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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-05-2016, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Another DCT Downunder.

Just got the word my red DCT is out of its crate, assembled and sitting on the showroom floor.
I will go and see it but its back to work for another month next Monday so it will sit there for a January pick up.
I can't wait to start putting some kms on it once it is registered in the new year.

Bike of choice for off road, long distance to date has been a much modified 08 DR650 (bought new)
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-06-2016, 06:41 AM
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Hi Les, sounds like your a FIFO worker? Anyhow glad to see another aussie on the forum, if you still got the DR my advise is, keep it, the AT is great/better for the off road long distance rides, eats up the kl's in no time, nothing like blasting down an outback dirt road at 140+, but for those washed out, rocky, log hopping trails the dr's still the go mate. I sure you will enjoy the AT as much as we all do

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Good day mate,do u no hv they changed the spokes to stainless steel?in Europe we had a lot of corrosion.no point in asking u about heated grips:flushed::sunglasses:.best of luck with yr new AT.
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G'day Les. The AT is made for Australia...you're going to love it!
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Good day mate,do u no hv they changed the spokes to stainless steel?in Europe we had a lot of corrosion.no point in asking u about heated grips:flushed::sunglasses:.best of luck with yr new AT.
Hahahahahaha ! you crack me up Rockie, we'll teach you some Aussie slang old mate, and if and when I ever get to that little backyard you call Ireland I wanna have a bloody coldie with you mate. (thats a beer)
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Sorry not an 'Aussie but my Father was from Sydney, RAAF WWII / Pacific and yes FIFO oil and gas on the North West Shelf.

I picked the bike up today and was impressed by the DCT's ability at take off, very smooth, I had purchased the AF with no test ride.
The test ride was from the dealer door and out the gate.

One oddity was the chain, it has maybe 5 mm of slack on the side stand ? (It says 40 mm on the sticker attached to the chain guard)
I was told it will stretch over the first 1000kms, I will take a look tomorrow encase it puts stress on the counter sprocket bearing.

I put a few pic's up in the garage, maybe there are other folk into older bikes.
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Good day mate,do u no hv they changed the spokes to stainless steel?in Europe we had a lot of corrosion.no point in asking u about heated grips:flushed::sunglasses:.best of luck with yr new AT.
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The dealer when I asked seemed to think there was going to SS but I think the double dipped as posted here is probably more accurate.
I will take a look tomorrow on my DCT but one reason I got a 2016 was there did not seem to be any real updates that they knew of and a 17 model (I was told) could have been up to a five month wait.
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Thats too tight Les, it won't stretch that much, it could break being too tight mate,

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G'day Les. The AT is made for Australia...you're going to love it!
All good Derek.
The AF is probably 90+ kg heavier than the trusty DR unloaded but we will see how it goes, I took the gamble on the DCT and first impressions are good.
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Hi Les, sounds like your a FIFO worker? Anyhow glad to see another aussie on the forum, if you still got the DR my advise is, keep it, the AT is great/better for the off road long distance rides, eats up the kl's in no time, nothing like blasting down an outback dirt road at 140+, but for those washed out, rocky, log hopping trails the dr's still the go mate. I sure you will enjoy the AT as much as we all do
The DR is a keeper Denburger (bought it new in the NT in January 2008)
It has suffered a bit with a long delay freshen up (780 etc) but it should be back together this year.
It has done some hard work.
Looking forward to some miles on the AF but working away does get in the way.
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