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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-30-2006, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Finally Picked the Brute up

Got my bike today in San Diego and rode PCH/5/405 up
to Santa Barbara, 240 miles 5 hours.
Freakin, fookin awesome. And that about sums it up anything anything I say below has to be modified by the those adjectives.
The seat was fine it ain't no touring bike. I slightly dimpled/marred the back of the tank. My style is to lean forward kinda pressing on the tank and holding squeezing to the tank with my knees.
Slight leak from the radiator hose clamps to the pump, hopefully it seals up or will be fixed at the first service.
Shifter and rear brake were a little odd, may try adjusting but basically just different from my other bike and started to adapt and getting familiar.
Throttle was very touchy and blipping on the down shifts again different, of course I am breaking her in still so I didn't go crazy well maybe once or twice. Very impressed with the power/torque curve.
The sound was just incredible and not wanting to keep the revs steady I just loved gassing it and hearing the sound.
Handled like nothing I've been on before. Fly airliners now and this was F-16 like.
Pulled in for gas and there is an 07 910R what chance is that. Talked to the owner Peter. Very nice chap and chat. Peter if you come on here maybe you could share the suspension set-up you came up with. Just plain too pumped to remeber numbers of clicks.
No stalls, no headlight falling out, no water pump leak just the hose. so basically flawless.
Just can't wait for tomorrow.
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Congratulations, sounds like you have the bug.
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cool - welcome to the always distracted while not riding your Brutale club
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Congrats! Cool random meeting, very small odds for a maiden voyage.
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^^ All too true. Nice ride!!!

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and the HUGE lower triple clamp. that thing is braced like king-kong at at a bondage party.
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Forgot, biggest gripe the Mirrors. Useless, lift an arm and touch the glass then maybe some semblance of function. Mr Emoto get ready to post me rear hugger,mirrors plus misc. goodies.
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1. The seat was fine it ain't no touring bike....
2. ...Shifter and rear brake were a little odd...
3. ...Throttle was very touchy and blipping on the down shifts again different...
1. I think the seat is quite comfortable for this type of bike.
2. You saying that just reminded me of my 1st ride on mine... I thought the same thing. Now I don't even think about it.
3. Yes, very touchy throttle, I wonder if this can be adjusted out in any way?

At your 1st service, you may consider skipping the rattle part and ask your dealer to put loctite blue on the air cover panels (crc logoed part with the air intake vents) on the 6 tiny bolts (3 per panel) while they already have the tank off.

You got the best looking Brutale!

edit: oh, btw my suspension was pretty bad set up when I got it, I mentioned it in a thread, and Dumbcomputers suggested I wait on doing anything until the suspension breaks in. In my case it was a good suggestion because at over 1300 miles now it carves a curve much better than it did at 300 miles.

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what a great read
how funny to run into the 910R at the gas station
glad that the bike is everthing you imagined and much much more

it'll only be BETTER the NEXT time you ride.....i can ASSURE you of that

congrats again



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Congrats! Great read on your first ride - thanks!

I couldn't agree more about waiting for things to settle in. I've done 1300km now on mine, and things are improving with age - just like a fine wine. I've only ever had vehicles from new - and I don't remember anything mechanical improving this much in such a short time. My bike is now much easier to ride, and therefore much more fun.

Just as an aside, would anyone like to organise a group buy? I was thinking maybe a takeover bid for Shell or BP, just to reduce the fuel costs...
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