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post #1 of 14 Old 09-05-2016, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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F-Model: Continues to Impress

Hi All! Love the bike. Took my first favorite "long" ride to Jerome since got bike in February. First gas stop numbers: 201.1 miles and 3.86 gallons for 52.02 mpg. And the computer said it had 31 miles left! Now on this ride cause I do try to make a first gas stop destination, I don't top end the bike or redline gears etc. Interstate speeds were below 90 mph and did not exceed 6000 rpm just because there was no need to search for power.

The bike handles so much easier than previous ride, seems like 2/3 effort for same or greater speed. Maybe some of you do this as "normal," but I found myself downshifting two or three gears because gearbox is so smooth when entering some very tight corner entries (I could never do that on previous rides).

On way back its all freeway. To combat no cruise control, I used a Crampbuster. Worked good. Because the prevailing speed is high (and its downhill) I hit the ton couple times. The return trip shows 106.1 miles and remaining range of 110 miles. Ha! Got a tad bit of DB (dead butt), so may have to address that if seat foam doesn't loosen up. Otherwise, body feels good and can ride tomorrow no problem. Very happy bike is delivering in all areas I had hoped!
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Yes it gets great mileage for such a powerful engine. Slightly better mpg than my previous bike, which was only 600cc. I agree about the seat, it gets sore after a while. But what stock sport bike seat doesn't.
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Yes it gets great mileage for such a powerful engine. Slightly better mpg than my previous bike, which was only 600cc. I agree about the seat, it gets sore after a while. But what stock sport bike seat doesn't.
That's because they run so lean in stock form, Dale Walker from Holeshot performance believes at idle it is off the chart at 18:1.
Suzuki in recent years have been anal about keeping to strict emissions rules.
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dale walker youtube vids make me shake my head.
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dale walker youtube vids make me shake my head.
Who? And why? I gather it's not from oodles of awesome?

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dale walker youtube vids make me shake my head.
I watched them this morning, seems a bit odd maybe its the high altitude in Nevada who knows

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In my (drag) racing days I met Dale Walker and he seemed like a very decent guy (and fast). I suppose if one had no cares about mileage/range, I might explore shoring up the sub-4 to 6000 rpm power delivery. But a fringe benefit of not being on the clock anymore, I'm pleased with this bike. About the only change I'd consider is adding some stainless braid brake lines. Anyone know who makes a set?
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HEL make them, I can only find them on ebay and their parent site.

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Jaked, Thanks, but I just talked with them this morning (Jim is it) and they don't have a set yet. I also checked with Galfer (bike too new), EBC (no answer ), and Spiegler (nice fellow but nothing to offer).
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Jaked, Thanks, but I just talked with them this morning (Jim is it) and they don't have a set yet. I also checked with Galfer (bike too new), EBC (no answer ), and Spiegler (nice fellow but nothing to offer).
Very strange because I have a set of HEL lines on my bike
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