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SlowLearner

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SlowLearner says:

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Traded in my gsx650F for this modest runabout today.   Was sad to see the 650F go, tbh - she'd been a flawless and faithful machine.

Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to putting a few miles on this beauty.  :smile

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lesleyh

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lesleyh says:

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Thats one hell of a nice bike you've got yourself there. Here's to many miles of pleasure:biggrin:

Think we all feel a bit guilty at trade-in time, a lump of metal and yet we have such strong feelings towards that machine that gave us so much pleasure. 

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

i know that feeling

trading in, it makes my stomach churn, I feel like I'm getting rid of my pets:mad:

Soon happy again tho, 
Slo very nice beasty of a machine, but it seems since Lesley has got her new one it hasn't stopped raining:ph43r:

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SlowLearner

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SlowLearner says:

fjr1300

Thanks Lesley & BabyBlade...  maybe after a few thousand miles feelings about the old gsxf will die down,  but you're right about the guilty feeling - it's like what did the old one ever do wrong?  Bit like trading in a faithful girlfriend for something more up-market.

OK, maybe it's not quite the same as a g/f, but one does get so attached to a particular bike.  And you ride them both, I suppose.

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Beelady

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Beelady says:

Nice

The day the Harley has to go I shall be going out for the day. I don't think I could let it go without being physically peeled off it. Sad, I know, but I'm afraid Mr B will be left to deal with the details if/when the time comes.

I think you're going to enjoy yourself with that new bike. Hope you get some sunshine so  you can get out soon as possible :smile 

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babyrocket

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babyrocket says:

S L

 your getting as bad as me for collecting bikes, ive just had orders that some of them have to go, from swmbo so its an order, just have to find another place to hide the buggers to keep her silenced.

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stevebaldy

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stevebaldy says:

nice, comfy looking beast...

...and they can shift!!....Leicestershire old bill have got some, and saw them on high speed training a few weeks back, pretty impressive tbh!!

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bikerbit

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bikerbit says:

slowlearner

great bikes handles alot better than most people think and fast still sorry I had to sell my fjr  you should have great fun on it and really good in the wet you dont get wet that much 

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princessvanvan

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nice

looking bike u have there :sunglasses:  hope u enjoy putting many happy miles on it :biggrin: vv

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SlowLearner

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SlowLearner says:

Appreciate the encouragement!

Need all I can get at the moment... the misses was supportive when I told her I was off to sell one of the bikes.   I think she expected me to return home by bus, though,  not on this beastie  :lol:

Did about 230 miles today, a surprisingly nice, smooth ride.  Can't help feeling it's missing a 6th gear, though.   It is without doubt a heavy bugger, but the weight is nicely distributed low down - it doesn't have that nasty top-heavy feel the 650F always had, even after totally filling the tank - which cost nearly £30! :shock:

Hell of a range too - where I'd have been expecting to fill the old bike up again, this one is still showing nearly 1/2 tank left.

SteveB - they do indeed shift, hell of a lot of torque!  No wonder the filth like them, they'd make great pursuit vehicles.

Bikerbit - they do handle pretty well - I was surprised at how nimble it is for a quite big bike, certainly doesn't feel like 630-odd lbs once it's underway.

VV: Thank you!

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Jeni4

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Jeni4 says:

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Enjoy the new bike matey-she looks a cracker! I was up at a dealers near Edinburgh today and saw an F in the exact same colour as mine was and it brought back a lot of good memories... soon forgotten when coming home in the pissing rain tho and all I could think about was frostbite lol

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