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Well, some may have guessed but this is it!

 

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Can this participate at the Combe Trackday in 2017? 

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bit dirty for you isnt it - dead flys in the rad fan and all that tut tut :P

 

looks great mate never mind Combe me and some mates should be doing another Germany trip on the bikes next year come on that :D

 

have a look at venture shield ive had it on both my last 2 bikes stops stone chips and things like that damaging your paint and when fitted properly cant be seen unless you get close and are looking for it, also the carbon fibrey bits under the tank on my uncles GSXR his leathers wore through the paint there as it isnt lacqured so if nothing else i would highly recomend getting those bits venture shielded to protect em

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Cheers Guys!

 

Tingy - I was annoyed at the flies in the radiator but, rest assured it will be getting detailed by myself upon collection.  I am also looking to do the venture shield myself simply because this bike's pretty damn spotless.

 

Hoping to the make the most of whats left of summer just to get used to the bike and then understand we get one with one another prior to looking at suspension set up etc.

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 and then understand we get one with one another prior to looking at suspension set up etc.

 

wut?

 

suspension set up is definietly a great idea, guy i know i Germany did mine for me while i was over there the first year made the bike so much easier to ride it actually wanted to go around corners in a well behaved manner rather then me feeling like i was having an arguement with it the whole time (i just figured thats how ZX10's were :lol:)

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I mean just spend some time getting a feel for how it is before having it done so that I can walk in with a better idea of what's working n what's

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sorry if i sound like im telling you how to suck eggs but unless you are good with suspension i wouldnt go and ask for a specific set up to you for example the back might feel fine but the front really bad if they then set the front properly it might throw the back right out in my case i thought the front was the issue but it was actually the rear being set too hard causeing issues with the front, a good neutral road set up is what you want and should cover all your basics and make sure you write the settings down so you have a baseline to go back to, if you are good with suspension can pick up on the individual tweeks required and know what you want then im sure you would be able to set it yourself

if i was to buy another bike i would get it set up asap and then go about trying to get to grips with it

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Cheers Tingy.  Fair point, whilst I get it all serviced up with fresh MOTUL blood I'll contact some suspension folks and see what they say.  These Suzuki's do seem a bit softer setup than their Kawasaki counter parts.

 

I did my ZX6R years ago (I remember spending weeks researching rebound/preload/compression etc) and then trying stuff out bit by bit.  

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Glad you found one, was nice to meet you at tim's the other week

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Looks nice, Always been a fan of GSXR's especially in Blue, Red and White.

 

A friend has a BMW S1000RR with a Remap, Full Akrapovik and quickshifter. Over 200BHP apparently and a bit wild he says, Said the BMW made his 2009 Crossplane R1 seem tame in comparison.

 

To be honest any bike with over 100BHP is quick!

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Very very nice indeed. Don't get too OCD about the bugs in the rad, It will do your head in picking out another 1000 after each ride if you do!

I haven't had a bike for a couple of years. I'm trying to stay off them for longevity reasons lol. I had an early R1 which was phenomenal with 'only' 150bhp. With even less weight and near 200bhp the modern stuff must be stupidly mental.

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MarkyB - likewise, it was good to meet you and have a natter.  Any improvements with the S60R?

 

Bonelorry - IIRC the S1000RR was built on the basis of the 2005 model of the GSXR 1000.  This later model, is supposed to a be a bit more civilised supporting a marginally longer swing arm, revised engine to make it rev quicker, wind tunnel crafted aerodynamics etc. so as a road bike, will be a few % better to live with which is what I wanted.  

 

The modern bikes with the electronics are pretty hardcore and designed around lap times.  In my opinion, they are getting to the point where they become rubbish road bikes as a result.  Probably a bit like driving a Caparo T1 on a the road.  This one seems to be the biggest size wise of the pre-full electronic bikes, so has enough power (185bhp) and mod cons (slipper clutch, variable power modes, Fuel Injection, electronic steering damper etc) to be a serious weapon when needed but, probably makes a decent road bike.  The twin yoshimura pipes will be checked and mapped to the bike (if not done already).  I may get a power commander for it too for a little extra pep but in all honesty, this bike is so mint and sorted, it's probably best to leave it as is.

 

Mitchyboy - The roads certainly aren't what they used to be and they are very hostile and dangerous.  I have no doubt that I will never ride anywhere near as quick as I used to or did on the roads, in fact I guarantee it but, not got anything to prove and neither wan't to be on limits doing it as you will get caught out. That's not to say one cannot get out, with  different mind set, with the aim of just using the extra torque to waft around and have the occasional ride, enjoying 2 wheeled motoring. Leave the fast fun for the track.  Alternatively, try an upright big capacity bike, I find the upright bikes quite enjoyable as you don't feel the need to be in 'race' mode to enjoy them yet they have all the punch of a sports bike between the legs with handling to match.

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Yes Tim went above and beyond as usual, after 200 odd miles on it still ran like crap, took it to him Tuesday evening, both inlet and exhaust cam were 30+ degrees out. An hour or two later and it was lovely and quiet on idle, and now runs better than ever, definitely changed my mind on the whole car, love it again.

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Yes Tim went above and beyond as usual, after 200 odd miles on it still ran like crap, took it to him Tuesday evening, both inlet and exhaust cam were 30+ degrees out. An hour or two later and it was lovely and quiet on idle, and now runs better than ever, definitely changed my mind on the whole car, love it again.

 

Excellent news! Glad its all spot on. 

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Well the baby is home and belongs to me!  Picked it up on Friday with the assistance of one of the motorcycle forum members who had a van converted specially for transporting bikes.

 

The owner also decided to be charitable and throw in in the bag of all original parts when he tried to push for more monies but I'd said that's my lot lol.

 

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Had a 15 minute ride around the deserted estate where we collected the bike from.  

 

Despite my build, this bike seems to fit quite comfortably, even with the foot rests in the higher position.  I will drop them to their lower setting in the coming weeks.  There isn't a stretch to the handle bars and neither do they seem too narrow.  The seat felt reasonably comfy too.  

 

The engine, despite not being serviced for some time (as its not had much use), still felt tight and trubine smooth sending no noticeable vibrations through the bars or the rest of the bike.  Definitely feels as smooth as that new Honda Fireblade but ever so more comfortable.  It goes in an out of the gear's very smoothly, no clunks, just a smooth reassuring click and you're off again.  It does feel quite easy to ride as well and not intimidating but, as with anything with such brutal performance, ensure you never loose respect of what it can deliver!  My colleague's 2003 model in comparison feels quite raw against this.  Probably a good thing when you just want to chill out a bit on the roads.

 

I really like the integrated indicators, they are brighter than the average things that poke out of the fairings and easier for other road users to see.  Initial impressions are that for a focused hardcore sports bike, its offers a refined feel and definitely can be ridden in a more relaxing manner rather than become irritating if your not in race mode.

 

Anyone who followed my C70 T5 project thread can expect nothing less with this superbike, so the task list is as follows;

 

SERVICE

 

Full service with MOTUL fluids and OEM filters.

Brake fluid replace and upgrade (perhaps the MOTUL RBF600 will work fine in this - will need to check)

Deep clean chain & sprockets

 

PROTECTION

 

Detail paintwork

Venture Shield Paint Protection

Clear StompGrip tank pads

R&G radiator & oil cooler guard

R&G aero crash bungs

R&G shock sock

 

EXTRAS

 

Replace tinted screen with clear screen

Replace shorty levers with OEM ones

Replace red rim tape with assorted white suzuki related wheel decals

Fit a powerbronze rear hugger

Wrap the front fender in white

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Ace

Suzuki are well known for their crisp gearboxs although i do quite like the clunk and slight lurch when i drop mine into first just a little reminder that shits about to get real :lol:

Tbh ive always run standard fluid on my bikes as the brakes are very good at keeping them selves cool but then ive never tracked it so if you have some spare RBF600 then why not

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LOL, yep the R1 had a clunk style character to the gear shift so was nice to know its gone into 1st if unintentional! This is point where we curse sequential boxes :o

 

Never really been a Suzuki man, so first impressions of this are strong.  I can't wait to see how it feels once its freshly serviced.  I'll also run some FORTE specialist injector cleaner through it as well as its worked a treat on my C70.

 

As you say superbike brakes are usually good enough to handle hard use on the roads but, I do have a few bottles of RBF600 in the garage.  As the bikes not had much use the brakes feel average, probably to be expected as the pad surface may need some use and the fluid is likely to be average too.  So once I've got some fresh fluid in there, I'll do some miles on the bike before splashing out on braided lines and premium sintered pads.

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The initial bite the carbotechs give on the car is fantastic i want my bike brakes to feel like that but they dont :( they work fine but its just that reassurance as soon as you touch them currently running carbo lorraine SBK's which are carbo sintered but my mate who races in a ducati cup or other has recomended.............something else whos name escapes me right now will find em if your interested, ive bought a set but not fitted em yet so cant really say any more then that

Edit: bendix there called bendix somethings

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I had the Carbon Lorraine SBK pads on the ZX6R, couldn't fault them performance wise and they lasted very well.

I notice that Brembo also do sintered pads and as you say the Bendix I have recently heard the odd good comments about.

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Bit late to the party but that is a great Suzuki you have there! 

 

But despite what you and Aid have said, I still think riding a superbike on the road does sometimes put you in the frame to perform, hence one of the reasons why I sold my YZF750R.

 

In 2016 I could now get away with just being an old boy on a classic superbike, so deep down I wish I’d kept her  :cry:

 

Have fun guys  :)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks Engineer.  We've been having some good weather perhaps you should look at getting anything just to be able to enjoy the weather on 2 wheels? 

To be be honest I don't really fancy sports bikes for road purposes but, I can only afford one bike so bought one of the most versatile options in the sports sector.  I'd actually like a Ducati Diavel for road use if I'm brutally honest.

 

Tomorrow I'm looking at getting this thing insured then taxed asap.  Hoping the weather holds out next week so I can start getting some miles in on this and get some overdue vlogging done.

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Must admit when the weather is good I still get withdrawal symptoms and you mentioning the Ducati Diavel doesn't help  :lolbang:

What a lovely bike!

 

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........  I still get withdrawal symptoms and you mentioning the Ducati Diavel doesn't help  :lolbang:

What a lovely bike!

 

 

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YKIMS!  :popcorn:   Let me know when you've placed the order  :pmsl:

 

Well the GSXR is now insured! I used TheBikeInsurer (comparison site) and just bought it online.  The most simplest 3 section form ever known to man, barely asks anything more than basic details, bike details, what cover you want and hey presto!

 

Last month I was quite happy with the quotes returned from TheBikeInsurer.  When I phoned up a couple of the companies to confirm them quotes, they practically trebled without any changes to details  :swoon:   No excuse given other than the fact that quotes change daily! Well even the FTSE doesn't shake like that when it it goes through its own backside!   A couple of the insurers listed under their quotes that should you decide to call, they will charge a call premium (yeh sounds like the quote x 3 in my experience).  So today I just did it online.   That just leaves the road tax which I'll go into the local PO and get some starting for the 1st.  Roll on next week  :dance:  and let the rest of summer be long! my vlogging begins!

 

Really can't see insurance call centre jobs having any longevity.  Shame really as there's no reason why the same company cannot offer its on-line price on the phone.  Got to feel sorry for the call centre staff who have to put up with disgruntled customers because of the con-artists sitting at the top with their fat feet up!

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  • Legal number plate fitted - check
  • Chain Cleaned & Lubed - check
  • OEM levers fitted - check
  • Tax - check
  • Insurance - check
  • Sweet FA to do at work - check

:mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad: So it decides to f*cking rain today after all this lovely weather!  :BangHead:   :BangHead:  :BangHead:  :BangHead:  :BangHead:  :BangHead:

 

It's bit a like gagging to shag a new bird for the first time.

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