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Hi all,
New here, in fact I am back 20 odd years after giving up riding (couple of reasons, new wife and no full licence)
Let me explain, originally from Yorkshire so back in the 80s you could get away being an illegal rider…only risk was to myself. Nowadays it’s virtually impossible. I started early days with the RD125LC and the DT equivalent. That went onto superdreams (budget rat bikes back then) and then the usuals Honda CB climb….all streetfighter look.
Now I’m 55 I finally did my direct access and passed so I bought a 2015 CB1000RA, love it!! Bought some handlebar risers and a screen, ride so much better at say 70+. Usually do a ten mile round trip for a paper lol, any excuse.
I bought the bike from a local dealer who originally supplied it so aware of the history. Thinking of changing the end can, something not too loud but makes the bike sound like a 1000cc and not a 500. Any thoughts??
Lee (now based south east)
 

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Thinking of changing the end can, something not too loud but makes the bike sound like a 1000cc and not a 500. Any thoughts??
This is my 2014 the day I traded it in. It has an Akrapovič open slip-on (CAT delete) with required Power Commander featuring a downloaded map designed by Akrapovič. I removed the DB killer but there's also a map designed for use with the DB killer. They also offer a slip-on with a mid pipe that attaches to the CAT (street legal) that doesn't require the Power Commander.
 

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Hi fellow riders,
I have found riding it in the current climate a bit of a challenge. It easily peaks temp for the fans to kick in but omg the heat from the engine when at lights etc is really uncomfortable when it’s already high temperatures. However I have also noticed recently the idle is a bit sporadic, not by a lot but noticeable.
is this a common thing with these engines?
 

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However I have also noticed recently the idle is a bit sporadic, not by a lot but noticeable.
is this a common thing with these engines?
The heat when the fans kick on from a sportbike is really bad since the fairings focus it on your legs. I don't find the Streetfighter or the NSC bad at all. Sometimes these engines will "lope" at idle from a hot start, but I've not noticed anything unusual and today I rode in 99F / 37C temps.
 

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Hi fellow riders,
I have found riding it in the current climate a bit of a challenge. It easily peaks temp for the fans to kick in but omg the heat from the engine when at lights etc is really uncomfortable when it’s already high temperatures. However I have also noticed recently the idle is a bit sporadic, not by a lot but noticeable.
is this a common thing with these engines?
Treat it to a tank full of decent Shell or Esso E5 petrol not supermarket stuff. If it’s not been used a lot maybe consider a splash of Redex or similar to clean the tubes out a bit. Hope you enjoy the bike and yes riding nowadays compared to 20 years ago is a whole new thing. Much more congestion, many more idiots, many more speed cameras, potholes and petrol is like liquid gold (to buy). Apart from that it’s great 👍😬👍
 

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Hi Bee,
As a rule I put in super unleaded either shell, esso or bp…whatever I come across first. I’m fortunate I have all options within a mile. I’ve only put in normal unleaded when the super pump was out of order, I have to say she didn’t like it so as soon as I had half tank I topped up with super stuff. This may be the reason it has been a bit lumpy on tickover. Next time it runs low I’ll put a tank of the best stuff in and hopefully it’ll behave normally.
Incidentally on my commute to work yesterday while feeding thro standing traffic (which, even tho I’m a driver, I never tire of the novelty from filtering!! Lol) there was a loud bang under my bike. It sounded like the tyre blown out but wouldn’t make that noise at 10 mph. Pulled over, checked, no issues. Freaked me out tho. Maybe a bolt or nut got kicked up from the dirty part of the road.
 

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My manual states the fuel needs to be unleaded 91 octane or higher
2015 US manual. 87 PON (US regular) = 91.1 RON (UK)
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PON = (R+M)/2 which is displayed on US pumps. In the UK I believe RON is what's displayed. Thus, 97 octane “super unleaded” in Britain is roughly equivalent to 91 octane premium in the United States.

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My SC77 SP calls for minimum of 91.
 

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Can’t see the decimal points on the gauge, is that really $2.399 a gallon? Seems unbelievably cheap compared to over here……I know our gallons are slightly different but we are at about £9 now.
 

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Wow. That’s low. Used to love Dallas on tv back in the day, that was Texas wasn’t it? Nodding donkeys everywhere. Who shot JR? Great programme it was a must watch in our house as a kid.
 
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