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Old 04-26-2011, 03:14 PM   #11
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KNANV1CT,

Consider also that if you start messing with the jetting, you might really d1ck it up.

A buddy put a Holeshot kit in his 1200, and it completely screwed it up. You know, start twisting the 'glad handle,' and nothing...nothing...HOLY SH1T!

So, just ride it.

Make sure the tires are not No. 2 pencil hard, and consider brake improvements.

Then, ride it for a while. Once your lust subsides a bit, then you can make more logical decisions.

And make sure you wear your PPE. Especially in Atlanta. (Shudder!)
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:46 PM   #12
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there's not much more I can do to it without replacing the front caliper; that I might do in the future.
I don't quite understand that either.

I have never owned a really heavy bike, mind you, but every one has had good enough brakes to lock both wheels almost immediately up to about 70 mph or more. Given that, I don't know what more you want in brakes.

IF.......you ride like you think you are on a track......then that is a whole 'nother matter though.

I just can't help but get the feeling that you are giving "performance rider" advice to a novice street rider.......and SOME of it might not be appropriate.......especially if he is also a novice mechanic.
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:08 PM   #13
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:09 PM   #14
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Telling someone else what they will and will not like is a tricky business.
Well put. For me the stock suspension was way too soft, and the rear shock was useless (on a 01 Bandit 1200).
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:19 PM   #15
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I have never owned a really heavy bike, mind you, but every one has had good enough brakes to lock both wheels almost immediately up to about 70 mph or more.
If the brakes on my cruiser were that responsive, they wouldn't be an issue. I believe you are exaggerating just a wee bit.
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If the brakes on my cruiser were that responsive, they wouldn't be an issue. I believe you are exaggerating just a wee bit.
Possibly a form of exageration because I have not ridden every model of bike ever made but I do know that I have been on several where the brakes felt "soft" but performed admirably when enough pressure was applied.

I'm not sure that "responsive" is a good thing for brakes........off the track, that is. I would probably call that grabby on the street.
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