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#4501357 - 08/29/17 02:01 PM New Bike Finally Arrived Today !!
LoneRanger Offline


Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 4063
Loc: Midwest USA
Yesterday driver for Haulbikes Daily Direct called to set up delivery for today. Got the bike just after 9am. Put 50 miles on so far, only headed in due to weather building up. Felt both good yet slightly weird being back aboard after six months off, and first ride after the accident. At first I was kind of keyed up, but while a very large bike, it only took a few miles to get accustomed to it. Little tippy below 5mph but at speed it feels just nimble as my Multistrada's did. Slow manuevering it does tend to want to fall into a turn and have to be agile on counter leaning. I'm sure the 8 gallon tank mounted so high has something to do with that, and it is just a TALL bike in general. I'm 6'3" 220lbs 34" inseam and it is almost a perfect size and fit. cool

No nice scenery pics yet. Here are some quickies taken after putting on 50 miles this morning, in the garage next to the Forester for some size scaling.
Color is weird, sometimes like burnt red sometimes like deep reddish orange.






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#4501359 - 08/29/17 02:04 PM Re: New Bike Finally Arrived Today !! [Re: LoneRanger]
merconvvv Offline


Registered: 07/10/16
Posts: 682
Loc: il usa
Beautiful.
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#4501368 - 08/29/17 02:14 PM Re: New Bike Finally Arrived Today !! [Re: LoneRanger]
LoneRanger Offline


Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 4063
Loc: Midwest USA
P.S. reference my other thread: The MSO (Manufacturer Statement of Origin) certificate along with a Nevada DMV two week pink slip temp reg was with the manual and other papers in the starboard pannier. I have everything I need. The driver, John, was very professional and a rider himself. He had his own bike in the trailer too for his trip out west-- Harley Softail Heritage (unk year). His bike and mine were at the back of trailer next to door, the trailer was full of lots of other bikes as well, many appeared to be pre-owned's. We went over a checklist going over the bike for any problems or damage. They had already noted a couple slight scuffs top rear on the starboard pannier-- classic footwear scuffs from folks throwing a leg over it in the show room with the panniers on it. Nothing of concern, I'll add scuffs from my own boots to those, from same thing... soon enough.

So, in the end..... it was a pretty long wait but worth it. And yes, now that I have the bike and all the proper paper work in hand, it was worth the savings !! Take an additional $ 1500 off the closeout price shown below ... $11,495 selling price smile




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#4501376 - 08/29/17 02:25 PM Re: New Bike Finally Arrived Today !! [Re: LoneRanger]
LoneRanger Offline


Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 4063
Loc: Midwest USA
usually like my panniers/cases a little more streamlined, but knew the look of these before buying. The steamer trunk look will grow on me I suppose. They are hinged at top front open from rear top latch and lids swing up and forward. Pretty roomy. Probably do most of my riding with them off though. There is some mounting scaffolding (for the panniers) to remove once they're off to clean up the looks some.
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#4501378 - 08/29/17 02:25 PM Re: New Bike Finally Arrived Today !! [Re: LoneRanger]
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Registered: 08/11/11
Posts: 3059
Loc: n.c.
Congratulations LR, Nice. Nice side boxes, can you get a matching top box? How does she sound? Are Akropovics on the horizon?

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#4501380 - 08/29/17 02:29 PM Re: New Bike Finally Arrived Today !! [Re: gman2304]
LoneRanger Offline


Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 4063
Loc: Midwest USA
Originally Posted By: gman2304
Congratulations LR, Nice. Nice side boxes, can you get a matching top box? How does she sound? Are Akropovics on the horizon?


Actually the stock exhaust note is very deep and rich down low and doesn't really get too raspy mid range and above like my Ducs (also stock) did. I like it. I think I can live with the stock can. Cat is in the can so losing the cat is as easy as buying a slip-on like the Akrapovic, etc. Keep the stock can in case EPA emissions sniffing ever arrives in this region ...
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#4501421 - 08/29/17 03:20 PM Re: New Bike Finally Arrived Today !! [Re: LoneRanger]
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 7609
Loc: New York
Beautiful bike...has character....so what oil are you gonna run in it?
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#4501448 - 08/29/17 03:44 PM Re: New Bike Finally Arrived Today !! [Re: LoneRanger]
LoneRanger Offline


Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 4063
Loc: Midwest USA
ENI (AGIP) Racing 4T 10W60 full syn. That's the factory recommended brand and viscosity, probably stay with that during warranty.

PDS here:

https://travel.eni.com/catalog/products/documents/001422_14_en_FR_1_102.pdf

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#4501456 - 08/29/17 03:53 PM Re: New Bike Finally Arrived Today !! [Re: LoneRanger]
Langanobob Offline


Registered: 04/24/09
Posts: 209
Loc: Reno, Nevada
Beautiful bike. Got any long trips planned for the fall? I'm interested in how you think it compares to your MTS once you spend some time on it. I looked at getting a Guzzi Quota when they first came out but got an older Cagiva Elefant instead.

I think you're going to have a lot of fun with it.

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#4501481 - 08/29/17 04:24 PM Re: New Bike Finally Arrived Today !! [Re: LoneRanger]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21209
Loc: Orlando, FL
Nice bike, ride safe...

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#4501518 - 08/29/17 05:16 PM Re: New Bike Finally Arrived Today !! [Re: LoneRanger]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 11025
Loc: Idaho
Is the LoneRanger smiling? grin
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#4501681 - 08/29/17 08:14 PM Re: New Bike Finally Arrived Today !! [Re: LoneRanger]
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Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 2011
Loc: VA
Beautiful bike, ride safe!
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#4501684 - 08/29/17 08:17 PM Re: New Bike Finally Arrived Today !! [Re: LoneRanger]
DuckRyder Offline


Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 4216
Loc: Atlanta
Glad you finally got it... thumbsup
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#4501692 - 08/29/17 08:21 PM Re: New Bike Finally Arrived Today !! [Re: LoneRanger]
geekster Offline


Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 225
Loc: where the wind blows....OK
Gorgeous bike LR! Super envious. Ride on sir....
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#4501721 - 08/29/17 08:40 PM Re: New Bike Finally Arrived Today !! [Re: LoneRanger]
ArcticDriver Offline


Registered: 01/27/17
Posts: 1139
Loc: USA
$11,500 ?

You scored an amazing deal for a beautiful bike.
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