wow this popped up again. Its been a year and a bit.
I put in a .9 spring from memory and fresh oil, at the same time braided front lines. And dropped the front 5mm
Re set the sag and away we went ,the bike feels a lot tighter. Tips in a bit quicker definitly does not dive as much and the brakes feel stronger when used harder and longer, IE at the track, on the road they feel the same (been an 05 the lines were still firm).
I gave up using the hornet at the track, it was just the wrong beast really, so for my 50th my pillion in a million bought me a cbr600 f4, i stiffened up the front, stuck an ohlins on the back and i have been having a ball.
Never had a full sport bike before, you are already in position for corners without having to climb all over the thing and it is so nimble.
Getting use to wringing its neck is a bit daunting as the hornst is so torquey and before that i had a vfr, But the 6oo screams.
thats about it for the time being, hopping to take it to phiilip island in november for 2 days, i went there to watch the gp last year and the track is awesome, so i gotta ride it.