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from 1000 to 750...

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:41 pm
by VermilionX
6/5/06

after the tragic theft of my bike i felt like a big part of me was missing.

it's all in the past now and my birthday came early. so now, i have another bike and i hope she never leaves my side ever.

i call her... AYA mkII. in memory of her lost big sister.

i got her insured today and i took her back from the mechanic. no rear fender, no passenger pegs, no warning labels, no reflectors, red rear turn signals (i heard it's illegal to change the front signals), and reverse shift pattern.

all it's missing now is a TRE. the windscreen is ok for me for now. it's similar to a double bubble already.

she's not as powerful as her big sister but she's still very powerful.

somebody called me earlier asking to do a ride. i'll call him again later and see if he still wants to ride.

and of course... pics!

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Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:11 pm
by Ninja Geoff
Talk about a clean "O Ring" end. Me likey a lot. Congrats on the new bike.

PS - That almost looks redder than the 1k was.

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:45 pm
by dieziege
A 300 mile ride sounds like a great way to break in new tires to me.

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:55 pm
by dr_bar
A little bit of scuffing with sandpaper might hurry up that job.... :mrgreen:


PS: That's a sweet looking ride, way better looking than the 1000 IMHO. If I was into the sport style of bike I would definitely consider that as an option.

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:08 pm
by VermilionX
BTW... the vents on my scorpion exo raider helmet is so good.

im well ventilated unlike my previous shoei RF1000.

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:14 pm
by VermilionX
dr_bar wrote:A little bit of scuffing with sandpaper might hurry up that job.... :mrgreen:


PS: That's a sweet looking ride, way better looking than the 1000 IMHO. If I was into the sport style of bike I would definitely consider that as an option.
here's a quick comparison of my previous and current bike.

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yeah, the 750 wins in the looks dept.

- the tank is too big on the 1K
- the exhaust on the 750 looks better
- the solo cowl on the 750 looks better
- the nose on the 750 looks better
- the tail looks better on the 750

the 750 is just a sexier bike.

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:27 pm
by CNF2002
Definately liking the new bike, V. Looks great!

What the heck is wrong with the muffler on the 1000? It looks like it belongs on an 18-wheeler! Ew!

I seriously doubt you'll miss the power of the 1000...probably wont even be able to tell the difference (except for whats in your head!)

Did you buy brand new?
i got her insured today and i took her back from the mechanic. no rear fender, no passenger pegs, no warning labels, no reflectors, red rear turn signals (i heard it's illegal to change the front signals), and reverse shift pattern.
Why did you get rid of the reflectors? You want to make it harder for cars to see you?? And what is the purpose of reversing the shift pattern, is it to match your previous bike? I didnt even know something like that could be done without a new transmission or something!

Careful with those new tires and enjoy the bike.

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:32 pm
by VermilionX
CNF2002 wrote:Definately liking the new bike, V. Looks great!

What the heck is wrong with the muffler on the 1000? It looks like it belongs on an 18-wheeler! Ew!

I seriously doubt you'll miss the power of the 1000...probably wont even be able to tell the difference (except for whats in your head!)

Did you buy brand new?

Why did you get rid of the reflectors? You want to make it harder for cars to see you?? And what is the purpose of reversing the shift pattern, is it to match your previous bike? I didnt even know something like that could be done without a new transmission or something!

Careful with those new tires and enjoy the bike.
i do feel the power difference but like said, the 750 is still helluva fast.

and yes, it's brand new and im broke but im happy! :laughing:

the reflectors are just ugly.

the shift pattern is just for preference. i got used to it already when i did it on my previous bike.

they say it helps in upshifting faster and helps in left hand turns but im not good yet for the left hand turn advantage to be real factor.

but to me, it just makes more sense to push down to go faster(meaning shifting up).

the shifiting pattern reversal is easy to do on gixxers, you don't need to buy anything just adjust. i dunno about other bikes.

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:27 pm
by VermilionX
took her again for another run.

i stopped on this non-busy long road.

then i decided to see how fast this bike can take me to 60mph.

WOW! it sure didn't take long. i estimate somewhere around 3 secs. once i get the TRE, i'll reach 60 even faster.

i love it! i don't feel like i lost too much power at all.

i haven't had the chance to compare cornering since i'll wait until i get at least 100 miles on the tires before i try to push her more on corners.

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:09 pm
by -Holiday
very good looking bike. congrats!

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:30 am
by rapidblue
nice bike, and 100% agree with you about it being sexier
VermilionX wrote:WOW! it sure didn't take long. i estimate somewhere around 3 secs. once i get the TRE, i'll reach 60 even faster.
I see you use the term TRE everywhere and still don't know what the hell it is.

Please explain for the inner tard in me that can't figure it out :frusty: :lol:

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:39 am
by VermilionX
rapidblue wrote: I see you use the term TRE everywhere and still don't know what the hell it is.

Please explain for the inner tard in me that can't figure it out :frusty: :lol:
TRE - timing mentally challenged eliminator.

it's known by other names too. TRE is just the one for suzuki.

suzuki bikes have a limiter on the fuel injection sys at 1st gear to 4th gear. it's very noticeable especially when starting from a stop. there's a delay in power delivery.

also, it has a limiter that limits tops speed at 186mph while on 6th gear.

the top speed is not a factor now since i now have a 750 and it can't reach 186mph anyway unless some heavy modding is done.

the TRE fools the bikes computer into thinking it is always in 5th where there are no limiters of any sort.

so basically, it will make the fuel injection smooth all the time instead of just in the higher gears. it will also let the bike go fast as much as the horsepower allows it to.

the gear indicator will always display 5th but it's fine since i don't need the gear indicator anymore.

so yeah, i'll gain more hp and torque down low but the top speed will remain the same.

it's such a cheap and simple to do mod. im expecting my TRE to arrive in the mail some time this week or early next week.

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:10 am
by rapidblue
gotcha :righton: :)

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:08 am
by jstark47
I still think you're nukkin' futz for fooling with that TRE, but good luck with it. Don't kill yerself.

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:12 am
by Jamers!
jstark47 wrote:I still think you're nukkin' futz for fooling with that TRE, but good luck with it. Don't kill yerself.

+1 but its your bike so go for it if it pleases you.


JWF

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:14 am
by ejshotgun
Congrats on the new Bike!!!!
Very Nice

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:29 pm
by zarakand
Congrats on the new bike, it looks way better than the 1000!

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:36 pm
by Scoutmedic
Sweet Verm! I agree with you and everyone else, the 750 is nicer looking. Have fun and Stay Safe!

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:40 pm
by VermilionX
6/6/06

thanks guys!

went joyriding tonight... i got 60 miles... now at 90 miles. woohoo! 10 more miles and i don't have to worry about tires so much as now.

anyway, i was passed by 2 aggressive cruiser riders, one even had apehangers.

i was tempted to ride at their pace and i did for a while, until on one sharp turn where i got caught off-guarded. i slowed down and lost them for a while. i caught up w/ them later but i decided to head home in one of intersections were we stopped.

anyway... im very satisfied w/ the 750. it's really fast enough for me. i'll still install a TRE though. maybe after a year... i'll get me a PCIII and AM pipes too. but for now, all i desire to as an upgrade is the TRE.

the bike seems pretty tame to me but that's probably bec i had a 1000 before.

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:36 pm
by jmillheiser
congrats on the 750. I love that color scheme, it looks soo much sexier in person.

the fender eliminator makes it look soo much better than stock.

Im getting my new bike on saturday.