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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonr View Post
    Hi Yazed. I totally agree. For now, this bike fits my budget perfectly (a 250 doubles/triples the price!). I will probably sit on 80 or 90kph and then just use that extra bit if I need it. What do you ride now?
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    Hi Gary-t. Appreciate the advice. I bought the bike on Saturday at Honda Cape Town (9,999 + on the road costs). I know what you mean about top speed although I live on the outskirts of Cape Town and, fortunately, there are no real hills on the way in.

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    Thanks Swanie

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    Abit late now, but it might have been an idea to buy a 2nd hand CBR125 for 12000-15000. Still uses only slightly more petrol than the average lawnmower and can do freeway speeds pretty easily.

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    Hi Yazed - just been looking at your Kawa online - it's a nice bike!

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    Thanks Loc144 - didn't know about that bike. No problem though, I'm happy to have the E-storm and will take it from there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonr View Post
    Thanks Loc144 - didn't know about that bike. No problem though, I'm happy to have the E-storm and will take it from there...
    The E-Storm is a great choice for you. I know you will enjoy it. Have many great, fun filled and safe miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonr View Post
    I'm happy to have the E-storm ...
    And so you should be. Nice bike. Congrats on your new ride jasonr. Be sure to share your impressions of the bike with us once you get it.

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    safe riding! remember to run that badboy in properly.u want the full power of 'the beast' at your disposal :P (as well as reliability and fuel efficiency.) the engine loosens up nicely at around 2000km

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    Welcome to TB

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    Hi Jason

    Welcome to TB. You did well to join here! Congrats on your new ride. Enjoy it and stay safe!

    Where will you get on the N1? I commute from Bellville and get off at Sable Way. Maybe if our routes overlap, we will see each other inbound one day!
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    Thanks AMZ - I can't wait to get my learner's licence and getting on the road!

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    Thanks happyogre. I'll let you all know how I get on.

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    Thanks Heftycrab - good advice, I had wondered about that, if I should take it easy until it's run in. What advice do you have (top speed, top revs, anything else?)

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    Thanks SilverTwist - it's a great site!

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    Hi Bean, Thanks. Yes, it's a great site.
    I will join the N1 from the N7 and probably come off at Oswald Pirow. Which road leads you from Bellville to the N1 (i.e where do you join)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonr View Post
    Thanks Heftycrab - good advice, I had wondered about that, if I should take it easy until it's run in. What advice do you have (top speed, top revs, anything else?)
    Follow the instructions as per the user manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonr View Post
    Hi Bean, Thanks. Yes, it's a great site.
    I will join the N1 from the N7 and probably come off at Oswald Pirow. Which road leads you from Bellville to the N1 (i.e where do you join)?
    I get on at Old Oak Road. We will share the N1 from the N7 to Sable way. At what time will you join the N1? I ride to work pretty late in the morning.

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    The major advantage of the E-Strom is, in two years time, the jump from E-Storm to V-Strom is that much easier.

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    Hey, as AMZ said; follow the user manual. The engineers that designed the bike knows whats best the manual however says just take it easy for the first 500km, then gradually increase the speed. I just kept the speed low (like around 5000 revs max) and what is apparently the most important is: dont ride at the same speed for too long. you must regulate the speed. the best might be to find a quiet-ish 60km/h-max road and do the riding in on that? You dont want to be forced to ride 80km/h+ because some guy in a bakkie is riding up your backside. ENJOY!

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