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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-17-2005, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Hi All....

Just picked up my new blade on Saturday

Other than finding the handling on the first ride unastonishing (put that down to only having only 18psi in the front tyre and 20psi in the back then), I am loving it.

Now, a question for all you fettlers out there.

I have the pillion seat cover (kindly thrown in by the dealer) and want to remove the pillion pegs, but this appears to be an issue. The right peg also appears to act as a guard for the rear brake reservoir as well as being a securing point for the piece of plastic resembling an exhaust heat shield. The sheild won't stay secure with just the plug and one bolt at the base.

I have seen plenty of pics of bike without pegs, but never really took a good lookto see how it is done. Without the plastic, the bike looks kinda strange.

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Thanks for those - Have seen these pics before - not sure where - but thanks. Going to run it in before changing the pipe - maybe I'll wait until then.

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oops

PS - How do you rate the Metzelers? And is that a 180 or 190 you are using?

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nice bike.... but i gotta say the exhaust on the CBR1K's look gay. They should have taken a page from the R1 for undertail exhaust.
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There is no need to wait to "run it in" to put on an exhaust. It makes zero difference for break-in procedures & the motor has no idea whatsoever what exhaust you are using...

The new Metz Racetec's are incredible. They have more grip than the Rennsports they replaced & longevity is easily 3 times what it was on the Renns... I am running the 190/55, it has all the agility of the 180/55, but way more meat still on the ground when you put the bike on its ear.

If you can't get the 190/55 you can run the 180/55 without any real fear of detriement, but no matter what get that 190/50 off the bike...


mainer, some of us are more concerned with actually being fast rather than just looking like it...
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running in

Whilst I agree that there is no need to run it in before changing the pipe, I'd actually like to spend a bit of time using the bike in Stock trim so I can get my head round the whole thing. Moving from a V twin (996) to an in line four is taking some getting used to (in terms of power delivery etc) The running in period just seems to be an ideal time to do the initial "getting to know you" thing....

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