Hey MotoMartino looking good!
I had some questions for ya and advice too.
Get the woolich flash with the full exhaust, I got it and it's a huge change in availability of power plus it sounds much better (takes a hit on gas tho) you can see my post about it.
Questions : did you have the OEM front fender just painted? Wasn't sure if that was possible due to being plastic but it looks great
Second, which model Nitron did you get? And about how long to get it? Really thinking of getting mine with the R2 model , the new power delivery is causing some undesirable suspension changes, which leads to my next question
Did you change the fork oil yourself? Could you possibly do a write up of what you did, and how, things to consider etc. I'm very interested in stiffening up this bike with the power it has now post flash, I tuned my suspension by the recommendation sheet but I think the stock stuff just isn't gonna cut it for my aggressive riding style.
Many thanks sir love the color, sorry for the long list of ?s
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, been mad busy.
Thanks for the info on the Woolich tune I'll have a looksee. I don't mind using the extra gas, it's just a weekend toy. I popped into my Honda dealer at the weekend, and I asked what they do when they fit a full Akra system. Turns out they 'squash' the ECU and reset it back to the point where it learns the fuel / O2 ratio from the sensors. I don't want anymore power, it's quick enough, but I just don't want to grenade it by running it lean. If I can convince the 'boss' I need the full Moriwaki system from Japan this summer, I'll start at the dealer and go from there.
Front fender is indeed the stock one, the guy who did the paint said it was a pain in the ass, as there were loads of moulding lumps, bumps and marks all over it. He redid it a couple of time until it was good enough, but he is a perfectionist and has a little OCD about this kinda stuff.
I got the R1 Nitron shock, as I'm the only one that rides it, and I don't take pillions, well not on the CB anyway. I thought about the R2, but the remote adjuster was a bit of bling I didn't really need. If I'd had the spare cash I'd have 100% gone for the R2, but I just couldn't stretch this time.
I didn't change the fork oil myself I'm afraid, I didn't have anything that I could get the top cap off without destroying it. I pulled the forks out whilst the wheel and fender were off and used my local Yamaha dealer round the corner, only took half an hour, £20 and some biscuits. I was hoping to drop some progressive springs in as well, but they were completely different when we pulled the originals out. I'm still waiting for the correct ones, so that'll be a winter job now. I haven't ridden it yet, so I'm hoping it's just firmed the front up a little so it can keep up with the rear shock.
The stock shock is garbage and you'll never be able to tune the front as the rear has zero support in it. I'm more than happy to share my settings for the fork, I'll dig the owners manual out and check see if I wrote them down. If not it'll only take 5 minutes to work them out. I'm no Rossi but we don't hang about, and the roads in the north of England / Scottish Borders aren't exactly smooth. Since I did the shock I've had zero moments suspension wise, but I did manage to boil the brake fluid on a particularly spirited run over to the lake district
skip to about 04:30, when I was having a bit of sport with a new BMW S1000XR, brakes were mush by the bottom, the ABS was going mental.
It's a great bike, apart from the stock rear shock, and I was surprised how much I enjoy riding it. I still think Mrs Moto's 765 Street Triple R is the better road bike, but the CB is miles ahead on build quality and tech integration. I'm trying to find a luggage option I like at the minute, went with the Hepco & Becker seat rack, but it's not great so I might have to look at some Ventura stuff. When the seat cowl is back from paint I don't want to ruin with a waist pack scratching it to bits.
Thanks for the kind words on the colour, and no apology needed, ask as many questions as you like.