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Froze my nuts off on the way to KJM and had a serious attack of the fear once I arrived... that "am I doing the right thing" type of fear! Deal done, out on the open road and that all melted into the distance. Journey home seemed to take a quarter of the time! First impressions were amazement at the difference in the ride compared to my standard Tre. Steering feels lighter and it made me wonder if there was something up with the fuelling on mine still as the LE is so much smoother. Maybe its the race pipe but it was a revelation! Stopped at the services and had double the amount of admiring glances and comments compared to usual. Other nice surprises:
- No clock resets yet despite a few starts
- Clutch seems loads lighter... I was expecting the opposite from a dry clutch!
- No stalls (except a self inflicted one on the way out of the car park!) and not even any feeling like its going to stall when the engine note drops as the slipper clutch kicks in, like on the standard Tre.
- Amazingly, for the first time ever on a Tornado I managed to select neutral while stationary! Not gonna say it slips in easily but does seem to be possible with a careful tap from second.

Not so good things
- Tyres are awful after 5 years in a garage. Not sure what the shelf life is on tyres these days and whether its worth trying to scrub them in or just get new boots.
- Some of the carbon is looking a bit dull. Anyone recommend something to bring it up like new?

Will post some pics once I have had a chance to give her a thorough clean!

Col
 

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Congratulations there colin and glad to hear every things ok well chuffed for you ! . New tyres a must. Very happy to see its gone to a good home. Now go stare at it and grin some more !.
 

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Well done Col, bet you're glad you did it now.
I would change the tyres though, I think they get quite an odd surface on them over time if not used, eve if it's just for peace of mind. Make sure whoever does it takes care of the rims!
Here's to many happy miles on her:clap:
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Colin

Don't tell everyone or they will all want an LE..... Well all except those that like the lumpy custard yellow!

When the guys at Red Dog took mine out pre-delivery inspection, pre owner getting mitts on it, again at 600 mile test, etc. the like the report back was it was like a magic carpet ride. Comforting to know that the staff do a hands on inspection around the lanes of Edenbridge!

I must admit it is a completely different bike and worth that little (read insane amounts more) extra dosh!

By the way mine is due for another service and hands on test ride!

Enjoy!
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BIG CONGRATULATIONS FRIEND

I'm rite pleased for you

Wot tyres are on the LE.
Make sure that the tyre pressures are ok and just potter around for a day or to to see if they scrub up, They should only go bad if stored in direct sun light for a long time.
 

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Lucky Boy, Congrats on being in the LE club, very exclusive mate. hope you enjoy all the posing & watching other owners drooling over your baby :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
 

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Wot tyres are on the LE.
Make sure that the tyre pressures are ok and just potter around for a day or to to see if they scrub up, They should only go bad if stored in direct sun light for a long time.


DUNPLOP - same as on the TRE. Just a narrower section as it allows the bike to tip in faster.

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So they will be 207's then.
I liked them but i found they did need a bit of warmth thro them to make them work.
208 RR's on now Brilliant.
 

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Congratulations Colin, hope you guys get some riding weather. Enjoy it

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Nice one Colin. Hopefully we'll all be out very soon, enjoying our Nelli's to the full. :clap:
 

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An LE and a son soon. I'm not a Jelous or ENVIOUS person usually. But Your a LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY BAS$%#D Congratulaions Enjoy Both
 

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Col, well done and a good deal to boot.

I had Dunlop 207RR's on my Tre as OE and liked them. Lasted lots better than the current Pirellis, mind you that could also be me getting comfortable with her :D

I guess you didn't need me to take the LE off your hands then ;)
 

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hey mate congrats on the new bike the stuff i use to clean my rs is called dodo juice i got it off a friend who bought it online not sure where from but belive me WHAT a shine it puts on the bike you have to rub it on to your bike with your hand and leave it to bake in the sun then buff it off its the best stuff i have ever use :clap:
 

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Some of the carbon is looking a bit dull.
OH NO!!!, 'Dull Carbon', that's the piggin worst..............take it straight back and demand a bloody refund Colin :rolling:

Glad all went well for you matey and can't wait to she her at Rogart. :ele:
 

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hey mate congrats on the new bike the stuff i use to clean my rs is called dodo juice i got it off a friend who bought it online not sure where from but belive me WHAT a shine it puts on the bike you have to rub it on to your bike with your hand and leave it to bake in the sun then buff it off its the best stuff i have ever use :clap:
sounds good, but where do we Brits get the sun thing?

STOP PRESS: Benelli owner buys sun bed for garage :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
 

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sounds good, but where do we Brits get the sun thing?

STOP PRESS: Benelli owner buys sun bed for garage :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
Lol I thought the same and figured he must be in America or something but no... CUMBRIA! Do you live in a special part of Cumbria where the sun shines more than once a year? :rolling:
 

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lol no it not needed butin summer when it dose come it works its best i wish i was in america hold on no i don't don't like straight roads but besides the stuff is awsome
 

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I took your advice and bought some Dodo Juice and I have to say it is indeed awesome! Never bothered spending more than a few quid on waxes or polishes and this stuff really is worth the difference. Especially as theres probably enough in a tub to last a bike for 2 years or more :D
Will do a second coat tomorrow I think and then take the LE out at the weekend for some piccies :clap:
 
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