So she got registered yesterday!!! Woot!!!
I like how they've designed the number plates to match my paint scheme perfectly
Weather was nearly perfect, just a few clouds by the time I was heading home... awesome!
Got nearly 50 km's on the clock all told as I just had to go the long way home of course, but I did need to log back on to do some work so I couldn't just ride the whole avo unfortunately...
I definitely need to do some jetting work...
I had to pull over just up the road after leaving in the morning as the idle went up to about 4000 RPM's and stayed there! Ugh! Had to shut her off so I could get my glove off and wind the idle screw back out, then she was right.
It seems I haven't been warming her up enough when trying to do the mixture settings... and as a result she's too darn rich on the pilots! I could feel it all the way there and round about yesterday, bogging down off the line dammit, and this is after dropping back another pilot size the other day, so last night I went back to the original purchase of 2 sizes up... figures!
I also noticed it looked like my bike was as excited as I was:
I saw this the other day and put it down to being a little enthusiastic on the chain lube, but I figured I'd best pull the sprocket cover and have a look last night.
The light in the part of the garage where the bike was last night is crap so it's hard to tell properly, but it looks to me like the shifting shaft oil seal is ok and isn't leaking and all of that is still coming off the chain, but I'll have to look again in the daylight at some point to verify that.
The overall feeling today was just awesome.
Those Ikons ride so well, the front end feels a lot firmer and planted than it used to, although I realise some of that will be due to the tyre too. The rear end wasn't harsh either...
The front brake is soooo much better than I remember it now I have the 13mm M/C on there with the braided steel line and everything having been rebuilt.
As for the engine... well the pipe and pods have done something that's for sure. I never used to get really good get up and go until about 5000 to 5500 RPM's, but yesterday it was more like 4000 - 4500. It also feels like it pulls stronger than it used to, although some of this could be imagined purely because I haven't ridden it for so long... love the intake noise of those pods too!
The only down side is the speedo seems to be a bit sticky so I need to take care of that soon...