Back to a Fireblade

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  1. Samtp

    Samtp New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I’ve just acquired a new “old” 2018 SP.

    I traded in my 600RR as I was finding it increasingly uncomfortable - I’m nearly 60 and in the last year I’ve found it’s gone from snug to painful!

    The last Blade I had was ‘98 - I loved that bike and I wonder why it’s taken me so long to come back.

    I picked it up on Tuesday and I managed to get a few rides in before the rain hit. I’m so impressed with how it handles and it’s bloody quick!

    Sam
     
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    Selmer50mark Elite Member

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    Hello and welcome Sam
     
  4. Blade runner 1

    Blade runner 1 Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome
     
  5. Boothman

    Boothman Well-Known Member

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    Hi and welcome to the forum
     
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    bradt Senior Member

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    Welcome Sam
     
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    Welcome Sam, enjoy the new bike !
     
  8. nigelrb

    nigelrb Elite Member

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    I have to chip in here and ask: How can a 2018 Blade be more comfortable than a 600RR. The Blade is a tight fit at the best of times.:confused:
     
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    Hi and welcome Sam :)
     
  10. Samtp

    Samtp New Member

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    There’s a couple of ways it feels better - the Blade is a tad bigger and it feels like I have a bit more room. I’ve noticed that my knees aren’t feeling stiff after riding the new bike.

    The second way must be down to seat shape (and my shape!) - with the 600RR I’d get pain at the top of my hamstrings after about 15 minutes, after about an hour it could get really uncomfortable. I had a gel insert fitted which helped a bit, but the difference with the new bike is noticeable - I’m not getting any discomfort at all on the Blade.
     
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  11. nigelrb

    nigelrb Elite Member

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    Thanks for that. I'll keep the 'old' 600RR off my shopping list!
     
  12. mk3golfcab

    mk3golfcab Senior Member

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    Hello Sam, welcome along :)
     
  13. Mr_Chin_LK

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    Hi and welcome to the forum Sam.

    Chin
     
  14. BlackDevil

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    Hi and welcome !
     
  15. Fwsock

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    Welcome sir enjoy the step back up. Yes a little more space but certainly no more comfort. Go buy a gel seat ye won’t regret it.
     
  16. Fwsock

    Fwsock Active Member

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    So Nigel, you have returned!! Where the hell have you been hiding old bean? We missed you.
     
  17. PauloHRC

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    Oh god no...........someone bring him up to speed please!:rolleyes:
     
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    Too late....pitchforks are being sharpened :D
     
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    As you asked so nicely :cool:

    @Fwsock >>this thread<< emerged whilst you were away, pretty safe to say Nigel is unlikely to be ever welcomed back, unless you include @Lozzy's pitchforks.
     
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  20. raphael

    raphael Elite Member

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    What’s this we business;)




    I’ll get my coat:D:D:D:D
     
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