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Re: First Few Hundred Miles
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2017, 06:10:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by gazxclent [+]
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My word, I remember those horrors, had them on my first bike (RD 200 Yam) and made learning to ride quite a frightening experience.  :005:

Argueably, the only good thing about them was they never wore out . . .   :492:

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Re: First Few Hundred Miles
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2017, 11:43:06 PM »
Good thread, we are all typical bikers thinking there is a better tyre, a better bike, a better screen, etc.. But alas it's down to personal preferences. My old roadie had Scorpions on and to be honest never ever had a problem changed at 6500 approx had PR4s and only them did I realise how bad they were, had a standard screeen no problem, but everyone was saying how bad they were, I bought a Givi Airflow awesom and only then did I realise how bad the standard screen was. We live and we learn and some times influenced by others opinions. My advice love what you have if you can afford it change it, if you believe the opinion of others follow it, if you are in doubts ask those who have been there on this forum. I remember once being told the Tiger 800 was top heavy I had never noticed it and never entered my head until then, guess what I thought it was top heavy.

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Re: First Few Hundred Miles
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2017, 12:18:36 AM »
*Originally Posted by spencert231 [+]
Good thread, we are all typical bikers thinking there is a better tyre, a better bike, a better screen, etc.. But alas it's down to personal preferences. My old roadie had Scorpions on and to be honest never ever had a problem changed at 6500 approx had PR4s and only them did I realise how bad they were, had a standard screeen no problem, but everyone was saying how bad they were, I bought a Givi Airflow awesom and only then did I realise how bad the standard screen was. We live and we learn and some times influenced by others opinions. My advice love what you have if you can afford it change it, if you believe the opinion of others follow it, if you are in doubts ask those who have been there on this forum. I remember once being told the Tiger 800 was top heavy I had never noticed it and never entered my head until then, guess what I thought it was top heavy.

Love your bike don't listen to others who try to discredit it.

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Re: First Few Hundred Miles
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2017, 09:33:54 AM »
*Originally Posted by spencert231 [+]
Good thread, we are all typical bikers thinking there is a better tyre, a better bike, a better screen, etc.. But alas it's down to personal preferences.
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Re: First Few Hundred Miles
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2017, 08:54:19 PM »
The Tex motor feels much stronger than the 800 to me.

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Re: First Few Hundred Miles
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2017, 10:41:24 PM »
I have an XC so different tyre sizes but, IMO the Pirelli scorpion trail 11 tyres are way better than the original scorpion 1. Night and day better!

The scorpion 11's come standard on some Multistrada's and they have a lot of love for the scorp 11's on their forum (Ducati)

I know tyres are a personal choice and everyone has a make / type they either love or hate, but don't rule out Pirelli scorp 11's just because the scorp 1 was terrible.

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Re: First Few Hundred Miles
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2017, 10:17:09 AM »
*Originally Posted by fac191 [+]
The Tex motor feels much stronger than the 800 to me.

It is of course but power to weight ratio, etc, etc.  I am already having no problem keeping up with my close mate on his Tex and he's kind of scratching his head  :027: 

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Re: First Few Hundred Miles
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2017, 12:55:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by upthepalace [+]
It is of course but power to weight ratio, etc, etc.  I am already having no problem keeping up with my close mate on his Tex and he's kind of scratching his head  :027:

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Re: First Few Hundred Miles
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2017, 03:58:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by fac191 [+]
The Tex motor feels much stronger than the 800 to me.
Doh..?, it's 50% larger in displacement, makes 40 more horsepower & 30-some more Lb./Ft. of torque.  :017:
(there will always be a bigger / more powerful engine offered - somewhere...  :033: )
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