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IRL_KTM
Minimoto racer
 
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Hello

Postby IRL_KTM » Mon May 11, 2015 10:03 pm

Hello everybody, been on here a few years back... now I'm back.

From Ireland now living in UK.....

My biking experience in the UK (london) has been... erm... shit...

Had my 08 tricked SD stolen and crashed.
had my 2010 Streetfighter 848, stolen after 4 weeks of owernship (unrecovered)
bought an 08 SD, had some knob in a van hit me at a junction, massive injuries but... i'm still riding... (in 16 years of riding I have never crashed on the road until moving to UK) Had a few slides on the track, nothing major....

Andy

cyclemole
Minimoto racer
 
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Location: Taranaki, New Zealand

Re: Hello

Postby cyclemole » Mon May 11, 2015 10:37 pm

Must be due for a change of fortune mate. How do you rate the two twins in comparison?

IRL_KTM
Minimoto racer
 
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Re: Hello

Postby IRL_KTM » Tue May 12, 2015 7:06 am

The 848 feels a lot more refined than the SD, in standard trim the 848 needs an almost perfectly smooth road/track to get the best out of if. Tweek the suspension for a slightly softer ride on the road and it will track any corner like a thing on rails. The traction control is awesome but makes wheelies a lot harder. It's obviously down on power compared to the SD. I had a full termi system on mine so realesed more torque.
The super duke is a special bike too, but feels a lot softer and dare I say it , a bit more agricultural than the 848. I'm in the market for a replacement bike again, if I had a secure garage I'd go for the 1098 street fighter I think..

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AZ1290R
Minimoto racer
 
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Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:51 am

Re: Hello

Postby AZ1290R » Wed May 13, 2015 2:13 am

Greetings,

You should enjoy watching RJ's videos on his travels in and about London, he is the absolute master of filtering....though he does not ride a SD, but he has in the past!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU2dgCU ... 9Q-cnLeAaC
AZ1290R

2004 Black Lab mix
2006 American Dingo
2005 Acura TL
35 previous bikes and quads.
Current 2014 SD 1290

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ma1290rky
Two wheeled terror
 
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Re: Hello

Postby ma1290rky » Wed May 13, 2015 1:57 pm

I'm just back from two weeks in Asia - ride a bike in Shanghai - not bloody likely!!


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