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Old 03-19-2009, 08:36 AM   #196
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Hi JoeBar,

1) can you remind the references of the colour you put on the cyl protections ?

I think having read one day a ref. to a car colour ??

2) I'm waiting for the AROS headers. Is he difference with the original huge ?

Thank you !!
Hi Marc,

The cylinder head protectors were done by a local car repair shop belonging to a friend. I don't know the exact colour except that it is a Peugeot colour. They had a lot of colour cards and I just chose the one nearest and they painted them.

The difference with the Aros headers is not huge, it is a little louder, maybe a little crisper, maybe a little more free revving. But overall the difference isn't greatly different. I know it's not "green" but I really just wanted to get rid of the cat.
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:10 AM   #197
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Wobble at high speed

Thank you for the reply

How did you fixed the wobbles at high speed ?

What are your settings of the dampers ?
How many clics decreased (on the left) on each parts ?
(I consider the start point as being max screwed on the right)

What are your secrets for stabilizing the MM

I project to add a Scott steering damper.
Any of you have some experience with it ?

Thank you in advance,
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:32 AM   #198
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Thank you for the reply

How did you fixed the wobbles at high speed ?

What are your settings of the dampers ?
How many clics decreased (on the left) on each parts ?
(I consider the start point as being max screwed on the right)

What are your secrets for stabilizing the MM

I project to add a Scott steering damper.
Any of you have some experience with it ?

Thank you in advance,
You asked me the same question before

The answer with all my current settings is here - http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156513

I have not changed these settings since August and have been very happy with them, and now don't feel it needs a stabiliser, but I was close to ordering one before getting my settings right.

I have had an Ohlins / Scotts damper before on a KTM, and although it did the job, it does slightly dull the feeling from the steering, so I didn't want one on the Megamoto if I could avoid it.

Now when I ride, I don't think about it.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:30 PM   #199
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Ooopss.. sorry
I had forgotten it
Thank you once again, I will try your settings
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:50 AM   #200
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Hi fellow MM owners. I just popped in to tell you that I picked up a 07' MM to replace my GS. It will live alongside my Aprilia T and serve the role as my long distance tourer

I have ordered a set of Touratech handlebar risers, but otherwise I find the riding position perfect for long days. The seat is ok, but could do with a bit more support..

As I'm only 67 kgs incl all my riding gear I do have to say the damping is a bit to firm for me. A revalve qould be a future upgrade, but I have to get to know her better for a final verdict.

Another trait I discovered while riding a twisty road is that the rear has a tendency to slide if I'm agressive with the engine braking while entering a turn. Might be fun if you're Rossi, but not so for me. Any tips?


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Old 04-18-2009, 10:01 AM   #201
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As I'm only 67 kgs incl all my riding gear I do have to say the damping is a bit to firm for me. A revalve qould be a future upgrade, but I have to get to know her better for a final verdict.

Another trait I discovered while riding a twisty road is that the rear has a tendency to slide if I'm agressive with the engine braking while entering a turn. Might be fun if you're Rossi, but not so for me. Any tips?
At 20 kgs heavier than you, I found the suspension on the firm side. It must feel rigid to you!

It is worth spending the time setting the suspension up, you can get it a lot better without resorting to spending money straight away. Have a search on here and UKGSer there is a fair amount on suspension settings etc.

I would guess the rear locking is a combination of familiarity, weight and suspension, with no give in the suspension it will lock easier, but getting used to the bike will help as well I'm sure.
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:36 PM   #202
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As my friends tell me - if you're suspension is too stiff, you have no suspension.
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:29 PM   #203
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Another trait I discovered while riding a twisty road is that the rear has a tendency to slide if I'm agressive with the engine braking while entering a turn. Might be fun if you're Rossi, but not so for me. Any tips?
Here's a tip...trade me your MM for my touring/sporty 07 GS...I thought the whole idea of MM or SuperMoto was to slide the turns!
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:54 AM   #204
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the settings of the suspensions are quite important with this bike.

I've got no problems with the rear but I've got some at high speed with
the front.

Here are some infos about my new settings :

http://jemelapetenflat.xooit.be/t133...part-usine.htm
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:14 AM   #205
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the settings of the suspensions are quite important with this bike.

I've got no problems with the rear but I've got some at high speed with
the front.

Here are some infos about my new settings :

http://jemelapetenflat.xooit.be/t133...part-usine.htm
If I have read your settings and French correctly, then you have the front lower than the rear. Whilst this will make the steering quicker, it will also increase the instability at the front. Have you tried it with the front and rear at the same height, along with your revised damper settings?

Mine is still a little "loose" at the front, but only over 180kmh really, and is still pretty good at 200kmh plus (on the German autobahn of course ).

After setting the suspension I decided I didn't need the steering damper.
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:46 AM   #206
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At 20 kgs heavier than you, I found the suspension on the firm side. It must feel rigid to you!

It is worth spending the time setting the suspension up, you can get it a lot better without resorting to spending money straight away. Have a search on here and UKGSer there is a fair amount on suspension settings etc.

I would guess the rear locking is a combination of familiarity, weight and suspension, with no give in the suspension it will lock easier, but getting used to the bike will help as well I'm sure.
I have now reset the settings to BMW default. I set the rear sag to 32 mm (recommended is 40 mm). I'm off later to feel what she has to say
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:16 AM   #207
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If I have read your settings and French correctly, then you have the front lower than the rear. Whilst this will make the steering quicker, it will also increase the instability at the front. Have you tried it with the front and rear at the same height, along with your revised damper settings?

Mine is still a little "loose" at the front, but only over 180kmh really, and is still pretty good at 200kmh plus (on the German autobahn of course ).

After setting the suspension I decided I didn't need the steering damper.
Not yet set the 'jambe de suspension arrière' which is in duo with the
positon of the T maintaining the fork.
I'm doing it as you tell it.
You are right when you say that between 180kmh and upper is the
strange phenomena...
But my question is : why does the MM doesn't come as it should be
out of the box ?
I know that the weight of the pilot can affect a little bit but speaking
with other MM's owners, it seems that everybody is searching the
final good solution...

PS
your french understanding is very good !! :-)
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:52 AM   #208
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But my question is : why does the MM doesn't come as it should be
out of the box ?
I know that the weight of the pilot can affect a little bit but speaking
with other MM's owners, it seems that everybody is searching the
final good solution...

PS
your french understanding is very good !! :-)
My French is not very good, but the transalation sites make it easier , but your English is excellent.

Without doubt the MM came very firmly sprung and damped from the factory, I can't understand why they did it like this at all. Most of us ride on real roads rather than the track so why bother
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:15 PM   #209
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Just got back from 250 km of twisties. She felt much better this time. No heart stopping moments entering the turns. At the speeds I ride I wouldn't call the MM unstable, but she's sure not on rails as my T

Tomorrow I'll be putting on some new rubber to replace the original Michelins. I'll probably have to settle for Bridgestone BT-016 as there was no Pilot Powers in stock.

Can someone comment on the ground clearance on the MM? On the GS I was constantly scraping the pegs in the corners. Today I was just occasionally getting my boot sliders on the tarmac, so I assume the MM has a lot more clearance than the GS.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:41 PM   #210
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I don't know about ground clearance but what I know is that the MM
is quite high even if it has shorter wheels than a GS.

I did the setting now :

http://img24.xooimage.com/files/f/a/...352-da9326.jpg
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