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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Perkles » 22 Apr 2021, 20:14

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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Cav » 23 Apr 2021, 09:29

duke63 wrote:I actually like the fact I can ‘feel the speed’ on the Street.

I took the fairings off my SV650S one time and it transformed the bike. The steering felt lighter at lower speed and I was enjoying myself at 50-80mph, not 70-100 like with the fairings on.

It's the reason I think a super naked is the best do-it-all road bike. The combination of torque for touring/cruising, the upright position and the lack of fairing for making fun more accessible.
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Kwacky » 23 Apr 2021, 09:36

Crash bungs and fork protectors on order.

You can tell it's pay day :D
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Perkles » 23 Apr 2021, 10:06

Kwacky wrote:Crash bungs and fork protectors on order.

You can tell it's pay day :D

which ones you go for ?
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Kwacky » 23 Apr 2021, 10:18

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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Cav » 23 Apr 2021, 10:19

Nice! Top quality stuff, wish I never bought anything from R&G since I discovered Evotech
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Kwacky » 07 May 2021, 16:56

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Spent the afternoon on this thing. I'm starting to get the hang of riding it. For an 800 there's a lot of engine braking and it pulls when you want it. On country roads I could keep it in second and third and barely needed to touch the brakes.

The bike is starting to loosen up. Shifting between first and second using the QS was usually not happening but the majority of the time it's working now.

I need to train my brain to get back into sports mode. The bike mops up everything and gets on with it. Previous sports bikes have felt like they're falling into corners, this almost floats like there's no issue with gravity. It's a bit hard to explain but it feels as natural upright as it does on its ear.
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Kwacky » 26 May 2021, 20:47

I'm struggling to get bling for the bike. There's very little for the 2020 SCS version.

Which is a shame because there's some lovely stuff for the earlier models
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby duke63 » 26 May 2021, 20:59

what are you trying to add?
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Kwacky » 26 May 2021, 21:06

https://conquestracingltd.com/shop/prod ... 00/page/2/

Some CNC stuff. I like the sprocket cover and some of the engine protection.
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby D6Nutz » 26 May 2021, 21:37

Can you talk to them and see if you can be a prototype bike for the new model year designs.
? At an appropriate discount obviously.

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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Kwacky » 26 May 2021, 22:11

The dealer said there's no plans to do any for my bike.
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Kwacky » 26 May 2021, 23:21

And I need to measure the steering damper. The stock one is pants.
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby StMarks » 27 May 2021, 08:18

Kwacky wrote:And I need to measure the steering damper. The stock one is pants.

Looks the part there, I bet Hyperpro can offer a replacement unit. (nod)
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Kwacky » 01 Jun 2021, 21:12

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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Kwacky » 04 Jun 2021, 08:47

I've booked the bike in with SSR suspension for 21st June.

https://www.ssr-suspension.uk/
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Cav » 04 Jun 2021, 10:45

He's a great guy! Super helpful. Unfortunately I've never actually used him but he's still helped me out with information. My shock will be going there for servicing!!
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Kwacky » 04 Jun 2021, 10:59

I'm going to ask him about the steering damper as well. The OEM version is too soft. I'll see if the needle can be replaced.
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Cav » 04 Jun 2021, 11:02

Yeah absolutely. He'll know for sure.

He only started this business as part of his degree and now he's chief mechanic for a BSB Supersport team.
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