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by michaelnel
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: My 2017 SDR Build
Replies: 50
Views: 2655

Re: My 2017 SDR Build

2014-2016 SDRs in black had black subframe with orange frame. I think it looks great.

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by michaelnel
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Akra full exhaust servo question
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Akra full exhaust servo question

I bought my full Akrapovic system from Rottweiler. It came without the K&N filter and SAS blockoff plates at a reduced cost. I had already done the SAS removal and I don't like K&N filters (I installed the Rottweiler airbox with 100/80 stacks). Just so you know that if you don't need that stuff you ...
by michaelnel
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Aftermarket exhaust pipes for the 1290
Replies: 274
Views: 68143

Re: Aftermarket exhaust pipes for the 1290

I bought my full Akrapovic system from Rottweiler. It came without the K&N filter and SAS blockoff plates at a reduced cost. I had already done the SAS removal and I don't like K&N filters (I installed the Rottweiler airbox with 100/80 stacks). Just so you know that if you don't need that stuff you ...
by michaelnel
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Well, This happened (Updated)
Replies: 26
Views: 1126

Re: Well, This happened (Updated)

OK. I don't like the way it looks. The lines do not mesh well with the lines of the motorcycle. It really has that "turd in a punchbowl" look to me. I have not heard it in person but suspect it is way louder than I would want. I have the Akrapovic EVO system that is as loud as I could live with on a...
by michaelnel
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Well, This happened (Updated)
Replies: 26
Views: 1126

Re: Well, This happened (Updated)

Harsh comment deleted.
by michaelnel
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Heated grips
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: Heated grips

Mine on my '16 also retain their settings through ignition on / off cycles. But when the bike is turned off, so are the grips. If they were on medium when I turned the key off, they go off and cool down... but when I restart the engine they will be on, on medium, and heating up again. That is exactl...
by michaelnel
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: 2018 model
Replies: 1
Views: 577

Re: 2018 model

With a major refresh in 2017, I think we are about 2 more years away from any significant changes.
by michaelnel
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Thinking of Selling
Replies: 23
Views: 1555

Re: Thinking of Selling

My experience is that stuff I have added to the bike is worth close to nothing from a potential buyer. If you are interested in maximizing your return, take all the goodies off and return it to stock, then sell the goodies off separately. Then look at KBB for the retail sale price and price it in th...
by michaelnel
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Thinking of Selling
Replies: 23
Views: 1555

Re: Thinking of Selling

McDirty wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:54 pm
If your on a 150hp+ bike and having ego issues bc your buddys of leaving you on the street your probly need to just chill out before you and your friends end up in boxes.
My thoughts exactly.
by michaelnel
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Super Duke Front and Rear Stands
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: Super Duke Front and Rear Stands

Will that front stand allow you to remove the front wheel? I don't think so, because it will block access to the axle pinch bolts. I guess you could loosen them before raising the front and then tighten them when it's back on the ground (which is what you are supposed to do anyway).
by michaelnel
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Mapping Akra system
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: Mapping Akra system

I agree. Install the system and then ride it to them, it will be fine. I have had the Akra EVO / SAS and canister delete on my '16 for a couple weeks now with the stock map and it actually runs great. I do have a PCV and Auto Tune on order that should arrive along with the Rottweiler air box early t...
by michaelnel
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Heated grips
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: Heated grips

Something wrong with your setup if they don't turn off when you turn the bike off. Mine do on my 2016.
by michaelnel
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: The Beast Gets A Beastly Tag
Replies: 19
Views: 961

Re: The Beast Gets A Beastly Tag

I checked my 16:38 gearing this afternoon (6th gear, OEM speedo)

60 mph: 3500 rpm
70 mph: 4000 rpm
80 mph: 4500 rpm

If anything I would like it a little lower, maybe 16:40. 3500 to 4500 rpms is not this engine's Happy Place.
by michaelnel
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: The Beast Gets A Beastly Tag
Replies: 19
Views: 961

Re: The Beast Gets A Beastly Tag

Rule of thumb: -1 tooth on countershaft sprocket is about equal to +3 teeth in the rear, as far as gear ratios go.

I went to a 16T countershaft sprocket and it seems about perfect to me.
by michaelnel
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Seat height adjustment
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Seat height adjustment

Neither the stock or Power Parts ERGO seats are height adjustable. That said, the PP seat is a bit higher (and way more comfy) than the stock seat.
by michaelnel
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Loss of low end torque AR exhaust and removing exhaust valve.
Replies: 18
Views: 1500

Re: Loss of low end torque AR exhaust and removing exhaust valve.

I put the full Akrapovic EVO system on my 2016 and am very very pleased with it. I do have a Rottweiler stage 5 kit on order but they are currently out of stock on the airbox, should be another week or two. But in the meantime I am delighted. I do have the Rottweiler fueling dongles installed to mak...
by michaelnel
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Thinking of Selling
Replies: 23
Views: 1555

Re: Thinking of Selling

HDKAWKTM wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:56 pm
I plan to ride until I can't hold one up.
Me too!
by michaelnel
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Thinking of Selling
Replies: 23
Views: 1555

Re: Thinking of Selling

I'm too old to ride mine but I ride the piss out of it anyway. It may kill me, but it beats most other ways of dying. :lol:
by michaelnel
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: OpenFlash Tablet (My little review)
Replies: 28
Views: 2358

Re: OpenFlash Tablet (My little review)

Well, for various reasons I have cancelled the order for the OFT. I will go at this from another direction.