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Hi from Co Antrim

Post by macdee » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:43 am

Hi lads just popped in to say hello
On the look out for a mid size tourer for next year
What do ya think of the dominator s B)

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Re: Hi from Co Antrim

Post by Moorso » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:57 am

Hi macdee!!


Secondly....before I start, this is simply my personal opinion. However, I test rode a Dominator many moons ago, and for a guy my size 6"1' and just over 14st, I felt it was a tad underpowered. But it depends what you're going to use it for. If it's manily road going, then I'd (personally) go for something with more power. I don't think the Dominator is a true off-roader either, so if that's your vibe I think you'd be better going for a bike bespoke to that terrain.

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Re: Hi from Co Antrim

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Re: Hi from Co Antrim

Post by Heff » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:54 am

Hello Macdee, welcome to the forum from Banbridge.

Why don't you join the NIAR Group on here, for postings re local ride out, general abuse etc etc

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Re: Hi from Co Antrim

Post by moto al » Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:36 pm

hi welcome too a brillllll wee site,re the domi they have oil in the frame,and its a pain to get an oil level,correct .so many second hand ones have engine probs .sorry I would try a transalp.cheers al Glasgow
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Re: Hi from Co Antrim

Post by macvisual » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:10 pm

Welcome macdee.....!!!

Which part of Co.Antrim are ya from? I used to live a few miles past Carrickfergus etc...

Have a look at the Suzuki 650cc V-Strom, a brilliant middleweight machine, very capable of touring Europe no hassles, and further.

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Re: Hi from Co Antrim

Post by suzivstrom650 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:30 pm

Hi macdee from north down :)
Welcome to the site,my forum name might give you an idea which bike I would recommend :whistle:

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Re: Hi from Co Antrim

Post by loudpedal » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:35 pm

Hi from Belfast

I'm with Macvisual and Moto al.
Go with something a little fresher like the Transalp or V-Storm.
If its purely touring have a look at a Deauville.

All have a larger tank range than a Dommie (120-140 to reserve).
They may come in at the same money or little more than a good dommie.


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Re: Hi from Co Antrim

Post by Norrie77 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:36 pm

Hi macdee welcome to the forum,I did a run last year with some lads one of which rode the 650 V Strom
Bike did all the bigger bikes did with no hassle.
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Re: Hi from Co Antrim

Post by bimota » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:37 pm

and welcome from Cardiff

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