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    Couldn't take the seat any longer. It was killing me on rides that lasted more than an hour. When I started my search for a new seat Corbin hadn't started making one for the 2018 MT-07 but finally, they did it. My 11 year old daughter loves to go out on sunset rides with me.....so the optional backrest was a must. In the end it was all a bit on the pricey side. But rest assured.....if you hate the stock seat this is way more comfortable. I also love the way it is shaped from a riding perspective. It holds you in place really well when you get on the throttle.
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    Hi Chop311, As i28 said, I have experience with all three methods of tuning you mentioned, and all of them have their pros and cons. I am currently running RapidBike on my racebike, a PowerCommander PC5 on my FZ-07 (soon to be switched to a Rapidbike RACE), and a custom mail-in reflash from Stoltec Moto using FT-ECU software on my XSR900 in combination with a Rapidbike EVO. I'd like to address your questions...than add my 2 cents on the different methods of tuning. We sell may different methods of tuning for various bikes, except reflashes, as we aren't equipped to do it properly with a dyno, etc. In the case a customer wants a reflash for an FZ-07, I always refer them to Nels at 2WDW, and may be calling them soon for my own personal FZ-07 to work in combination with RapidBike RACE for additional functionality. Which brings me to your questions... 1) Does climate and elevation greatly effect tuning? They *can*. The stock ECU in most bikes can only do so much, and although I do believe they can account for these changes to an extent, their would be no need for auto tuners of any kind if the stock computer was that robust. Some companies that do both (flash the stock ECU and make an auto tuner) recommend their own auto tuner to fine tune fuel trims "for your conditions", and some companies that do reflashes only also recommend an aftermarket auto tuner for the same reason. Cruizin summed it up perfectly, "Nels leaves room for engine safety in his tunes to account for changes in air temp, elevation and such parameters. Also, if you add the auto tuner to his tune, it will always be dialed in right no matter where you are." 2) Does a rapidbike auto tuner adjust the same things a remap/flash would? The answer to that is yes and no, and *it depends*. RapidBike EVO has the ability to adjust fuel in real time as you ride, and also will adjust the closed loop section of the ECU fueling which most tuners don't, or can't, touch at all. Rapidbike RACE has the added ability to adjust timing. Both RapidBike EVO and RapidBike RACE can raise the rev limiter by 1000rpm on certain models of bikes. With Rapidbike add-on modules, there is even more functionality. BlueBike lets you tinker with your settings if you so choose, wirelessly via Bluetooth. There is even an app called RaceTime you can use on your phone via Bluetooth to monitor certain functions. A plug and play quickshifter is available that works flawlessly, and finally, YouTune is a wired dash mounted remote that adds adjustable traction control, adjustable pit lane limiting (cruise control), adjustable engine braking functionality, adjustable launch control, adjustable AFR target capability, adjustable quickshifter functionality, and LED monitoring for several of those functions, plus RPM, real time AFR's etc. Now, that might sound like a big plug for Rapidbike, but I'm just answering your specific questions. My two cents? There are pro's and cons for each method of tuning available (which is why I personally use multiple methods) and those pro's and cons change depending on a customers individual needs. - Paul
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    From an old RX7 list topic: Dremel tool Selection of bandaids for use after Dremel tool Superglue for when bandaids fail Suture set for when Superglue fails Selection of tourniquets....
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    I'm awaiting that very answer I soon as I know, I'll post up. - Paul
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    From the album: MT07 16'

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    Ill save you all a lot of preface and just open with only a few points in reguard to why i bought what i did. I wanted to help keep the winter air off my fingertips and maximize the usefullness of my heated grips. In the past i have always thought handguards were a little too "dirt bike" looking to look good on a street bike. That having been said... I didnt want to spend on high end hand guards as i not only didnt know how much they would help with wind but also i wasnt sure if i was gonna hate the look on this bike. So i bought chinese handguards. Figured if i like what they do i can buy nicer ones later. Heres a link on amazon to the specific ones i bought https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N0BUVAF/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1514048226&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=fz07+handguards If you search "fz07 handguards" on ebay, youll find these same guards can also be had im white or green if anyone is interested. Shipping was much faster than the average china shipping. Took 9 days to get to my house. Packaging was also better than ive seen on import stuff in the past. Guards were well protected in bubble wrap. Out of the box i inspected them and found a couple small areas were the pastic was not smoothed coming out of the mold. I took care of those spots cautiously with a razor blade and they look fine. I wasnt bothered by this since they were under $40. Set came with mounting hardware. You can either use the supplied bolts by drilling and tapping your bar end weights if you can install them with the supplied expanding anchors and remove the bar ends all together. I used the expanding hardware because i wasnt sure if id like them. Installation wasnt much trouble (no instructions, but i dont think anybody would need them anyway). They are supposed to have a white marker light and an amber marker to tie into your turn signal. I test lit mine with a 12v battery and found the "white" light is actually VERY much blue. Not white at all. So i opted to wire them to just glow orange at all times..i tied into the circuit for the DRL in the headlamp housing. The orange is not quite as bright as the always on front markers, but looks cool and gives cagers hopefully one more thing to notice on the front of the bike. They are adjustable up and down at the bar of course and where the guard meets the bracket is a hinge with an allen bolt so the can be adjust in and out quite a bit too. I did have to make a small notch in the left bracket for the stock, super long clutch lever to clear. I may get shorty levers eventually, but its not really a problem. I shaved about an 1/8 inch with a razor and solved it. Actual usefullness....i was kind of let down at first as they didnt seem to deflect much wind at all. After trying a few different angles i found the sweet spot well they actually work quite well for me. They have to be mounted at a bit of a downward angle but once you get em in the right position they push the air just over the back of your hands. I rode to work the other morning in 40 degrees F at freeway speeds. Heated grips were set to medium and i wore my lightweight summer gloves. It was quite comfortable and my fingers werent frozen! I cant compare them to other products as ive never used them before, but im pleased with there effect combined with heated grips. I also recommend they cut a small but noticeable amount of wind off the fore arms. Definately recommend. They are plastic and jiggle a little over bumps, but not as much as the stock blinkers do haha. They were rock solid when tested doing the ton. Style is obviously very subjective. Within 5 minutes of mounting them, the look had already grown on me. Very mean, utility, transformer, adventure type look for me. Some may hate the look, but ive really begun to like the style. They have a faux cabon pattern on them, but but fits with all the faux carbon plastic yamaha already put on the thing lol. The clear visor part is easily removable with a single allen bolt. Please comment with any questions. Now....pics!
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