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Re: Cav's ZX6R

Postby Monty » 25 Jul 2016, 09:34

Did you fit a speedo healer? My spreadsheet says you would have been hitting the limiter at 166mph in sixth so your speedo seems very accurate.
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Re: Cav's ZX6R

Postby Cav » 25 Jul 2016, 09:37

No I haven't actually.. I used the same gear calculator as you and realise how accurate mine is, not as accurate as it used to be though.

It was 100% accurate based on the calculator with 0/+3 as I was on redline in 6th with an indicated 176mph and the theoretical is 176.3mph
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Re: Cav's ZX6R

Postby Monty » 25 Jul 2016, 09:39

mm now thinking I've wasted 80 quid!
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Re: Cav's ZX6R

Postby Cav » 25 Jul 2016, 09:44

Did you ever do a comparison against the gear calculator before getting the speedo healer?

The most I saw with stock gearing was 169mph at around 15500RPM which isn't accurate I don't think.. can't remember the numbers
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Re: Cav's ZX6R

Postby Monty » 25 Jul 2016, 09:54

Not on this bike Cav. Not fitted the new sprockets yet, I've only had them for 6 weeks!

But will test the standard gearing on my satnav next time I go out
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Re: Cav's ZX6R

Postby Cav » 25 Jul 2016, 11:20

If I were you, pick a gear to redline (2nd or 3rd would be my recommendation) then take note of the speed and compare against the gear calculator. I typically see 99mph in 2nd.

What gearing have you gone to? -1/+3 with a 60 profile is definitely the gearing to go for !! Probably going to revert to 0/+3 for Catalunya though because very fast straight !!
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Re: Cav's ZX6R

Postby Monty » 25 Jul 2016, 11:42

LOL yeah not sure there is a road in the Peaks I could hit the limiter in sixth!

I've gone -1 +1, so with a 55 section tyre it will be very similar to yours.
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Re: Cav's ZX6R

Postby Cav » 25 Jul 2016, 11:45

Sounds pretty good to me.. you will love it !!

You should get a spare rear wheel with a 60 profile and a +3 sprocket... BecauseTrack.

Don't be a wimp!! 166mph feels great haha
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Re: Cav's ZX6R

Postby Monty » 25 Jul 2016, 12:03

I was thinking about doing that but in reality I just won't be doing enough track days. Severe lack of time and money!

The bike is being slowly set up as a back road (b road) scratcher! Probably should have got a supermoto really but I can only have one bike and that's never going to be a supermoto.
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Re: Cav's ZX6R

Postby Cav » 25 Jul 2016, 12:18

What are you doing to make it what you're after then? What exactly makes a road a B Road scratcher??
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Re: Cav's ZX6R

Postby Monty » 25 Jul 2016, 12:26

-1 +1, the rest is just great already (lol)

Well it is now I've got rid of those horrible tyres, man they were bad.
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Re: Cav's ZX6R

Postby Cav » 25 Jul 2016, 12:29

Which tyres did you have? BT-016?
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Re: Cav's ZX6R

Postby Monty » 25 Jul 2016, 13:09

Can't remember which way around it was but one was a BT020 and one a BT023. Think the front was the 23, but not sure.

This is what happened to the front after an afternoon of trying to sit on the back wheel of a Panigale. You could actually feel the steps in the tyre when you pushed the bike.

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Re: Cav's ZX6R

Postby Cav » 25 Jul 2016, 13:28

That's horrendous!

What have you got on their now? I found the Dunlop Sportsmarts really suited my bike - I even got kneedown at 120mph on them on the road.
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Re: Cav's ZX6R

Postby Monty » 25 Jul 2016, 13:45

M7 RRs, very good on the road and should be OK for the odd track day.

I've had 3 or 4 sets of the Sportsmarts, really rated them and loved the GPs
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Re: Cav's ZX6R

Postby Monty » 25 Jul 2016, 13:48

Cav wrote:I even got kneedown at 120mph on them on the road.


You'd love the Peaks, you get grass in your helmet vents!
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Re: Cav's ZX6R

Postby Blade » 25 Jul 2016, 15:41

That's a terrible profile Monty. The bike must steer so much quicker on the M7RR (y)
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Re: Cav's ZX6R

Postby Monty » 25 Jul 2016, 16:16

Chalk and cheese Blade, I had real doubts about the bike before I swapped them and couldn't really gel with it. Totally different bike now and I love it.
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Re: Cav's ZX6R

Postby Blade » 25 Jul 2016, 20:09

Not surprised tbh Monty apart from the abuse you have given it the profile is very rounded and not best suited to a supersport bike imo.

Why do people buy a sportsbike and then fit sports touring tyres to get a few more miles out of them but alot less enjoyment. False economy imo.

M7RR have very good reviews so not surprised your a happy chappy. Enjoy it now yiu have it how you want it.
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Re: Cav's ZX6R

Postby Monty » 25 Jul 2016, 20:29

Blade wrote:Why do people buy a sportsbike and then fit sports touring tyres to get a few more miles out of them but alot less enjoyment. False economy imo


Hopefully the same sort of guy that keeps a bike for 6 years, does 6000 miles and polishes the headers with a toothbrush on his day off ;)
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