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*** Show us your bikes! ***

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by Electroshadow, May 21, 2010.

  1. unKle

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 24, 2002

    Posts: 1,196

    Location: Kent

    My 2016 Tuono Factory is exactly the same, at low speed the throttle is on/off and very jerky. I ran a different ECU with a custom map and it made little difference. Funnily enough only dug it out the garage on Sunday to check it over and give it a clean. Those carbon wheels must make a difference, AWC must be working all the time! Looks lovely :)

    Makes mine look ordinary :p

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  2. RyanF

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 22, 2013

    Posts: 1,348

    Hnnng
     
  3. Thecaferacer

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 3, 2019

    Posts: 490

    Not the best pic as my new garage I've had built still needs finishing, but heres my Z1000SX, T100 and Thruxton Ace

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  4. Freelanc3r

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 10, 2005

    Posts: 1,531

    Location: Offshore

    [​IMG]

    Harley Davidson Forty Eight Special

    Yamaha Tracer 700 as my daily commuter / longer distance bike

    :cool:
     
  5. Monkey Puzzle

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 13, 2006

    Posts: 6,447

    Hey unKle, this might be of interest https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xfssPVxrxn8&t=29s

    From around 5 mins in if you're impatient! :)

    He has a 2016 tuono, which have more of a rep for jerky on-off low speed throttle than later years from what I gather, and he saw a good response with Gabro's map. Might be worth a look. :)

    Oh, and only had really cold weather riding so far since the wheels went on, including a day when it started snowing soon after setting off. AWC 3 and TC 8 that day!
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2019
  6. Monkey Puzzle

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 13, 2006

    Posts: 6,447

    Nah, nearest area in the New Forest in the brief bit of sun (all hour and a half of it!).
     
  7. Monkey Puzzle

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 13, 2006

    Posts: 6,447

    Nice garage! Love the colour of the z1000sx. Had one as a loan-bike a few years back, the engine's good fun!
     
  8. unKle

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 24, 2002

    Posts: 1,196

    Location: Kent

    @Monkey Puzzle I watched that vid, what he saved in unsprung weight with those carbon wheels, he put back on with all that bolt on tat :o
     
  9. Thecaferacer

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 3, 2019

    Posts: 490

    Yeah it's a great bike. It's due a complete new exhaust as the stock is the terrible euro4 plumbing . It replaced a new Speed Triple that I only kept for 6 months as I didn't get on with it. It was the third triple that I fell out of love with in a short space of time.

    I'm debating selling everything and getting an H2 and one of the new Norton Atlas.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2019
  10. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,633

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Yeah I was thinking that looks like one of the New Forest car parks!
     
  11. Locky

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 14, 2003

    Posts: 12,320

    Location: Leicestershire/Derbyshire

    Where did you get the reas sets from? I have size 11 feet and really struggling changing gear with the standard ones on mine.
     
  12. Monkey Puzzle

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 13, 2006

    Posts: 6,447

    I have size 11 feet and 6'3"ish myself - I couldn't wear sidi full race boots with the stock pegs as my legs wouldn't then fit properly under the tank. Tried rotatable 25mm lowering pegs but the gear levers were then too high.

    They're Gia Moto rearsets - UK company and really good company to deal with, they are gorgeous with individually replaceable parts (down to a screw or a peg or peg carrier etc). They're pricey but worth it imo (they have some some cheaper factory seconds though).

    They do 15mm lower peg carriers which I asked to get in place of the standard ones for the reasets in case they wouldn't be low enough, though I think standard peg carrier would be fine on the lowest holes for me.

    I had a titanium gear shift rod on gia moto rearsets that failed on my Street triple 3+ years after buying, so I called to order another, and their response was "that shouldn't have happened, what's your address?" and just sent another to me! Really impressed with their customer service, and the design is just lovely on the rearsets with ball-end mill bit scalloped machining to the surface in parts and really good quality bearings, flawless anodizing etc.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2019
  13. mattcrane

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 29, 2014

    Posts: 573

    Location: Truro, Cornwall, UK

    Well took my bike into local dealer on Thursday to have a couple of small jobs done while I was in there they made me a stupidly good offer to part ex mine in so came out having bought this

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    Pick it up next friday with full Ali Luggage, Nav6 and Tank Bag. Very Happy.
     
  14. Lakeland

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 1, 2005

    Posts: 5,093

    Very nice :cool:
     
  15. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,219

    Location: Bristol

    Those wheel spokes are...interesting. I'm sure they are tough but they look like they'd collapse on rough roads/bumps etc.
     
  16. CGrieves

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 25, 2002

    Posts: 1,771

    Location: Clapham Junction

    Noooo, spokes are stupidly durable! Way more durable than normal road wheels, that's why you see them on offroad bikes. They need a little more maintenance mind.
     
  17. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,219

    Location: Bristol

    I think it's just how few there are compared to what I'd expect really (more used to seeing bicycles and wire wheels on cars), as I say, I expect them to be strong, just not used to seeing them.
     
  18. mattcrane

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 29, 2014

    Posts: 573

    Location: Truro, Cornwall, UK

    Definately more awkward to clean thats for sure, but I dont think you can beat the look of them on this style bike.

    BMW have had a few issues with loose spokes recently after a bad batch from their supplier but thats all fixed now (fingers crossed) and its all about checking them and as I was raised on British bikes its always been part of my cleaning routine to run a spanner over them and listen for the dull ping.
     
  19. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 11,272

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Very nice :)
     
  20. mattcrane

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 29, 2014

    Posts: 573

    Location: Truro, Cornwall, UK

    So as I posted above, today was collection day and although I had only had the old bike just over 2 years was still a little sad to see her go but got a "out with the old in with the new" photo

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    Not sure where to start the engine and gearbox are sooo much smoother the quickshift is something yet to be played with will probably wait until its run in to play with it fully.

    The new TFT dash and Nav6 are amazingly clear to look at and the integration with the bike is seemless so far but only time will tell as to how easy it is to use.

    I dont have access to all the Pro Modes yet as they will be enabled at the 600mile service although the Pro plug is secure under the seat in its bag until then :)

    BMW recommend no higher than 5500rpm while running in but coming home 70mph equals 3500ish rpm so running in isnt going to hinder me getting anywhere.

    Now just need to spend a small fortune on extras to protect its lovely paintowork and electronics.....