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Discussion in 'General' started by RTT, 24 Feb 2009.

  1. Trance

    Trance Two steps forward, one step back

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    Its a 900, you can tell from the shape of the fairing and the fact that only the 900s actually say 900, the 600s just have 'Diversion' on them.
     
  2. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    Boo. Well, I'm a poor student, so I'll be getting the 600. I'll still be yanking the handlebars up and putting 3 panniers on the back, though. I'll be the world's littlest tourer.
     
  3. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    You won't need too, they're delivered this way :D
    They ARE great comfortable little tourers, that's why they were so popular.

    These are the original handlebars and cases, but I think the original crash-bar on the side is round, so this one is aftermarket.

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  4. Trance

    Trance Two steps forward, one step back

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    I just use soft luggage on mine when I want to go somewhere... much easier as you don't have to mess around with frames for the panniers...

    Btw the engine bars on them are pretty much useless, you would have to throw it down very, very hard to touch the engine. For instance my divvy got knocked over whilst parked downhill, the clutch lever broke, the footpeg broke, the indicator was crushed and the fairing frame bent, but it didn't touch the engine at all.
     
  5. EvilMerc

    EvilMerc Well-Known Member

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    This thread's been neglected a little despite the sunshine..

    Just found out the restrictor kit for my bike has finally come in so I'll be up and riding around by Thursday at the very latest. :D
     
  6. aradreth

    aradreth New Member

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    Fixed that for you. I've been out riding for at least one or two hours a day for the past 11 days and the only thing I'm not grinning about is the fuel bill. :lol:

    I've ridden the ER5 and with a touring screen I could ride that thing all day. The ER-6n (the new version) is also nice but a bit top heavy for my liking if I remember correctly.

    So which did you go for? Also wind protection is for wimps. :p
     
  7. EvilMerc

    EvilMerc Well-Known Member

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    The Diversion, will have it by Thursday at the latest :D
     
  8. aradreth

    aradreth New Member

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    I'm sure you'll love it. Pictures to follow I assume?
     
  9. EvilMerc

    EvilMerc Well-Known Member

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    Once I've given it a good clean after all this crummy rain then decent pictures will be heading here asap. There's an okay picture in the 'Latest Purchases' thread though.

    Kind of hard to learn the capabilities of the bike with rain and new tyres, more than a bit timid around roundabouts at the moment, regardless I already love it to bit. Can't take it above 8000RPM though which is a shame.
     
  10. EvilMerc

    EvilMerc Well-Known Member

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    Excuse the double post...

    Spent all day riding around Somerset on my Diversion with a friend on an XJ6N. Cheddar Gorge is amazing to ride down, though there were patches of slippery gravel which were a little worrisome. Weston prom was great, matching our engine notes to make twice the noise :p

    Tyres are very much scrubbed in now!

    Will edit some pics into this post tonight hopefully.
     
  11. aradreth

    aradreth New Member

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    There are some fantastic roads in the Bath/Bristol area which should provide you with an endless amount entertainment. I never went down Chedddar Gorge I mostly stuck to north of bath when I lived down there.

    8000RPM the run in limit? :lol:
     
  12. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    More importantly how far is the run-in period? :D
     
  13. EvilMerc

    EvilMerc Well-Known Member

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    Well, I might have hit 9000RPM when I got a little enthusiastic, I mean, it'd be sacrilege not to thrash it ;)

    600 miles to first service then I can redline the hell out of it :D
     
  14. aradreth

    aradreth New Member

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    If you don't want to stick to the run in period religiously just change the oil at 100 miles and again at 300miles (using what ever oil is recommended for the run in period) and don't push the RPM higher then the engine freely seems to go to. Doesn't damage the engine just costs a bit more because of the oil.
     
  15. EvilMerc

    EvilMerc Well-Known Member

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    I'm almost at 200 miles anyway so I'll stick to the lower RPM for now. It'll only take a couple days to do at the rate I'm going.

    No pics due to sudden rain.
     
  16. EvilMerc

    EvilMerc Well-Known Member

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    Belated pictures! Gave it a good wash and polish so it seemed like a good time to do it.

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  17. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    SO PRETTY.
     
  18. EvilMerc

    EvilMerc Well-Known Member

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    Everyone who's seen it has called it pretty. Not awesome, or sexy, always pretty. *sigh*
     
  19. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Thing of it this way.

    You're riding something pretty. Gotta count for something, eh?
     
  20. EvilMerc

    EvilMerc Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, you make an excellent point.

    In other news, I'm riding down Minehead way into deepest darkest Somerset today in search of twisties with a friend; should be fun!
     

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