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    Maiden Voyage

    had my first proper run out on the Stelvio today
    met up with GF and headed up to Carter Bar and Kielder with a good mix of A and B roads
    started off a bit shaky after nearly dropping it in the garage but soon got into the swing of things and boy did I enjoy it a T it aint but it still put a grin on my coupon
    still a bit iffy on slow handling but that will come soon enough however it has excellent low down grunt, can push on when required, handles great in the twisties, the brakes are shit hot , returned around 44mpg, excellent riding position and best of all no aches and pains

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    Good effort Mr B, good to see you chose a nice calm day to take the new toy out!
    44 mpg, bet you've not seen those figures since you sold your deauville?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatcat View Post
    Good effort Mr B, good to see you chose a nice calm day to take the new toy out!
    44 mpg, bet you've not seen those figures since you sold your deauville?!
    fuel consumption may have been helped by the tail wind mate
    the dullville was the last shaftie I rode as well many moons ago

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    Glad your enjoying your new toy mr B....


    44mpg...... kin el..... i got a fuel light at 96 miles today..... gutted !

    Must be sumat wrong with it..... or maybe it was the head wind


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    Glad you like it B. Love the matching helmet

    Gotta be careful with those heavy high COG bikes when you're parking and doing U'ies.

    How does she sound by the way?

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    Glad yer liking it Mr b.

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    It's gonna be like riding with Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman with you two on the next run out. Glad you're enjoying it though Mr B.
    Thanks from grin factor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman View Post
    Glad you like it B. Love the matching helmet

    Gotta be careful with those heavy high COG bikes when you're parking and doing U'ies.

    How does she sound by the way?
    sounds good with the standard can but not in a loud way pops and farts on over run
    will stick a thread up with a good ride report after a few runs

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooksy View Post
    yes pops and farts on over run
    So do I

    Quote Originally Posted by brooksy View Post
    will stick a thread up with a good ride report after a few runs
    Great, look forward to it.

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