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Offline TLPower

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Re: Just been to view this
« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2021, 21:56:14 »
Yep mph, there was much more in the tank. :thumb:
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Re: Just been to view this
« Reply #41 on: May 15, 2021, 15:59:47 »
 Hello just come back from the test ride in the pouring rain ☔️
They gave me a 2021 model with 100 miles on it  :icon_drool5:

I set the bike to rain mode and off I went very gingerly at first as the bike had only done 100 miles so was aware that the tyres could still be slippery

After only a few minutes I knew this was the bike for me I didn’t bother to change any of the settings just rode it with a big smile on my face  lol

I was out for about an hour when I got back to the dealership I got my wife just to get on the back to see how it was for pillion comfort (she did not fancy going for a ride with me with it raining like it was ) but she was happy with the seating position  :thumb:

One thing I did notice was that the whole back of the bike and my jacket was covered with mud and road crap  :dl_smiley_banghead:

Anyway the salesman come out to see how I got on with the test ride my reply was bloody brilliant but look at the crap on my back  lol

So off to have a chat with him I know I was getting a good deal anyway but I said I wouldn’t be to happy with getting that wet and dirty every time it rained so a hugger of some kind would be added

So the deal has been done I have bought the brand new still grated 2020 model
With extras added which is heated grips, engine bars, radiator grill, spot light accessory kit & a hugger  :thumb:
The saving of almost £2500 against the 2021 model was a no brainer
The first pics is from today’s ride on the 2021 model and the 2nd is the 2020 model I have bought


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Re: Just been to view this
« Reply #42 on: May 15, 2021, 16:35:33 »
Congratulations! We're going to need a new section called "KTM corner" at this rate!
Old enough to know better, but still too young to care...

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Re: Just been to view this
« Reply #43 on: May 15, 2021, 16:43:19 »
 Thanks 
lol yes they do seem very popular don’t they  :happydance:
 

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Re: Just been to view this
« Reply #44 on: May 15, 2021, 16:55:30 »
 :thumb:

Congratulations mate, I've never ridden mine in rain mode. If it's wet I use "street" which is full POWER and full traction control, the rest of the time I use "sport" which reducers the amount of interference but still provides a safety net. "Sport" and MTC off is scary and exhilarating. Akin to striking matches near an open fuel can.
To be happy, I don't need private helicopters,a Florida house or a yacht. I'm fine with my motorcycle,a trip to a forest in Bavaria and some lunch money.

Walter Rohrl.

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Re: Just been to view this
« Reply #45 on: May 15, 2021, 17:00:30 »
Welcome to:


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Re: Just been to view this
« Reply #46 on: May 15, 2021, 17:31:50 »
Cheers TL  :thumb:
I just thought it was best to use Rain mode as it was a test ride and there was £1000 excess on the insurance  lol
Now just got to wait for it to be ready I am getting all the extras added before I pick it up.
I cannot wait to try all the different modes and settings  :auto-dirtbike:

Cheers Rusty orange corner is getting busier  lol

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Re: Just been to view this
« Reply #47 on: May 15, 2021, 17:34:42 »
Pyramid Plastics do "ductails" as well as huggers. A pillion passenger will be most effective at keeping crud off your clothing.

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Re: Just been to view this
« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2021, 17:46:44 »
Just watched the Cadwell video, why does the dash have a bloke going to the toilet? Is there a gauge for how much you are shitting yourself?

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Re: Just been to view this
« Reply #49 on: May 15, 2021, 18:25:26 »
Well done, Great bike!
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Re: Just been to view this
« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2021, 18:45:23 »
@bigpie, that is the pre-load setting, rider + luggage. It lifts the rear end with a button.

Nice work Rusty (Agent Orange), your efforts will be noticed at the Lodge.
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Walter Rohrl.

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Re: Just been to view this
« Reply #51 on: May 15, 2021, 19:08:15 »
Thank you Hugo :thumb:

Cheers Rusty I will take a look at pyramid  :thumb:

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Re: Just been to view this
« Reply #52 on: May 16, 2021, 18:47:58 »
Welcome Brother Smith: arriving in style!
Seems pearl asbo orange is faster after all....

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Re: Just been to view this
« Reply #53 on: May 16, 2021, 21:45:12 »
 lol thank you mr Nick  :thumb:

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Re: Just been to view this
« Reply #54 on: May 29, 2021, 17:26:39 »
Finally picked it up today  :happydance:

I have only done 60 odd miles on it and already I bloody love it