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Old 12-04-2012, 09:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The Leo symbol is a badge not sticker - assume its glued on with something high temp. I'm not fussed.

I should have mentioned the weight loss/redistribution and how it has changed the riding dynamic; it took me a good half hour to get used to as it feels nimbler. The bike stands up a lot faster out of corners and is noticeably easier to flick through left/right/left. There is less inertia when leaning into a corner; the bike requires a little more manual input here as I suspect the weight/height of the factory system would assist with leaning over.

I suppose it feels 'neutral' now (I know this sounds wanky) but the reality of removing a good 7-8kgs from under the seat and putting a ~1-2kg pipe in line with the wheels should make a difference.

Agree re loud pipes being deceptive; I have a cable on the way so will post up my thoughts after changing the tune.

Overall I'm very happy with the quality of the product and components; service from Revzilla was also top notch.

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Old 12-04-2012, 11:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Ouch . Yeah, sorry to rub that in. Only benefit to living on the Gulf coast I suppose...
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:41 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Only benefit to living on the Gulf coast I suppose...
Yeah, this area is interesting to say the least
I just moved here a couple months ago (from NC) so I'm still adjusting

I did manage to squeeze in a quick ride yesterday before the rain came. I definitely agree with Ben: the weight loss/redistribution gave the bike a more nimble feel. With the stock ECU tune the bike still ran very smoothly and my seat-of-the-pants dyno suggested it was pulling just a bit harder. As soon as my wallet recovers (I just bought my wife a Ninja 250) I think I'm going to get a full custom dyno tune.
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Take it to Wayne Tripp near Birmingham. Trust me.
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Take it to Wayne Tripp near Birmingham. Trust me.
Dyno/tuning time plus 700 miles round trip plus a hotel for a night or two plus food plus parts or whatever else... that'd be a pretty expensive endeavor. Of course I could try to time it to coincide with a track day at Barber...
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^I may get a custom dyno tune done sooner than this (January) - happy to grab the map via TuneECU afterward and share it with you. There may be the issue of fuel ratings, most dyno tunes in Aus will be for RON95 fuel as a minimum.

First step will be to try the arrow low mount map but I agree, it does feel fine with the stock system - see confirmation below from LV:

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I'll meet you there and cover chow and beer. Trust me, Wayne tuning your bike is worth every penny and the hassle..
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:24 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Joe Houle,

I live in west Georgia, Villa Rica to be more specific. I have been lamenting over a new pipe and a tune for my 12' s3r. You seem pretty pleased with Wayne, could you elaborate? Great tuning ability or what? Thinking about doing it if he is good, being that Birmingham is less than 2 hours from me. Thank you for your time Joe.
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Wayne is the best. He has a very specific way he tunes. He tunes the bike to make the best power, not A/F ratio, in his own words "I give the bike what it wants". He also uses an Eddy Current Dyno, not a DynoJet. This means you will know eactly what the bike is actually putting down, not fluffed up corrected numbers. Most DynoJet tuners set the bike up to achieve the "ideal" A/F ratio. This is where the bike "should" make the most power. On the 1050/955i(and most engines actually), this just isn't the case. They want to be lean in some areas, and rich in others. Wayne is fluent in Tuneboy and TuneECU. The difference in smoothness is incredible. The best way to describe the change is the bike now feels like its electric smooth, and it just pulls and pulls. You will not be disappointed. I also suggest you head over to Traxxion and get your suspension dialed in, they are the best around, and once again, drastic improvement.

Let me know, I'd def be down to ride to Wayne's shop when ever you go. I'd like to see an R out in the wild..
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I also suggest you head over to Traxxion and get your suspension dialed in, they are the best around, and once again, drastic improvement.
Living between a reputable tuner and Traxxion? Not to mention Barber and Road Atlanta? It's probably good I'm not in that situation or I'd have to sell everything I own to pay for all the work I'd want done and the track time thereafter

Now I definitely have to make a trip to Barber next year. I'll probably have to eat peanut butter and sleep in my trailer but I'm sure it'll be worth it
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