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Offline Greg

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So close, yet ...
« on: March 11, 2018, 09:42:14 AM »
It's 90% of what I wanted it to be. Where it starts to show it's flaws are at speeds that I sometimes like to ride. I feel it "pushing" through the air versus slicing through the air like my sportbikes did. Also surprising is the gas mileage. While 35-40 mpg is still ok, I could slice the corners all day on my CBR and get 40-45.
A 350 mile day is more comfortable, but ...... maybe I didn't mind the "uncomfort" given it's a trade off. A Cadillac is more comfortable, but a Corvette is more fun. I'll rest when I'm dead. 

We'll see.

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Re: So close, yet ...
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 10:20:52 AM »
Better tires

Better rear shock absorber


problem solved!
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Re: So close, yet ...
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 12:33:44 PM »
A Cage is still a Cage.
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Re: So close, yet ...
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2018, 07:32:59 AM »
So, is it the aerodynamics of the fairing that is bugging you, or the handling?    Perhaps a different windscreen would help get rid of the sensation of pushing air out in front of you?   On your CBR, your body may have been in more clean air flowing all around you, while on the new bike with more protective fairings, the net result is that the air is being moved and potentially directed up and into your chest/helmet.  Take the windscreen off entirely and see what it feels like.   Perhaps a different windscreen with a better profile (read less style) would actually help the bike "Slice" through the air better.




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Re: So close, yet ...
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2018, 08:24:24 PM »
Excellent suggestion.  I put a double-bubble screen on my sport bike thinking any extra protection, albeit small, would be good.  As it turns out, I like the feel of the stock lower screen better.  I was very surprised.  The stock screen is back on.

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Re: So close, yet ...
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2018, 05:27:57 PM »
Now is the time to get this done. Re-flash your ECU. Get the better gas mileage you want and more power so you are slicing the wind and not plowing through it. Then when spring is here get on one of the forums and see what other like for wind screens. Then you won't know if your plowing or slicing.

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Re: So close, yet ...
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2018, 03:57:19 PM »
The bike you are talking about is a Kawi H2 SX or SE. I would go for the SE. This bike has your name all over it. And if this bike is going to be your last. Then this is it hands down.

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Re: So close, yet ...
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2018, 03:52:51 PM »
The bike you are talking about is a Kawi H2 SX or SE. I would go for the SE. This bike has your name all over it. And if this bike is going to be your last. Then this is it hands down.

My budget is half what those bikes cost !    :)
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Re: So close, yet ...
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2018, 07:42:13 PM »
Well you had two bikes at one time. This bike does both. Ride with bags or without. Full power or something less. Cheap to run also. Bike gets 50 mpg. Dam good. I'm Sure there is cheap loans out there. With all the stuff on it. You can make it a 200k bike. And I am sure it will kick any Honda ass.
St. Boni has one. Also Kawi is offering loan deals and cash back. Now is the time to buy.
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Re: So close, yet ...
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2018, 08:01:31 PM »
I didn't think of it before. But if you get a H2 SX SE. You can leave the bags on and use the cruise control and plow through the wind. Take the bags off and you the throttle to control all that power and you can slice wind all day if you like. I would buy a new seat either way if you slice or plow the wind.