Thanks to one and all for the good wishes and I'll definitely put pics up next week. It's already too dark for pics here and I've only just got back from my first ride on it. Well, it's good innit? Anyone here in the UK will know that the weather today is hardly the best for riding any bike, never mind a brand new one. I collected it about noon when the rain had eased for an hour and the roads were drying and while I was at the dealers it started raining again. Special mention for John Parker Motorcycles (is that allowed?) for offering to deliver it by van in the evening if I preferred. But I took it and rode the short distance home and then dried it and waited. By about three the roads were dry(ish) again and I put 20 miles on it. I haven't ridden a bike for ten years so it was slightly nerve wracking but overall really easy to ride and confidence inspiring. Ride was a good mix of roads and I had it up to 50 a few times but never held it at any constant throttle opening for too long. I know the handbook says 35-40 or something but 50 was achieved on only a whiff of throttle in top. I totally love the sound which is probably even better than standard with the upswept silencer. (Exhaust is probably a better description than silencer.) Very deep and throaty. Was also impressed with the gearbox and found changes very slick and neutral easy to find. Brakes feel great though were not particularly tested and handling and suspension were fine. The biggest problem I had was using the indicator switch without looking down to locate it but that is just a matter of time for sure. Also, I found the riding position very comfortable. Overall, an excellent bike and I'm sure there is a lot more to come from it. Weather forecast for the next two days is foul and I have other things to do so probably won't use it again until next week now but I have the week off and hope to get a few more miles on it between the showers and take pics too!
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Welcome aboard Bullruder5775Congrats on all you bikes thanks ICE
Well, lets see...When we removed the piece of tape that was used to keep the air filter box closed while I was stuck out on the road, we saw the lacquer was actually pulled off. This is tape that doesn't even pull indoor paint off, incredible.10 days later, I still can't ride, the lock is on back order with no estimate of when it will arrive, and WS will not replace the lid as "he shouldn't have put tape on it". I guess I could say the lock shouldn't have shattered after only 6 months and popping open the air filter box while on the road. I've had enough! Hi James,Just read this and it disturbs me what I have read!James you have been treated poorly and RE dealers are at telling you lies.They are not acting within the law and fobbing you off hoping you'll just accept what they" say" as fact.You have several routes you can go down.Some nice,and some very powerful and nasty ones for RE dealers in the UK.(!1) If you paid the minimum of 100 pounds on a "credit" card you can claim your money(the price of the bike) back from the credit card company.They will want the money back from the dealer-ouch!Forget about warranties,extended warranties,they're are not worth the paper they're written on.Paying by credit card gives you "six "years guarantee against defective or faulty goods.Fact!. (2) Take to to the Ombudsmen who will 100% go in your favour!The dealer will have to cough up! another ouch!Now if you want to be nasty!!(3) You can ring the trading standards. Quoting section 14 of fit for pupose act.It is likely your bike is not fit for the purpose it was intended.Which means it would fail an MOT test.Therefore illegal,and illegal to be sold in the UK.The shit would then hit the fan for RE dealers-stock could be seized and big fines handed out! massive ouch!!The yanks have similar protection!The upside of this is my bikes value would shoot up,as it would be rare in the UK!!