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1 minute ago, Saul said:

Can you get a test ride?, that may influence you one way or another.  

My current issue is that I avoid motorways due to main 2 reasons :
1 - at 75mph (120kmh) the engine is already at 6k rpm, which feels too much for me for long distances;
2 - the lack of power to go beyond that speed for quick overtakes.

But, I like my bike so much and I haven't done 5k miles (8k km) on it. 
I really need to thing about this. 😝

 

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9 minutes ago, JustaPor said:

My current issue is that I avoid motorways due to main 2 reasons :
1 - at 75mph (120kmh) the engine is already at 6k rpm, which feels too much for me for long distances;
2 - the lack of power to go beyond that speed for quick overtakes.

But, I like my bike so much and I haven't done 5k miles (8k km) on it. 
I really need to thing about this. 😝

 

I understand your dilemma I was in a similar position with my CB500F.  I loved the bike but even though it would do more than 70/80 MPH it took awhile to gather more speed, not confidence inspiring for overtakes.    On the Hornet at 75 mph it is just getting into the power and is off, if you let it.  I have had it up to 100 MPH, effortless for the bike pretty harsh for the rider in the wind blast.   It would definitely strengthen your neck muscles over time if you kept you licence 😳. I traded my CB500F in with 5000 miles on the clock.  

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Just now, JustaPor said:

Around here the cops say that they aren't on the OEM placement, therefore they are illegal.

I don't know of that being an issue in the UK.   See plenty of bikes with them on the road and at meets.  

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8 minutes ago, Saul said:

I understand your dilemma I was in a similar position with my CB500F.  I loved the bike but even though it would do more than 70/80 MPH it took awhile to gather more speed, not confidence inspiring for overtakes.    On the Hornet at 75 mph it is just getting into the power and is off, if you let it.  I have had it up to 100 MPH, effortless for the bike pretty harsh for the rider in the wind blast.   It would definitely strengthen your neck muscles over time if you kept you licence 😳. I traded my CB500F in with 5000 miles on the clock.  

Exactly! It can go to around 105, but after 70/80 it's not that quick.
The wind on a naked bike is always a bit harsh above 60 but I would like to be able to ride comfortably at 75/80 and I don't see that happening on the CB500F 🙄

 

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1 minute ago, JustaPor said:

Exactly! It can go to around 105, but after 70/80 it's not that quick.
The wind on a naked bike is always a bit harsh above 60 but I would like to be able to ride comfortably at 75/80 and I don't see that happening on the CB500F 🙄

 

I used to be able to sit at 70 ish for 19 miles on the A30 here, part of my commute to work.   It was ok with a screen on the CB500F, the Hornet is fine at 70 ish but get around 80 for any length of time and it gets tiring.  I think the body work of the Hornet and head light help as I am sure it did on the CB500F.    Part of the reason I got the CBF600 was the extra wind protection, I can sit comfortably at 80 or just below which is about as fast as you would want to risk for any period on UK roads if you have any sense.  There were other reasons as well for the CBF 600, which I am really growing to like.  

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Forgot to say I picked my Shadow up from work this afternoon, took her up to Bodmin Maccies for a Thick shake and a coffee for me, then  back down the A30 to Innis Downs, Ebenezer, Luxulyan, Leekseed, Biscovey and St Blazey.   Stopped for fuel then Par and back to Fowey.    My Mrs was interested why it took 2 hours to go down town for Chloe and get fuel.  🤣 Well I had to try out the new mirrors.  

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3 hours ago, JustaPor said:

Thanks for the feedback. 
I've been wondering if I should upgrade... but I have to really think about it.

There is no think. There is only what you want. I will be available for consultation in a couple of weeks!

Star Wars There Is No Try GIF

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5 hours ago, Sir Fallsalot said:

I want to know what you were doing to it for it to end up like that i have a cheap vice in work and haven't broke it yet, blatant abuse in my opinion :classic_laugh: 

Guilty as charged.... @ least 12+ yrs. of rebuilding Bike motors, tuning Ski's & truck front-end repairs....it's like my Mum used to say when I'd beat up on my younger brothers...."You just don't know your own strength" 😆 Good news is that I think I found a worthy replacement...😉

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8 hours ago, YamaHead said:

Guilty as charged.... @ least 12+ yrs. of rebuilding Bike motors, tuning Ski's & truck front-end repairs....it's like my Mum used to say when I'd beat up on my younger brothers...."You just don't know your own strength" 😆 Good news is that I think I found a worthy replacement...😉

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Aliexpress?

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11 hours ago, JustaPor said:

Around here the cops say that they aren't on the OEM placement, therefore they are illegal.

they are fine over here.. i find you can see more than oem mirrors

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4 minutes ago, YamaHead said:

Amazon....the Mrs. has a prime account....saved $28 in shipping

Hope it's not chinesium.

Dominator forks back together, hope to get a road test if it stops basted raining.

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Been out for a bimble with my Shadow again today.   I have driven through Tavistock many times but haven’t looked around the Town since I was a kid.   Anyway that was our destination for today.  
 

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Beautiful old and thriving town.   Unlike most of our Cornish towns.    Can’t claim to know why.   
 

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Of course Chloe managed to walk into nearly every photo.  
 

Lovely but totally unpractical Harley.  Next to a very practical but ugly BMW. 
 

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