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New 850 Sport in Builth
on: 25 April, 2021, 06:40:03 PM
First one Ive seen,

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Re: New 850 Sport in Builth
Reply #1 on: 25 April, 2021, 08:22:39 PM
Ooooh fab, sorry but :180:

I guess they've tried to make it look exciting  :008:

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Re: New 850 Sport in Builth
Reply #2 on: 26 April, 2021, 05:55:10 AM
*Originally Posted by tiggersteve [+]
Ooooh fab, sorry but :180:

I guess they've tried to make it look exciting  :008:

Yep, dont do anything for me either, was more to do with playing with new Galaxy phone which appears to take pretty good pics :008:
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Re: New 850 Sport in Builth
Reply #3 on: 26 April, 2021, 09:11:15 AM
Not yet seen one on the road, it looks ok, a good bike for downsizing as we get old, frail & can no longer tolerate all the electrickery gubbins that goes wrong. I tried downsizing, it hasn't worked, I just ended up with an extra bike.

A small bike I like for keeping off the busy main routes, I go off on my Serow if I'm staying within the Peak district/no more than 100 mile rides. Could do with a bit more oomph though. A Triumph (BSA) B50 with leccy start.


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Re: New 850 Sport in Builth
Reply #4 on: 27 April, 2021, 04:02:14 PM
Saw one at a dealers last week. Asked about it and was told, it's basically a Tiger 900 with fewer frills and built down to a more acceptable price, but don't quote me ....

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Re: New 850 Sport in Builth
Reply #5 on: 27 April, 2021, 04:11:30 PM
*Originally Posted by Paullie [+]
Saw one at a dealers last week. Asked about it and was told, it's basically a Tiger 900 with fewer frills and built down to a more acceptable price, but don't quote me ....

Sounds about right, got all the good stuff, just left off some of the electrickery. Once you've had CC you'd miss it if you do M'way a lot.
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Re: New 850 Sport in Builth
Reply #6 on: 27 April, 2021, 09:02:37 PM
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
Sounds about right, got all the good stuff, just left off some of the electrickery. Once you've had CC you'd miss it if you do M'way a lot.
Naaa, all you need is one of these:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223202275416?hash=item33f7e47058:g:XBsAAOSwabJc5U0N

Had one for years on my old Beemer K (which had a mighty throttle spring).

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Re: New 850 Sport in Builth
Reply #7 on: 27 April, 2021, 09:07:40 PM
*Originally Posted by Paullie [+]
Naaa, all you need is one of these:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223202275416?hash=item33f7e47058:g:XBsAAOSwabJc5U0N

Had one for years on my old Beemer K (which had a mighty throttle spring).

Those things look scary. I did use an O ring for a while.
Also: '16 Tiger 800, '95 Yamaha Serow, '58 Ariel FH.