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Post  GGiant on Mon 26 May 2014, 8:10 pm

I finally changed tyres from the original Sportmax at 7,800km. I was heading off on a trip for a week and I reckoned the Max's were looking a bit dodgy for unforeseen conditions, although they still might have had 1000km to reach the indicator blocks (in the grooves).

I bought some Michelin PR4s and put 1500km on them last week touring, mostly sunny and a day of rain including coming down from the range around 30km of wet twisties. The PR4s did everything I could have wanted. Apart from that, they look incredible!

....and this Bandit!. It has to be a legend. It was unreal on the trip. I know it has all been said before but it does such an easy job of touring, just incredible. That engine! I could hug it. I spent Saturday cleaning, chain etc and it looks like new. Removed panniers and frames and it looks like a sporter again.

So I'm off the shed right now to check it out againĀ !

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Post  Kiwisteve on Wed 28 May 2014, 11:12 pm

When you say "down the range", do you mean down the Bruxner hwy from Tenterfield, past Drake?

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Post  GGiant on Thu 29 May 2014, 6:41 pm

Roger that! Correct. Nice work.

The Bruxner to Tenterfield and back is my fave 1 dayer. Get the timing right and you can almost have it to yourself.

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Post  Kiwisteve on Thu 29 May 2014, 8:14 pm

Top bit of road. I've only been down it once, & I reckon it would only get better if I got to know it a bit better

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Post  GGiant on Thu 29 May 2014, 9:05 pm

Yes KS, it really is a treat climbing the range on the Bandit. Corners galore and climbing 1000 metres, and of course the Bandit thinks hills are flat! A few good cafes for a break and back again.

A day off work in the week and away you go. Honestly sometimes hardly a car. Strike, we are lucky!!

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