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Old May 11th, 2013, 06:39 AM   #51
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Gat! Good to hear!

HID upgrades are easy and inexpensive as I am the same way and will be doing that mod again having done it to the Cagiva I will do it to this to and post it up...
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Old May 11th, 2013, 10:08 AM   #52
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A simple way to test if the brakes are linked is to put her on the center stand. Start the bike, put it in first gear so the rear wheel turns and apply the front brake. If the rear wheel stops turning its linked. Let me know. I did read somewhere they are linked on the front brake and the rear just does the rear. Let us know.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 10:28 AM   #53
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A simple way to test if the brakes are linked is to put her on the center stand. Start the bike, put it in first gear so the rear wheel turns and apply the front brake. If the rear wheel stops turning its linked. Let me know. I did read somewhere they are linked on the front brake and the rear just does the rear. Let us know.

You'd have to turn off the traction control to do this!!!
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Old May 11th, 2013, 10:47 AM   #54
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The two calipers on front brakes are certainly linked. You can see redundant lines cross linking front calipers behind the forks routed over mud guard.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 05:54 PM   #55
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Rode on a twisty 2 lane this morning, with lots of uneven pavement and bumps, made the front standout as too stiff (bumps unsettling the suspension in turns). I suspected the rear preload too weak may be causing this, so I rechecked my sag numbers.

Got my wife to help measure the rear and put a ziptie on the forks.

I had 61mm race sag on rear and 27mm on front (no adjustment there).
Would like the front to be more like 35 or 40mm, but that would require changing springs.
Adjusted the preload without much change, ended up with full preload on and obtained 38mm race sag (I suspect I can back off of this after testing).

Will take it out in the morning to test on that same road to see how it reacts.
Go in for 600 mile service tuesday.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 06:05 PM   #56
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I did a bout a hundred miles today of two up with the girlfriend. I believe I could ride all day two up, not sure she would want to though. She was used to riding on the back of my GS1200adv and said it is definitely not the GS but said it was okay. It was all good for me though.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 06:15 PM   #57
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I did a bout a hundred miles today of two up with the girlfriend. I believe I could ride all day two up, not sure she would want to though. She was used to riding on the back of my GS1200adv and said it is definitely not the GS but said it was okay. It was all good for me though.

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Old May 11th, 2013, 07:44 PM   #58
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Went to dealer last week hoping to take the Hyperstrada for a ride, but the only one there was not available to demo. Took the Hypermotard out instead. Was able to sit on the 'Strada and felt the seat position was a little further back and lower than the HM. The HM ride was excellent. Very responsive and agile. Only complaint about HM is that the seat pushed me a little too forward. Needed to sit back about 1.5" - 2" and hope the 'Strada seat and setup solve this. I'm 5' 11" and felt a little cramped on the HM. I currently ride a HD Sporty with forward controls and 14" apes, so the vast difference in bikes may have contributed to my impression of the HM ride. Will be back to demo the 'Strada and still have it at the top of my 'wants' list.
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Old May 12th, 2013, 07:59 AM   #59
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About 60 mile ride this morning to test my suspension changes. Very good, the front is more controlled now, but still feels slow on rebound on the high speed turns with bumps.

With the preload all the way maxed out, I am wondering how 2up is going to do tho?
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Old May 12th, 2013, 10:05 AM   #60
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Hey Super, will toying with rear settings help with driveline lash on aggressive shifts and waggle from wind blast at 75+ mph? I'm way out of suspension adjustment game and was just going to get dealers take on it during 600 mi service.

3rd fill up and maintaining 45 mpg with pretty heavy fist. Filled to just above bottom of filler neck and still no flooding issues.

All the random "nice bike" shout outs I've gotten have been from 60+ yr old men. I dig the all ages appeal and makes me feel like I made a somewhat mature decision.
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