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Old 11-19-2008, 01:51 PM   #106
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Have you considered getting a new can? The stocker is pretty heavy and big but I do think it flows pretty well.
No, I had been looking for some time to find de-cat headers that would fit with the standard can, as I actually prefer the look of the standard item. Strange, I know, but I just think it suits the bike.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:13 PM   #107
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Question Time for a new rear tyre...

Just returned from a five day 2,500km blast round the Aussie Hills (locally we call them the Alps ) and have had great fun preparing my rear tyre for replacement. My question is that I understand the standard is a 180/55/17 Mich Pilot Power, should I replace it with a 190/55/17?? same make & compound?
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:15 PM   #108
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Nice headers...

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Now got the Aros Marmitte de-cat header pipes fitted. I've not had chance to ride it yet, but first impressions are that they are very light, at standstill noise doesn't seem much altered with stock baffles in and only slightly louder than before with the baffles out.

Very easy to fit and everything lined up and fitted without any problems or modification needed.

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Joe, I had a look at your link to their site, are yours the HP2 enduro pipes on their site? Can I please ask what they cost?

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Old 11-19-2008, 11:21 PM   #109
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Is that the road through Perthville, Gresham and Newbridge?
Did you know that the Abercrombie Road from Bathurst to Taralga is sealed all the way through now?
Ron, the road we used started back of Lake Lyell, via Sodwell, Tarana, Gemalla, Locksely, Brewongle and came out on O'Connels Rd just near Bathurst. Enjoy, Terry.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:26 PM   #110
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Nice screen shame about the flies....

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I didn't want to dedicate a new tread for the Isotta screen as it has been discussed already here.

My first impression after riding only a few miles - noisy but a very good protection. My head doesn't bounce all over the place anymore but the stream of air hits me right in the helmet. I am 5'11" and if I lift my head a bit it's quieter and the air goes around my neck, today was also a windy day so I will do more riding tomorrow and evaluate the screen further. The finish of the screen is superb and it looks great on the bike.

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I too thought it noisy at first but I beleive it allows you to ride 30-40kms + faster over much longer distances as there is much less buffeting.

Only problem is I cannot see out of mine because it is covered in dead flies....
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:51 AM   #111
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I too thought it noisy at first but I beleive it allows you to ride 30-40kms + faster over much longer distances as there is much less buffeting.

Only problem is I cannot see out of mine because it is covered in dead flies....
The difference in sustainable cruising speeds over long distances is remarkable, the biggest benefit of the screen without doubt.
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:45 PM   #112
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Go up 10m in rear tyre size?

Anybody have any thoughts on the rear tyresize?

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Just returned from a five day 2,500km blast round the Aussie Hills (locally we call them the Alps ) and have had great fun preparing my rear tyre for replacement. My question is that I understand the standard is a 180/55/17 Mich Pilot Power, should I replace it with a 190/55/17?? same make & compound?
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:53 PM   #113
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Anybody have any thoughts on the rear tyresize?
Why do you think you would need anything bigger than the 180?
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:02 PM   #114
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Bigger is better right? Well that is sort of the reason for asking, I don't know if I do (but think more rubber more grip?) but given I have to replace the scrubbed one is there any benefit going up 1 size and if there is will it fit? Does anybodyknow what the downside would be?

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Old 11-20-2008, 04:09 PM   #115
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Joe, I had a look at your link to their site, are yours the HP2 enduro pipes on their site? Can I please ask what they cost?

Terry
They are around 540 Euro's, there is no picture of them on the Aros site, but I emailed them and they sent me the photo's I had previously posted. The guy there called Antonio speaks good English.
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:10 PM   #116
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Anybody have any thoughts on the rear tyresize?
I'd stick with the standard size, I can't see much to be gained from a larger rear tyre in terms of grip, but it would affect the steering, so why bother?
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:20 PM   #117
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I'd stick with the standard size, I can't see much to be gained from a larger rear tyre in terms of grip, but it would affect the steering, so why bother?
+1. No point in going bigger on the MM...on the Sport, however
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:42 PM   #118
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+1. No point in going bigger on the MM...on the Sport, however
Your just saying that because you have one, your conflicted!!
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:01 PM   #119
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Question Taralaga to Sydney??

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Did you know that the Abercrombie Road from Bathurst to Taralga is sealed all the way through now?
Ron, did you catch my reply to your question?

I have one for you, what do you think would be the most interesting route/road (tarmac) from Taralga back to Sydney?

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Old 11-21-2008, 12:38 AM   #120
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Anybody have any thoughts on the rear tyresize?
Here is my opinion on the tires. After the original rear Pilot Power was dead at about 5K miles I decided to try the new Pilot Road 2C same size tire, replaced the front tire with the original Pilot Power.

I did a long trip in the summer with the PR2C and got over 10K miles out of it, actually the tire could have taken a few more miles, but the front was ready for replacement and I decided to change both at the same time.

If you properly brake in the tires I don't see any problems whatsoever with the Pilot Road 2C, with my style of riding and considering the California highways that are almost impossible to avoid all the time, I am very happy with my decision. In the twistiest so far I haven't reached the potential of these tires, yet! Actually the new Pilot Road 2C is closer in design to the PP then to the original PR tires.

Now if I say that they are as sticky as the PP, I would be most probably lying, therefor I kept the front PP, but again with my use of the bike, I found a great combo.

At 19K miles on the MM "experience" meters.

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