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Old 07-31-2006, 06:13 AM   #27
wpbarlow OP
Beastly Adventurer
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: Central NJ
Oddometer: 11,299
Initial break-in mileage done

Did about 160 miles on Saturday and close to 200 on Sunday, so now sitting a little over 600 miles- going in for the service (and the canisterectomy) tomorrow. I haven't decided on pipes yet. I really like the way the stockers sound and would love to find something that sounds exactly the same but runs cooler.

The bike has been running great in the +90 degree weather we've been having here in NJ- no issues whatsoever. Starting to explore the last 25% of the throttle rotation and like what I'm finding there Gas mileage seems to have improved a bit- up to almost 35 mpg

The bike continues to impress a lot. It's very confidence inspiring under all conditions, lets you be very precise in placing it where you want, and reacts well and with total composure should you need to change lines, get on the gas, or brake after what would normally be a line commitment. Works like this on pavement or dirt roads.

All my suspension settings are as delivered. I've read the CW article and a couple of threads/post on how sensitive the bike is to settings; but I'm real happy with the way mine works. Not saying it couldn't be better, just that it works well for me. About the only complaint I have is slight harshness on small sharp hits.

One minor bit- I noticed yesterday that the bottom of the headlight assembly seemed to be moving around more than previously. It turns out that the bottom of the assembly is held in place by a couple of brackets that fit over posts on the bottom triple (just like my Husaberg). This happened after 2 days of some spirited dirt road riding. Something to keep an eye on in the future.

I'll leave with some pictures, first with Barrys SE on Saturday's ride.

And then with a gaggle of A's on yesterday's ride.

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