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Offline tallpaul

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Re: New kid in town , soon.
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2018, 21:09:48 »
Just checking...
Old enough to know better, but still too young to care...

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Re: New kid in town , soon.
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2018, 21:48:24 »
 :happydance:
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Re: New kid in town , soon.
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2018, 05:42:30 »
The 5th columnists are watching this thread with interest... :whistle:
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Re: New kid in town , soon.
« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2018, 23:04:22 »
Yeah, but no, but yeah, this IS traitors corner. So nah nana naaaa na.
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Re: New kid in town , soon.
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2018, 10:20:02 »
 :text-goodpost:
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Re: New kid in town , soon.
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2018, 18:38:24 »
And after all that, today, I have cancelled the order for the Gladius  :shy: and have instead elected to buy a new SV.  Photo to follow when I take delivery in July.
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Re: New kid in town , soon.
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2018, 20:15:02 »
Nice one Brocket you will love it, is it the X or Naked Model? :thumb:
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Re: New kid in town , soon.
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2018, 23:09:41 »
 @DLste: Naked  :shy:. And yes it is all your fault. :whistle:
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Re: New kid in town , soon.
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2018, 10:38:18 »
 lol  lol If you need info and parts let me know screen, hugger, belly pan ect  :thumb:
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Re: New kid in town , soon.
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2018, 19:57:41 »
A screen a little bigger than the expensive postage stamp that Suzuki sell ??
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Re: New kid in town , soon.
« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2018, 20:50:35 »
Just watched a YouTube video comparing both the naked and the X. The overriding opinion is they are a lot of fun and "zippy". Bungle and George didn't get a look in on this vid, so I suppose it's not all bad! Sadly it looks like I'm too tall to try one out as I really like the sound of the Naked.
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Re: New kid in town , soon.
« Reply #31 on: June 21, 2018, 21:46:09 »
You could try 'Naked' but the main problem you will have is in keeping everybody else's nose out of your business. eh!
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Re: New kid in town , soon.
« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2018, 22:36:04 »
@Brocket I have this one a great screen and good fixings does not flap about and keeps the crud of you.
https://www.motorcycleplanet.co.uk/products/2534-givi-a3111-screen-for-Suzuki-sv-650/
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Re: New kid in town , soon.
« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2018, 23:03:15 »
 :thumb: for the screen. just enough to keep off the worst without causing buffeting.
Any views on the hand guards?
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Re: New kid in town , soon.
« Reply #34 on: June 22, 2018, 00:10:43 »
good choice Brocket I had a Gladius before I bought the V-strom I liked the Gladius but it had a few failings imho. Firstly the seat was dreadfull no padding and it was angled far to much towards the tank had to buy the high seat option to make the bike useable. Second the tank was to small and it didn't have a fuel gauge always wondering how much fuel you had left. Thirdly the rear shock was abysmal had to replace it with a GSXR600 rear shock to make the bike useable, still got the shock if anyone needs one. Fourth the handling was very twitchy great for trackdays but less so for the road. I rode the new SV650 at Suzuki test days last year and found all my gripes about the Gladius had been fixed, loved the bike it was a hoot, the seat still has bugger all padding but did not slide you into the tank all the time so no more crushed nuts. I think you have definitely made the right choice they are more lively than a V-strom less weight and more horsepower, hope you enjoy it.
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Re: New kid in town , soon.
« Reply #35 on: June 22, 2018, 22:09:02 »
@vstroppy :thumb: thanks for the words of experience and wisdom confirming the most one-Brockett like good decision.
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Re: New kid in town , soon.
« Reply #36 on: June 22, 2018, 23:09:29 »
Can't make my mind up about the hand guards yet, may try them for winter riding, they look nice you will also need a mudguard extender or the rad will get damaged I put a rad guard on as well.
https://evotech-performance.com/products/Suzuki-sv650-radiator-guard-2016
More stuff at the bottom of the page the site.

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Re: New kid in town , soon.
« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2018, 23:52:49 »
Thanks DLste. ( my wallet , oh! my poor wallet)
Previous post  - I wrote U N -Brockett like, but it seems to want to change it to one-Brockett  :shrug:
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Re: New kid in town , soon.
« Reply #38 on: June 24, 2018, 00:17:22 »
Apologies for breaking into to traitors corner, I'm sure alarms are sounding somewhere.  :roll:

Had a new sv as a courtesy bike when they did the cam recall on my strom.
I'm 6ft2 and fitted it OK. didn't notice much wind blast compared to the strom, though only took it up to 5000rpm (70mph) as it had 400miles on the clock.
Fun handling and grunty engine like the strom but same power is there 1000rpm lower.

Right, time to breakout of here now, hopefully the drugged meat I threw at the security dogs on the way in has done the job and I make it back to stromland OK.... :thumb:
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Re: New kid in town , soon.
« Reply #39 on: June 24, 2018, 06:05:04 »
Darkstrom I hope you don't feel too dirty after visiting the dark place. Admit it, it thrilled you didn't it? :stirpot:
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