Super Duke 1290R

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  1. hitch

    hitch Elite Member

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    Bought this today to replace the Blade

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  2. raphael

    raphael Elite Member

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    I have to own one of them one day, looks good mate, enjoy it
     
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    LRJimmy Active Member

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    Like the colours :) That tail pipe looks to be a proper beast too. Enjoy mate!
     
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    Very very nice. No messing !!
     
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    hitch Elite Member

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    Thanks all.
    It’s a 2019, the dealers demo bike. Only 298 miles on it so it’s not run in yet.
    Today was way colder than I thought and I got caught in the rain coming home on it, so yet to have fun (apart from the test ride a couple of weeks ago)
     
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  6. Mr_Chin_LK

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    Hooligan!

    I love it :D

    Chin
     
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  7. Brom66

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    My mate fletch has one something called "the beast" 1600 miles m9rr fucked its a hoon, he also has a gt.

    I'm thinking a 3rd bike for me when work is back to normal.
     
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    Beast seems to be the word of the day and I'd go along with that!

    Have fun @hitch ;)
     
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  9. John Tuck

    John Tuck Active Member

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    Will you be missing the Fireblade fairing, keeping the wind blast and some of the rain off?
     
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    hitch Elite Member

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    The first thing I noticed coming back home on M11/M25 was the wind blast....but I soon got used to it. Also on a more serious note it meant I had to keep the speed waaaay down (80mph'ish) - on the way up to the dealer I was in 3 figures a lot :oops:, just so easy on the Blade
     
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  11. Mr_Chin_LK

    Mr_Chin_LK Member

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    M11/M25?
    Where are you based Hitch?
    I'm in Harlow

    IGNORE, SIDCUP!

    Chin
     
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    hitch Elite Member

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    :)

    Dealer is in Braintree ;)
     
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    get yourself to Lidl and buy the garden leaf blower/vac for £35 . that frame is a right pain to dry after washing @hitch . I've just got one as I could never be arsed with my 2t one as it always needs a kettle to run . (it is prod 30 years old my fad used it to dry my old kx 250/500 . wish I'd got this Lidl beauty years ago it drugs the bike in its than a couple of mins .
     
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    hitch Elite Member

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    Good tip, I actually use a pet dryer that I got off of amazon for 49 quid (I think). It’s identical to the “motorcycle dryer” but about 60 quid cheaper.
    I’ve already used it; got absolutely drenched on the motorway yesterday and the bike was all covered in what looked like milk :eek: ...you’re right that without the blower it would be a nightmare.
     
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    Shutty Well-Known Member

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    Just done a very similar thing. 2019 ex demo Superduke today with 271 miles.

    The 7th fireblade ive owned but not enjoying the rides as much and ive had a SD before and loved it, so the PX was done, puck it up next week.

    Enjoy
     
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    hitch Elite Member

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    Nice.
    It’s not any cheaper, I’ve already lined a load of Powerparts kit and other stuff to buy :rolleyes:
    Don’t forget the pics when you get it ;)
     
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  17. Brom66

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    I use my air compressor to blow off excess water.

    I will say saw "the beast today" dear old mate just jet washes it an puts it away, the bolt allen star torq fixings do look bad. but I guess most bike would if you didn't coat them with somekind of water protection.
     
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    hitch Elite Member

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    Yep, I tend to go overboard and use ACF50 with a toothbrush on loads of connectors/bolts etc.
     
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    hitch Elite Member

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    Evotech goodies fitted today...
    Tail tidy
    Exhaust hanger and rectifier guard

    Evotech stuff is very well made I must say, never used it before but it is very well thought out and exceptionally well engineered.

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    Crappy pics though :oops:
     
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    Stick Evotech gear on all my Bikes, brill stuff :)
     
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