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Old May 15th 2013, 06:16 AM   #1
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I Ride: Panigale, CRF450, CRF50, GROM, bionicon supershuttle
just clocked in at 7000 miles this morning

...on my way to work after a weekend in the mountains with the wife (plus backpack), tank bag full of beer and Jaegermeister ...
here: the wife got motion sick on the dragon, it was not the jaeger's fault

and 3 track days so far, the last one just 1 month ago.

1 roundtrip to indy last year (1160 miles).

and weekend rides up in the smokies every once in a while:

what a versatile bike! i still LOOOOOOVVVVE it! still on the first chain kit (gets "profi dry lube" every 200 miles, 3rd set of tires, 4th oil change, getting a new air filter next week (overdue).

everything works fine, lost some screws, had 2 hard starting issues, before i pulled the canister, the signal switch is starting to give up now and will be replaced soon under warranty.

i am pretty happy choosing the base over the S now, the suspension works great in all situations for me, might go on a set of lighter wheels maybe one day... don't ride too much at night, so the lighter lights are a plus.

haven't "needed" the ABS in a close call situation yet, but tested it several times intentionally (do a full stop every once in a while to keep in shape) and i can tell you can rely on it.

would i but it again? yes.
would i recommend it to anyone? for sure.

just wanted to get this out of my head.

have a good one!
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Old May 15th 2013, 06:53 AM   #2
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Good to hear! Enjoy it for many more miles bud.
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Old May 15th 2013, 09:07 AM   #3
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I passed 3500 miles a few weeks ago, Im glad the future still looks as bright with more miles

I too love mine as much or more than when i bought it !
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Old May 15th 2013, 09:20 AM   #4
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just got mine back today after a month and a grip of recalls. all the pains aside, it made me smile just seeing it.

even with all it's issues, there isn't another bike I'd even consider.
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Old May 15th 2013, 09:34 AM   #5
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I Ride: White 1199S w/ ABS
after 3 months of ownership

i still walk into my garage and sit next to it and have a nice coffee each morning

best bike i bought ever
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