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« on: August 15, 2013, 05:26:29 pm »

The 31st of July was my last day of being a wage slave and I headed off into the sunset at the ripe old age of 53 yrs and 8 mts. So to spoil myself and mark the occasion, I bought myself a nice new KTM 1190 Adventure. I've just finished running it in, which was no hardship, and to say the least, I'm over the moon with her. I did a wee 330 mile trip on Tuesday around some of Scotlands fine roads and it performed better than hoped for. So she's heading to the dealers within the next couple of days for the first service/oil change and then I can start to really open her up. WooHoo !!  Bigok















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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2013, 05:29:58 pm »

so nice

and congrats  Thumbsup
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2013, 05:30:21 pm »

she's a beauty.
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2013, 05:33:45 pm »

And today, the postman delivered my new Wings exhaust pipe all the way from Slovenia. There's not a big choice for replacement pipes for this model yet, but I think I've chosen a rather beautifully crafted piece of titanium. Taking the oe pipe off showed just how heavy it was and the new one is less than half the weight. Best of all is the sound. Wings slogan is 'Because sound matters' and is very apt as this is one sweet sounding pipe.









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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2013, 05:36:10 pm »

Congrats on both accounts...ya old bastard. Clap Clap
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2013, 05:36:35 pm »

well done -- you are now officially my new hero ;-}

enjoy the bike and the retirement!
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2013, 05:40:50 pm »


Congrats on both accounts...ya old bastard. Clap Clap


Thanks, Neal.  Lol

Here's a few pics of Tuesdays rattle around Scotland. I love going over there as the roads out in the countryside are pretty well deserted and easy to 'make progress' on.  Bigsmile











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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2013, 05:48:02 pm »

Retirement:  Thumbsup

New bike:  Thumbsup

More riding:  Thumbsup

A bunch of new posts from Smeggy:   Bigok
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2013, 10:12:58 pm »

Congrats all around!  
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2013, 04:51:04 am »

Congratulations on both the bike and retirement!   Bigok

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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2013, 04:54:42 am »

Congrats! Sweet looking bike, too  Bigok

Looks like you have time to head south now. We'll be sure to have the guest bed ready for you. Hurry before the snow flies in the Alps again!
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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2013, 04:55:11 am »

oh, and don't forget to update your proflle!  Cool
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2013, 07:55:49 am »

Awesome!  Can't wait to get those things here.
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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2013, 09:25:02 am »

Retirement, new bike, open road...... Life doesn't get any better then that.

Congratulation on the new ride and for entering the next and best phase of life...RETIREMENT!  Thumbsup

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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2013, 10:24:05 am »

I bet it is more fun than a barrel of monkeys.  Congrats on your new ride into early retirement.   Thumbsup
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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2013, 11:19:13 am »

NICE! Stop working and start living.

Congratulations on all of it! Thumbsup
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« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2013, 11:22:22 am »


Congrats on both accounts...ya old bastard. Clap Clap


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« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2013, 11:26:42 am »

Jealous!!!!!!

...and happy for you. You are my hero. Bigsmile
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« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2013, 12:18:47 pm »

ANother nice thing was the prezzie my wife and kids have clubbed together to buy me. In September, I'm going over to England, down to Kent and will fly with (not in  Sad ) a Spitfire.   http://goactionstations.co.uk/
It's the closest thing I can do here to get up close and personal with my favourite flying icon. My former work mates also bought me a flying lesson at my local airfield, so at least most people know what I like.  Bigsmile
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« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2013, 01:05:35 pm »

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