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We’re I’m at, United States, it’s only illegal in a few areas. The false alerts depends upon the filtering of the detector. The cheaper detectors aren’t that great, but the valentine 1 gen2, uniden r7, and escort max 360c are good detectors.
I’m using the escort max360 right now and it’s a good detector, a little old. It has Bluetooth, and through the app I can hear alerts on my cardo headset. Combined with Waze I haven’t received a speeding ticket in years.
 

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New Michelin tires mounted yesterday. Nothing fancy just ole Pilot Powers that were heavily discounted. Only bad part was had to get the 190/50 for the rear no 55. Oh well I will survive it. Gotta say though the 190/50 looks the business width wise on the rear. I have the K-tech rear shock thought about changing the ride height up to what a 55 rear profile gives me. However after looking under the bike It would be simpler to remove the shock to make the adjustment. Way to tight to get two large wrenches on that shock under there mounted.
 

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Did the throttle reset where you put on diagnostic mode and turn ignition off with the throttle at full open. Definitely a noticeable change in throttle behavior for the good!
 

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Finally got my radar detector, phone, and camera where I want them. View attachment 43306
Nice set up.

A word of caution about phones on the GSXS/other litre bikes.
Later phones of all makes have optically zoomed/focused cameras and there are now a plethora of reports of the focus function failing after mounting on the bars.

I’ve had 2 go now.

Older, electronic zoom models don’t suffer the same.


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I tackled the ride height adjustment on the rear K-tech shock. I have it raised up 6mm in ride height verse what I was running stock height with the 190/55 rear tire. Al this was to account for the loss of the 190/55 tire back to the 190/50. Didn't go the full 7.5mm difference because I am already 3mm low on the front with the fork tubes raised up. Test ride confirmed it handles just as good if not better like this than with the 190/55 rear tire. Plus the 190/50 looks better on the rear of this bike over the 190/55 IMO. Didn't have to remove the shock I found a wrench in my tool box that would fit in under there from chain side and make the adjustment. I have the full M4 exhaust so not to cramped under there.
 

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It’s the way to go if you want quicker handling.
I dropped the front by 5mm ages ago and haven’t looked back.
It loads the front just enough to make corners a dream without compromising braking too much



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Yesterday I filled up with petrol for the first time since 1April. (13.0l for $13.90) Only riding the 5km back and forth to work. Looking forward to travel restrictions easing this weekend and being able to get out on the highway
 

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I went on a ride today, and fell in love with my bike. I’ve always liked it, but often thought I need to change the handle bars as they aren’t quite right; the mirrors could be better; exhaust; a PCV ; add this, swap that. Today... all that melted away and I just enjoyed the ride. When I got off, I just stared at it like my high school crush. <3
 

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Just did the last of "phase 1" mods on my new '18 F ... wheel stickers! In 2 months have gradually done: rear seat cowl, tidy tail, removed rear pegs+brackets, throttle lock, Koso heated grips, flush mount blinkers in front/LEDs in back, brake/clutch levers, tank protector and grip pads, frame and axle sliders, bar ends, ring mount tank bag, protective film, blackout exhaust, and black sprocket w/blue nuts!

Phase 2 will be rear shock, decat pipe and ECU reflash. 2 months and 4k+ miles... love this bike!

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Just did the last of "phase 1" mods on my new '18 F ... wheel stickers! In 2 months have gradually done: rear seat cowl, tidy tail, removed rear pegs+brackets, throttle lock, Koso heated grips, flush mount blinkers in front/LEDs in back, brake/clutch levers, tank protector and grip pads, frame and axle sliders, bar ends, ring mount tank bag, protective film, blackout exhaust, and black sprocket w/blue nuts!

Phase 2 will be rear shock, decat pipe and ECU reflash. 2 months and 4k+ miles... love this bike!

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koso nice, I'm replacing my Oxford ones with some koso or Daytonas for neatness.

Oxford products aren't great either

are these the variant with the built in controls?
 

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G1k, yes has the button (and status light) right on the grip - which i preferred over the extra handle bar mounted switch. i occasionally turn them on accidentally, but other than that they worked out great.
 

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I've already put glue on my left Koso grip and in hindsight wish I'd have put the switch part higher so as not to also turn the heat on accidentally when hitting the turn switch or horn.
 
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... they're also much thicker than stock grips so consider that.
I've only ever ridden with heated grips in the last few years , stock seems small to me 🤦‍♂️🤷‍♂️

I've already put glue on my left Koso grip and in hindsight wish I'd have put the switch part higher so as not to also turn the heat on accidentally when hitting the turn switch or horn.
Thanks for this , useful consideration

Just a case of debating whether Koso or Daytona are replacing my Oxfords
 

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Reset the suspension.
Checked sag front and rear, removed the fork dust covers and put a smear of red rubber grease around the stantions, put all the settings back to factory for the after market kit and then went out and tested/reset it all again.
I always like to start again from scratch in the summer just in case there are any mistakes from last year which I’ve just got used too
She’s on rails again
 

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THROTTLE BODY SYNC with Healtech eSYNC Tool

Decided to do a Throttle Body Sync today with the Healtech eSYNC tool on my 2018 GSX-S1000f with 2800 Miles (appox 4000km).
First impression - really smoothed out the idle. Now to put the bike back together and go for a ride.
Will be on the dyno Thursday at Seacoast Sport Cycle in Derry, NH. Will post the results later in the week.
 

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Reinstalled the ECU after the Dano's reflash. (Bike is all stock except for 55 profile rear tire.) Really smoothed out the throttle on-off and made shifts much smoother. I didn't have quite the throttle problems that some have had, but it has always been very abrupt on-off, even with a throttle tamer. It is a pleasure to ride at slow speeds now - no more jerking or need to feather the clutch. Riding the twisties I can pretty much just leave it in 5th gear (maybe 4th for tighter turns), which works well from around 40 mph on up. In some ways I do miss the strong engine braking, but it's a small trade-off for the benefits.
 
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