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2015, with just under 8K miles. Corbin seat, heated. Doubt I will use that option though. Lowered, and looks like it has bar risers. New Michelin Road 5's at 7K miles. Took the top and side cases off for transport. It was 27 degrees, so the test ride was fun, lol, but she runs out nice, shifts well. Did have a bit of brake pulsing on initial braking, so I think I'll start by cleaning/freeing the bobbins.
Overall, I'm super happy with how comfortable she is
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and can't wait for warmer weather.
 

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Here's the first V to wear the burnt orange colour, my '07. Not available in the US, only in Canada on the North American market. I wasn't crazy about the colour at first but I like it now- it's unique in
motorcycles. It looks good on your new V1000. Enjoy your new ride!

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Funny video about bobbins. "Just fookin' leave 'em alone!" My V has an EBC disc with non-rotating bobbins so I've never gone the nut, bolt, spin with drill route. "It's all a load of shite anyway!"
 

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bit of brake pulsing on initial braking
I dont know of anyone here who got anything out of freeing up the bobbins for pulsing myself included like Smiley said. Search"Front brake pulsing" on this site or elsewhere. The common fix is geting EBC double sintered brake pads which are metallic and don't leave a residue when hot at a stop. Careful with brake fluid, its acetone and eats paint really well. I prefer rubbing alcohol and some fine emory paper wrapped around a small block of wood.
 

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I dont know of anyone here who got anything out of freeing up the bobbins for pulsing myself included like Smiley said. Search"Front brake pulsing" on this site or elsewhere. The common fix is geting EBC double sintered brake pads which are metallic and don't leave a residue when hot at a stop. Careful with brake fluid, its acetone and eats paint really well. I prefer rubbing alcohol and some fine emory paper wrapped around a small block of wood.
Thanks for that info.
 

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Here's the first V to wear the burnt orange colour, my '07. Not available in the US, only in Canada on the North American market. I wasn't crazy about the colour at first but I like it now- it's unique in
motorcycles.
I rode into my Kawi dealer back in '08 on my '04 KLR650. Salesman tossed me a set of keys to an ORANGE '07, told me to go for a LONG ride and to...wring its neck..., which I DID! THAT led me into THREE V650s, two of 'em green, but NO orange....
 

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Nice bike! Welcome. Like the others said, super cool color.

Since I'm such a bike noob, I'm always terrified to transport it via trailer because I don't want it to tip over. How did you get it to stay upright on the trailer no with chocks or kick stand?
 

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Since I'm such a bike noob, I'm always terrified to transport it via trailer because I don't want it to tip over. How did you get it to stay upright on the trailer no with chocks or kick stand?
UNLESS you have very deep channels that your wheels fit into (NOT gonna happen!), you MUST use straps to keep it from tipping, but a front-wheel chock can HELP. Get someone who's done it to show you how - AFTER the first time it becomes progressively easier...!
 
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