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Gremlinsteve

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on: April 05, 2021, 01:00:45 am
Slowest bike I’ve ever owned for sure
But some of the funnest riding
The bike handles good for me as it sits and brakes even better

I think I’ll leave this one pretty much as is till I get bored with my other projects


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Reply #1 on: April 05, 2021, 01:25:28 am
Sometimes "slow" is fast enough. Not to tempt fate or anything, but I hold the notion that my old Bullet is just the right sort of "leisurely" not to get me into real trouble. My days of "white knuckling it" are long gone. But frankly, I was never much of a thrill seeker to begin with.
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Reply #2 on: April 05, 2021, 01:28:50 am
I agree
It’s real fun.  Not overpowering and I enjoyed it


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Reply #3 on: April 05, 2021, 01:42:19 am
I'm happy to hear you say that. I'm in the same camp. I love riding it for what it is. I've done a couple of 3500km tours and a bunch of shorter ones and there's never a day I feel tired of riding it. Emotionally, anyway.
I think the handling is pretty good. Power : OK, there's not much but enough to get you there.

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Reply #4 on: April 05, 2021, 01:40:02 pm
The max modded streetable 535GT is still going to be just a hair slower than a stock INT650 twin.

But you can do some reasonably priced stuff to make it more spirited riding.
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Reply #5 on: April 06, 2021, 01:25:57 pm
The max modded streetable 535GT is still going to be just a hair slower than a stock INT650 twin.

But you can do some reasonably priced stuff to make it more spirited riding.

Would gladly proof you wrong, but I guess it would be waste of money.   ::)
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Reply #6 on: April 06, 2021, 01:59:00 pm
Would gladly proof you wrong, but I guess it would be waste of money.   ::)

There's a guy getting around my home town on a turbo 535 GT. But you're probably right about the money thing. Idk how fast it is anyway.
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Reply #7 on: April 06, 2021, 04:04:30 pm
Would gladly proof you wrong, but I guess it would be waste of money.   ::)

     I agree I plan on trying my US Spec GT  against a stock 650 in my town.  When the weather gets nicer (Cookie )


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Reply #8 on: April 06, 2021, 10:32:53 pm
 I payed £2500 for mine with all engine mods done save for changing the valve timing. Just needed  a new tap  as the Hitchcocks one with reserve wasn't flowing enough. Probably the reason for the price.