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I bet it was.. I get headshake on my racebike exiting 14 at CMP. How was the back straight kink on this bike (straightaway before hard left)? Were you riding over the bump in kink?
I hit the kink center when I come through it in low 4th, but I always shift too much, as long as you're light on the bars it's fine, even with the stock front forks.
 

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Decided I wanted to experiment with +1 in the rear. So I added the new sprocket when I put the street tires back on.

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+1 shortens the wheel base (unless links are added), reducing weight on the front, which can be counteracted by raising the forks but then high speed stability is reduced.

A quandary.

I have gone up 2 in the rear and now am down 1 in front which is even lower (higher numerically) than 2 up in back. But with 320 rotors and some added bits up front counteracting the shorter wheel base, wheelies are damped and stability not compromised.

BTW,I run a 520 DID ZVM-X.
 

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Decided I wanted to experiment with +1 in the rear. So I added the new sprocket when I put the street tires back on.

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First impressions on my commute to work today... Yeah, it's a little noticeable gassing out for the couple of fun turns on/off the highways. I can feel the increased torque. I'll have to really test this at Roebling next week.

Here is a comparison between the stock gearing and this +1.

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Going to go out in a few and give her a good washing, then dry her off by going for a burger 60 miles from here. From there, I think I may just head over to the Horicon National Wildlife Preserve for a little hike. Should get me home in time for dinner. After dinner, I should replace the front signals...the left one is getting flakey, so I bought replacements.
 

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I always thought the centre tank cover on the 2021 XSR would show scratches really easily after a short time. The gloss red ( and I would guess the gloss black too) does mark very easily and it bugged me. So I bouught a second hand cover off a bike wrecker, took it to a fairing specialist to plastic weld and colour match paint to the white side panels. I know some folks will be against the change but I really like the way it turned out, the paint is as solid as that on the side tank covers so won't show swirl scratches.
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Couple of extra goodies came today from Japan. Swapping the clamp bracket that came with my new brake master for this one. (Adapts for a reservoir mount. Looks a lot cleaner.)
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Also just arrived. (Forgot to check mail.)
Going to swap my EBC pads for these to see if they bite a bit better. I should probably do that before swapping the MC to be fair.
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Also just arrived. (Forgot to check mail.)
Going to swap my EBC pads for these to see if they bite a bit better. I should probably do that before swapping the MC to be fair.
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Please let us know if they have better initial bite

How much though

The Vesrah RJL do but are hard to find (the real RJL not the RJL CT) and stupid pricy
 

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Vesrah pads are not hard to find. Hit up Kurveygirl.com

The RJL pads will have a better bite then the standard EBC HH pads but I haven't tried Galfer pads before. I'm a Vesrah only guy after swapping pads for a few years on the track. Vesrah pads feel the same all the way to steel and have a lot of options on initial bite if you want progressive or a strong hit off first lever pull.
 

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For track use I have the RJL XX pads.

For the FZ09, I have the original RJL pads not the ceramic. The XX have good initial bite but still good feel for trail braking (very progressive). If your tracking your bike I would look at the original RJL or even the XX. Here is a chart showing each type of pad they make. You can go super strong with the ZZ but not for street riding. The RJL originals don't need any time to heat up but the XX and up are race pads and need heat to work properly. On track its a non-issue but street riding I wouldn't go higher then the RJL line.

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For track use I have the RJL XX pads.

For the FZ09, I have the original RJL pads not the ceramic. The XX have good initial bite but still good feel for trail braking (very progressive). If your tracking your bike I would look at the original RJL or even the XX. Here is a chart showing each type of pad they make. You can go super strong with the ZZ but not for street riding. The RJL originals don't need any time to heat up but the XX and up are race pads and need heat to work properly. On track its a non-issue but street riding I wouldn't go higher then the RJL line.

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Super useful info, thanks a bunch.
 

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Wow, nice upgrades, Did you go with the 320 mm rotors too?
Nope! I’m doing one thing at a time to reflect on each modification. So far, just one rip up and down the road here with the new MC, it’s something! The variable ratio adjustment is really neat. I currently have the settings at short and hard pressure which feels great. We are riding Roebling on Saturday, so I wanted to get this mod done. I still have my EBC HH pads in, so I’ll see how it does.
 
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