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February 02, 2017, 07:29:09 PM on

Offline London_Phil (OP)

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As many of you know, I've been very frustrated by the carb issue quite a lot of us seem to suffer from. As I dont ride every day, or even every week these days, I always get running problems initially. Couple that with a damp garage and its actually becoming dangerous to ride, as I have a 100yd grass drive to get down on full choke, and then negotiate 5 miles of traffic before I can get her cleared out.
I finally got the funds allocated, and bought a 2012 xc in Orange, with Triumph  Luggage, hell that stuff sticks out.
Going to fit a centre stand, and heed crash bars, but it quite a beast.
Mixed feelings, as the Steamer still has the look I like, but looking to the future I think less pain involved.
Going to be removing all the goodies from the Steamer, to return it to as close to factory as poss, with a view to selling,  so will probably selling off Givi pannier mounts, Thunderbike Bars and Venom cans, along with many spares and parts soon.
Probably post a heads up in the for sale section soon.

February 02, 2017, 08:27:40 PMReply #1 on

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Completely understand Phil, I'd have sleepless nights if I had to make the change to any other bike - but I'm lucky with my steamer (fingers etc crossed :icon_rolleyes:) as its always ready to rock, although its living under a cover outside all year round, and not used for a couple of weeks sometimes. 
Congrats  :eusa_clap Yer a bit slow with the pics though :icon_wink:
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February 02, 2017, 08:53:15 PMReply #2 on

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No Pics, as I'm in Coventry training this week, but will post some when home.
I totally agree about changing bikes, if I could sort the carbs out once a year and have no issues, I'd not be considering the change at all.
Its done now, and unless I just cant get on with the xc, I think the Steamer will be for sale late this year.

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selling off Givi pannier mounts, Thunderbike Bars and Venom cans, along with many spares and parts soon.
Probably post a heads up in the for sale section soon.
I would love the pannier mounts but shipping...I hope the new one treats you well.

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Congratulations Phil  :wheel I think you'll find the XC very nimble in traffic once you get used to it.
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New bike is always a good thing. Hope you enjoy it Phil.

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Congratulations Phil  :wheel I think you'll find the XC very nimble in traffic once you get used to it.

So far, only rode it home from the dealers, but did notice it's got a sharp response to steering, which I'm not used to. Its got a pretty worn Tourance on the front, so looking at  Michelin Anakee as I ride 99% road, except for the driveway up the side of the house, and the odd rally field.

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For the road I've found the Shinko 804/805s to be much superior to the Anakee's which simply do not give me any confindence on the tar snakes or anything that isn't perfect asphalt.  The last pair I had I turned into tire swings.  The 3/4 tread left on 'em give plenty of traction for my daughter in that application! Congrats on the bike, still not sold on mine but it is growing on me a bit.  The gearing has a lot to be answered for and it hasn't been off road yet. 
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