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Happy reaching the ground day!

Post by Arwen » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:34 pm

So today I said good bye to my first big bike, my lovely F700gs.
I traded it in for the much lower and lighter feeling Honda CMX 500 Rebel!
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Mix emotions over the trade in, but I am so glad I have done it now. Made all the better by the guys at Ecosse Motorcycles in Dundee who made the whole process easier than cooking dinner!
We only went for a short ride today as the temperature has dropped and it was threating to rain rather badly. The bike is lovely and smooth, and riding through town especially I noticed the massive difference in being able to reach the ground with both feet at the same time :lol:

I've already bought a slip on exhaust and a luggage rack to fit to it next week. Still working on what to do with the bars and adding heated grips to it. And figuring out all the things and options with the trakking !
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Re: Happy reaching the ground day!

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:51 pm

The Rebel is a nice looking bike. Being comfy on a bike is a good thing, it gives you confidence as well as being far less tiring.Enjoy.
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Re: Happy reaching the ground day!

Post by Arwen » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:14 pm

Thanks. I really loved riding the F700, but I did have to plan every stop :roll:

Typically though, Sunday night is due to be 1°C, so here comes the road salt :crybaby:
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Re: Happy reaching the ground day!

Post by skyrider » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:25 pm

glad you can handle the new one more easily but the shame is you have got it just in time for winter :crybaby: and your old gs certainly looks a heavy beast
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Re: Happy reaching the ground day!

Post by Arwen » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:39 pm

Cheers! There is actually only 20kg difference between them. But the rebel being so much lower that makes all the difference.
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Re: Happy reaching the ground day!

Post by fastbob » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:58 am

You'll have to get together with HDSoph and form a ( small ) club .

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Re: Happy reaching the ground day!

Post by manxie49 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:10 am

Great looking bike .... Enjoy :thumb:
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Re: Happy reaching the ground day!

Post by XTreme » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:13 pm

Excellent Arwen!

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Re: Happy reaching the ground day!

Post by Marino » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:22 pm

:thumb:

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Re: Happy reaching the ground day!

Post by Arwen » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:25 pm

Gave it a coat of ACF-50 today… putting it back in the garage and cannot help but laugh at how it makes my MSX look tall :lol:
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Re: Happy reaching the ground day!

Post by geofferz » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:31 pm

Nice looking bike for you got there - congrats!
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Re: Happy reaching the ground day!

Post by rennie » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:06 pm

Enjoy! :thumb:
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Re: Happy reaching the ground day!

Post by learningtofly » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:46 pm

That looks like the perfect bike for you... and it’s so much nicer to be able to flat foot.

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Re: Happy reaching the ground day!

Post by Arwen » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:27 pm

Thanks everyone. Being able to flat foot is still feeling alien to me :mrgreen:

I certainly missed the heated grips of the BMW this morning. But bonus, didn't have the scrape the car of frost :lol:
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Re: Happy reaching the ground day!

Post by The Hitcher » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:11 am

Congrats on the new bike, it looks cool in all black :D .

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