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  1. Dharma

    FTecu flash kit installed. Wow!

    Looks like I'm a bit late to this party but thought I'd chime in anyway. I had the ecu flashed by 2WDW and added an TF autotuner after I put on a two brothers pipe and DNA intake and intake cover. On the dyno I ended up getting about 6-7 added HP and the power curve was shifted right significantly (no more power/torque fall off at higher rpms). As an aside, that 6-7 HP sounds like 6700 with this pipe on and baffle out. Holy hell I love it. My neighbors...probably not so much.
  2. Dharma

    R6 thottle tube

    Thanks again DewMan. My order from partszilla is coming this week. I'm debating whether or not I should just pay my mechanic to do this with a thousand other things I"m adding on in the coming weeks. Easy on that Dew, DewMan. Da Dabeetus is a mean bitch.
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    R6 thottle tube

    Powerful Dewman! Thanks again good sir—gonna order this with the quickness.
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    R6 thottle tube

    Holy hell that was super helpful—thanks! Did you order yours online from yammi? And it is indeed the 2006+ R6 tube? I have a 2018 MT07–same fit as previous years, no?
  5. Alright, I expect several obligatory forum slaps as there are a few (read: many) prior threads on this old horse. But..... I'm still confused and need some guidance. Here's what I want: less throttle turn for the same get up and go. I understand that people typically go with an OEM 2006+R6 tube which comes with the issue of having a grip already on it that is a pain in the ass to remove and typically results in asymmetric grips on your bike (which would likely exacerbate my OCD tendencies and make me want to wheelie off a nearby cliff). The second route I've read about is the pro motion version which comes with the issue of being a softer, potentially lower quality part, and does not share the same internal diameter as the OEM tubes resulting in it being "loose" and qualitatively noticeable on this front, particularly when coming to a stop. This too may result in said cliff scenario. I will offer powerful thanks and prayers of abundance to anyone who can help me find less throttle turn without any of the above issues and keep me from suicidal wheelies off cliffs. I have some pro grips and rizoma reverse retro bar end mirrors (with associated adapters) I plan on putting on--adding this to make sure there are no issues here. You people are the best kind of people.
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    Suspension for 2018 MT

    Alright, after irritating myself with near constant circular indecisive internal monologue all day, I "think" I'm going with the nitron NTR2 in black with the hydraulic preload adjuster and the Ohlin Nix 22 for the fork. Applaud or throw tomatoes.
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    Suspension for 2018 MT

    I hear you on the nitron compression. That said, at least it's adjustable on the nitron where as the ohlins there is no compression adjustment. I appreciate your input because the roads here are horrifying here as well (pot holes, ruts, lots of construction attempting to fix the shet that should have been taken care of 10 years ago, etc). The ohlins you have in the past, did they have adjustable height and compression? That's the thing that keeps me from pulling the trigger on it for this bike. Every time I think I start feeling good about a particular suspension set up, I learn something new or hear a few more experiences and I'm back to feeling overwhelmed and indecisive. Damn. I foresee the forthcoming comment: "just buy some shet and ride more."
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    Suspension for 2018 MT

    pattonme--why gap down to the ohlins?
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    Suspension for 2018 MT

    Norcal616--thanks for the book recommendation. Ordered it from Amazon. This one looks promising as well: https://www.amazon.com/Sportbike-Suspension-Tuning-Andrew-Trevitt/dp/1893618455/ref=pd_sbs_14_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1893618455&pd_rd_r=TXS4GZFCT9V9839FR5TS&pd_rd_w=aGBoK&pd_rd_wg=yFNK1&psc=1&refRID=TXS4GZFCT9V9839FR5TS
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    Suspension for 2018 MT

    Blackout--very helfpul, thank you. I felt, too, that the 3 was probably overboard, if not the 2! The height adjustment sounds like something I want. Pattonme--good to hear the NTR 2 has your blessing. Thank for you the scoop. I don't think I'm goin to wait on the TVT. So why the Matris F15K? My other concern in all of these was ease of servicing and availability of parts. Penske and Ohlins are by far the easiest in this regard, nitron is not bad. Some of these others might be a pain for me locally. Also, you mention the issue with all the performance forks being too stiff and needing modification--what modification?
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    Suspension for 2018 MT

    Thank you for all the info, everyone. When considering the ohlins shock, I was dissapointed that there was no compression or height adjustment which is what I would get with either the Penske or nitron. People who know a bit about me and my riding and a lot about suspension seem to think that’s important (a few mechanics and dealers I’ve been talking to). Others, like stick shift, don’t think it would be a big deal. Can any one explain while those two things may, or may not be, important for me? I could see myself finding my favorite settings for commmute, aggressive street and mountain twisties, and then passenger on board riding. In an ideal world I would figure that out and apply it but I certainly recognize that more adjustability might mean, initially, more things to screw up. Cruisin, sag would be adjustable with all these options, no?
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    Suspension for 2018 MT

    Ah, great. Thanks. Gurus needed.
  13. So I'm new to the esoteric magic that is motorcycle suspension. This shet is baffling and I'd love some advice from you wizards out there. I recently bought an 2018 MT07. I'm 5'11" and weigh around 205-210 with gear. I commute 20 miles to work one way about 2-4 times per week (includes some freeway like roads and some back roads) and ride relatively aggressively on the streets though-out the week, including some scenic mountain twisties. Many of the roads were I live are exceptionally shitty. I don't plan on hitting the track much, maybe a hand full of times per year, max. I do ride with a partner on board frequently (couple times a week for shorter rides). Finances are not a problem. I'm more interested in finding what is ride for me on this bike in my situation. I've been looking at Ohlins, penske, and nitron. I've gotten much contradictory advice about what I need, want, etc, for both the shock and forks (double clicker? height adjustment? damper rods vs cartridge kit?) I've briefly looked into the tech and info behind suspension and it's a bit overwhelming. The guy I'm going to for help with a bunch of mods has recommended the nitron NTR-2 for the shock and the ohlin's cartridge kit for the front. Unfortunately, ohlin's fork doesn't come with height adjustment or compression and nitron doesn't make a cartridge kit for my bike yet with no ETA in site (they're "working on it"). Part of my brain will be upset that my shock doesn't match my fork suspension but I think, functionally, this might be a decent set up for me with a lot of adjustability. The other option is to go with Penske's double clicker and cartridge kit. Mixed reviews. Thoughts? Ideas? Ad hominem remarks? Any/all would be appreciated.
  14. So far I’ve bought the t-Rex case saver, LQMY radiator protector, vagabond frame sliders, yoshimura fender eliminator, all from 2017 and they appear to fit w/o issue. A big dissapointment was finding that the integrated tail light from motodynamic does NOT fit the 2018. I spoke with them on the phone and they are the first to receive the tail piece from Yamaha and will be making this years model in the coming months. Anybody know about blinker mods and braided brake cable kit?
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