    That looks nicer than when I saw it in the showroom. What about Oxford hot grips or whatever their current offering is. I only hear good reviews for Oxfords.

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    That looks nicer than when I saw it in the showroom. What about Oxford hot grips or whatever their current offering is. I only hear good reviews for Oxfords.

    Steve
    Yeah, in the showroom it was fitted with a massive rear rack, which may have been useful, but looked a bit crap. The rack is in my garage now.



    As for Oxford Grips, I am so shallow that I struggle to like the looks of the big old control switch they come with. I'm getting a quote for some OEM grips, although in reality I bought this bike for the summer and I should be using the GS in this weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downer View Post
    Enjoyed a ride on some of my favourite local roads this morning on the new arrival. This naked and simple bike has everything I need. Except heated grips.

    Its amazing how original theyve made that look. I can definitely see the appeal of it.

    Honda integrated heated grips do look a lot better than aftermarket...but theyre waay more expensive and mine werent all that hot. I also didnt really want an Oxford control unit on the bars so was still the better option for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plake View Post
    Picked up my Scout Bobber today, massively fun to ride and it looks and sounds exactly how I wanted it to. Vane and Hines pipes are borderline deafening but I think thats a valuable safety feature, officer.

    Quote Originally Posted by downer View Post
    Enjoyed a ride on some of my favourite local roads this morning on the new arrival. This naked and simple bike has everything I need. Except heated grips.

    Great work, boys

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    Quote Originally Posted by downer View Post
    I am so shallow that I struggle to like the looks of the big old control switch they come with.
    Me too.
    I've tucked away my controller on the l/h side of the headstock.
    Can't see it unless you're looking for it.
    Can still access it when moving though.

    Nothing to do with being shallow though.....they just look crap. Some are actually unable to see how bad they look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    Me too.
    I've tucked away my controller on the l/h side of the headstock.
    Can't see it unless you're looking for it.
    Can still access it when moving though.

    Nothing to do with being shallow though.....they just look crap. Some are actually unable to see how bad they look.
    It's an option. I'm waiting to see how much the dealer wants for OEM. Then I'll either a) go OEM, b) get some heated gloves, c) go Oxford or d) ride the GS when it's cold. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plake View Post
    Picked up my Scout Bobber today, massively fun to ride and it looks and sounds exactly how I wanted it to. Vane and Hines pipes are borderline deafening but I think thats a valuable safety feature, officer.
    A thing of beauty.
    The pillion seat is tastefully done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    When looking at that Scout Bobber it can never be said “ that engine doesn’t fill the frame” I particularly like the pillion perch and back rest. It suits the bike and doesn’t detract from the single ruder seat. Enjoy


    The pillion seat is a pretty cool bit of design, itll slip off with 4 hex bolts being turned and the bike comes with rubber blanking plates for the the attachment slots. Less than a 5 min job to re-bobber it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downer View Post
    It's an option. I'm waiting to see how much the dealer wants for OEM. Then I'll either a) go OEM, b) get some heated gloves, c) go Oxford or d) ride the GS when it's cold. :D
    I like you ride a GS albeit only a small 700. I dont think heated grips are just for the winter months. I find I use mine probably 10 months out of 12. So definitely get them either oem , or oxford plus hidden brick

    Why , because yep at this time of year you will use heated gloves. But say a lovely day out on the coast in May 16/20 deg C . Riding home, sun goes down temps drop to 8 to 10. Heated gloves tucked up in a drawer at home. Thats when , do I chose 1,2 or full fat heating on the grips. Lastly when its peeing down I switch my gloves on just to feel good !

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