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post #16 of 37 Old 12-17-2016, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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Good thing I live 40 min from Elkhart Lake. I'll definitely be doing Road America this year. It'll be my first time riding there.
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post #17 of 37 Old 12-17-2016, 10:47 AM
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Yeah. I really liked the sound. But I've narrowed down the search to Akrapov and LV. Akra would be the moto 2 I think it was. Not the megaphone. I haven't heard a lot of comments regarding Two Bros lately. Have they gone downhill, or is it just coincidence? Used to hear great thing about them all the time. Ugh, March cannot come soon enough. I guess I can start buying gear now to pass the time. Have a brand new ICON jacket. Need new gloves and I'm buying a helmet with a self dimming visor if I can find one. Hate switching out visors. A buddy just hit a deer on the highway, and his gear saved his ass. I used to be the idiot riding in shorts, flip flops and no helmet. Yup, stupid. So any advice on helmets, etc, I'm all ears. (Well, eyes technically). Not gonna lie, definitely gonna need the practice. Already getting jittery about leaning into turns more and more. My tires will be all chicken strips baby. Lol.

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Thanks. Have 2 old HJC helmets. One guy, one girl. Just looking for something more modern. Hated swapping out screens, but not the end of the world. Thanks for the info. This wait will most likely kill me.... Haha.
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Thanks. Have 2 old HJC helmets. One guy, one girl. Just looking for something more modern. Hated swapping out screens, but not the end of the world. Thanks for the info. This wait will most likely kill me.... Haha.
I live in California what wait lmfao
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I live in California what wait lmfao
Well I could go buy a 16, but I'm waiting. I've waited this long, after all. Plus, we're getting hit with 7-11 inches of snow... For now, it's just pics and research. It's pure torture. Haha.
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Another info request. ABS or no? Mostly street usage. Like 97% street usage. Thanks again guys. (and the few ladies on here that haven't been scared off. lol)
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Another info request. ABS or no? Mostly street usage. Like 97% street usage. Thanks again guys. (and the few ladies on here that haven't been scared off. lol)
Go with ABS if you're doing mostly street. Some will say no, but it will save ya if you're ever in trouble
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ABS for the street. It's only a tool, but it provides one more layer of protection. If you can learn how to brake as well as possible before the ABS kicks on, you will be able to take advantage of what it offers you.
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So it took a little longer than I expected (thanks WI weather...), but I finally got her! AND, I opted for the 16 since nothing has changed since 15 on these apparently. And I saved about 4k in mods. So a brand new, 0 miles, 2016 with an Akrapovic Racing Full Exhaust (carbon fiber), K&N Air Filter, Bazzaz PC and a fender eliminator kit. Plus, I bought a SHOEI helmet with a transition visor. I need gloves and boots now. Just an FYI, I opted for the Bazzaz because I won't need to Dyno test it and I don't need all the other options. I may tinker with the O2 sensor though.
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Hello and welcome back! Congrats on the new bike!
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I'll try and get more photos. Just got it two days ago. Everything is installed except for the uterus eliminator (rear fender). That thing looks horrible. Haha. The carbon pipe just pops, in my opinion. I need new gloves and boots yet. Definitely getting back into things slowly. This is definitely NOT a 650, lol. I'm debating on taking out the baffle too. I think the pipe sounds good with it in though. Should I get better headlights? Tonight will be my first night ride, so I'll be able to assess things then, but I'm always up for better lights. Anyone know if the speedometer is still off? The 650 had up to a 10% inaccuracy from what I read.
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I'll try and get more photos. Just got it two days ago. Everything is installed except for the uterus eliminator (rear fender). That thing looks horrible. Haha. The carbon pipe just pops, in my opinion. I need new gloves and boots yet. Definitely getting back into things slowly. This is definitely NOT a 650, lol. I'm debating on taking out the baffle too. I think the pipe sounds good with it in though. Should I get better headlights? Tonight will be my first night ride, so I'll be able to assess things then, but I'm always up for better lights. Anyone know if the speedometer is still off? The 650 had up to a 10% inaccuracy from what I read.
Yes, the speedometer will still be off by ~5% - 10% depending on how fast you are going, unless you install a SpeedoHearler or similar product.

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Thanks for the info. So, anyone with an Akrapovic full exhaust? I'm debating on removing the baffle. It sounds good with it in, but I've had people say it sounds even better without it. Thoughts, opinions? I understand it'll be much louder w/o it.
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