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I've got a piece over 200 miles (UK miles :laugh:) on the clock now. The bike really does get better. I'm sticking to the under 6000 rpm, but that's not too much of a hardship. It certainly feels smoother, brakes are bedded in and not losing as much dust. I'm still struggling with neutral, when it's cold it's almost impossible to find at standstill.
Although cold, it was a mostly sunny Sunday so I took a ride around the Derbyshire Peak District. Stopped at a regular cafe in a small village for a break. It's in an old Smithy, the place was rammed with bikers, cyclists, walkers, classic cars, classic trials cars and a few scooters. I'm glad that being retired I can usually go during the week when it's much quieter.

But bike caused a lot of attention, I hadn't even got off it before there were several other bikers wanting to ask about it.

The roads are tight and very up, down and bendy the bike rode beautifully, I'm so pleased with it.
 

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I've got a piece over 200 miles (UK miles :laugh:) on the clock now. The bike really does get better. I'm sticking to the under 6000 rpm, but that's not too much of a hardship. It certainly feels smoother, brakes are bedded in and not losing as much dust. I'm still struggling with neutral, when it's cold it's almost impossible to find at standstill.
Although cold, it was a mostly sunny Sunday so I took a ride around the Derbyshire Peak District. Stopped at a regular cafe in a small village for a break. It's in an old Smithy, the place was rammed with bikers, cyclists, walkers, classic cars, classic trials cars and a few scooters. I'm glad that being retired I can usually go during the week when it's much quieter.

But bike caused a lot of attention, I hadn't even got off it before there were several other bikers wanting to ask about it.

The roads are tight and very up, down and bendy the bike rode beautifully, I'm so pleased with it.
Sounds like a great way to spend a Sunday. Glad to hear you are happy with the purchase - and hope finding that neutral gets easier!
 

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Now that is what it's all about. Enjoying the time, taking some time out to smell the roses and converse with the community. No better feeling!
 

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I've got a piece over 200 miles (UK miles :laugh:) on the clock now. The bike really does get better. I'm sticking to the under 6000 rpm, but that's not too much of a hardship. It certainly feels smoother, brakes are bedded in and not losing as much dust. I'm still struggling with neutral, when it's cold it's almost impossible to find at standstill.
Although cold, it was a mostly sunny Sunday so I took a ride around the Derbyshire Peak District. Stopped at a regular cafe in a small village for a break. It's in an old Smithy, the place was rammed with bikers, cyclists, walkers, classic cars, classic trials cars and a few scooters. I'm glad that being retired I can usually go during the week when it's much quieter.

But bike caused a lot of attention, I hadn't even got off it before there were several other bikers wanting to ask about it.

The roads are tight and very up, down and bendy the bike rode beautifully, I'm so pleased with it.
Spent some time in sheffield & chesterfield a few years ago, peak district is fantastic. Chatsworth house to Glossop, or even snakes pass or just take any left and find a b-road. Great biking country.
 

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I've got a piece over 200 miles (UK miles :laugh:) on the clock now. The bike really does get better. I'm sticking to the under 6000 rpm, but that's not too much of a hardship. It certainly feels smoother, brakes are bedded in and not losing as much dust. I'm still struggling with neutral, when it's cold it's almost impossible to find at standstill.
Although cold, it was a mostly sunny Sunday so I took a ride around the Derbyshire Peak District. Stopped at a regular cafe in a small village for a break. It's in an old Smithy, the place was rammed with bikers, cyclists, walkers, classic cars, classic trials cars and a few scooters. I'm glad that being retired I can usually go during the week when it's much quieter.

But bike caused a lot of attention, I hadn't even got off it before there were several other bikers wanting to ask about it.

The roads are tight and very up, down and bendy the bike rode beautifully, I'm so pleased with it.
Spent some time in sheffield & chesterfield a few years ago, riding in peak district is fantastic. Chatsworth house to Glossop, or even snakes pass or just take any left and find a b-road. Great biking country.
 

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Spent some time in sheffield & chesterfield a few years ago, riding in peak district is fantastic. Chatsworth house to Glossop, or even snakes pass or just take any left and find a b-road. Great biking country.
Police can be a bit hot at weekends (a good reason why the mirrors could be more useful) , they have a motorcycle safety drive on at the moment. I'm glad I can do my riding in the week when the roads are quieter. Did you ever do the Cat and Fiddle?
 

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Police can be a bit hot at weekends (a good reason why the mirrors could be more useful) , they have a motorcycle safety drive on at the moment. I'm glad I can do my riding in the week when the roads are quieter. Did you ever do the Cat and Fiddle?
Never visited the cat and fiddle, but would regularly go Matlock to Buxton, then Chapel le firth onwards to Glossop. Return route would be snakes pass back to Chesterfield (around 100miles). Some nice bends around there. I remember they would have large yellow bike awareness signs allover throughout summer. I am sure you know how fortunate you are to be in that area.
 

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Police can be a bit hot at weekends (a good reason why the mirrors could be more useful) , they have a motorcycle safety drive on at the moment. I'm glad I can do my riding in the week when the roads are quieter. Did you ever do the Cat and Fiddle?
Along with the beginning and end of months since they have to meet quotas. Plus they know not everyone will fight a ticket, even more of a reason to pull someone over. Always helps to have a good lawyer even if its just for consultation.
 

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Maybe this is common knowledge, and pointless to post, but when I first got my Monster, neutral was tricky to find.

What worked for me, at a stop, in 1st, was to roll the bike forward just a couple of inches with my right foot, and push forward, not exactly up, on the gear shift lever with my left while the bike was just that tiny bit in motion. I still do this out of habit now, even though neutral has become a lot easier to find.
 

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Maybe this is common knowledge, and pointless to post, but when I first got my Monster, neutral was tricky to find.

What worked for me, at a stop, in 1st, was to roll the bike forward just a couple of inches with my right foot, and push forward, not exactly up, on the gear shift lever with my left while the bike was just that tiny bit in motion. I still do this out of habit now, even though neutral has become a lot easier to find.
Old school methods still work.
 
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