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    Only found out today that the bike has self cancelling indicators! Yet another plus!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    Only found out today that the bike has self cancelling indicators! Yet another plus!!
    So has my 1990 Yamaha FZ750

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    So has my 1990 Yamaha FZ750
    My old RDs had them. I never knew why all bikes didn't have them but then a few people told me, ITO, they cancelled too early etc. I often forget to turn them off in busy traffic so its a win for me.

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    Well i fooked that head bearing adjustment up! Should have disconnected the steering damper I reckon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    My old RDs had them. I never knew why all bikes didn't have them but then a few people told me, ITO, they cancelled too early etc. I often forget to turn them off in busy traffic so its a win for me.
    On LCs they cancelled too early, they seem to be about right on the FZ, I think YPVS ones gave about the same time as FZ ones, but it's a long time since I owned a YPVS

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    Well i fooked that head bearing adjustment up! Should have disconnected the steering damper I reckon...
    Going by feel just wont hack it apparently!



    1) Remove handlebars, then use a flat blade screwdriver to pry up the BMW cap in the center of the upper tree.

    (Not necessary with Rox Risers)

    With the FRONT WHEEL ON THE GROUND tighten the steering head screw (the 10mm hex) to an INITIAL TORQUE SETTING OF 25nm and swing the front wheel through 3 arcs to settle the bearings, remember that the pinch bolts must be loose at this stage, not loose as in falling out, but not to final torque spec. The pinch bolts are the long one behind the upper bearing, and the two shorter ones on the left and right top of the steering head that hold the fork legs. Follow instructions below in sequence.

     

    2) Loosen the fork clamping screws on the upper triple tree. (Torx bit)

    3) Loosen the steering head pinch bolt on the upper triple tree. (Torx bit)

    4) Tighten the steering head nut (under the BMW cap) to 25 Nm, 220 in-lb, 18 ft-lb. (10mm Allen wrench)

    5) Turn the front wheel from lock to lock three times.

    6) Loosen the steering head nut by 60į (ccw).

    7) Tighten the steering head nut to a final torque of 10 Nm, 88 in-lb, 7.5 ft-lb.

    8 Tighten the steering head pinch bolt to 19 Nm, 168 in-lb, 14 ft-lb.

    9) Tighten both fork clamping screws to 19 Nm, 168 in-lb, 14 ft-lb.

    10) Install BMW cap and handlebars.

    11) Test ride.

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    Well the above method seems to have worked well. I normally tighten them to they bind, then back off to they don't. I could have done that by removing the steering damper, but ill go with BMW's way as they may know better!

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    Well i've covered just over 2000 miles on it now and I'm still as pleased with it now as I was when I first got it. The higher seat sorted out the comfort, but ideally i'd like the pegs slightly lower still, but not enough to do anything about it. If I'm being picky i'd say the clocks are too dim and searching the internet doesn't show anyone doing bulb upgrades, so maybe they are okay at night? It could deffo do with a remap, the dip around 5k is annoying and it gets vibey in the dip too and a remap does apparently get rid of a lot of that, so i'll probably send the ECU to mototuning in Dublin at some point? But I'm enjoying riding it each day too much to take it off the road to send the ecu off, which gives you an idea of just how much i'm enjoying the bike! Bizarrely, I still miss my Sh300 though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    so i'll probably send the ECU to mototuning in Dublin at some point?
    There's this company called Hilltop Tuning....

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    ECU will be going to mototuning in Dublin. I'll work out a good time to send it. He says he does them the same day and dispatches them straight back most times. Noticed my chain looked abit grim tonight. Cleaned and oiled it now and it looks like it should do. Don't think i'll use that wurth dry lube stuff anymore, seems to be more like a glue for dirt?!

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    I found that with the Wurth dry lube and to a lesser extent the Castrol racing lube I've been using. The dry types while less messy really seem to pick up dust and muck in the summer which then clings on.

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    Iíve also given up with the Wurth dry lube despite all positive reviews, didnít seem to do much other than get mucky and rust starting to form on the plates.

    Fitted a Scottolier now

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    Fitted a Scottolier now
    Yes I been saying for months now I'm getting a Tutoro, but keep forgetting to order it

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    Tutoro is best for keeping chain sparkling and lubed. Cleaned mine the other week and it still looks new. Well, it only has 5k on it, but has been through a winter already.

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