Hello Armo , I took the bike for a `long ` ride to SEAWAY`S cafe at Fridaythorpe . As expected the bike ran like a 2 legged greyhound . I had been holding the bars so tightly I began to suffer `arm pump` ,I therefore stopped for a rest at TOWTON ( battlefield ,wars of the roses ).
I had decided to take the A64 so as to stay in high gear for a few miles and play with different rev ranges .
Still there was no change ,the bike surged all the way .
The traffic from Stamford bridge was heavy and I got a plain sports bike following me ,so I had to be wary of my behaviour ( it may have been the fuzz).
Approaching Garowby Hill there was an articulated lorry ( semi) ahead followed by 10 cars and me + following sports bike , the lorry changed down into crawler gear ( 1st )which impacted on the rest of us , after the 1st uphill bend I saw my pre planned move open up and I was off ( like a rat up an Armley drain pipe ), I passed the cars in 2 moves ,such acceleration , my ST4s would not do better , I cleared the top of Garowby at 70 mph , with such exhilaration I could not realy believe it .
The bike had woken up , I thoroughly enjoyed the next 1 mile and then the bike reverted BACK to previous surging mode .
I arrived at the cafe ,which was pleasantly full of other bikers despite the cold weather .
I sat down and ordered breakfast while dispatching a stormy email to my Dealer .
After a good natter with other fellow bikers ,all strangers , ( it is what we do is it not ) I set off home ,and decided to go via WETWANG, to Fimber and onto Pocklington .
To try and enjoy my ride home thereby avoiding the poor behaviour ,I adopted different riding techniques ,instead of keeping the throttle open I started to roll the throttle on and off ,in so doing the rev range was constantly changing ,AND IT WORKED ,I arrived home a nearly happy person .
I did have to fill up again though at Shell ,Aberford road Oulton ( 1 full tank to friday thorpe and back WOW)