Join Date: 05-08-2003
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Re: Its taken an hour -
Baketech, after we split up I did the last 50 miles of my break-in mileage, this time running her through the gears on several occasions so as to get any tiny particulate matter off that's gonna come off.
Came home, did the oil and filter change in about eight or nine minutes beginning to end (god I love owning a naked bike again), put some Stabil in the tank and sloshed it round, ran it for a bit, then plugged in the battery. Should be good to go until we get our usual Indian summer stretch sometime in the next few weeks. I've got a jet kit and a fender eliminator to work on in order pass time anyway...
All I can say about my new ride is, I won't be missing my 954 anytime soon. It was a very good motorcycle, but this bike gives me just about all the performance of the Honda in a much more comfortable package. And let me tell ya, this is a fast motorcycle. Good torque from way down low, then things get pretty exciting on the far side of 6K.
By 8,000 it's just plain mental, with the front wheel pawing into the air in first gear (that's with 230 pound Chain aboard, no fanning of the clutch, no jerking of the bars). I think the sensation of speed is accentuated by the fact you're sitting bolt upright and white-knuckling the bar to keep from being tossed off the back and onto the pavement that's hurtling beneath you. Good clean fun!
I really wish the weather would have been better for our meeting and ride, but I still logged 170 miles by the time I was home. Baketech's got the cleanest 929 I've ever laid eyes on, btw, so no more messing with Chain about incessant polishing. I'm onto you 'tech.
Don, great to have met you and I regret that we didn't have more time, sunny skies and warm temps.
Brrr. I'm still half frozen. Ah well, nothing 30 minutes of jumping jacks in a scalding hot shower won't cure...