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« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2019, 05:44:02 PM »

I went down the coast road to Cape Sunion this morning, promising not to exceed 50mph (fudged that a bit). This is the road that, for all practical purposes has no strait parts. The AK was nimble and rock steady through all the turns. I'm quite pleased with the handling & the Metzler FeelFree tires are still working as advertised. (I had a pair on my SYM 250i) The CG is noticeable higher than the X10 and the ride is rougher but that may soften up some down the road.

The all digital dash had a habit of getting lost in the sun and the gas gage and I are going to have to have a discussion one of these days. It started screaming at me when there was still over 5 liters in the 15 liter tank and the 2ed 20% disappeared almost before I noticed that we'd gotten down there.

The seat is still a bit hard (I'll bounce a couple hundred pounds on it again tomorrow and see if that softens it up a bit) and the leg room could do with a few more inches but it's adequate. The under-seat storage all but disappears once you've got the helmet (upside down) in it. What's left is a steep slide down into the helmet well that's not much good for anything.

I've still not been able to sync my phone to the scoot. It may be my data plan or my phone as the dealer's phone hooked right up.

1st tank of gas (10 liters & 200 kmeters) produced 50MpGs. I'll work on that when I get past the "break in" period.

As usual on this road, the sun wasn't with me so only one photo with the blue sea in the background. If you want to see the road I was on there's an old clip I took while on the X10 here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QeyCvDq2Rc&t=165s

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