HoveToo Posted September 14, 2021 Share Posted September 14, 2021 Just back from 13 days riding from the south coast through Wales, the Lake District, and the west of Scotland including Lewis. The bike performed flawlessly and was a delight but there are always some things.... Firstly the throttle response after full roll off - there is a significant snatchiness now that was not so pronounced after the first 7k service, and that was a pain in the tight hairpins of the Wrynose and Honister passes. Anyone recommend an ecu remap or power commander fix? I'm 5' 8" and the bike is too tall and top heavy really. It is lowered using the Yamaha dog bones but this makes the sidestand length an issue so that I have to do a bit of manouvering to find a stable ground profile wherever I park. The Airhawk saved my arse. Last day was 430 miles and I still ache. The screen extender is probably not staying on - too much wind blast comes under the screen now. Rear tyre and rear brake pads replaced before the trip but now at 10,300 miles the front tyre looks worn because of the heavy braking that passing 300 Campervans entails on single track roads. One set of blocks has a wedge profile now so that the leading edge has less than 2mm depth. It's not an issue in general wet grip situations but I don't want to be braking on the tyre carcass. The centre sipes on the new rear have mostly gone in the 3000 miles of the trip. The pirellis have given excellent grip in all conditions although the front can drift and I needed to more precise on corner entries in the rain, especially where most Scottish roads have no road metal on the turn in points. And that's it - great bike, superb steering through rough corners and smooth, and through the tightest up and downhill hairpins. Certainly fast enough on the road with good overtaking speed. Love it, but today its being ignored, we need a rest. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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