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    Baby Twin VeeTwin's Avatar
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    Hi Everybody

    Hi guys,

    Been itching for a 1,000cc V-twin for quite some time now and finally picked one up the other day. I've loved the sound of the Dukes when watching the Superbikes on TV, and it always sends a shiver down my back when I hear one passing on the roads.

    I looked at the TL's back in the day but with very little experience (at the time) and the bike being called a tank slapper / window maker I decided to stick with the inline 4's.

    Having seen a few SP1's going cheap I decided 18 months ago I was going to get one, I wasn't disappointed after riding it one bit - It pulled hard at low revs and sounded the mutts nuts! But at just over 6'2" and 16st I was told by the bike shop that an RSV might be a better choice due to my size, and in their opinion the RSV is a better bike 'out of the crate' as you don't need to mess around with the settings.

    I've owned many scramblers since I was 5 and a Honda XR8 Scooter, Suzuki GS500E, Kawasaki ZX-7R, Yamaha R6, Suzuki GSX-R 600 and now the latest edition ... an RSV Mille seen below:














    It came with new renthal chain and sprocket, new front & back pirelli supercorsa tyres (done less than 100miles), Renegade twin high line exhausts which sound amazing! rear seat cowl, black double bubble screen, crash bobbins, mini indicators front & back, as well as all the original parts like exhaust etc

    I travelled 270miles to pick up the bike (5hrs there in the car and a 5hrs ride back in the rain and darkness).

    Looking forward to some dry weekends so I can get it back on the road. My mate has just got himself a CBR600RR after passing his direct access 3 weeks ago and my father has a VFR800 Vtec so we should have some nice weekends riding through the Brecon beacons.

    Not sure what upgrades I'll be doing yet, but HID headlight will be one with an exhaust heel guard.

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    Evil Twin twintorque's Avatar
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    Welcome matey thats a crackin bike you got yourself. Loving that renegade system! If you want to find other members in your area, search for the thread entitled 'members locations' its got a map displaying all members who have put themselves on.

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    Welcome... ... & of course... ... the best colour... quick silver !!
    Last edited by RSV-TWIN; November 26th, 2009 at 03:59 AM.

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    welcome mate...enjoy your new bike!!...

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    Hi VeeTwin, Nice looking bike. I'm in Cardiff too - but in Singapore with work at the moment - I here the welsh weather is living up to its reputation at the moment!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twintorque View Post
    If you want to find other members in your area, search for the thread entitled 'members locations' its got a map displaying all members who have put themselves on.
    Just added myself to the map.

    Samgoon - You'll be better off staying in Singapore with all this rain we're having. I'd have been better off buying a jetski than a bike in this weather.

    We're not under as much water as Cumbria yet so that's a good thing. Although the wind is going to lift the roof off my office before long

    Pretty impressed with the bike so far, although I did get a problem with the cold start on Sunday, had a quick look on here and the problem was soon sorted.

    Going to the NEC bike show on the 5th so might pick a few bits up there for the bike.

    Thanks for the comments guys

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    Ahhhh what a lovely story with a nice happy ending welcome to a world of fun VT

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    those cans look nasty...you realy should give them to me to dispose of for you...

    you have to ive as good as you get on hee mate..welcome to the nut house..

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    Thanks guys

    The cans do make the ground shake at idle and sounds nice under engine breaking too, on the way home from Norwich I enjoyed all the roundabouts due to the engine breaking, bends and acceleration

    ... Much nicer than an inline four. I've heard of people going back to R1's, Blades etc but to be honest I can't see myself going back without a fight!

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