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Offline Mr NSB

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Re: New Member and soon to be owner....
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2019, 08:53:46 AM »
Now you understand why we are all smiley happy people.

Those silver decals added £295 to the cost of the bike  :005:

There are discussions on here to do with the soft rear suspension and sag settings. Some have changed to a aftermarket spring.

The vibes around 6-7k are fairly normal. Mine also suffered bad vibes higher up the rev range which seem to have settled down a lot with some mileage. I have recently changed the rear sprocket from a 41 to a 39 tooth. This has lowered the revs at cruising speeds which makes journeys more comfortable and as a bonus I’m getting a couple of extra miles to the gallon.

Original tyres, nobody here seems to like them. I found them okay until about 2.5k at which point the bike started tramlining which got a lot worse with more miles. Also I found them quite slow to turn in and with wear they were initially slow to turn then dropped in too fast which was unnerving to start with. I stuck with them to 3.4k but wished I had changed them earlier.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2019, 08:55:48 AM by Mr NSB »

Offline Shandy

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Re: New Member and soon to be owner....
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2019, 02:51:24 PM »

Lovely looking bike!

Glad to hear you're enjoying the ride.

Suspension woes, I suggest starting with a professional set-up by a specialist. They will then advise you if you would benefit from a stronger spring or not. When you go, make sure you take the bike along as you normally ride it, i.e. with / without panniers and any regular items of luggage. See if your pillion will go with you too, and get a second base set-up for riding with her too.

Vibes are normal to start with, they will change slightly and then settle down eventually after proper run-in, approx 4k miles.

Tyres are a personal choice, but like you said, most people slate them by far! I changed mine at 4k service for Michellin Road 5's and immediately noticed the difference and became far more confident riding.
Most agree that there's no point throwing them away and you might as well use the rubber up running her in, your limited to revs anyway then.

Ride safe and enjoy  :830:
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Re: New Member and soon to be owner....
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2019, 05:14:47 PM »
Mine ( 2019 model in green ) also came with those strange stickers on the fairing !
As you live Cheshire ( I'm Wirral )...this guy has plenty ( I used him for my MT09 and Z900RS as well ) goodies and lives in Neston.
All laser cut and very good quality indeed.  He trades on Ebay but give him a bell and see what he has.  Top bloke. Recommended.
Kenny, Wirral

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Re: New Member and soon to be owner....
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2019, 09:03:57 PM »
Welcome in. I bought mine in jan 2017 and still enjoy it. Also got mine from j & s Northwich. Suspension wise it’s firm front and soft rear. Here’s my settings for road use which I find more compliant
Front preload 2 turns in from fully out
Front comp 1 turn out
Front reb. 1.1/4 turns out
Rear preload. 11 turns in from fully out
Rear reb 1 turn out
Will be a guide for you to work on as I’m similar weight