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well went for the first ride of the year. just to work and back (20 mile each way)but it was nice, cold but nice. was 28 degrees this morning.900rr with sato is a keeper seemed to have more power better throttle response. now i need a PC3

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post #2 of 17 Old 04-09-2009, 09:24 PM
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Cool, Literally, always nice to get started on riding season

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glad you had fun. I did over 200 miles today

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I've been commuting back and fourth everyday this week. I didn't ride yesterday morning cause it was raining. But I went home at lunch and parked the cage and got back on the FZ1.

I've put 1000 miles on it since I picked it up last month...Love en it


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post #6 of 17 Old 04-10-2009, 08:38 AM
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thats colder than my freezer... you people up north have issues..

never live anywhere where you put your hands in the freezer to warm them up....



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this was the first tear i rode with gators [cut the toes off a pair of heavy sockes and then make a thumb hole 2 to 3 inches down} and what a differance. I ride all year long in NY unless its snowing and this took the chill out of my wrists.

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well went for the first ride of the year. just to work and back (20 mile each way)but it was nice, cold but nice. was 28 degrees this morning.900rr with sato is a keeper seemed to have more power better throttle response. now i need a PC3
Is there anything more gratifying than riding or driving something you maintain/modify/restore with your own hands?

Weird Novice Note #8,567: I would swear that the more I work on the 9er myself, the more confident I become as a rider.

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Is there anything more gratifying than riding or driving something you maintain/modify/restore with your own hands?

Weird Novice Note #8,567: I would swear that the more I work on the 9er myself, the more confident I become as a rider.
this is true i think.

oh and by the way rode to work again today, 22 when i left, and you know what? it was not all that bad. i say REFRESHING

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Went out for the first ride of the year yesterday. Put my new tail on, raised the fork tubes 10mm, checked the bike over and headed out. 10c out, gravel everywhere, everyone was out on the bikes, enjoyed every minute of it!

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I'm riding right now. Trying out my new laptop/entertainment system handlebar mount I built for my 919.
I am circling Starbucks right now to pick up WI FI signal.

Have to go! Some A Hole in a PU truck just cut me off. I need to kick his ass.

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50 and raining, but my 2 hour ride was way, way better than sitting at home looking at the rain.

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I'm riding right now. Trying out my new laptop/entertainment system handlebar mount I built for my 919.
I am circling Starbucks right now to pick up WI FI signal.

Have to go! Some A Hole in a PU truck just cut me off. I need to kick his ass.

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Went out for the first ride of the year yesterday. Put my new tail on, raised the fork tubes 10mm, checked the bike over and headed out. 10c out, gravel everywhere, everyone was out on the bikes, enjoyed every minute of it!
Don't call me names or anything, but what's raising the fork tubes do? Always looking for ways to make it better and I don't have extra cash. Free Mod?

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Don't call me names or anything, but what's raising the fork tubes do? Always looking for ways to make it better and I don't have extra cash. Free Mod?
It will make your bike turn in quicker, due to changing the geometry up front on the bike. Unless yours are really low to begin with and your bike is turning in slowly, it usually isn't an issue with 919's.

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It will make your bike turn in quicker, due to changing the geometry up front on the bike. Unless yours are really low to begin with and your bike is turning in slowly, it usually isn't an issue with 919's.
ya know...i changed the rear on my bike to a 190... and it is freight train stable on the interstate... but it requires a bit more effort to turn now...

its still stable in the curves (what limited ones we have here)....

i may try this..



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ya know...i changed the rear on my bike to a 190... and it is freight train stable on the interstate... but it requires a bit more effort to turn now...

its still stable in the curves (what limited ones we have here)....

i may try this..
If you have the old tire, or can access a copy of the old tire and a copy of your new tire, measure them both for height. When I went from a 190/55 to a 190/50 on my ZX10 it was almost 8MM difference in height, which had to be compensated for with both lowering the front and adding a little rear preload. So, you might have to do some of this just to get back to neutral, and a little more if you want past where it was before. I'm really tired and might have put that backwards, I'll think about it tomorrow..... Either way, changes in tires can change geometry that can require these adjustments.

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