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chrisRR
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Hi from NZ!

Postby chrisRR » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:51 pm

Just got this used 2014 1290R and servicing/fixing minor issues (rotors, tail light, airbox). Awesome bike. Image

DaveNZ
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Re: Hi from NZ!

Postby DaveNZ » Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:09 pm

Hi there Chris, nice bike, great choice for NZ roads, i had one for 18 months and 18,000Ks, loved it and did quite a few track days on it. Traded it for a GT. I was reading your rear rider sag thread, the 2014 SD had quite soft spring rates, suited for a rider around 80KG. Mine from new (SDR), i checked rider sag=45mm, free sag=28mm, i gave it 2 full turns of preload to get 37mm rider sag and 22mm of free sag, i found this ideal for my riding style and the occasional track day.
2005 640, full system, 18 litre tank, flatside carb. 2010 Black multistrada 1200 Ohlins-with SCU. 2016 1290 GT, Remus muffler and link pipe, Rottweiler plates, and dongles.

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Re: Hi from NZ!

Postby tango2 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:24 pm

Welcome Chris.

chrisRR
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Re: Hi from NZ!

Postby chrisRR » Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:36 pm

DaveNZ wrote:Hi there Chris, nice bike, great choice for NZ roads, i had one for 18 months and 18,000Ks, loved it and did quite a few track days on it. Traded it for a GT. I was reading your rear rider sag thread, the 2014 SD had quite soft spring rates, suited for a rider around 80KG. Mine from new (SDR), i checked rider sag=45mm, free sag=28mm, i gave it 2 full turns of preload to get 37mm rider sag and 22mm of free sag, i found this ideal for my riding style and the occasional track day.

Thanks man. I'll check my numbers and adjust again as necessary.

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Re: Hi from NZ!

Postby jmann » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:39 am

Welcome aboard comrade.

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SpeedyR
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Re: Hi from NZ!

Postby SpeedyR » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:07 pm

welcome to the madness. I spent a year in Auckland and got to wander around the country for a year or so. a few friends had bikes back then so we got to do a bit of riding but it's been a while. good place for the SD-R!
you can't have too much Super in your life, right?
2015 1290 SD-R- full Akra Evo
2007 950 Super Enduro- too much to list..
2007 450XC- tagged dual sport
1997 Road King FLHRi- couch potato
2009 KLX140L
2012 TTR50e


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