First 1032 miles on the RTP in a short break

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First 1032 miles on the RTP in a short break

Postby ilkleyal » Thu May 28, 2015 8:13 am

Well, I know I got a good one now., I had only done 150 miles on this bike before leaving last Saturday.

Just back from a 4 night short tour based in Galway of a whisker over 1000 miles.
No issues other than one headlight bulb failing on the 3rd day and the starter sometimes drops out, happened probably 4 times in a hundred starts.
I suppose I need to whip it out again and really go to town on the solenoid but this can wait until the bike is in hibernation in the winter.

So, at 64,500 miles the bike handles and goes very well indeed kept up with my mate on his new VFR on all the twisties, he couldn't believe how such a bike can handle so well. :cool:
I remember my 1100RT was good, this is even better.

Happy days
Al

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Re: First 1032 miles on the RTP in a short break

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Thu May 28, 2015 9:13 am

Hi Al - pleased you got a good one - is this a keeper! :lol:
Ced.

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Re: First 1032 miles on the RTP in a short break

Postby ilkleyal » Thu May 28, 2015 10:32 am

Hi Al - pleased you got a good one - is this a keeper! :lol:
Hi Ced
Sure is, towards the end of the trip it felt like a light weight bike :grin: feels like it's what I'm supposed to have. I've done more tours on RT's than any other bike and in the last 9 I have done 4 on boxers, 2 on the 1100RT, one on the 1150 GS and now this so a pattern is definitely emerging :cool:

Had it to the edgeds of the tyres on the road to Clifden and was well impressed,
Did a circular from Galway, out along the coast to Clifden then back on the A59.

Just one of 4 great rides in the few days.
Al

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Re: First 1032 miles on the RTP in a short break

Postby kent_instructor10 » Thu May 28, 2015 5:36 pm

nice one Al, glad all going well. Handling on these is superb, as well as the comfort of course!

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First 1032 miles on the RTP in a short break

Postby Ruralman » Thu May 28, 2015 6:22 pm

Hi Al,
Glad that you're enjoying your new ride :grin:


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Re: First 1032 miles on the RTP in a short break

Postby george baker » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:09 am

Hi Al
Sure is,
does that mean a REALLY long time (like until Christmas) or just to the end of the summer?

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Re: First 1032 miles on the RTP in a short break

Postby ilkleyal » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:22 pm

Still,got it George, and it's still making me smile
Al

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Re: First 1032 miles on the RTP in a short break

Postby george baker » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:04 am

Hi Al
good to hear that.
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