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Offline ronny728

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Re: Mods complete. Need feedback.
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2019, 08:28:16 AM »
*Originally Posted by zed9 [+]
Bingo. Replacing the OEM Dunflops is the best mod possible followed by setting up/re springing suspension.



Are the Dunlops really that bad? I picked up my Z900 last week so brand new tires, is it worth changing them now or once the Dunlops are done?

Im 108kg are there big gain to be had having the suspension sorted?

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Re: Mods complete. Need feedback.
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2019, 09:29:03 AM »
*Originally Posted by ronny728 [+]
Are the Dunlops really that bad? I picked up my Z900 last week so brand new tires, is it worth changing them now or once the Dunlops are done?

Almost 4.000 miles on the Dunlops and ridden them from edge to edge.  :027:

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Re: Mods complete. Need feedback.
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2019, 02:33:51 PM »
*Originally Posted by ronny728 [+]


Are the Dunlops really that bad?

Short answer NO

Longer answer is they do have limitations in the cold / damp. Not predictable in those conditions

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Re: Mods complete. Need feedback.
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2019, 04:08:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by ronny728 [+]


Are the Dunlops really that bad? I picked up my Z900 last week so brand new tires, is it worth changing them now or once the Dunlops are done?

Im 108kg are there big gain to be had having the suspension sorted?
It depends how you ride. If you just take the bike out in warm dry weather and ride in straight lines and go slowly around corners you'll be fine.
If you ride in a sporting manner, or on damp roads then no.

I thought they were ok but I was a little suspicious to see I had ridden them to the edge when I wasn't pushing the bike. I think they have a flatter profile but have yet to compare side by side.
On my second or third ride, once I was comfortable on my new bike they started to slip in corners I never had a problem with before. With plenty of tread still on the Dunlops I got rid of them. There are several online expert reviews that show the tester sliding on them.
Swapping them out with Conti RA3 made a world of difference.

The z900 is sprung for 80 kg. At 108kg oh heck no. Again, if you're just toodleing around you'll be fine.
I'm 84 kg in my undies and just had my bikes suspension rebuilt with .95 springs in the forks and 700 in/lb shock spring. Nice.

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Re: Mods complete. Need feedback.
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2019, 11:00:36 PM »
Thanks for the replies. Sounds like i'll leave the Dunlops on for the minute and see how i go.

Seen some good reviews on the road pilot 5's. Anyone got them?

How much better is the bike with the suspension upgrade Zed9?

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Re: Mods complete. Need feedback.
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2019, 12:11:44 AM »
What are we thinking of the pilot road 5s ?
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Re: Mods complete. Need feedback.
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2019, 01:23:33 AM »
*Originally Posted by ronny728 [+]
Thanks for the replies. Sounds like i'll leave the Dunlops on for the minute and see how i go.

Seen some good reviews on the road pilot 5's. Anyone got them?

How much better is the bike with the suspension upgrade Zed9?
I can't say for sure just yet as I haven't had the bike out on my familiar roads yet. I have rode it locally and I truly believe it has improved but until I twist the throttle in anger I just cant say. I had DMS work on my other bike and he worked wonders so my hope is up.

As far as the Dunflops are concerned, there is nowhere to go but down. Seriously, they are crap tires. Be careful.

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Re: Mods complete. Need feedback.
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2019, 02:06:46 AM »
*Originally Posted by NJRIDER74 [+]
What are we thinking of the pilot road 5s ?
PR5 are expensive but very good tires. Yes the OE dunlop are very poor tires - definitely run them down around 33psi to maximize what capabilities they have. The RS came with the GPR300 which are surprisingly very decent. I flog them decently hard on my Duc Monster
 1200 and they ask for more.

Your mod list is mostly noise and cosmetics - which is your prerogative. Get an actual re-flash instead of messing around with the PowerCommander. Suspension is worth every penny. No, you don't need to spend $2000, but a fork spring change, a heavier fork oil (if you really don't want to spend any money) and even an entry-level shock ($4-600) will transform the riding experience.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2019, 02:08:27 AM by Forks-by-Matt »
Good suspension doesn't have to be expensive.

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Re: Mods complete. Need feedback.
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2019, 05:23:00 PM »
Where are the pics of the bike?

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Re: Mods complete. Need feedback.
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2019, 03:44:08 AM »
What shock, springs and oil would you recommend ?
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