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I purchased my 2014 FZ-09 about 6 months ago an have completed the following...

Race Tech Gold Valve kit & Springs for the forks
Matris "KD" Rear Shock
Adjustable Shorty Brake & Clutch Levers
Spiegler Braided Brake Lines
Galfer Sintered HH Front Brake Pads Font & Rear
R&G Frame Sliders
Two Brothers Full Titanium Exhaust System
Ermax Seat Cowl
Speedometer Backshell by Puig
Rizoma Circuit 851 Mirrors
Graves Motorsports Smog Block Off Plates
MICHELIN PILOT POWER 2CT Tires

There is a gas station that has 95 octane here in Rancho Santa Fe. I filled er up, put er in "A" mode and took a nice long ride in the twisties. This bike rocks!
I'll post some photos as soon as I have to time to take them.

Cheers.
 

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Wow. What a way to join up. Looking forward to your pictures.

Welcome!
 

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MICHELIN PILOT POWER 2CT Tires
Nice list there, bub!
Yeah...interested in pics.
What's that rear tire look like on this bike? Size tire (rear)?
Why the 2CT over the std Pilot Power?
 

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Nice list there, bub!
Yeah...interested in pics.
What's that rear tire look like on this bike? Size tire (rear)?
Oh, and welcome to the MACHINE! braaap
 

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Awesome OP. Enjoy that thang!
 

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I purchased my 2014 FZ-09 about 6 months ago an have completed the following...

Race Tech Gold Valve kit & Springs for the forks
Matris "KD" Rear Shock
Adjustable Shorty Brake & Clutch Levers
Spiegler Braided Brake Lines
Galfer Sintered HH Front Brake Pads Font & Rear
R&G Frame Sliders
Two Brothers Full Titanium Exhaust System
Ermax Seat Cowl
Speedometer Backshell by Puig
Rizoma Circuit 851 Mirrors
Graves Motorsports Smog Block Off Plates
MICHELIN PILOT POWER 2CT Tires

There is a gas station that has 95 octane here in Rancho Santa Fe. I filled er up, put er in "A" mode and took a nice long ride in the twisties. This bike rocks!
I'll post some photos as soon as I have to time to take them.

Cheers.
Killer resume-----all this guy needs to learn is the secret handshake!
 

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Whatever happened to this guy? He tossed out this first and only great thread and I really wanted to find out how some of his mods worked out.
Anybody here know who he is personally? I sure hope he's okay.
(I would PM him but maybe his cam chain broke and he hates all of us!)
 

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the 2CT stands for "two compound tire" and encompasses all pilot powers, pilot roads, and pilot pures

while were at it, running more octane rating than your engine requires slows the burn when the plugs fire, throwing off your timing and actually makes your bike run slower.

congrats on the purchase though, need to see some pics
 
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the 2CT stands for "two compound tire" and encompasses all pilot powers, pilot roads, and pilot pures

while were at it, running more octane rating than your engine requires slows the burn when the plugs fire, throwing off your timing and actually makes your bike run slower.

congrats on the purchase though, need to see some pics
I street ride daily and my bike hasn't ever seen a track. I went for the Pilot Road 4s, which are a dual compound tire. I can personally recommend them, especially if it EVER rains where you ride.

What he said. Hah. Octane is resistance to detonation. For super high compression engines, they need higher octane gas so they don't have detonation. Detonation is where your engine turns into an accidental diesel (ignition is achieved by pressure, not by spark). What can happen is combustion can start on one side of the cylinder, and then the spark plug can fire, and when the two explosive forces meet, you get pinging... and possible severe mechanical damage. If you run at a high compression, high octane can be absolutely necessary. At factory internal engine specs, everything is tuned for pump gas. 91 is where you should be at octane-wise. Don't let the name 'race gas' fool you. If you want your bike to go faster, paint it red.

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x2 on posting pics! Pics or it didn't happen, bruh!
 

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I purchased my 2014 FZ-09 about 6 months ago an have completed the following...

Race Tech Gold Valve kit & Springs for the forks
Matris "KD" Rear Shock
Adjustable Shorty Brake & Clutch Levers
Spiegler Braided Brake Lines
Galfer Sintered HH Front Brake Pads Font & Rear
R&G Frame Sliders
Two Brothers Full Titanium Exhaust System
Ermax Seat Cowl
Speedometer Backshell by Puig
Rizoma Circuit 851 Mirrors
Graves Motorsports Smog Block Off Plates
MICHELIN PILOT POWER 2CT Tires

There is a gas station that has 95 octane here in Rancho Santa Fe. I filled er up, put er in "A" mode and took a nice long ride in the twisties. This bike rocks!
I'll post some photos as soon as I have to time to take them.

Cheers.
You forgot Kev's O2 controller
 

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(I filled er up, put er in "A" mode and took a nice long ride in the twisties. This bike rocks!)

These seem to be his last words so maybe he's still out there "rockin".
I'm starting to think maybe this story ain't real since this was done a month ago which would seem to me plenty of time to click a few photos.
I really do hope he's okay if he was being honest when he started the thread.
 
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