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    100,000+ miler 32232's Avatar
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    Service loaner

    I took my F800ST in for an annual service and it turns out my rear wheel bearing has had the biscuit. It shouldn't be ridden, so the dealer offered me a ride to the train station, (I live 220km away) or they had one bike I could have for a week while parts come from the Fatherland.

    The choice was clear:
    Dave

    '06 Triumph Scrambler (Trans-Labrador veteran)

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    Ha! Nice. That's a no-brainer right there. How would you compare your bike and this S?
    Mark M, St. Louis, '95 R1100RS, '01 Super Sherpa
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    I'm past the point in life where the riding position is comfortable, but it has some serious get-up-and-go. Roll-on response is great, but cruising at 120 km/h on the way home it was hardly breathing. Felt like it would have been comfortable at about 160.

    The one thing that I noticed is that at low speeds it really falls into corners compared to my bikes.
    Dave

    '06 Triumph Scrambler (Trans-Labrador veteran)

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    Mars needs women! 35634's Avatar
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    Back in 92 I got a mustard/ketchup K1 as a loaner when my K75 was in the shop. Your's sounds like a similar experience. Good luck not getting a ticket!
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