I have just joined the site and am looking for advice on a bike I recently purchased. (picture below)
As per title its an RRW blade, its seems to be in great condition with just 16K on the clock.
Work from standard when I bought it
Stage 2 dyno carb set
Goodridge hoses on the front
Work done so far.
New rear piston and seals
Goodridge hose on back
Oil & Filter
New lower right panel
New sump as lug was broken
New exhaust gaskets as had to remove to get to sump
New studs as 2 snapped getting them out while doing the above
New tyres as I don't trust old tyres
New rear mounting rubbers for bracket for the big fairing stay, as the whole front fairing seems to wobble a bit, and still does
1) Has a really loud and annoying plastic rattle from the front when going over bumps, can not find it when stationary. I first thought it was the front mudguard, but that's solid. Maybe related to the above front fairing moving, but no idea what else could be loose or worn. I have also replaced all fairing bolts as the originals were looking tired but all seem a good tight fit. I have given everything a good shake and can not recreate the noise until I move, even slowly and then its a definite plastic knock??
2) has a flat spot at around 3.8k, can be quite clearly seen on a dyno chart that was done years ago and its still there, is this normal, can I get rid of it? (Picture added)
3) Is there a direct fit 17" front wheel or does it mean getting a VVRF800 wheel and getting a machine shop to take 3.5mm off each side and then its a direct fit?
Other than the above the bike has no engine rattles, knocks, rides sweet and is a pleasure on the road.