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katie1
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:09 pm    Post subject: Je suis Number One!!! Reply with quote

Just because I can

Fitted the Puig taller screen and the SW-Motech rack today. Had a couple of recalls sorted yesterday but still waiting for the replacement brake cylinder. The dealers were pretty good and will pick the bike up to sort it out on Thursday so that's cool
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, not gonna argue with that !
Wear that crown !
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent stuff! My Duke had the same recall for the front brake master cylinder and it was all sorted at its first service. Have you started piling the miles on yet?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hardly any miles yet. I know it's a 1 in 10000 chance but exploding brake cylinders do not fill me with confidence! Anyway, the garage came out today, picked the bike up, sorted out the brakes and returned the bike so our time will come soon!

Going to pop it into the garage again very shortly to swap the cat out for a link pipe and fit the handguards (the latter was totally beyond my strength!). Don't think I've ever spent so much many on a bike I haven't really ridden...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, apparently on the OEM-fit radial master cylinders Brembo used plastic pistons, whereas on the aftermarket jobs they used anodised aluminium. Serves them right for trying to save a few pence/cents per unit - it must have cost them a fair packet to recall and replace all the duff units. They were fitted to all the high-end Aprilias, KTMs, Ducatis etc.
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, things are looking different! Updates and recalls all sorted, decat link pipe, handguards and sat nav all fitted and what a bloody bike!

Thought I'd try the decat before going for a new can and think that's all it needed (the weight loss is insane - link pipe is feather light compared to the cat). Runs so smoothly up the revs in every gear and hits supersonic speeds in record time

If you haven't tried one yet, I would strongly recommend it to Falco lovers...
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can understand your joy......
An 1190 ticks all my boxes so a 1290..... ?
Jolly good show Number One and
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

katie1 wrote:
Well, things are looking different! Updates and recalls all sorted, decat link pipe, handguards and sat nav all fitted and what a bloody bike!

Thought I'd try the decat before going for a new can and think that's all it needed (the weight loss is insane - link pipe is feather light compared to the cat). Runs so smoothly up the revs in every gear and hits supersonic speeds in record time

If you haven't tried one yet, I would strongly recommend it to Falco lovers...

I'd second your findings as regards the decat pipe vs. the ugly, heavy old lump of a cat. It makes a very noticeable difference as regards performance and throttle response (and noise ) and the weght loss was nearly 5 kilos. No downside, lots of upside!

If my VFR750 carries on dicking me about the way it has done for the last year or so, it may very well find itself replaced with something that has half the cylinders and is orange rather than red...
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mangocrazy wrote:
If my VFR750 carries on dicking me about the way it has done for the last year or so, it may very well find itself replaced with something that has half the cylinders and is orange rather than red...


Go on, you know you want to
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's on a final warning... I'm reassembling the carbs for the last time (it's an absolute pig of a job on a V4), and I'm hopeful that I've discovered the source of the power loss it's been suffering (one of the plug caps wasn't pushed fully home onto the plug and was just resting on it).

But if it's still in the same state after (and worse still, pissing petrol out of the carbs) my patience will be exhausted and it will probably go. It's a fine old bus when it's working properly, albeit rather heavy compared to a V-twin, but if it continues to play up it's toast.

A SuperDuke 990 of 2009-2011 vintage is looking rather appealing ...
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure you're not looking at a 1290 2016+?

Fatboy's description of the umpty milliion different levels of adjustment tweaked my attention and he was not wrong! Oh, did I mention the wind protection is superb?
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a question of cost really, Katie. I've been looking further and the model that has really got my interest is one of the later 990 SMTs (supermotard touring - what a concept!)

It's got good weather protection, long travel suspenders and that barking mad V-twin motor. They didn't continue the model into the 1190/1290 era, so the 990 is the only option. I'd like one of the last models (2013) with the orange frame, please...
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