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Offline Saaz

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The adventures of Coconut
« on: May 26, 2014, 02:20:04 pm »
Seems like we have a media star, in the latest R&G email

http://randgblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/testimonial-rg-adventure-bars/

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Re: The adventures of Coconut
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014, 04:29:24 pm »
sounds like a very convincing case for fitting the bars. I had been swayed by those saying you might as well pay for new panels if it happens but this brings in a rider safety angle....

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Re: The adventures of Coconut
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2014, 11:58:13 pm »
Indeed a media star.  Coconut we are indeed honored that you still associate with us lowly non celebrities :020:
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Re: The adventures of Coconut
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2014, 12:53:34 am »
But what a way to become an esteemed celebrity.  :156:
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Re: The adventures of Coconut
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2014, 04:13:52 am »
Autographs are available at a very reasonable price  :156:   :821:

Seriously though - those ARE my words, written in a testimonial to R & G,
and although the Trophy did end up being a "Write Off",
the main thing was that I didn't, and walked away to tell the tale !


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Re: The adventures of Coconut
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2014, 11:10:43 am »
And THAT is the best testimonial ever!
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Re: The adventures of Coconut
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2014, 02:48:24 pm »
Hi Coconut,

My first time back on the forum for ages (life has been banzai busy over the last 6 months!), just looking for any news regarding bar risers and stumbled upon your news. Great to hear that you are okay but a shame that the bike got written off.

I too had my first "off" in 19 years last Saturday. Luckily (?!) it was on the dealer's Tiger 800 as my Trophy was at the factory for its cam chain recall. Just went into a big roundabout at 20-25mph in the wet and the Tiger low-sided on me. May have been a combination of heavy rain and diesel from buses. There was no other traffic around so no danger of being hit. The bike got the usual right-side scrape damage (mirror, bar end, brake lever etc.) and I got a bruise on the inside of my right knee where the bike fell on me and a sore right wrist where I hit the ground. It was quite annoying at the time but nothing compared to your "off-roading"! It looks like you did a "proper job"!

It was rather embarassing taking the Tiger back this morning but the dealer staff were very easy-going. I suspect that they can afford to be- the loan bike insurance excess is £2000!

Oh, well, it's only money and you and I both got away with minor scrapes.

I have to admit that when I rode my Trophy home in the wet this morning I was riding like a complete wuss!

Hope you have a quick recovery. Ordered a new Trophy yet?  :001:

BP

PS. - Maybe all those people that thought that the R&G bars were a waste of money will have second thought after reading your article!
"Let's be careful out there"

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Re: The adventures of Coconut
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2014, 02:53:38 pm »
Cheers BP  :821:

Like they say - scratched plastic and bent metal can be replaced and repaired  :028:


 



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