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HELLO ALL!!!!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by miff, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. miff

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    big hello to all from the new boy.
    I sold my old gsxr600srad and bought a brand new 675 last month, best thing i ever did, ive not stopped smiling ever since!!.
    Ive already done 1200 miles and a trackday at silverstone, the bike has been absolutly AMAZING!!.
    Can anyone tell me, do these bikes have any faults?, i really dont think so.

    regards to all
    mark
     
  2. Edski675

    Edski675 Administrator Staff Member

    Yo miff!!!!

    Faults? What's a 'fault'?
     
  3. andysjt

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    all right mate , welcome to the site

    fault ? .... a few have had x up valve problems & soft paint on the tank but apart from that no not much
    i have done 8600 miles from new & have had no problems at all

    b/t/w did i talk to you at george white's in swindon a few sundays back ?
     
  4. miff

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    hi alan,
    yes you did see me at george white. Thanks for telling me about this site.
     
  5. welcome dude...these bikes dont have faults..just character flaws :D
     
  6. miff

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    character flaws? funny thats what my missus says about me!
     
  7. henrymc

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    Hi miff welcome to the site,
    apart from a few niggles the 675 is faultless,
    but have read some posts on the forum here
    where people were slagging of their bikes reliability,
    all i can say is you look after your bike and it will look after you,
     
  8. D41

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    Welcome, miff - Glad to have you aboard!!

    ...Think he means the San Andreas Fault or sommit??
     
  9. Hey y'all!
    I've had a few set backs / charcter flaws
    cables to the exhaust valve rotted through (after it just having a service!)
    ingnition pickup went (£250+VAT)
    and a fault in one valve shim which lead to new camshaft, gears and chain grr!
    The digital clocks stopped working
    I also met another guy on this site who's cam chain skipped a tooth on the sprocket too :s
    I'm told buy triumph dealer that these bikes liked to be thrashed? Sometimes I have my doubts but when it's working it's the best bloody bike in the world!!!
    Just keep an eye on oil and coolant as they drink the stuff!!
     
  10. redseven

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    Welcome miff, think you got some answers there?
     
  11. henrymc

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    that proves my point hazza,
    only road bikes that have had blown engines have been bikes lent out to bike journalists and they were the same people who said that there was a reliability issue with the 675 when it first came on the market in 2006,
    when you buy any bike second hand you have to take the chance that the guy who owned it before you treated it with respect,
    no bike is bulletproof,
    even a Honda,
     
  12. Davetona

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  13. Yeah fair point, tho my dads honda blackbird has never gone wrong in the 5 years he's had it, I've cursed it now tho hehe!
     
  14. Miff, bit of background, this is from the one who rides in the snow & burns her bum setting bikes on fire when riding! :lol:

    No offence intended 675hazza. I'll also own up to riding in the snow. BUT, I've not blown up any bike just yet! Maybe I've got more to learn...

    Anyway, welcome aboard miff! Hope you find everyone as friendly & helpful as I have!
     
  15. It was a Spanish 2 stroke!! Come on!!
     
  16. Anonymous

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    Have another welcome and it sounds like you are giving your 675 a proper bedding in. ;)
    Mine is an 06 model and I gave it an enthusiastic breaking in (don’t ever recall breaking in a new car) and also completed a number of track days, ridden it to UK a few times without it missing a beat…
    Mine is semi garaged as the temp is dropping here in Sweden and the OEM tyres don’t like the cold :(
     
  17. Welcome miff. As has been said above (exup, chocolate paint on tank, oil consumption when running in). And just hope that if you're stopped by the Dibble, they don't know about the top speed recall button! ;)

    Best excuses are:

    "It was the previous owner".
    "I did a track day at..."
    "It must have been when I had it dyno'd" :lol:
     
  18. Edski675

    Edski675 Administrator Staff Member

    Which of the above applies to this fine bike I wonder. It's not my bike, but I promised that hell would freeze over before I reveal the identitly of its owner.

    Sorry folks, pic edited out. It's a bit too hot :D
     
  19. kingfixer

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    I recognise that resevoir cover !! :lol: :lol:
     
  20. Edski675

    Edski675 Administrator Staff Member


    Sssssshhhhhhhhhh
     

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