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Discussion in 'Other Bikes' started by hitch, Jun 5, 2020.
Bought this today to replace the Blade
I have to own one of them one day, looks good mate, enjoy it
Like the colours That tail pipe looks to be a proper beast too. Enjoy mate!
Very very nice. No messing !!
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)
I love it
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.
Beast seems to be the word of the day and I'd go along with that!
Have fun @hitch
Will you be missing the Fireblade fairing, keeping the wind blast and some of the rain off?
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 , just so easy on the Blade
Where are you based Hitch?
I'm in Harlow
Dealer is in Braintree
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 .
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 ...you’re right that without the blower it would be a nightmare.
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.
It’s not any cheaper, I’ve already lined a load of Powerparts kit and other stuff to buy
Don’t forget the pics when you get it
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.
Yep, I tend to go overboard and use ACF50 with a toothbrush on loads of connectors/bolts etc.
Evotech goodies fitted today...
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.
Crappy pics though
Stick Evotech gear on all my Bikes, brill stuff