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At the time of taking ownership and insuring my Bobber Black I set up a 3000 limited mile insurance policy. As most of you based in the U.K. already know, limiting the miles is a means of keeping the insurance costs down.

I thought 3000 miles ought to be plenty taking into account the bike will only ever be pulled out for sunny day cruises and also factoring in that we don’t usually get to have a great deal of sunny days during the course of one of our so called summers.

So upon return from a ride out yesterday I thought I’d check the mileage to see how I’m getting on... amazingly I see that I was on 2999 miles... a **** good job I checked!

A swift call to the insurance company today resulted in another 3000 mile top up which ought to cover it.

Meanwhile... my poor Lotus Exige which has a 4000 limited mile policy due to being another, when the mood strikes form of transport, has only covered 325 miles this year which makes it hard to justify it sitting in the garage. But for the moment at least... it’s all about the Bobber love!

What kind of miles have the rest of you racked up and over what period of time?! I’ve owned mine since April 2018 by the way.
 

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I've had mine for 3 months , and have 5,100 miles on it so far. Now if the rain would stop. Seems this is our year for soaking rain about every day.
 

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For a non practical... slightly uncomfortable bike... the miles sure are being rolled on. Personally none of that really matters... just looking at the thing makes me want to ride it which helps overcome the small niggles! :grin2:
 

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Compared to Daytona 675, its comfortable bike.
For full comfortable and dream bike next model must have:
1) Progressive or adjustable front suspension. Currently on my driving style braking is like diving submarine.
2) Adjustable rear suspension. Stock one on bad roads shake sh_t out of you.
3) 100 - 120 hp. Bike is too heavy for 80hp and i spend too much on full throttle and high rpm.
4) Must be 20kg lighter

I know all this can be modified and achieved on current bike, but lazy as i am, i would like to see these on stock bike :wink2:
 

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Compared to Daytona 675, its comfortable bike.
For full comfortable and dream bike next model must have:
1) Progressive or adjustable front suspension. Currently on my driving style braking is like diving submarine.
2) Adjustable rear suspension. Stock one on bad roads shake sh_t out of you.
3) 100 - 120 hp. Bike is too heavy for 80hp and i spend too much on full throttle and high rpm.
4) Must be 20kg lighter

I know all this can be modified and achieved on current bike, but lazy as i am, i would like to see these on stock bike :wink2:
Personally based on my own requirements for the bike I find handles and rides just fine with its current power delivery and with the Fox rear shock. It’s just that the bike could be a little more comfortable but given my height and overall size it’s not exactly the bikes fault.

Incidentally, I sat on the 2018 HD Fatboy yesterday. I’m sure it would be a disappointing ride compared to the Bobbers but boy did it fit me well. The seat is insanely comfy and the riding position spot on... as far as I could tell from just sitting on it. But at £17,500 plus with a few add on’s it’s crazy money!
 

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Compared to Daytona 675, its comfortable bike.
For full comfortable and dream bike next model must have:
1) Progressive or adjustable front suspension. Currently on my driving style braking is like diving submarine.
2) Adjustable rear suspension. Stock one on bad roads shake sh_t out of you.
3) 100 - 120 hp. Bike is too heavy for 80hp and i spend too much on full throttle and high rpm.
4) Must be 20kg lighter

I know all this can be modified and achieved on current bike, but lazy as i am, i would like to see these on stock bike :wink2:
These TEC progressive springs will absolutely take care of the nosedive for you, as I learned last weekend: TEC Progressive Rate Fork Springs for Triumph Bobber 1200

I'm saving up for a new Wilbers rear shock to care care of #2: https://www.ajcyclesny.com/product/wilbers-640-triumph-bobber-rear-shock/

I'm ok with #3, and my fat arse losing weight will take care of #4 more than anything else!...:grin2:

Great list though. I felt the same way, as you can see, about most of it.
 
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