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What did you do to your bike today thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by dazza67, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    Here you go Ray.
  2. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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    Actually road the bloody thing. 400km which is the biggest day I've had in a while.

    I think I much prefer the Shinko 705s to the TKC80s I had on for the last 3 years.
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  3. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    I pushed a bike out into the drive and started it, let it idle and warm up. Had a beer.
    Put that away, and repeated. With more beer.
    A few times.
    And thought about what a great day it would be to be out riding.
    Then had more beer.
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  4. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    20200628_100958.jpg On a Tiddlers commiseration ride atm,in Temora tonight,what a cracking day for a ride plus found a couple of new back roads here!
    Put Dinga Dingi road on the menu!:evil
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  5. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    Took the 950 for a ride with only 1 lie down when I found my legs weren't long enough on the downward slope. I can confirm the Wombeyan Caves road is open despite the road closed signs. There were a lot of bikes heading to the TTT as well. I also got to ride the T700. Nice.
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  6. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Nice Bruce.
    I had a flat panel 1100r some time ago.
    Was my first road bike actually. Traded it for a '93 Husky TE610. Twisted and flexed but went like stink. Loved it in the wet. So much fun, corner, third gear, crack it open and grin.
    Wish i still had them both now.
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  7. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Bit of a slut, aren't you.
    Not that there's anything wrong with that.


    I reckon an RZ350 would fill out my garage very nicely, Andrew.
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  8. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Astute observation tt, I used to see an RZ regularly at rallies.
    Neat letters at the bottom of the screen spelt ARSE HEAD
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  9. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    @Andrew2 , a quick comparison between the 2? Your thoughts?

    I'd reckon the Adv feels gruntier but lumpier, and probably feels a bit more planted on the road.
    The T would feel a bit more nimble, less torque but a bit more zap.

    And of course, the 950 would kill it for the sound.
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  10. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    Well I’ll call that a bloody great success. Short ride, fantastic. Think it will get better once I sort out new tyres. It steers better than it did. Just love it. 0CB54667-90F6-4130-954C-547FD43B506D.jpeg 239A4099-6D07-4218-BCA0-F7F1F4D01F05.jpeg
  11. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    It wasn't a long ride and only on tar.
    The 950 has quicker steering than the T7 which was the first thing I noticed especially seeing as I had pressured down and the T7 was still running road pressures. Nothing wrong with the T7 just that the 950 responded better through the bars. Both had good on road manners. It was a firmer ride than I expected too. After telling Geoff how the 950's suspension felt too stiff I was surprised to find the T7 was the same. I was under the impression they were too soft:dunno.

    Torque was similar @ 100kph with the 950 marginally better but the T7 was also revving 1000rpm more at the same speed ( 950-4K, T7 5K @ 100kph) . The 950 got stronger as the revs rose though. Both paled compared to my '08 1100 Multistrada which will blitz both everywhere.

    The T7 was very revvy and super smooth and modern whereas the 950 was old school rumble.

    Riding position was almost identical. Both comfortable standing/sitting. Actually the T7 was marginally better standing as I find the 950 bows my legs a tad. The seat was comfy, the screen on the T7 was better but he did have one of those screen extensions on.

    Watching Geoff ride it on the dirt it was going really well and seemed easy to throw around.

    There was a huge difference in kpl. The 950 got 15kpl whereas the T7 got 25kpl. I took on 10L and he took 6L after roughly 150kms.

    The T7 wasn't what I expected. It's a great bike and I would own one for sure but I expected a rougher, shakey kind of bike but it was smooth and well..."pleasant":-) but sort of ummm.... soul less:shog. In fact I was surprised it was a 270 degree crank as it was nice and smooth ( civilised ). There was one at the lookout heading for the TTT with a pipe and it sounded pretty good so that would be my first purchase (hi Andrew:wave) to give it some character.

    Overall it's a nice bike with more than enough power and comfort and a real blank canvas to build up the adventure bike that suits your needs ( and the oil changes look real easy:lol3 ). For me a set of crash bars, pannier racks and a pipe would be all it needs. I'd have one:thumb.
  12. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    yeah but did the Brembos catch fire :D


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  13. Andrew2

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    Nah, but it got a bit tired and needed a little lie down
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  14. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    6E55D3CE-CE60-447A-A8E1-D4B7562A02FE.jpeg So where’s the best place to get a new clutch lever for the 950. There's plenty on Ebay but not sure about the quality.
  15. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Did you feel sorry for him

  16. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    I learnt never to laugh when someone drops their bike:(. He actually dropped his on another ride.
  17. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    Tried to fuel up,no flow? Go to go inside to see what the go is,place was locked up!!:rofl
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    KTM_Paul Sans KTM

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  19. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    I assume both rims are lighter than the stock spoked wheels, helping with the improved steering feel ?

    It looks good mate.
    Once you get a good seat sorted it will make a great little tourer.
  20. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Nice effort there Beet. It will be very interesting to see how it changes the bike. Supermotard tyres on it at the moment? They may help when you back it in, next time.
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