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post #11 of 20 Old 09-19-2017, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Don't forget about engine alignment, what tire you should use, what's the best oil, what helmet do you wear.... welcome

Thanks. I have my flame stickers ready for the HP gain.
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Side profile of the F looks outstanding. Front not so much. I'm not a fan of the added weight of the F but I am concerned about the naked's comfort through the wind during higher speeds. Also, because they are so **** ugly I'd hope to get a better deal on an F. Or maybe a windscreen on a naked would be sufficient?
I think the F adds some down force to the front end at speed which may add some stability. Not sure... but in theory...
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I finally joined the GSXS family 1.5 years after my original post with my 2018 GSXS1000Z. 🙂

It's been almost a decade since I last rode anything. I made sure to practice in an empty lot nearby before I left the dealership during traffic hour. I'm glad I did because I almost dropped it when I stalled while practicing turning from a stop.

Day 1 impressions:

The throttle response is instant. I wouldn't call it a snatchy throttle (although I can see how someone else might), but it definitely requires a delicate touch.

The clutch pull is pretty **** heavy. Hopefully I can reposition it to a more comfortable position. I can see this getting tiring.

The riding position makes me feel like a sail. I'm finding myself forgetting to grip the tank which makes my arms lock up tiring them out. I feel like clip ons at least had me bending my elbows so that my arms wouldn't be tense. Maybe a windscreen would help but it's definitely like learning to ride all over again.

This bike feels light. Maybe it's the upright riding position but I don't recall my GSXR600 feeling this light.

And finally, the power. Holy smokes. I'm a little scared. I feel like I need to convince my wife to get a Grom "for her." XD

Here we go...
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Better late than never.

Blue Naked 2015 ABS model. PCV, Nitron Ntr-1 shock, MRA screen(modified) Puig crash bungs, HEL lines and EBC-HH pads, job done. (Riding since 1959.)
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Got a chance to take it out again. This time I felt far more comfortable like the old days with the help of two changes. The first was that I gave it more throttle when easing out the clutch at a stop which gave me more confidence at takeoffs. The second was that I leaned my body position forward a bit which made my arms nice and relaxed.

On a side note, I'm not sure if it's because it was a very windy day but the wind buffeting at speeds above 65 mph is crazy. I feel like I'm going to fly off at times. Kind of wish I had gone with the F model but hopefully the Powerbronze windscreen i ordered will help once installed.
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I thank myself every time I get on the highway with my F model.
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Wind buffeting is real on the naked. I didn't reinstall my mra screen after pulling the heated grips recently, forgot how much it knocked me around. Like the look though
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I put a Puig screen on my naked and it made a big difference in comfort, more than I thought it would. It takes the pressure off your chest.

I don't really think about wind blast much anymore, but I rarely go on the interstate. I ride mostly country roads between 40-80 mph, wind blast is not an issue. I do however like to twist the throttle far on a straight back country rode and usually see about 130 mph. The only thing on my mind at that speed is how stupid strong this engine is above 8K and i better back off and start braking for the left hander rapidly approaching haha
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I decided to return the Powerbronze 270mm. Although it looks nicer than I thought it would, I feel like I'd be happier with the taller MRA touring screen because I want to be comfortable, **** it.
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