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Old 19 Nov 2007
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Tt 600

I Am Thinking Of Buying A Tt600
I Have Heard A Lot Of Good Reports About Them.
The Only Bad Point Is That I Have Heard Some Bad Reports About The Fuel Injection At Low Revs Being Lumpy.

Is This Just Rumours Out Of Control.
Or Is It Ok.

Anyone Got One Out There, That Can Help Me Out.
Any Advice Would Be Appreciated.
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This is the best advise I can give you and I'm not being funny,

Write out the maximum you want to pay for a bike, now choose your route, look at the terrain you want to ride, then look at what you want to carry.

Right got that so far, that's propper research. From there go and choose 3 differnet bikes and take them for a 2 hour minimum ride, now here's the bit you will like the most, PICK the one that best fits all your needs.

So now you want bike X, go a buy the best one you can afford, now read about it on the web, once you know all about it go and do a night class to learn how to maintain it.

Once you have done ALL of that leave on your trip, and DON'T ever worry about someone else's bike X or their views on YOUR bike, because they are all different what one guy says is a bad fault another guy will know how to fix and then it isn't a problem anymore is it?

I ride a F650GS DAKAR after doing 3 months research, reading everything I could on the net looking for things that could go wrong and then getting a plan for if they ever did, so knowing how to fix most COMMON things that can go wrong and having a relevant spare. FOR ME it was the best purchase and it's not let me down yet, I feed it clean it and look after it, and in return it takes me where I want to go.

That's the BEST advise you will hear from ANYBODY on bike choice....

Ride safe and let us know what you choose in the end.
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thanks for the advice.
part of ny research was posting a question on here.
when choosing a new bike i will talk to people gather as much info as i can just as you suggested.
getting to know common faults etc.
as you said the more info i get the better.
thanks again
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Hi ya,

Sorry I wasn't being funny but the Best advise was as above, I guess the people who read it mostly agreed because they didn't say anything different.

But really don't worry about anyone else's faults with their bikes, you will in all good faith not get them, because YOU will look after your ride and service it properly. I just went for the best bike I could get (least problems) and then put in the hours from that point on, you know tweaking tinkering and then getting to love the labour and maintenance side of things.

As long as it starts, goes straight without a wobble, turns when you want it to and then stops when required then it's a good bike. Body work, modifications and anything else you want to do to make it your own is where YOU put in the hours but it's where YOU also reap the greatest rewards.

You can check out my site F650 Ride the World - A journey of Global Proportions and check out the modifications and you will see what I mean.

Choose purchase and ride hope to see you at the next Horizons Bash where you can show me everything YOU did and fixed with pride, just don't ask me to ride with you as I tend to fall off more then OBI WAN.(EWAN) does.
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my 2p worth!

hiya Bez, as Lee ( judadredd) pointed out, what one guy has as problems with a bike isnt always what you would have with yours.

now my advice. remember them, for they are words of great wisdom...

"any bikes worst enemy is its last owner" thats it really....

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