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Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Reply #160 on: 23 August, 2014, 06:49:25 PM
I have a CBF 100 FAC and don't notice a flat area in the middle of the range. It pulls strong and hard until about 9500 revs.
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Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Reply #161 on: 25 August, 2014, 10:05:48 AM
Mine died of :/

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Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Reply #162 on: 25 August, 2014, 11:14:44 AM
*Originally Posted by powerglide [+]
Mine died of :/

Do you notice any differerence in fuel economy since fitting your PC?

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Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Reply #163 on: 25 August, 2014, 01:04:22 PM
2008 ABS

- Givi top E55: 4/5
- Givi side E41: 3/5
- Pilot Road tyres: 5/5
- optimate charger: 5/5
- garmin 340 lifetime maps: 4/5
- R&G Aeor style crash protectors: 2/5
- givi touring screen: 3/5

coming soon:
- radiator cover sw motec
- hand guards sw motec kobra

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Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Reply #164 on: 25 August, 2014, 01:25:13 PM
So, why did you mark down the Givi side cases, the R&G crash protectors and the Givi screen?
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Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Reply #165 on: 26 August, 2014, 10:20:48 AM
 :084: correct, I should give some arguments:

- crash protectors: bolt at right side too short, special tooling needed to mount, and after mounting both protectors can be turned by hand.

- side cases: the locks for the top opening are rubbish. You may need some attempts to change the codes, and it is not something you can do several times without breaking the locks. On the other hand, it is also not very difficult to 'crack' the code in short time.

- the Givi screen, is close to 4 honestly. It provides much better protection from wind but the noise and buffeting between 60-80 km/h are heavy. (If I compare with my former Transalp and Givi large screen)

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Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Reply #166 on: 26 August, 2014, 11:32:18 AM
Unless you've got lower fairings I can't understand your experience with R&G crash protectors. It sounds as if you didn't get the right ones. Mine were simple to fit, although you do need a torque wrench as it is fairly critical. The bolt has less tensile strength so it will bend and not break the engine mounting if you drop the bike at slow speeds. Naturally if you drop the bike at high speed, they won't save the bike from major damage!
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Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Reply #167 on: 26 August, 2014, 11:48:35 AM
*Originally Posted by LUCFCB [+]
...the noise and buffeting between 60-80 km/h are heavy...
If you ride along at 70km/h, lower your head slowly until the noise/buffeting have reduced to a minimum, then just decide by how much you lowered your head and whether or not you were still looking over the screen rather than through it.
I suspect you'd benefit from an MRA vario screen on top of the Givi, but if you lowered your head a lot, the deeper MRA Xcreen might be a better option.
Let us know how you get on.
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Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Reply #168 on: 26 August, 2014, 11:50:56 AM
@Rev Ken ... no lower fairings, so you're probably right that I did not get the right ones... (may happen when you order over Internet, and I usually suspect first my technical skills rather than wrong delivery) However, they are now safely mounted (with orginal parts ... hope I don't need them ...)  :016:

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Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Reply #169 on: 02 September, 2014, 12:49:28 PM
@Biker Mike ... thx for suggestions on the screen. mounted in lower position now. Test ride in windy and rainy conditions ... much better. This was helpful ... :028:

 


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