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    Superbike Twin
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    First ride

    After buying the T way back in October last year while I was recovering from a bike related broken collar bone and over winter " upgrading" if that's the right word as I've only changed the side stand to one from a blackbird, and the clutch oil jet mod. Apart from that really all I've done are checks to wiring, I've also got a left hand switch gear so I can have the lights turned off for starting, plus the indicator and horn buttons are better placed for me.
    Well today, as I now have insurance and tax, I took it out for my first shakedown run. I've got my usual test route of 5 miles, this road includes a mile long straight ideal for top speed runs and most of the rest twisties.First impressions are favourable, of course, although on our rutted roads the suspension is a little harsh, I'll need more rides to decide whether adjustments are needed. After the short ride I looked for the oil in its sight glass, yes it's there, first time I've seen anything in there, although it's not much over minimum but I'm sure a longer ride and the temp up a bit more the oil level would be higher.
    Next job, fill the tank and enjoy.

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    Always nice getting back on the bike after the winter lay-up.

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    Fantastic! The roads in S Yorks (esp Sheffield) can be a bit tricky, surface - wise................

    I got my Tuono only a few weeks ago, and am really enjoying it...........fuel consumption a bit cheeky though!

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    I fuelled up and took it for another gentle run, a bit further this time and on some real twisty roads, enjoying it so far.

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    Can't run without fuel, and the twisties put a cheeky grin on my face

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    Glad you're enjoying it and welcome

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    Nice one Bill.......

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    We're getting there Grey, soon have that meet at squires.

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