Originally Posted by Meese
Hmm, do you happen to be near Kentucky? Just curious.
I know what you mean about the RT. I tried to like it, but I just never could get really comfortable on one. I guess I'm really just an inline-4 guy at heart. Nothing wrong with that.
Congrats on the bike. Sounds like a great find that you will enjoy for many years to come.
I did recently leave some $ (little) in Louisville. But that had to do with 20 horses not 152 hp. Annual event with friends at the Kentucky Derby.
I'm in Cleveland. Certainly not the same bike as in the link. Similar machine but with gray seat, and Hyperlites as only add-on. That guys experience is another reason to sell a new bike though.
In addition to my confidence in the gentlman seller, I spoke with the original selling dealer. Think I just had some good timing and had some nice folks to deal with.
That's my story and I'm stick'n with it.
On to the bike, and specificaly the shifting. Thought I'd read that they'd fixed that somehow.
I adjusted the shifter down a bit last night. It was too high for me.
This afternoon, found that there was very little free play, none really, in the throttle grip at idle.
I test rode another '08 recently. Immediately noticed excessive free play in the throttle control at idle on that machine. Very different than mine.
Funny thing is, I was able to shift her up 1-2-3 much more smoothly than my newly aquired GT. Made me think that the noisey shifting had indeed been fixed.
Added just a snick of freeplay to mine this afternoon. Didn't ride after the adjustment . Hope it helps some.
Meanwhile I'll try other techniques, methods and ear plugs, as always. The sound of the machine whacking into gear on upshifts is just a bit unsettling.
On the positive side ... What a beautifull exhaust note. Quick to spool up, and seemingly loving it, like a F-1 car.
Thanks for the welcome guys