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Post  prime Fri Jan 25 2013, 12:09

now the ice has mostly gone ive had my first pootle up the road. didnt get out of second gear and tbh first would have done. jesus its scary. good scary. feels odd having all this power on tap, opposed to my little scoot which is full throttle everywhere. what a buzz, am back home now and bikes covered up again in preparation for this snow we're getting. ROLL ON SUMMER!!
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Post  Bikerchris Fri Jan 25 2013, 12:19

is alot of power aint it, shocked me at first but its quite controlled and not to aggresive in how it delivers it, great for someone stepping up to first big bike like me and you. I took mine out before we got the snow and hated it, too cold and wet and the salt got everywhere, my bike is still caked in it. Roll on summer indeed!
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Post  Robcat Fri Jan 25 2013, 13:03

Well mine has done only 2 miles since Sept and that was only to see if all was ok after fitting new brake discs all round. Scooter on the other hand, I still do around 500 miles a week for work on it.

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Post  Snowcat Fri Jan 25 2013, 14:59

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:is alot of power aint it, shocked me at first but its quite controlled and not to aggresive in how it delivers it, great for someone stepping up to first big bike like me and you. I took mine out before we got the snow and hated it, too cold and wet and the salt got everywhere, my bike is still caked in it. Roll on summer indeed!
You don't want to leave that salt on your bike a minute longer than necessary, even if you just rinse it off with cold water, put some distance between it and your bike.

In all cases if you've been out, let it cool slightly and then rinse only with cool water. Don't be tempted with hot water as this will accelerate the salts corrosive action, similarly the salt present in most shampoos has a similar effect so it's best just to rinse only.

Glad you got out Prime for a taster, is pootle indiginous to Oldham as its a term used frequently round them parts Wink
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Post  prime Fri Jan 25 2013, 20:22

I made sure to clean the salt off when I got back. Just cant wait til the weather warms, as the bike is only gonna be used in the dry. Dont want it to see the rain or wet roads if I can help it. My scoot is for the miserable weather.
As for pootle, im not sure mate but my missus has never heard of it and shes from owdum whereas ive a muddled accent tbh so I could have got it from anywhere.
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