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Finally passed my 1000K intiniation. I was allready happy with the power available up to 9K rpm but I haven't had a ride to work like the one this morning in quite sometime. It took a few hours for the smile to fade after the front gracefully lifted as I crested a rise on the empty streets of Sydney in the wee hours. My work bike (CT110) will mono quite easily but still requires some physical effort. This is what its all about.

I may be missing all weekend....
 

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fistful of fun eh what?

G'day SB

My bike also had its 1000km service this week (well it was actually 1250kms) dunno if you did yours yourself- mine cost $150 (incl $90 labour)

Yes I truly understand the grin factor now once you dial on a few extra herbs :lol

Unlike yours my commute is 50km each way over a combo of twisty country roads and bumpy old Bruce Highway (some of the potholes have stairs).

My bike likes to sit on around 117kmh ~ 6000rpm (6th) and at that speed the wind buffeting is quite tolerable. I can't imagine what speed I'd be cruising on if this bike was faired but I suspect my licence would be very very temporary.

I like the naked sportsbike concept- you still get all the great acceleration and handling but the wind buffeting means that you don't sustain licence vapourising velocities :D for all that long.

I am following your lead and have got a Ventura system on order red Aero Spada IV, will have a look around the labs at work for some rubber bungs to stop the tubes when I don't have the rack on

I've also got an Anderson universal rear stand and a Motodry tankbag on order- woohoo talk about a middle-age midlife crisis- anyway its a great excuse to get great toys

cheers .... kimbo
 

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silverbullet said:
My work bike (CT110) will mono quite easily but still requires some physical effort. This is what its all about.

I may be missing all weekend....
You must be a "Postie"

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silverbullet said:
Finally passed my 1000K intiniation. I was allready happy with the power available up to 9K rpm but I haven't had a ride to work like the one this morning in quite sometime. It took a few hours for the smile to fade after the front gracefully lifted as I crested a rise on the empty streets of Sydney in the wee hours. My work bike (CT110) will mono quite easily but still requires some physical effort. This is what its all about.

I may be missing all weekend....
:lol :lol :lol :lol :lol
 

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G'day SB

My bike also had its 1000km service this week (well it was actually 1250kms) dunno if you did yours yourself- mine cost $150 (incl $90 labour)
Slugged $180 but that included $20 for a loan bike. First time I've had to pay for a loaner but it was a brand new ER500 Kawaka. Once a shop gave this very used CB250 that wouldn't make it up the hill I lived on.

Here's the daylight pics of the bag.

Have a good one.
 

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