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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    Nice review Lee! Your telling phrase is "buying with the heart and head". I forgot the "heart" when buying the GSX-S 1000 and it lacked that bit extra which you refer too. The Duke 790 has both elements in spades.

    Errr..... has your shed got room for another bike?
    I collect it tomorrow - Getting more than a little excited now it must be said! I'll post some photos and thoughts in due course.
    Navy Boy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Boy View Post
    I collect it tomorrow - Getting more than a little excited now it must be said! I'll post some photos and thoughts in due course.
    Hre she is - Out and about on a cracking day down here in Wellington. Thus far I'm loving it.
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    Navy Boy

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    Ooh.i was thinking Akatarawas, but decided maybe towards Bulls run road from bottom of Haywards?
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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    From the test:

    "How is it off-road? I have no idea
    Remember that line from A Princess Bride? "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.""

    Um. No. What man ever saw something called A Princess Anything?!!

    So 80hp, or say 65 at the rear it sure won't set your pants on fire, but it's not an SR400 either . I guess a little less than an SV650 so kinda useful as a midrange bike.

    Hey a bit more than my RZ350 and that was a super awesome bike so let's not get judgey on hp claims.
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Ooh.i was thinking Akatarawas, but decided maybe towards Bulls run road from bottom of Haywards?
    You were right first time. Up on Moonshine road.

    As for power and grunt - It's roughly the same as my VStrom 650 from a couple of years ago. That's enough to be getting on with.
    Navy Boy

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    Ha. Damm I'm good.

    We should get out for a ride sometime.
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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    So - I've ordered a California Scientific screen (Size Large) for the V85. I'll post some pictures once it's fitted and let you know my thoughts.

    In other news I'm averaging 22-23 Km/litre at the moment which seems to be pretty good.
    Navy Boy

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    Unhappy Oops

    So - Winding my way along back from a lovely day ride out to Palmy last weekend and the mighty Claudia decides to start running on 1 cylinder. No warning and no obvious reason why either. I stopped to check all the usual like the fuses, opening the fuel tank to make sure the vent hose hadn't blocked or become kinked and to see if there were any leaks anywhere.

    It's now at the Motorazzi in Wellington (Where I bought it from) to try and effect a repair.

    Here's hoping that this isn't a sign of things to come... A real shame as I was enjoying it until that point.

    I'll let you know what transpires when I hear more.
    Navy Boy

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    Those iettie things are temperamental bitches. I hope it doesn't cost an arm and a leg and your left testical.
    "Every time you set your ass on a bike, you're playing a game of Russian Roulette between yourself and your own stupidity."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Boy View Post
    For those of you interested a YouTube reviewer, The Missenden Flyer, has just put up a review video. Quite informative it is too, even if he does get the power and torque figures a bit mixed up when he's quoting the specifications.
    I follow this guy... Very honest and down-to-earth.
    "Statistics are used as a drunk uses lampposts - for support, not illumination."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daffyd View Post
    I follow this guy... Very honest and down-to-earth.
    Yep, his review of the Duke 790 sealed my purchase. He's good value.

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    Received a phone call from Motorazzi today. Apparently it was a faulty spark plug cap which had developed a hole/crack along the seam.

    Now repaired and will all be done under warranty of course.

    Good job really as I'm attending the IAM's AGM in a week's time
    Navy Boy

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    That's good to hear NB.
    "Every time you set your ass on a bike, you're playing a game of Russian Roulette between yourself and your own stupidity."

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    So - The mighty Claudia rides again. On both cylinders this time too which is even better...

    Plus my heated grips have now arrived so they can be fitted when the replacement plug lead is fitted (Motorazzi effected a repair on the existing item until the new one arrives).

    It's good to have her back on the road once more!

    Thankfully I've not experienced the final drive leakage that others have suffered and the lights are now getting a good workout with the mornings getting ever darker once more.
    Navy Boy

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    No, no. It's still summer and will stay so until about September and I won't hear any different
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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