Yes, old trick, however, I saw a guy have a strap break mid track and pop his front end up. He left in an ambulance. I'm not looking to make it any faster than it is. I always run my bikes bone stock, sans lowering, exhaust, intakes, etc. I just like the fun of being at the track with good people.
I wasn't fast enough to order one here so I'll be waiting for quite some time at this point. I'm still up in the air about which trans to get. I don't think I'm ready for modern technology. :grin2:
For what it's worth...I've just stepped off a 2014 Hyperstrada that has the same power and torque figures as the AT.
I've only travelled 840 klms on the AT but about 80 of these have been in the twisties. I found that I was travelling at about the same pace as I was on the Duc....greatest limitation is tyre grip....especially at the front. My sense is that the front tyre is not bighting in as hard as you would want (this is an easy fix). But it is easy to string together a series of corners. The bike simply goes where you look.
My AT was not purchased to race but to do lots of miles and over some of those back roads we get here in Australia....none the less the AT is pretty capable in most areas (in my view) and look at the video 'The Crumble' posted he also tells a very similar story.
I have seen some after market exhausts...they show torque improvements of 5% and if you got that in power by flashing the ecu, would the cost be justified? It's real easy to spend a lot of money for little in the way of usable power.... I'd rather spend the dollars on a better helmet and bags. Most of us...and especially me...will never see the bike real limits...but it will be fun exploring!!
Im confused. Impossible to shift a standard tranny bike while standing on the pegs ? Every dirt rider in the world does it. On up hills, downhills, in rocks, in mud, with the clutch, without, you name it. Wont be any different on an AT.My friend and I bought the DCT models because of the ability to shift the transmission while standing on the pegs, it would be impossible to do that on a standard.
There's a piece of aluminum holding the plastic cover up, you could try filing that down a bit at the risk of melting the cover, or wait till the aftermarket comes out with something better fitting.HI Guys , fitted a Remus pipe on Friday , with insert removed it is way too loud , so followed some advise and did the mod to the insert , really happy with it .. just one thing the STD covers now look odd as they do not line up . Any one got a cure besides waiting for them to make headers ?