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Yeah I read around and messaged him back and forth about some other components I wasn't then decided to buy the hugger and chain guard kit to see what what quality was before I purchase the other stuff. It took about 5 weeks to get it but it was well worth the wait . I imagine some more complex components could take much longer to get but I have no complaints about DHC I hope it stays that way .
 

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Yeah I read around and messaged him back and forth about some other components I wasn't then decided to buy the hugger and chain guard kit to see what what quality was before I purchase the other stuff. It took about 5 weeks to get it but it was well worth the wait . I imagine some more complex components could take much longer to get but I have no complaints about DHC I hope it stays that way .
Same here, I’ve ordered a lot of carbon from Matt and I’ve had no problems and he’s good with the communication. When I’m done with my ‘06 rc51 build I’ll post up some of that “porn” 👊
 

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Ok took her out for a ride today since yesterday I took her for a test ride after I installed new tires and balanced them. And adjusted the chain slack . Felt a but bumpy so I was paranoid all day today. When the wife got home I took the bike out on a different route and it was just a combo of the road and paranoia took her up to 120 no problem and felt nice and smooth, boy do sticky tires and a properly adjusted chain make it feel like a different bike . Also rockin the 190/55 rear and it helps a ton . Checked the coolant res and as I suspected the leak from the other day was just a lazy tech not securing the cap properly. So she's safe and fun to ride now. Gonna take her to work tomorrow get some more seat time in and see where I need to position the controls for my liking.
 

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Ok took her out for a ride today since yesterday I took her for a test ride after I installed new tires and balanced them. And adjusted the chain slack . Felt a but bumpy so I was paranoid all day today. When the wife got home I took the bike out on a different route and it was just a combo of the road and paranoia took her up to 120 no problem and felt nice and smooth, boy do sticky tires and a properly adjusted chain make it feel like a different bike . Also rockin the 190/55 rear and it helps a ton . Checked the coolant res and as I suspected the leak from the other day was just a lazy tech not securing the cap properly. So she's safe and fun to ride now. Gonna take her to work tomorrow get some more seat time in and see where I need to position the controls for my liking.
Have you gone through and set up your suspension? Another vital ingredient that will transform the feel of your bike. I’ve got a new set of Q3’s I’m waiting to mount on a set of wheels. I’m going with the 55’s in the rear, have you noticed easier tip in with the 55’s vs the 50’s ? 👊
 

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Have not set up the suspension yet I am going to bring it with me next trackday and have it all dialed in well as good as I can get it with without different springs im about 225 with gear . If someone has a generic set up that would be cool too give me somewhere to start . As far as the 55 goes I think it's great feels alot better on turn in. Stable when I drive out of corners . Tires im on are freaking great ! Can tell they won't last very long but that's the trade off on a sticky tire. ( bridgestone rs11) I will have to check out my ride height a little closer though I haven't pushed it and want to make sure I'm not gonna tuck the front in a tight corner if the bike is too raked out. May just have to drop the forks a bit but for now it feels fine .
 

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Let me look, I think I have some generic suspension settings for about your weight for a decent place to start, dial in from there..

Truth be told I need to do the same, it would be awesome if some more seasoned RC guys could comment if they thought the settings seemed close for weight..

I've really considered a 30 minute paid phone session with Dave Moss to tide me over until I can upgrade
 

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Dave is great he tuned my cbr back in the day and it felt amazing. The wealth of knowledge that guy possesses is incredible. Well if I get the rc tuned by him next time I see him at the track ill be sure to post the set up numbers.
 

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Dave is THE MAN. One of the nicest guys I know.He sets up all my bikes when I see him at the track. He’s coached me a few sessions too. You’ll be happy after you deal with him.
 

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Ok rode the bike to and from work feels amazing used up the whole rear tire definitely loads of confidence and the faster I go the better it feels in the corners. I can see why these bikes are so special/addicting. But the switch for my spal fans will no longer hold itself in the on position which is a bummer I haven't had it long . So now I get to look for a new switch. Maybe a whole button assembly where I could attach the kill/run and fan . Any help would be awesome.
 
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