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Bruggerís Can Am shakedown run

Well got her registered yesterday, did a bit of tootling around town to get used to the different way she handles compared to a two wheeler. Within an hour of getting on the road I had my first near miss, numpty indicated left into a side street they immediately went right doing a uturn in front of me. Brakes work well so I was able to avoid them.

I quickly realized that shorts are not an option at all, with the pipe on one side (with heat wrap) and the radiator/thermo on the other side combined with 42 degree ambient temp meant burnt legs, right near the pipe even has a couple blisters.



Stopped at local lookout for a bit.

Today took her out for a ride down to Darlington Point (banks of the Murrumbidgee river) stopped for lunch at a local cafe when I was a regular when I lived out there. Bacon & egg rolls as good as they used to be.



After that called into the Punt hotel for a quick middie. After all they were advertising...



Decided to come back via Whitton for some different scenery.

Iím quite impressed with the bike, only thing wrong is the cruise control doesnít work but Iím thinking maybe itís just a fuse but it can wait, next week is mid to high 40ís here so way too hot for shed time.

She cruises effortlessly on 100, overtaking is nothing more than a twist of the wrist and youíre seeing license loss speeds very quick. Having never owned anything bigger than a 450 dirt bike the power feels insane. Comes on strong from about 5000rpm, below that still fairly torquey. Iím very glad I went for the semi auto model as opposed to the manual, it suits me just fine. Sounds great too, even with the standard pipe. The massive screen keeps basically all the wind off so I might look for a standard short screen for the summer months. It is taking some getting used to, being 5ft wide means you are sitting in the middle of the lane. Bumps are hard to miss being as there is 3 wheels so one is bound to hit them. The suspension is nice and compliant even with the preload wound up on the front and the heavier swaybar. Rear feels good too, probably would wind it up if traveling two up (but thatís not an issue for me )

So far very happy with the purchase and enjoying getting out there again albeit in a different way.
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I'm overjoyed for you Brugger. Well done!
Find some wet skid-pan action... I would.
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I'm overjoyed for you Brugger. Well done!

Find some wet skid-pan action... I would.

Be scary I recon H1. It lights the rear up (225) on dry tar easy as.
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.. Grab the Bull by it's Horns & Ride it.

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I'm impressed! Didn't think Griffith had any place high enough to be a lookout.

Re: the cruise Chris. If the speedo and ABS on both ends are working, problem is most likely to be crap under the handlebar switch block. Easy to pop it apart and give it a spray with contact cleaner.
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Really glad to hear you enjoy riding it mate......then again who wouldn't, if they were honest.

Now get back out there and clock up the kays son.
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I'm impressed! Didn't think Griffith had any place high enough to be a lookout.



Re: the cruise Chris. If the speedo and ABS on both ends are working, problem is most likely to be crap under the handlebar switch block. Easy to pop it apart and give it a spray with contact cleaner.

Yeah itís not much of a lookout Pete.

Speedo works fine, it didnít lock up when I stood on the brakes so I suspect you might be right. Every day here next week is 40+, 48 on Wednesday so it can wait I reckon. But Iíll give that a go first
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Now get back out there and clock up the kays son.

Got first big ride booked OS, snowy mountains start of feb. Be about 1300km round trip

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Very nice Chris.

Thanks Geoff, Iím loving it
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