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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-29-2002, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Just got my new Falco this morning.

Blue 2001 model. I am very happy with this bike. My SV was fine, but this bike feels like stepping up to another level, very tight, everything about it feels precise. Would've liked to have gotten it with some different tires than Metzelers, but no big deal relative to my overall satisfaction with this machine.

Had the dealer de-restrict it. Those stealth cans are gonna' have to go though. I'm thinking Leo Vinci high mounts. Any potential EFI problems, running either lean or rich or just put 'em on and enjoy ?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-30-2002, 03:42 PM
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Congrats. Welcome to the club. I think there are 3 or 4 of us here riding Falco's now. I assume you had it deristricted? I can't say that I know of any problems with the Leo's and the fuel map, but you may want to consider Renegade. It seems like they have been the pipe of choice since they started producing exhausts for the Falco, and they include an eprom with it so you can be assured of the correct mapping. Speaking of eprom's, if you are considering a change I HIGHLY recommend the FactoryPro. Not only is it an awesome chip, but you get two different fuel maps.

As for the tires, I assume you have the Z3's. I actually like mine (which is not the popular concensus). Several track days, scrubbed right to the edge, and they have held up well. When this set is done I will most likely stick with Metzler and try the Sportec M1's. They got a very good write up in Roadracing World.

Good luck with her (as if you needed it)

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Thanks, Stake.

Yeah, I asked the dealer if they had derestricted it and they said yes. Still, I will check the ECU wire and airbox restrictor this weekend when I have time. I think they may have done the former, not the latter ? - not much induction noise.

As for the Metzelers, I was thinking of the Mez4's which came stock on my SV650. Aside from good mileage, they were crap. The Mez3 looks to have the same tread pattern, but from your input, I would assume then that the Mez3 is a lot stickier compound.

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congrats on the bike...

the M1 sportec's are VERY good

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