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Old 12th March 2019, 11:20 AM
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I was so happy with the bike pic of the month win this month coz I need another one
Worth is though,I have to say itís the most enjoyable bike Iíve driven in ages,just barely controllable violence.
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Old 12th March 2019, 11:46 AM
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Worth is though,I have to say itís the most enjoyable bike Iíve driven in ages,just barely controllable violence.
Yeah they are class. Highly involving when you start messing, especially with the electronics off. Proper old school crazy which is lacking from a lot of the new overly polished/controlled modern yokes.
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Old 12th March 2019, 12:01 PM
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IF anyone wants madness at a fraction of the cost my 990 with Motohooligan Air mod would fit the bill.😎👌🤗https://www.biker.ie/forum/showthread.php?t=236444
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Old 12th March 2019, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by batman_oh View Post
Yeah they are class. Highly involving when you start messing, especially with the electronics off. Proper old school crazy which is lacking from a lot of the new overly polished/controlled modern yokes.
All bets are off when the TC is turned off...I dunno if it was because it was in rain mode but with MTC off I still felt an occasional computer interfering?

Should I treat it as good memories and be thankful I survived,or do I really still want to buy one animal of a machine...that is all.
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Old 12th March 2019, 06:48 PM
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This bucko over across the water has me all hot and bothered...............twitchy like!
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Old 12th March 2019, 08:01 PM
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This bucko over across the water has me all hot and bothered...............twitchy like!
No wonder it does.
A fine bike indeed
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Old 13th March 2019, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by PADDYOT View Post
. I will say that I've had one rather large and a couple of fairly small 'issues'.
Just out of interest, what were the issues?
I am thinking about getting one in the next year or so. It will probably be one of them or a BMW.
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Old 13th March 2019, 11:10 AM
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All bets are off when the TC is turned off...I dunno if it was because it was in rain mode but with MTC off I still felt an occasional computer interfering?

Should I treat it as good memories and be thankful I survived,or do I really still want to buy one animal of a machine...that is all.
I've not tried the rain mode but even in the road mode you can feel a bit of intereference in how the power is delivered. I tried it for a while but didnt like it as it felt like it was actually making it peakier when the power did come in then. It was good for floating around at slower speeds. Sport mode with the almost intant response is defintiely the way to go!
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Old 13th March 2019, 04:45 PM
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Sport mode with the almost intant response is defintiely the way to go!
Amen to that!!
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Old 13th March 2019, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by strontium_dog View Post
Just out of interest, what were the issues?
I am thinking about getting one in the next year or so. It will probably be one of them or a BMW.
Post number 12:
https://www.biker.ie/forum/showthread.php?t=247022

Also had a leak from the rad hose which I fixed myself (2 minute job) and the front brake reservoir has a very small leak - there is a recall for this which is getting done in a couple of weeks. I'd buy another in a heartbeat, just a bit annoying that a bike that costs (in my opinion) top dollar money should have these niggles. Haven't been on a spin yet where I wasn't fucking delighted that I bought it.
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Old 15th March 2019, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by PADDYOT View Post
Post number 12:
https://www.biker.ie/forum/showthread.php?t=247022

Also had a leak from the rad hose which I fixed myself (2 minute job) and the front brake reservoir has a very small leak - there is a recall for this which is getting done in a couple of weeks. I'd buy another in a heartbeat, just a bit annoying that a bike that costs (in my opinion) top dollar money should have these niggles. Haven't been on a spin yet where I wasn't fucking delighted that I bought it.
Thanks.
It sounds like my own older SD. There always seems to be little niggles, all overcomeable but shit that shouldn't be happening. A few wheelies normally sorts that out :)
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