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Re: Thread contains a yellow storm

Post by ConTRo13R » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:29 pm

Maxis, brilliant in the dry, don't be a hero in the wet

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Re: Thread contains a yellow storm

Post by fabiostar » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:19 pm

ConTRo13R wrote:Maxis, brilliant in the dry, don't be a hero in the wet
as above very true. they take a bit of scubbing in but are great in the dry.. think il get a new rear for the big girl again now its gona be a road only bike :thumbup:
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Re: Thread contains a yellow storm

Post by redpig » Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:53 pm

Thanks lads, ive chickened out and gone for roadsmarts instead.
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Re: Thread contains a yellow storm

Post by TheGingerBeardMan » Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:30 pm

redpig wrote:ive chickened out and gone for roadsmarts instead.
No chickening out at all - in fact, personally, it's a very wise move. I would never put Maxis on any of my bikes. Ok, they're cheap and would id3ealy suit a suit a rider who's not into performance and handling, and is more concerned with a tight budget*.

*Not to be confused with a bird that can't sh1t properly after eating seads all day. That's a tight budgie.

I've never tried the Dunlop Roadsmarts, but have read some good reviews on them. The Maxis on the other hand?, well, as you are aware, there are WAY to many folk on all sorts of bikes, stating they are crap tyres in the wet, and pretty skippy on corners. Thats just put me off 'em straight away. I wouldn't entertain a pair of them, even if the company said I could have a free set for me bike.

I'll stick to replacing what I already have on my VTR, and that's Bridgestone Battlax T30 Evos.

If they are good enough for Valentiono Rossi to endorse AND Ron Haslam, then, they are good enuff for me!!

I'm on me 3rd set (having had Road Pilots fitted before that), and are the best tyres I've ridden on...

Valention Rossi rides the Battlax T30s:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62HngNk6zNE

Ron Haslam talks to MCN about his choice of Battlax T30s on all his race-school bikes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGBTnU5w6Fk
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Re: Thread contains a yellow storm

Post by fabiostar » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:05 pm

time the big girl got her legs stretched again. didnt realise how much iv missed it :mrgreen:

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general service and the scorpians back onto it...shes going like a good un..
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Post by fabiostar » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:06 pm

a wee evening blast..

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Re: Thread contains a yellow storm

Post by sirch345 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:48 pm

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Your bike is looking good Fabio :thumbup:

From one flat handlebar converter to another :) I was wondering if your Yellow beast has a standard length throttle cable (or cables, although it looks like you only have the one in the photo) :?: The reason I ask is after doing this conversion to my VTR, I'm not over happy with the way the standard length cables rub against the fairing when turning the steering on further lock than you do in normal riding.

I'm am considering getting some longer throttle cables I have seen online. I'll then re-route them back behind the right-hand fork-leg,

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Re: Thread contains a yellow storm

Post by AMCQ46 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:44 am

Chris,
I have the same problem with the cable rub after flat bar conversion.

It isn't eliminated, but it is far better with the return cable removed, and the action is much lighter. so I would suggest you try that first before going for longer cables
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Re: Thread contains a yellow storm

Post by sirch345 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:56 am

AMCQ46 wrote:Chris,
I have the same problem with the cable rub after flat bar conversion.

It isn't eliminated, but it is far better with the return cable removed, and the action is much lighter. so I would suggest you try that first before going for longer cables
Thanks Al for your input, much appreciated. I was intending to ask you as well, you've saved me the job :thumbup:

I'll give that a try first. I'm just a bit reluctant to remove the return cable knowing what it feels like to have a throttle stick open at speed.
I think the problem is to do with the fork leg pushing against the cables when you turn bars to the right now that they are no longer behind the fork leg, that and the brake hoses putting pressure on them too. I'm sure I'll sort something out,

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Re: Thread contains a yellow storm

Post by fabiostar » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:34 pm

I have indeed only the one cable (standard length). iv had no problems with it rubbing the fairing that iv noticed. tho i run mine behind the fork not round the front of it.
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Re: Thread contains a yellow storm

Post by sirch345 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:51 pm

fabiostar wrote:I have indeed only the one cable (standard length). iv had no problems with it rubbing the fairing that iv noticed. tho i run mine behind the fork not round the front of it.
I'm guessing that will be down to your Renthals being higher than my Ultra-low bars taking up some of the slack, that hadn't occurred to me.

Thanks for your reply Fabio :thumbup:

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Re: Thread contains a yellow storm

Post by fabiostar » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:00 am

sirch345 wrote:
fabiostar wrote:I have indeed only the one cable (standard length). iv had no problems with it rubbing the fairing that iv noticed. tho i run mine behind the fork not round the front of it.
I'm guessing that will be down to your Renthals being higher than my Ultra-low bars taking up some of the slack, that hadn't occurred to me.

Thanks for your reply Fabio :thumbup:

Chris.
i had a lower set of bars before the ones i have and had no problems with the cable. :thumbup:
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Re: Thread contains a yellow storm

Post by sirch345 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:17 pm

fabiostar wrote:
sirch345 wrote:
fabiostar wrote:I have indeed only the one cable (standard length). iv had no problems with it rubbing the fairing that iv noticed. tho i run mine behind the fork not round the front of it.
I'm guessing that will be down to your Renthals being higher than my Ultra-low bars taking up some of the slack, that hadn't occurred to me.

Thanks for your reply Fabio :thumbup:

Chris.
i had a lower set of bars before the ones i have and had no problems with the cable. :thumbup:
Interesting, that's blown my theory out of the water then, although to be fair it's not really a big problem, the throttle still works as it should :wink:

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Re: Thread contains a yellow storm

Post by fabiostar » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:15 pm

another years MOT sorted for the old girl....


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Re: Thread contains a yellow storm

Post by Watty » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:20 pm

fabiostar wrote:another years MOT sorted for the old girl....


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She looks well Mr Fabuloso ( for custard ) :lol: Complete with Mc :beer: screen :D
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