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Posted 14 February 2012 - 05:55 PM
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:43 PM
check out the quality of rear shock spring preload adjustment. The huge gap is gonna increase with time if adjusted at this point
Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:05 PM
Don't overlube this chain
connectors under the right side of tank fairing, easily accessible to jealous junta
150 tire on the same sized 4" rim as cbr250's doesn't look wider than the 140 but too oval
Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:25 PM
BTW that gear shifter looks so awesome...wish had similar things on the CBR.
Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:59 PM
The shifter of CBR is steel fabricated while KTM is casting, in the event of a fall this ones gonna break while cbr's only bend. Also notice the use Hex screws on the KTM vs Allen screws on the CBR
Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:16 PM
Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:52 PM
I too like the Swing arm of the KTM a lot nd wish CBR had an alloy one too in addition to USD front forks nd the thick lower triple clamp and 10kgs less weight
Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:13 AM
If the Contigo handles poorly on NEWLY wetted tarmac (Fresh water/slush on dry road), I wonder how this will. It does not seem to have much of a tread pattern at all, wonder how it will channel away water on the road I know the contigo can be taken easily to 110 kph in the rain (have done that). Besides, as pointed out, the oval profile of the tyre means that even though the section is bigger, the contact patch will be smaller which makes the exercise pointless. I've fitted an oval tyre to the rear of the ZMA once (Sirac 100/90 tubeless) - and the performance was very so so.
Would be nice to have the forks and swingarm on the CBR, but ....handles pretty well anyways, Honda are masters at harmony. These things are needed on a bike that maxes out at 250 kph - they are frills on something that goes up to 140. Nice, but not essential. Besides, without wind protection, who'll ride the KTM at that speed anyways?
@pulsurge: Rear brakes are for low speed SLOWDOWNS and to transfer the weight to the front tyre at speed. With the stock Contigo's I can take corners at least 25% faster than my ZMA, on which I barely used the edge of the tread. On the ContiGo, I've managed to get rid of the depression that starts where the tread ends and the sidewall begins.
Posted 16 February 2012 - 03:06 PM
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:27 AM
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