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Re: Mr Postman

Postby Kwacky » 03 Apr 2020, 13:46

Radiator guard for the MV
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Re: Mr Postman

Postby Perkles » 03 Apr 2020, 13:54

Cav wrote:New chains and sprockets look so good! I've got a new renthal rear sprocket on mine now :D

I am sticking with standard 525 and steel for now but gone for a Gold bling chain 8)
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Re: Mr Postman

Postby Blade » 03 Apr 2020, 13:57

Kwacky wrote:Radiator guard for the MV


Essential Mod IMO (y)
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Re: Mr Postman

Postby Cav » 03 Apr 2020, 14:00

Blade wrote:
Kwacky wrote:Radiator guard for the MV


Essential Mod IMO (y)

I would have to agree having had an R1 conrod break mine (doh)



Perkles wrote:
Cav wrote:New chains and sprockets look so good! I've got a new renthal rear sprocket on mine now :D

I am sticking with standard 525 and steel for now but gone for a Gold bling chain 8)

I would definitely go for a 520 with a lightweight steel front sprocket and also get a lightweight rear disc in the future! It's meant to make a noticeable difference to your bike. Not that it needs it.

Also, I wouldn't bother with an aluminium rear sprocket for road use, the lateral rubbing and on/off throttle kills them.
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Re: Mr Postman

Postby Perkles » 03 Apr 2020, 14:08

Cav wrote:
Blade wrote:
Kwacky wrote:Radiator guard for the MV


Essential Mod IMO (y)

I would have to agree having had an R1 conrod break mine (doh)



Perkles wrote:
Cav wrote:New chains and sprockets look so good! I've got a new renthal rear sprocket on mine now :D

I am sticking with standard 525 and steel for now but gone for a Gold bling chain 8)

I would definitely go for a 520 with a lightweight steel front sprocket and also get a lightweight rear disc in the future! It's meant to make a noticeable difference to your bike. Not that it needs it.

Also, I wouldn't bother with an aluminium rear sprocket for road use, the lateral rubbing and on/off throttle kills them.

I would normally agree but I dont think I need more power/performance on this bike ,Just a quieter exhaust and tune up to smooth it all out
All my previous bikes had altered gearing and 520 chains
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Re: Mr Postman

Postby Blade » 03 Apr 2020, 14:25

Negligible gains. I've always stuck to OEM size with road bike chains (y)

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Re: Mr Postman

Postby Cav » 03 Apr 2020, 14:44

Approximately 1.2lbs difference (for 120 links), plus narrower sprockets. The front effectively acts as a flywheel so you'll get a quicker increase in revs and the rear is pretty substantial to be fair. It'll be a much bigger difference for high speed turning and braking. It'll also increase engine braking slightly I believe.
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Re: Mr Postman

Postby Stonesie » 03 Apr 2020, 16:06

A literal bag of bolts.
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Re: Mr Postman

Postby Kwacky » 03 Apr 2020, 16:48

It's a 15 stone bloke on a 200bhp sports bike doing a few Sunday blasts. I think he'll get by on a 525 set up.
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Re: Mr Postman

Postby kiwikrasher » 04 Apr 2020, 03:26

Cav wrote:Approximately 1.2lbs difference (for 120 links), plus narrower sprockets. The front effectively acts as a flywheel so you'll get a quicker increase in revs and the rear is pretty substantial to be fair. It'll be a much bigger difference for high speed turning and braking. It'll also increase engine braking slightly I believe.


While all that is technically true CAV, the fact the main load on the engine is turning the large mass of the rear wheel and working against the weight and drag of the bike as a whole, the inertia effects of the sprockets and chain really are negligible for the average punter.

Personally I prefer to stick to OEM size chains and retain the strength and reliability over any small gains in performance.

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Re: Mr Postman

Postby Perkles » 04 Apr 2020, 09:04

Kwacky wrote:It's a 15 stone bloke on a 200bhp sports bike doing a few Sunday blasts. I think he'll get by on a 525 set up.

Will it get me to the cafe ok ?
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Re: Mr Postman

Postby kingfixer » 04 Apr 2020, 09:10

A USB port for the Dorso so I can plug my phone in, theres a spare connector for it behind the headlight somewhere.
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Re: Mr Postman

Postby Kwacky » 04 Apr 2020, 10:17

Perkles wrote:Will it get me to the cafe ok ?


Yeah, but you'll need to adjust your suspension and tyre pressures after you've eaten
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Re: Mr Postman

Postby Monty » 04 Apr 2020, 10:23

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Re: Mr Postman

Postby Kwacky » 04 Apr 2020, 10:35

Those are some sexy looking hoses
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Re: Mr Postman

Postby Blade » 04 Apr 2020, 11:20

Kwacky wrote:Those are some sexy looking hoses


Sounds amazingly dodgy :?
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Re: Mr Postman

Postby Blade » 04 Apr 2020, 11:21

Monty wrote:
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Nice one Monty enjoy some quality spanner time in the man cave (lol)

Those SBS pads the RS compound?
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Re: Mr Postman

Postby Monty » 04 Apr 2020, 11:24

Yep, the first job on Monday is sorting out the man cave
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Re: Mr Postman

Postby Monty » 04 Apr 2020, 11:30

Can anyone recommend a decent brake bleeding kit?
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Re: Mr Postman

Postby Kwacky » 04 Apr 2020, 11:54

Is your bike the abs version?
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