Visordown's got the first factory shots of the new 10R
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why do we all get hung up on exhausts when the first thing we do is go out and change the things anyway!
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looks like a gixer!
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Posted: 04/06/2008 at 11:45
I did ask Ben to pass on my thanks and sincire apologies for the scratch (my Rukka - popper rubber came off) and the grip (I guess I was overzealous strapping it to the trailer not wanting to drop a bike I was doing my best to bring back in one piece).
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IF you take a look at the tyres you will see the BT016 fitted front and rear of "your" bike are of the standard variety and not the "G" fitment which is OE on that bike.
Also you should see that this tyre:
Does not look like the one fitted here:
which now resides on the back of your bike.
It is also a 190/50 17 rear not the 190/55 17 as it was the best I could get a short notice, and unlike your goodself paid for with £250 out of my own pocket so YOU could get straight on it when it returned. Apologies for that.
The bike was returned at the time that had been agreed previously. I even offered to get back a day early to enable you to go on the trip Ben didn't know you were going on and told me about thursday night. The bike would have been with you by 22:00 on friday had the call been made. If I had ESP I would have got it back even earlier. Apologies for that.
The chain was lubed on a daily basis. However the last day having been involving a lot of rain, a 700 mile ride, a quick wash and a 200 mile drive with it on my trailer to get it back to you on friday if you so required, I guess the chain was a tad dry when you got it back. Again I apologise.
BTW, Ben has a write up of both the trip and the bike, feel free to use any or none of it as you see fit (call it your own if it saves you some grief ) and also any of these pics:
And as I know you journo types like to keep tabs on what needs replacing and when, the OE tyres were way past the markers by 3200 front and rear but still really good even then (so the new tyres have 650 miles on them IIRC).
I hope some of this is of use to you, even if quite clearly my using the ten for the week wasn't.
Once again, apologies for the grip and tank, and thanks very much for the loan. It got me out of a very sticky hole guiding a group off this site up to Scotland.
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Posted: 04/06/2008 at 15:42
Jubba wrote (see)
Ah ha. It all becomes clear. I thought it was rather exceptional that those tyres had lasted so well. More fool me for not checking their ID better. By the way the G tyres I had fitted weren't OE either, they were put on at 500 miles. They'd done a bit of work. Great tyres though, like we've both found out. So, erm, thanks for changing the tyres fella, appreciated.
My way of saying thanks. Least I could do.
VERY impressed with them. I will be trying a set out next on the Tuono.
I couldn't believe how good they were in the wet, despite looking like the above pic. Not one single slip on them.
Oh, and I never called the beast 'my bike' by the way, termed myself its 'keeper' – I think that's a term the police understand, doesn't confer ownership, like.
And fear not Able, us journos do pay for our privileges. If you saw our sorry little pay slips and if you knew the hours spent racing computers rather than bikes then you'd know this isn't the dream job everyone thinks it is.
I know mate, Ben has been my mate for a good few years now.
It's not quite as bad as some of ya make out either.
Oh, and what the f*** is that strapped to the back of the bike?!! My God, man...! Anyway, none of this pillow talk takes anything away from the ZX-10R. Great machine, eh? Now will someone show me how to stick one of these smiley faces on the end of this piece so we all know I'm happy, not mad?
Its a Highland Moo Coo (assuming you don't mean the Ortlieb bag ).
I had to take something back for the wife didn't I?
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