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Old 04-14-2015, 05:19 PM   #1
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Home at last

The Forza came home today! It's so nice to have some power. Can't wait to put some miles on it!
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:32 PM   #2
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So what do you think?
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:26 PM   #3
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Oh nice. Forza's seem like a pretty practical scooter to me. A little heavy but it seems like most the eight is kept low so it might not be too bad. How do you find it? Is it a pain to reverse or walk it around?

If anyone is looking for one up here in Canadaland. A shop here in Toronto has their demo for sale. $3,999 /w 1,600km with a 2 year extended warranty. Looks like a good deal to me.
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:25 AM   #4
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First impressions from the ride home from the dealer...

Great power and stability. Excellent brakes. Pretty comfortable overall. The rear shocks feel like cement, but I'll look at the adjustments today and see where that goes. And I had an issue with my pants riding up in a bad place I did lose my preferred foot/leg position - upright touring style, but there's room to move around and can kind of stretch out a bit, so I'm sure that's something I'll just get used to over time. I did formerly love the cruiser position, so I'm sure that will come back.

The Givi windshield didn't come in before I picked it up, so I can't report on that yet. I won't be riding much this week... Just around the neighborhood as I'm testing for my 5th degree on Saturday, and don't want anything stupid to happen before that. But next week, I'll hit it with a passion!
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Old 04-19-2015, 05:15 PM   #5
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Well the Vespa is gone. I miss it already. It's truly hard not to miss something with that much personality. But we move on. Got to do a little riding today... Not as much as I wanted to do, but it was enough. This thing is smooth! And in places where the Vespa would be squirrelly, such as metal grate bridges, the Forza is supremely stable. I need to come to terms quickly though with the lack of free-play in the throttle or there will be a problem. You think about turning it, and you're already moving. But so far, so good. Now if they could just take the cold, rain, and snow out of the forcast...
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:14 PM   #6
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Rode to the bank with the new windshield. Undecided. It's both too tall, and not tall enough. The top is right on level with my eyes. Otherwise it works beautifully. I could take it back and get the Honda one which is less than an inch shorter, or the airflow version which is adjustable but fugly, or cut this one down a couple inches. Just don't know.

And:

New top case came today. Is it what I had hoped for? That's a medium camera bag and my tripod in there with all kinds of room to spare!!!
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:10 PM   #7
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Today's ride. Officially, 42 degrees when I left, 45 when I got home. By the lake? Probably in the 30's. 59 miles... Not bad for getting used to a new bike and not having done much riding in two years. Fuel mileage working it's way up into the 60's... not terrible. Bike felt great, and I'm starting to get the hang of it. Windshield isn't bad at all, although I may still cut it down a bit. Sliders adventure pants are really nice, but I have to play a little more with the positioning of the knee armor. A good mornings ride
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:11 PM   #8
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Old 04-26-2015, 08:01 PM   #9
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I'll put future ride pics here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1060773
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:28 AM   #10
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Great ride. I had a blast with mine riding the SE USA.
But I finally went to the New CTX1300 as my single pony.
I like the AF screen.
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Old 05-11-2015, 05:51 PM   #11
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Aaannnddd... Won this on Saturday. Now the Mrs has an upgrade too!
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:25 PM   #12
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Holy Shit!!!

That is awesome.

Congratulations!!!!
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:28 PM   #13
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Rode to the bank with the new windshield. Undecided. It's both too tall, and not tall enough. The top is right on level with my eyes. Otherwise it works beautifully. I could take it back and get the Honda one which is less than an inch shorter, or the airflow version which is adjustable but fugly, or cut this one down a couple inches. Just don't know.

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New top case came today. Is it what I had hoped for? That's a medium camera bag and my tripod in there with all kinds of room to spare!!!
What topcase is that? I need to get one and I like the looks of that one.
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:59 PM   #14
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What topcase is that? I need to get one and I like the looks of that one.
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:22 AM   #15
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What topcase is that? I need to get one and I like the looks of that one.
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