|By Molan on Monday, December 02, 2002 - 04:48 am:|
Finally got round to getting someone to fit my nice new Oz Wheels with discs & pads, RSV swing arm, a new pair of wet weather tyres (Pirelli GTS), Renegade carbon cans and a K&N filter.
All work done by the wonderful chaps at PDQ in Taplow - they have some wonderful "toys" on display there if anyone fancies a trip out & isn't sure where to go! Larry was my main contact & he was really helpful, didn't try to sell me anything but was sensible in telling me what would & wouldn't make a difference. Mind you, he wasn't sure about the swing arm but I just had to have one as I think they look so cool!
It's early days yet & the tyres haven't really worn in yet but everything is feeling very nice indeed thank you!
Not sure what is making the most difference but handling feels more "sorted" & turn-in is much sharper. Great for flick-flacking between cars on the motorway (but then I knew it would be!) but also much friendlier around town.
Simple stuff like slow speed 1st gear cornering also feels much more accurate & flexible. Seems to make the bike feel much smaller & lighter.
Can't really feel how much difference the cans & air filter are making yet though. I had a pair of ART stainless cans on before & I'd say the Rene's are a little quieter & with a deeper growl.
Had the bike dyno'd at the same time & was amazed to see just how much the power dips at 5,000. Looked at options for a Power commander to help sort this out but wasn't convinced that the £300 or so would be worth it.
Also tempted by braided hoses but kinda ran out of cash - anyway if I did everything at once then I wouldn't have anything else to lust after
Brakes are feeling very lacking in feel with the new discs & pads but the front stoppers certainly seemed to pull me up pretty fast when I gave them a blast. Rear seems to have almost disappeared though.
Might report back when I've had more time to get used to the mods....
|By Exdukenut on Monday, December 02, 2002 - 03:32 pm:|
So where are the pics?
|By Molan on Tuesday, December 03, 2002 - 05:46 am:|
Damn - knew I should have taken some pics whilst the bike was at my girlfriend's - she has a digital camera
Will be back at the weekend so will try to get some done then....
|By Molan on Saturday, December 07, 2002 - 03:46 pm:|
Rain (almost sleet) stopped play I'm afraid. Too dark for pics today
Not bad enough to keep me off the road though - racked up about 60 miles or so but not too much zapping between cars today
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