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by black-k1
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from the UK
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: Greetings from the UK

Hello from a fellow UK H2 SX owner.
by black-k1
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Kickin' Tires
Topic: It's been decades, but I'm pretty certain . . .
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: It's been decades, but I'm pretty certain . . .

Prof J wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:50 am
It's been decades, but I'm pretty certain I'm going to get a high limit speeding ticket soon.
I suspect that for most H2 SX (and other large capacity bike) owners, it's a matter of when, not if.
by black-k1
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Kickin' Tires
Topic: Is it true that the European H2SX's have
Replies: 19
Views: 390

Re: Is it true that the European H2SX's have

Well, in The Netherlands the highest speed limit is 130kmh (80mph), but still I can put the cruise at 200kmh (125mph). But maybe that's because we can ride in nearby Germany as fast as we dare? :yes: I think you've answered your own question. The EU spec bike will be for the whole of the EU (and po...
by black-k1
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Kickin' Tires
Topic: Low speed fuelling
Replies: 20
Views: 684

Re: Low speed fuelling

48kmh = 30mph I checked last night on the way home from work and, even with 19/42 gearing, my bike will pull 6th gear from 30mph, cleanly and without snatch, on a level surface. Acceleration from 30mph in top is unimpressive initially, requires a steady roll on of the throttle, but is clean and with...
by black-k1
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Gear & Gadgets
Topic: Why not a Top Case?
Replies: 98
Views: 10042

Re: Why not a Top Case?

That's like saying I towed a trailer behind my race car. :doh: Just because it can be done doesn't mean it should be done. The physics are clear - wrong place for weight, wrong place for aerodynamics. :bash: But hey, it's your bike! Pretty sure that comment applies to motorcycling universally :p "I...
by black-k1
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Kickin' Tires
Topic: Low speed fuelling
Replies: 20
Views: 684

Re: Low speed fuelling

Yeah the stock fuelling when you're at the very edge of on/off like around town/traffic riding is driving me insane. I'm really thinking of looking into a flash or remap if that does fix it but it's an area I have zero knowledge about I've not had an issue with mine, either on the original flash or...
by black-k1
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Gear & Gadgets
Topic: Why not a Top Case?
Replies: 98
Views: 10042

Re: Why not a Top Case?

Also I’ve had my bike up to 180 kph with the top box on with no issues. However no panniers. That's like saying I towed a trailer behind my race car. :doh: Just because it can be done doesn't mean it should be done. The physics are clear - wrong place for weight, wrong place for aerodynamics. :bash...
by black-k1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Mods & Maintenance
Topic: Carbon wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 302

Re: Carbon wheels

I can only assume that there is a small benefit to changing the rear with regards to speed of turning. Turning the front (counter steering) causes the whole bike to move off the vertical. That includes moving the rear wheel off vertical with all the associated force required to "fight the gyroscope"...
by black-k1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Kickin' Tires
Topic: That seat!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 968

Re: That seat!!!

DeRox wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:15 am
I'm gonna get me a Sargent when they're available. Had one on my Z1000SX and it was great

https://www.sargentcycle.com/Seats-Acce ... 000-H2-SX/
I think there will be a long queue at Sargents door! :D
by black-k1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Mods & Maintenance
Topic: Carbon wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 302

Re: Carbon wheels

OK, so about 3 lbs /ea from the front & rear, and you realize some mechanical/physics advantage of less unsprung weight. Can you feel the difference of the decreased weight/mass, proportionally (?), as the bike picks up speed? . . . and even ore so as you approach 100 plus? The most noticable chang...