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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 1:19 pm 
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Location: devon, great britain
I have a friend that has owned one of these bikes for about 2 years now, and thought some people might be interested in reading a few thoughts about it.
In general its an awesome bike but it has its bad points.
Beware if you have a light wallet, this thing guzzles petrol and oil! I also foun that it tends to die and loose power after about 20 minutes hard riding, the clutch is too light and does not provide enougn positive feedback, the shocks have plenty of travel and will handle most jumps but they are too severe when braking. The engine is very good but only for about 15 minutes then it will get too hot and die.
If your looking to get a bike like this and use it it for the odd bit of trail riding now and then, beware, the engine requires a full rebuild after 25 hours which is insane! and the rings need to be replaced after only 10 hours.
Its a lot better than some of its rivals, but its let down by reliabilty.

just a few thoughts of my own! :twisted:

britishhonda.

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