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Offline Pontiac

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Initial Ride Impression (although this was a short ride)
« on: April 04, 2016, 10:01:12 pm »
Maybe a 50 mile jaunt during both day and night with everything from straight highway to rolling hills around Austin, Texas. Here are my impressions in no particular order.

1) Like everyone heavy at very low speeds but disappears instantly once moving. Extremely responsive to rider input. Just thinking about a change of direction and it happens. I have been riding a muscle cruiser with a 250mm back tire so a huge difference.
2) wished the horn was louder.
3) love the ease of removing saddlebags
4) headlights are awesome. On high beam I could light up a construction site if needed!
5) tail/brake light I wish was brighter
6) very powerful front brake. One finger pull can almost throw you over handlebars
7) rear brake performance still undecided on. I'm used to forward controls so the rear brake is taking so time to get the feel of.

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Re: Initial Ride Impression (although this was a short ride)
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2016, 09:09:14 am »
Hi Pontiac,

A lot of those thoughts have been covered within the Forum.

You will find lots of information by just using the SEARCH button .....

1)  Not a problem once you get used to it
2) Some Members have fitted louder horns
3) You can also get Pannier Liner bags
4) A few Members have "upgraded" their Headlights - Most don't seem to see the need to !
5) Some Members ( me included ) fitted extra lights on the back end
6) Maintain the discs regularly by making sure the semi-floating disc "bobbins" don't get seized up
7) Similar thoughts from other members too !

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Re: Initial Ride Impression (although this was a short ride)
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2016, 08:21:14 pm »
 :400: to the forum.  I'm in New Braunfels so I know a little about the area south and west of Austin.  Now that you have a Trophy you can really enjoy some great rides, but watch the backroads where there are ranch drives entering the roadway for dusty, gravelly spots, and some routes have some radical blind curves on them.  You're probably already aware of that if you've lived in the area very long.
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Re: Initial Ride Impression (although this was a short ride)
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2016, 09:18:43 pm »
Hi there Pontiac and welcome! :400:
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Re: Initial Ride Impression (although this was a short ride)
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2016, 04:38:30 pm »
Rear brake is a bit of a push as it is a linked system that is pressure sensitive and as pressure increases it put more pressure to front.  I think this means it probably takes more pressure to operate than a non linked brake (or even a 'standard' linked brake).  I have found I have got used to it even when swapping between bikes.  I usually don't use the back brake much being used to it being off the floor????  But perhaps not on the TT as I quite often use the rear to see if I can feel when it starts putting braking to the front.