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    Been out on the Glide in the DRY !!!!!

    Had a nice run out this morning with no particular place to go as I really wanted to try the new bike in the dry.

    I'm slowly getting to grips with the "handling" if you could call it that. You boys are going to be able top keep up with me for bit, as it makes me ride like a wuss

    It's very nice, and comfy isn't the word also at 70mph it doesn't give the "brown noise" vibration that makes me feel like I have a turd between my cheeks. I'd forgotten how nice it is behind a big screen. The last time I had a screen like that was on my Guzzi California

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    You will also be pleased to hear that I stopped in Halfords Biggleswade and bought a Meguiars cleaning kit as it was reduced from £60 to £36. I'll need to get Mr B to show me how to use it

    So onwards and upwards
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    Re: Been out on the Glide in the DRY !!!!!

    if that's pitting on the front fork lowers under the lacquer takes no time to polish it all off back to shinny alloy with a polishing wheel and wax.
    Nice looking bike and i sympathise with the "handling" i change to the HD double fork cartridges (massive improvement over stock)for my RK and am waiting for the premium ride rear shocks to arrive. Also reported in reviews as a massive improvement to handling.
    My 1st HD was the 2010 RK and coming from a Triumph 1050 Sprint ST i thought "what the fook have i done !!!!" but as soon as i put some miles on it and got a handle on it's errrr quarks, even as stock i wouldn't change it for any other bike. And have put more miles on the RK then any bike ive owned since 1978.
    Enjoy the ride

    Brand new tyres help with low speed tracking, especially on the rear
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    OMG it started !!!!!

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    Re: Been out on the Glide in the DRY !!!!!

    What's a cleaning kit ?

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    Re: Been out on the Glide in the DRY !!!!!

    Well done Paul, must have felt good to be back on a bike/barge again;>)Was looking thro some old RC Mags the other day and spotted the old Guzzi rat bike, now that would have handled ok. I'm impressed with you buying a cleaning kit :>)

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    Re: Been out on the Glide in the DRY !!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by PMK View Post
    I'm slowly getting to grips with the "handling" if you could call it that. You boys are going to be able top keep up with me for bit, as it makes me ride like a wuss
    Nice one Paul. Don't be too concerned with the handling....you'll get used to it. It can be improved, but it costs. They aren't like anything else you've ridden...even other Harleys. Bikes this size aren't meant for ripping about on, just think of it as a fast armchair. They will go if needed to, but are happy at 70mph all day....and that's all we're allowed to do.

    As for the cleaning bit....once the whole bike is up to scratch, you can detail clean it in about 15 hours....and I should know. I used to do that before every show I entered. Sad innit.

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    Re: Been out on the Glide in the DRY !!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr B View Post
    Bikes this size aren't meant for ripping about on, just think of it as a fast armchair.
    There has been a pretty fast armchair around Cadwell Park quite a few times.
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    Re: Been out on the Glide in the DRY !!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by chilly View Post
    Well done Paul, must have felt good to be back on a bike/barge again;>)Was looking thro some old RC Mags the other day and spotted the old Guzzi rat bike, now that would have handled ok. I'm impressed with you buying a cleaning kit :>)
    You have no idea Chilly.

    The Guzzi handled fantastically and would drag it's footboards at will, this is going to take a bit of time
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