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Wow, that’s a nice price! 😃 I might just have to think about that one. Be sure to give us a ride review as soon as you can!
Hey, 1st ride in the dark last night with new headlight. I was really impressed! Especially compared to the dull OEM headlight.
No regrets at all, and very happy
 

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The PCH (Pacific Coast Hwy) Hwy 1 is still closed because of the slide south of Monterey at 'Rat' Creek...A great ride on the XSR900 but be sure you get gas (a few of my CHP friends on their BMWs with larger tanks had no problems) at Big Sur just to be safe. The fog stayed off the coast for most of the afternoon but on the way back it started🥶 moving in...will take pictures next time...I was asked to tag-along at the last minute soooo did not bring camera...PEACE RIDE SAFE
 

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Well that was a good and half rubbish day at Silverstone today.
We arrived to dry weather and i got the bikes ready, the warmers on (thanks to Fil2) and the bike had plenty of fuel.

The sighting laps were devestatingly slow, which was good in a way as the mount i'd used for the GoPro was a disaster and it was close to falling off. It was held on also with cable ties so i wouldn't have lost it as such. Quick removal of that and i went out at the back of the group.
Silverstone had put both me and Mrs Weeksy in group 1... i ideally wanted group 2 but wee got what we got. The pace of the group was slow and i was catching and passing many riders, only being overtaken once in the session but i held onto him after he went past and we stayed together to the end of the session.
Session 2 was faster at the pointy end and in some ways highlighted to me just how fast some big bikes are... I was there in the corners, but on the straights i was killed by a Big Bang R1 and a Fireblade. I had someone else who was on a late gsxr750 who i could hang onto on the straight but passing them wasn't happening. I'd lose about 5 bike lengths in the straight and i could have made a lunge but would have been harsh. So i sat behind until right near the end of the session when we had a light smattering of rain on the visor and they lacked confidence compared to me and it became an easy pass then.

Sadly after that the big boy rains came and that was end of day... so there's not a lot else to report.

Enjoyed it though.

2021-05-03_01-55-16 by Steve Weeks, on Flickr
 

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Most recent mod is an Akrapovic Carbon Racing Line exhaust that I bought used from a friend and an FTECU flash tuner. The bike sounds so mean with the exhaust on! The throttle is also about 100 times smoother after the flash!
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I made a video about the install on my YouTube channel:
 
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