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Versys - General Discussion / Re: Chain and sprocket
« Last post by TowerMan on Today at 10:50 AM »
*Originally Posted by STOKIE [+]
At the moment on my 09plate I'm on a set of ognibene silent sprockets with matching trofeo chain. Impressed so far, very quiet (saying that most new driveline kits are compared to your old ones) only done about 1500mls so far, didn't stretch to much from new so as yet pleased. Got them from biketorqueracing at a good price as they had a deal on at the time.

Ognibene silent front and rear sprockets are what I have been running for the last 5,000 miles.  :028:
and from BikeTorqueRacing as well  :152:



I also managed to find / sort out what bigger (wider) sprockets i needed to fit to upgrade to a larger 525 chain   :123A:
I will try and find the details of what the sprockets are, if anyone is  interested in doing the same  :027:

Richard  :001:
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Versys - General Discussion / Re: Chain and sprocket
« Last post by STOKIE on Today at 10:36 AM »
At the moment on my 09plate I'm on a set of ognibene silent sprockets with matching trofeo chain. Impressed so far, very quiet (saying that most new driveline kits are compared to your old ones) only done about 1500mls so far, didn't stretch to much from new so as yet pleased. Got them from biketorqueracing at a good price as they had a deal on at the time.
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: Tyre Help (I have no clue!)
« Last post by TowerMan on Today at 10:24 AM »
Sam

Go for any modern "Sport Touring" tyres on this link - http://www.bikespeeduk.com/index.php?perpage=1000&hidenonstock=undefined&make=3&model=571&category=6&keywords=keyword+search..&act=viewCat&partSearch=Search

Have found BikespeedUK very good on prices and deliver quickly :028:

As you are still a new rider, go for any modern "Sport Touring" tyre as they heat up quicker and grip better than a "Sports" tyre that needs to be worked harder initially to get them to warm up and grip properly

The BT023 pair is particularly good value @ 149.00 - HERE  :028: + 3.00 for shipping  :123A:

Richard  :001:
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: Tyre Help (I have no clue!)
« Last post by Rictus on Today at 10:24 AM »
Oh forgot to say, I have currently Pirelli diablos , but normally have Avon storms, but I normally see what's on offer, I think both are around the 150 a set (front and rear) from M&P currently.
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Ride Reports and Touring / Re: Three Ten-ors Do Spain
« Last post by TowerMan on Today at 10:10 AM »
*Originally Posted by whiskydave [+]
But what if it's ice cream instead of pies.  :027:

That's why i need a V1k now   :138:

 :008: :008: :008:
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Ride Reports and Touring / Re: Three Ten-ors Do Spain
« Last post by whiskydave on Today at 09:15 AM »
*Originally Posted by Stewie [+]
If Mighty Mouse can shift me around at 60mph I don't think my liking for pies is going to make too much difference on a litre bike.
But what if it's ice cream instead of pies.  :027:

On a more serious note....when I've got my panniers fitted and filled with a a few tools and waterproofs etc it makes quite a  difference.  :006:
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: Tyre Help (I have no clue!)
« Last post by kwacky on Today at 08:52 AM »
I use Metzeler Z8s for every day all year use.  Great all round tyre and they're usually well priced. 
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Versys - General Discussion / Re: Chain and sprocket
« Last post by kwacky on Today at 08:51 AM »
https://www.biketorqueracing.co.uk/parts/chains-and-sprockets/chain-and-sprocket-kits.htm?make=kawasaki&model=kle650 versys&year=2007

I'm a big fan of Afam chains.  I've twice tried DID and twice I've been less than impressed.

If you really want to spoil the bike and get a chain that'll last and last go with Tsubaki. 
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Ride Reports and Touring / Re: Three Ten-ors Do Spain
« Last post by Stewie on Today at 02:46 AM »
If Mighty Mouse can shift me around at 60mph I don't think my liking for pies is going to make too much difference on a litre bike.
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Ride Reports and Touring / Re: Three Ten-ors Do Spain
« Last post by uralrob on Today at 01:15 AM »


 Agreed  :028: .

 Interested in your comment about rider weight. We hear endless discussions of how to shave a couple of kg here or the manufacturer's wet ( or is it dry  :015:) figures there, but we tend to conveniently ignore the rider weight factor which can easily vary by 50 kg from one rider to another. As you note, even a litre bike is going to notice that kind of difference.
 Chances are that the cheapest way to make a marked improvement in a bikes' performance, particularly smaller displacement ones, is for the owner/rider to shed some weight, rather than change the can, re-map etc.

 Looking forward to the next installment  :152: .

 Rob.
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