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Visceral Experience
« on: August 14, 2019, 21:44:52 PM »
As those that kinda know me, I'm a bit of a dinosaur when it comes the modern electronics. Not just on bikes either but in daily life generally - mobile phones/hand held computing/tracking device is one example  :o

So you can imagine my reactions when I started turning the loud handle on this beauty . . .



Not mine, I might add. It's eldest sons new ride, and seeing as he's a bit "busy" today, I thought I'd give it a try, having never even thrown a leg over one before.
This red beaut has electronic everything, so after ingesting as much as I could of the owners manual, I fired the beast up and set it in Urban mode, cos that just has 100 ponies thrusting it along.

Springy bits are set soft on urban, so my experience of the Skyhook suspension was a little muted, but still noticable in the way it seems to smooth everything on the road out.
The 100 ponies felt plenty for me, having a similar amount available from the Stroms V-Twin lump. The Dukes delivery is very different from the Stroms, being very highly geared in all gears.

So after a brief introduction to the Italians ways, I selected Touring. This frees up another 50% in the pony department and feck me, does it make a difference. I swear I was laughing out loud inside my lid as the beast literally leaped forward with SOOOOO much thrust.

Don't think I'd want to own one of the 1200/1260 breed, but the 950 version . . . . that has got me thinking  ;D

Just thought I'd share my thoughts, after my giggle fest had settled down  ;D

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NB - the reason eldest is busy is that he was called to Edinburgh very early this morning . . . for a double transplant - kidney & pancreas. Literally just found out at 22:00hrs that he's gone into theatre  :o Here's hoping all goes well
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Re: Visceral Experience
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2019, 22:21:12 PM »
Yow, hope your lad makes a full recovery - that's a big op.

150 horsepower is mad in such a light bike.  I couldn't have one, I'd get locked up.
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Re: Visceral Experience
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2019, 23:05:00 PM »
Tis indeed a big one - 9-10 hrs.

Still, he's got a great machine to plan his recovery around.

New to him Multistrada on Tuesday, kidney & pancreas on Wednesday / Thursday.

Tis going to be a long night me thinks
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2019, 08:28:41 AM »
Good luck too your lad Steve, a friend of mine had the kidney op a couple of years ago now and it has totally changed her life for the better.
Oh and make sure you keep the oil flowing around the Multi, sure they need at least a couple of hundred miles a week too stay healthy ;)

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Re: Visceral Experience
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2019, 09:25:46 AM »
Steve,
Best wishes to your eldest for a strong recovery from what is obviously a significant operation.
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Re: Visceral Experience
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2019, 10:36:22 AM »
Many, many thanks for your kind words and wishes gents.

Neil is out of surgery - 7+hrs operation - and is progressing well in the ICU  :)

All packed ready to head down - just waiting for our dog-sitter to arrive.

I'll do my best to keep a running update as and when I can.

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Re: Visceral Experience
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2019, 17:53:09 PM »
Pass on our best wishes and speedy recovery , Steve

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Re: Visceral Experience
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2019, 21:04:34 PM »
Well, eldest is doing what he does best . . . Confounding the medicos :D

By the time we’d got half way down to Edinburgh, he was out of the ICU and on the high dependency ward.

When we got in to see him, he was and still is looking very well and, according to the medics, he’s doing very well. Long may it continue in that vein.

Many, many thanks from us all to you all for your kind words and wishes.

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Re: Visceral Experience
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2019, 13:19:46 PM »
Neil’s doing really well according to the medics.

He’s had several tubes removed but he’s still got many still sticking out of him.

His goal for today is to walk to the loo! Here’s hoping he makes it to the loo  ::)

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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2019, 14:45:54 PM »
Nice one!  Good he's able to get out of bed, it's shocking how quickly your muscles waste away if you can't do that.
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Re: Visceral Experience
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2019, 19:14:02 PM »
Seeing as eldest is still in Edinburgh, thought I'd take his bike out for a spin  ;D after checking it over and fitting a few bits . . .





Had the machine on full power for this ride out and OMG does it lift it's skirts at the mearest whiff of the throttle  :o

Eldest has had all of the tubes that were sticking out of him removed and is now on a general ward. Not sure I'm happy about that, given that it's only been 3 full days since they did his Op  :o, but they, the medico's, know best. Attached is a piccy of Neil enjoying his 1st baked tatty in 2 years, since he suffered kidney failure  :D And the piccy was taken lunchtime today, just 80hrs since the operation  :o

Might have to re-think my mode of transport on Tuesday when I go back down - was going to take the bike, but if he is ready to be shipped to Aberdeen hospital, then the car might be needed.

Onwards & upwards.

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Re: Visceral Experience
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2019, 23:18:45 PM »
Looks like he is really on the mend Steve, best make the most of the Multistrada while you have the chance.  ;)


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