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Old 05-28-2013, 11:52 PM   #2866
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I found no issues with suspension or handling, but was unable to test for these things properly due to the nature of the local roads and the shortness of time permitted for the ride.

The bike's good points have already been written about by others here. In highlighting some of its negatives I am creating opportunity for suggestions to be given with the aim of improving the bike. It might seem nit-picky but, for one example, the respective locations of the horn and indicators controls really does put me off the bike, as I know finding alternative switches will likely be all but impossible. But I will probably go ahead and buy one regardless, although the sluggishness at lower revs is also a concern. Hopefully this will not prove problematic in an off-road scenario where ascending a steep mound is required, and without much of a run-up.

The gearbox was very smooth. So much in fact that I was unable to keep-up with which gear I was in, but I'll put that down to not being used to the bike. I would prefer it to have a six-speed gearbox.

Are you a fuckin accountant?
Get over yourself, go rub one out, or hire a hooker, or whatever.

But stop bitching and complaining about insignificant details.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:31 AM   #2867
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Are you a fuckin accountant?
Get over yourself, go rub one out, or hire a hooker, or whatever.

But stop bitching and complaining about insignificant details.
He is English.
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:22 AM   #2868
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The thread locking compound lasted about 10k km on my two central rear-rack bolts. Plenty of corrugated roads in that 10k but this could be something owners might want to check regularly given some of the rear rack issues that have been posted. Luckily my dry bag kept the bolts on the bike so I was quickly good to go.

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Old 05-29-2013, 05:16 AM   #2869
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Are you a fuckin accountant?
Get over yourself, go rub one out, or hire a hooker, or whatever.

But stop bitching and complaining about insignificant details.



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Old 05-29-2013, 05:28 AM   #2870
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Picking up Strada today!

Any suggestions are appreciated. I intend to use it for back roads of N. GA. I will be doing a fair amount of two up with my wife so suggestions relating to this would help. Seat Concepts, exhaust heat shields, etc. don't want strictly woods bike. The Beta 520 will take care of that.

Break in, fuel issues, other ideas. Really looking forward to the Strada.
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:32 AM   #2871
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He is English.
Hahahahaha, that explains a lot. It took me about a day to get used to horn/signal location. The high beam switch rules, easy flip of the thumb and I do wish it had a/c.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:51 AM   #2872
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Any suggestions are appreciated. I intend to use it for back roads of N. GA. I will be doing a fair amount of two up with my wife so suggestions relating to this would help. Seat Concepts, exhaust heat shields, etc. don't want strictly woods bike. The Beta 520 will take care of that.

Break in, fuel issues, other ideas. Really looking forward to the Strada.
Fill with fuel, ride, repeat! Enjoy the new bike. For two up I think the seat is going to be most important, I'd try it out and see how it goes, my pillion has surprised on what she finds comfortable and what she doesn't. For the rider the stock seat is great if you aren't super tall. You should get a "tool kit." If you don't make sure they order one, a lot of the earlier bikes didn't have one.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:46 AM   #2873
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Are you a fuckin accountant?
Get over yourself, go rub one out, or hire a hooker, or whatever.

But stop bitching and complaining about insignificant details.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:33 AM   #2874
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Are you a fuckin accountant?
Get over yourself, go rub one out, or hire a hooker, or whatever.

But stop bitching and complaining about insignificant details.

Be nice now. Stop picking on accountants.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:34 AM   #2875
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Any idea why the strada is cheaper at the moment?
Hmm..
Questions:

Will ABS work if i put 21" / 18" wheels from a Terra on the strada?
Speedo issues?

It makes sense to me to buy a strada, and have the knobbies on the spare wheelset.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:31 AM   #2876
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Any idea why the strada is cheaper at the moment?
Hmm..
Questions:

Will ABS work if i put 21" / 18" wheels from a Terra on the strada?
Speedo issues?

It makes sense to me to buy a strada, and have the knobbies on the spare wheelset.
Yep. You'll need a high front fender, the wheels, tires, and an additional ABS ring to mate up to the front disc. After that, it's just bolt on, bolt off.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:45 AM   #2877
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I believe there is a Accountant a couple post up that could tell you that it's supply & demand ....pure and simple. In these parts most have bought the terra..leaving the Strada building up in warehouses like kudzu..better buy one while the getting is good. It's a surprise to me still how damn good this bike is.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:49 AM   #2878
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Hmmmm...that would work nice with my PCV and Auto Tune!!!! Thnx RD!




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Just buy it and ride the piss out of it. You'll get used to the switches in a few hundred miles. You'll find something that seems counter-intuitive on any bike you straddle. The same applies for cars. After a bit, you get used to it and you don't notice it anymore.

If you are really worried about a headlight switch, just wire one in yourself. It is a 30 minute job, and most of that is just running the wires neatly. A very fancy one from Trail Tech will run you $20. If you don't care about aesthetics, a weatherized plunger switch can be had for under $5 at any Radio Shack type store.

http://www.trailtech.net/light_switches.html

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Old 05-29-2013, 09:58 AM   #2879
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Hmmmm...that would work nice with my PCV and Auto Tune!!!! Thnx RD!
Going to turn your PCV on and off? Fill us in on the plan/rationale. Never had a EFI bike until this one, so I'm not really sure how PCV works.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:26 AM   #2880
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