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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-10-2018, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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I got one!

I am leaving in a few minutes to go on a 12 hour ride to Decatur Alabama to pick up my new SVTC. I'm nervously excited but will miss the best machine I have ever owned...08 GoldWing. If the Yamaha is half as reliable it will be fantastic.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-10-2018, 02:49 PM
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congrats! looking forward to hearing some road reports.

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congrats! looking forward to hearing some road reports.
It should have 800 miles on it after day 1. Hopefully, I can just ride it home without killing myself fiddling with all the gadgets.

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Congrats! Canít wait to see some pics of it. I like crossing the bridge in Decatur.


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Congrats. Keep us up to date.

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Nice! I also send my congrats. Nothing like an 800 mile shakedown ride to get a feel for your new bike.

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Safe travels home on your new girlfriend!

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I am leaving in a few minutes to go on a 12 hour ride to Decatur Alabama to pick up my new SVTC. I'm nervously excited but will miss the best machine I have ever owned...08 GoldWing. If the Yamaha is half as reliable it will be fantastic.
WAY TO GO DUDE!! CONGRATS!!
Did you get the proven “faster” color... RED?
Glad to see you went all the way and got the SVTC. I think the extras are worth the $2k difference.

Now regarding all the “FEATURES”. Understand that the manual on the Infotainment system ALONE is 118 PAGES!
Take the time before hitting the road to figure out radio and basic NAV functions. After that, PLAN on spending some time sitting on it in the garage just familiarizing yourself with how to scroll through the different menus.

I’m really excited for you!
Remember!! For your first 600 miles the RPM’s need to be limited to NO MORE THAN 2500 (per the manual). That’ll get you crusing at about 65mph.
Once you hit 1k miles you can bring it up to 3500 RPM.

ENJOY! ENJOY! ENJOY!

REMEMBER TO SHORT SHIFT!!!! Takes practice! All your real torque is down LOW and doesn’t need to be revved like other engines.

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Bucfan11 congrats on the new machine, enjoy and welcome to the family.
You will thoroughly enjoy the ride..
Have fun discovering all the features.
Just a few things to mention:
Be careful when putting down the kickstand, make sure that the stand is down and foot is clear before leaning the bike on its side. The guard on the kickstand could get caugh up in the boot heel and cause you and the bike to go over.
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I am leaving in a few minutes to go on a 12 hour ride to Decatur Alabama to pick up my new SVTC. I'm nervously excited but will miss the best machine I have ever owned...08 GoldWing. If the Yamaha is half as reliable it will be fantastic.
"Hearty Congrat's Rob....welcome to, The Greatest Show on Earth.....!!!!!"

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