Join Date: 03-04-2008
Location: West Midlands, UK
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Finally Got the Blade Out The Garage
Finally. It was dry yesterday afternoon and I managed to go and put 100 miles on the new toy. Really enjoyed it as I am still getting used to sportsbikes again. Wrists still ache a bit after a naked, but I'll get there. So easy to gain cornering confidence on this tool. I have to report I am running standard pressures in the BT015s and all is good ( just been reading the tyre thread ).
Spending a sunny afternoon getting acquainted with your new two wheeled love is a great way to pass a couple of hours.
The only problem I had yesterday was changing from 5th to 6th a couple of times when I didn't engage 6th properly. I am putting this down to me getting used to the bike, and it still only having 250 miles on the clock. My Aprilia had a false neutral at first between 5th and 6th if you weren't firm enough with the change. Any record of this on new Honda gearboxes or is it just me ?
I hope to get 600 miles on asap and get the first service done so I can stop watching the revs !! After the gear change experiences I checked the chain. Seems a lot of play, even though it is in tolerance to what the sticker says. Strange it says 35mm of play when if you push the chain up 35mm it will reach the swingarm before you can measure it ?