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Lucky me..

Post by Loomster » Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:47 am

Coming back from a proper throttle wringing last Thursday afternoon, I was literally 50metres from my house on the last bend and the front tyre sprung a leak. :shock:
After a quick twitch in the trouser department, managed to ease her home and now waiting for a new set of Pilot 4s.
BTW, the oem Pirelli Angels lasted 4200miles, so not horrendous.

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Re: Lucky me..

Post by Aussie Dave » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:51 am

Yikes......4,000mls......wossat in base 10........errr.......about 6k kms......for Angel Gt's...... :o

Struth Martha, some blokes does twist that right wrist hard........ :mrgreen: .......but since every time I go for a ride I see the fun patrol everywhere I want to go..... :cry: .....or grit on the road, or 4wd's on my side of a narrow bend, or un-marked radar equipped stealth bikes......oh well, I can console myself with wonderful cost saving mileages.....so far 9,650kms and Angel GT's looking fairly healthy...... ;)

PR4's will most likely be my choice unless I hear from 'over the ditch' about Roadtec 01's...... ;)
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Re: Lucky me..

Post by mrossk » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:46 pm

I've run two rears and one front of the RoadTec's on my 1290 R (got @ 7000 miles on the rear). To me, better feel and feedback than the PR's. My only complaint is that the rear squares off significantly towards the end of its life (last 2k miles or so)- though I felt the PR's became slippery towards the end of theirs. Oh, and the Metzeler's are a bit pricey as well.

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Re: Lucky me..

Post by Loomster » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:56 pm

I've ridden a couple of times in Queensland Dave, I remember exactly how keen the Kojaks with Kodaks were on raising revenues for their summer holidays. :lol:

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Post by DaveNZ » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:25 pm

Aussie Dave wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:51 am
Yikes......4,000mls......wossat in base 10........errr.......about 6k kms......for Angel Gt's...... :o

Struth Martha, some blokes does twist that right wrist hard........ :mrgreen: .......but since every time I go for a ride I see the fun patrol everywhere I want to go..... :cry: .....or grit on the road, or 4wd's on my side of a narrow bend, or un-marked radar equipped stealth bikes......oh well, I can console myself with wonderful cost saving mileages.....so far 9,650kms and Angel GT's looking fairly healthy...... ;)

PR4's will most likely be my choice unless I hear from 'over the ditch' about Roadtec 01's...... ;)
Get the Roadtec 01s Dave, honestly they make the PR4s feel out dated. The front tire is a delight, neutral with light feel and tip in, beautiful steering tire. Its given me heaps more confidence in the front end feel of this bike. 5500Ks on Angels, 3500 on the M7RRs, both great tires, but I'm liking the Roadtec 01s far better...Oh PS, i was out riding on Sunday, radar went off, braked hard from 1?? to 115, the cop flashed his lights at me, 3 K up the road and my radar goes off again, theres a cop car with flashing lights, and he has a bike pulled over, i know the guy, he's part of a local riding group,(i ride on occasions with them) the rest of his group were parked at the top of the windie hill waiting, he pulls up, all hyped up and angry that he got pulled over as the cop clocked the group at 131K, anyway, the cop told him to tell the group to behave and slow down, as there had been a few complaints (Hyabusa wheelieing past cars) and he didn't want any MC fatalities, he let him off with a warning that they would be patroling the area, and next time they will be ticketed. We have good lenient cops here, sometimes they want to hammer you, but most of the time they are great.
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Re: Lucky me..

Post by Aussie Dave » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:00 am

Wow...... let off with a friendly explanation 8-) ....... I don't think our guys would be that generous (ie I'm not game to test their patience).......they might turn a blind eye to speeds just over the posted limits, but I wouldn't take that for granted....... probably doesn't help that a few riders actually do get totalled on our bumpy bends.

I've seen a number of truck rollovers in the last couple of weeks (must be something in the air.. :roll:) - so I guess the truckie's will get a hammering soon......(and everyone seems to be in a mad rush to get to the next red).

Oh well, the 1290GT is good fun to ride at whatever speed. ;)......and those pesky camera's can be everywhere.....remember, "one click & you're gone"......no talking your way out of those...... :(

Luckily, way out west, where there isn't much traffic, it is a lot simpler.......just watch out for the kangaroo's and stray stock...... :lol:
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Re: Lucky me..

Post by Flingit » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:15 pm

In South Africa speed limits are just numbers. Our "New South African" Police force are so rotten to the core, that IF you get stopped, a couple of Rands and you're on your way again.
Sorry for the post Hi Jack.

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