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Took the 350 on it's first proper ride out on Sunday.

My mate Paul came round on his mahoosive KTM 790, very nice looking bike indeed, I made us bacon rolls and coffee before setting of, to pick the TET up near Hayle in Cornwall and ride back to Okehampton.

We decided to take the scenic route to Bude and then pick up the A39 down to India Queens and pick up the A30 for the last blat of dual carriage down to our start point in Hayle.

Having the 350 with standard 14/44 gearing and the Anakee wild tyres has made the little bike a pleasure to ride on the road at 60-70mph, the aftermarket screen is a big help and I was surprised how well it deflected the wind from me, maybe as I am only 5'10" and a taller rider may need a higher screen, but for me it was perfectsmile

Once in Hayle we picked up the TET, I must admit the road work in the small back roads of Cornwall were very nice, but there was very few lanes down there, in fact I think we only managed about 10-12 lanes between Hayle and Bodmin and this had taken us from 10.30am to 5pm, so not much trail riding on the Trans European trail on that sectioncry

We stopped for the usual fuel/ food and coffee stops, but no where for very long, so a lot of riding on back roads. None of the lanes we did were challenging, though Paul did manage to drop his bike and I had to go back to help him pick it up, I do wonder why some riders choose to go trail riding on great big bikes, when they are a pain to pick up if droppedcry Also my little 350 could keep up with him no problem on the main roads and dual carriageway, though if he would of gone above the national limit of 70mph I would have struggled a bit!

In the lanes the TTR350 was perfect even on the 14/44 gearing, as there is so much torque I never felt the bike lackingsmile

We clocked up about 260 miles from here and back. Having the bigger tank meant I only had to stop for fuel Once! and I still have loads leftsmile

I will add some photo's soonsmile

 







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-- Edited by ttr steve on Monday 14th of September 2020 09:42:54 PM



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Good to hear the TTR350's are getting out. We tend to believe in don't ride it if you can't pick it up by yourself but in saying that I dropped the WRR last week on a rocky hill in the Flinders but it took three of us to pick it up & turn it around.

With the standard TTR I run 13/44 with the 120/90 tyre & 14/44 with the 120/80 tyre

We stayed at a place in Bodmin moor last time we were in the UK...a sign said "curries on the moor"

Look forward to photos of the ride

Cheers Terry



-- Edited by TerryK on Monday 14th of September 2020 10:57:09 PM

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Have to agree. After a 950 & 690, the TTR wouldn't be that far behind the big bikes, unless you're out on the plains. If it all went wrong though, the TTR would probably make less of a mess.

Went for a day ride with some locals - riding KLR650 through to Tiger 800s. Not a drama. Helped that they were sensible (ok, reasonably) on the gravel and, intersection to intersection was not much more than a couple of km.

Whether I'm still of the same opinion after 4 or 5 days riding, yet to be shown.

Yeah, more photos of the ride, please.



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Steve that ttr looks great . Those tyres look cool.Nice to see you can get out still in the 5klm restriction here.

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No Garry that was ages ago, if you look closely there are people on the beach, no way would have me budgie smugglers on now!!!!! would look like someone stole me budgie biggrinbiggrinbiggrin

Tyres are awesome well impressed how they handle Devon lanes, though I have yet to try them in some real muddy stuff! May even bring the mighty 350 to Ireland, when we can finally come and visit you cry



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A ye might need glasses.

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