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    Blimey, that does look nice.
    I think the only thing I'd do is stick a tail tidy on, but other than that it looks the biz.

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    Ok, a 'just how great is my bike' report.
    Done nearly 500 miles on ot now and the motor is now getting some revs.
    Started using std mode on the mapping and gradually getting used to it. TC2 is too nanny-ish so TC1 it is.
    It has a propensity for converting forward motion into upward motion without any provocation. Great fun you say, except it really means it has to be short shifted into 4th and then you can give it a handful. On the flip side, the fuelling and response is so keen it pulls 4th from 10mph easily.
    Moving on to the suspension. Had a little play with the twiddly bits and can say that the rear needs a smidge more compression damping (or I could lose a bit more weight) and the same for the front. The front rebound is a little agricultural in action but 120 will sort out both compression and rebound.
    Did a 100+ mile ride today, no aches, pains or numb bum ( but I've done UK/Rome non stop before).
    Is there anything I don't like, yep. The horn button. Who in their right mind puts it 1cm from the indicator switch. Turning right is now usually accompanied by a toot on application and cancelling.
    Still getting 50+mpg, which is just as well as the tank is pretty small.
    So, good points. Power wheelies up to NSL, comfy, cool, handles acceptably
    Bad points, power wheelies up to NSL, horn button placement, useless swingarm crudcatcher.

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    So I understand your wife likes you a lot. Or just wants you out of the house. Either Way, congratulations.

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    Put some thicker fork oil in it, worked (ish) on a million LCs.
    Nice looking bike, I'd be tempted to get the LC looky likey tail piece and side panels for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Put some thicker fork oil in it, worked (ish) on a million LCs.
    How is that going to stop it wheelieing??

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    How is that going to stop it wheelieing??
    The thicker oil weighs more.

    I was responding to his post about a lack of front damping that has now disappeared

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    Sorry about that, went to edit a bit and deleted it.
    Jist of post was given it a hard ride today, compression way to soft on forks at proper speeds

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    Right. Status report.
    Been fannying about with the suspension of late. Been doing some T&E engineering with the air gap to firm things up a bit.
    So far I have added 15cc of 10w oil to each leg in 5cc increments and given her a damn good thrashing between additions to assess the difference.
    The difference is profound to say the least. For my svelte figure there is a sweet spot between 10-20cc. On track I would add another 5cc to 20, but for everyday road compliance I've settled on 15cc. The bike no longer dives like Jacques cousteau every time you hit the brakes.
    Wondering if I should get the cartridge kit or rest on my laurels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNAFU View Post
    Right. Status report.
    Been fannying about with the suspension of late. Been doing some T&E engineering with the air gap to firm things up a bit.
    So far I have added 15cc of 10w oil to each leg in 5cc increments and given her a damn good thrashing between additions to assess the difference.
    The difference is profound to say the least. For my svelte figure there is a sweet spot between 10-20cc. On track I would add another 5cc to 20, but for everyday road compliance I've settled on 15cc. The bike no longer dives like Jacques cousteau every time you hit the brakes.
    Wondering if I should get the cartridge kit or rest on my laurels.
    Good work and certainly interesting.

    What about back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNAFU View Post
    Right. Status report.
    Been fannying about with the suspension of late. Been doing some T&E engineering with the air gap to firm things up a bit.
    So far I have added 15cc of 10w oil to each leg in 5cc increments and given her a damn good thrashing between additions to assess the difference.
    The difference is profound to say the least. For my svelte figure there is a sweet spot between 10-20cc. On track I would add another 5cc to 20, but for everyday road compliance I've settled on 15cc. The bike no longer dives like Jacques cousteau every time you hit the brakes.
    Wondering if I should get the cartridge kit or rest on my laurels.
    Top work. Suspension is one art I could never master. Luckily I always had free suspension setup.

    It's like leccy, it's voodoo.


    Keep up the good work.

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    Just a small update
    It REALLY REALLY needs longer gearing.
    It will lift the front too easily in 2nd coming out of a bend, whilst still leant over. Bet it looks brilliant to onlookers, keeps the rider on his toes though.
    Rear suspension now sorted with a zx6rr shock btw.
    Seems a remap is the next goodie on the list, just to smooth out the throttle response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNAFU View Post
    Just a small update
    It REALLY REALLY needs longer gearing.
    It will lift the front too easily in 2nd coming out of a bend, whilst still leant over. Bet it looks brilliant to onlookers, keeps the rider on his toes though.
    Rear suspension now sorted with a zx6rr shock btw.
    Seems a remap is the next goodie on the list, just to smooth out the throttle response.
    Which model of shock?

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    Oe showa
    Got a decent low mileage one from a racer who went Swedish.
    It's not up to fazer handling yet, but not far off.
    A decent fork kit would make it a weapon.
    And decent throttle response!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNAFU View Post
    Oe showa
    Got a decent low mileage one from a racer who went Swedish.
    It's not up to fazer handling yet, but not far off.
    A decent fork kit would make it a weapon.
    And decent throttle response!
    From what years?

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    2007 I think, it has high and low speed comp damping.

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