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Jak if you'd purchased this time last year it's me that would have delivered it but I'm now retired, any way welcome to the forum and hopefully when the nice weather arrives you could meet up at the Ponderosa.

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Mr shifter. The dealer will deliver free of charge. I would have happily picked it up normally but it's 174 miles of mostly motorway riding so I accepted their offer. Ponderosa?
LadyBishop, I hardly ever clean my cars but have always been happy to clean my bikes and I think the Scrambler, with it's tiny front mudguard, will need a lot of cleaning.
 

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Mr shifter. The dealer will deliver free of charge. I would have happily picked it up normally but it's 174 miles of mostly motorway riding so I accepted their offer. Ponderosa?
LadyBishop, I hardly ever clean my cars but have always been happy to clean my bikes and I think the Scrambler, with it's tiny front mudguard, will need a lot of cleaning.
Aint that the truth! I bought a dog blow dryer (Same as a Bike dryer only loads cheaper) via eBay to dry it off after a wash. Best bike cleaning aid ever in my opinion.
 

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Mr shifter. The dealer will deliver free of charge. I would have happily picked it up normally but it's 174 miles of mostly motorway riding so I accepted their offer. Ponderosa?
Jak until last February I had been for 8years the delivery van driver for DM so you see what I mean, and the ponderosa is a cafe at the top of the Horse Shoe Pass.

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You're not wrong!! :rolleyes: Blowers are a good idea, must invest in one for all the Scramblers nooks and crannies!
My town passed an ordinance "outlawing" gas leaf blowers. I bought a battery powered one from Home Depot that has as much power, runs at high speed for an hour - it's awesome. Quiet and clean, no dripping 2-cycle fuel. I use it for my bike, my cars, everything! Next time my wife asks me to vacuum the house while she's shopping, I'm going to use it.
 

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Jak if you'd purchased this time last year it's me that would have delivered it but I'm now retired, any way welcome to the forum and hopefully when the nice weather arrives you could meet up at the Ponderosa.

Geoff.
Geoff, I just reread your post and realised you were telling me you used to deliver bikes! Did you mean to write some text in your second post? I'm new to this area, where is the Ponderosa?
 

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Yes Jak I delivered bikes for DM for 8 years till old age and health issues took their toll, it was the best hobby that a bike mad guy like me could have had.
I met some great caractors and along the way had lots a laughs and made some really good friends Plus the guys at the three stores made it all worth while.
I myself have a much modded FT which we took in the van last July to Misano for WDW, the wife and I had some great rides in the warmth of the Italian sunshine and found it to be the perfect bike for riding two up.
I hope that you're expectations are met and that we may even meet up sometime either at the store or on a ride out so take care and ride safely....
Geoff.
 

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Geoff, I just reread your post and realised you were telling me you used to deliver bikes! Did you mean to write some text in your second post? I'm new to this area, where is the Ponderosa?
Goeff, I must read these posts more carefully, I see there was text in your post, it was included in the quote.
 

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My brand spanking new F T arrived an agonizing two hours late but it was well worth the wait, what a beauty! Or at least it was until I tried to adjust one of the mirrors and it snapped off in my hand! How unbelievably flimsy is that. Still all was forgiven when I took it for a quick blast around the country roads. This is the most fun I've had on any bike, ever and what a soundtrack to ride to. Finding neutral is incredibly difficult but that's to be expected on a new bike. I think at the moment I will forgive this bike anything.
 

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It's a cracking bike the gear change gets better with miles you need to be firm with the shift. The 600 mile service improves thing drastically the suspension is poor and the seat is a killer apart from that it's brilliant
 
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