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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-09-2018, 04:30 AM Thread Starter
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Not rid of it yet! plus its helping us make the italian flag in the garage at the moment I'll be sad when it goes

Because they teach you to put your left foot down and right foot on the rear break that's what I have been doing since I passed and I have just learnt to position on the road to avoid the worst of the camber. I think I will try and get out of that habit, because like you say I'm sitting on the clutch and never using neutral.

Ive heard some good weather is on its way!

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Hi Dani, and welcome from West Midlands.

Nice looking bike. Are you glad to be rid of that horrid green?

As others have said, become familiar with the bike before you consider lowering. Learning a new bike's balance and peculiarities is part of new ownership. Even what might seem a simple matter like getting your leg over the rear cowl without marking it become easy once you've developed a method. The same will happen with your stop/starting and foot to the ground.

esq'z me might have forgotten you're in UK, so are riding on the opposite side of the road. He rightfully makes reference to camber, but in your situation, as is mine, I stop with my right foot to the ground - being the 'high side' of the road. This also simplifies shifting from neutral to first (rather than ride the clutch) because the left foot is already on the peg.

All we need now is some decent weather to get out there!!
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post #12 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-09-2018, 04:32 AM Thread Starter
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Got it from Moto Corsa in Gillingham, pretty good service, still didnt give a full tank like they promised though!

I've booked it in at JHS racing as it's local to me and I've had experience with them before.

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Welcome to the forum Dani, great looking bike you have there. Which dealer did you buy from?

If you're thinking about getting the suspension set-up then maybe speak to MCT, they may have advice on lowering too.
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Hey Dani. Is that a garage or a bleedin' apartment? Room for half-a-dozen more bikes in there!!
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Got it from Moto Corsa in Gillingham, pretty good service, still didnt give a full tank like they promised though!
Good dealership in my experience. Stands to reason as you're Bristol based.

Despite having two others marginally closer I prefer to use Moto Corsa myself.

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Hi Dani and welcome! Google Lust Racing for a lowering link kit, about £80.00, they definitely do one for your bike, then drop the yokes down the forks, If I remember the Lust kit comes with advice on that. I did both on a Benelli TRe K, I am also a 29 inch inside leg and after lowering the Benelli I rode much more comfortably and never ran out of ground clearance. On a track that you know, you could possibly find ground clearance an issue, but I doubt it unless you do track days regularly.
I have a 2017 Brutale 800 and when I first got it I thought about lowering it too, but as it weighs 40 kg less I found that I didn't need to bother. The bottom line is do what makes you confident and then you will get full enjoyment from your lovely new bike!
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It's a definite maybe.
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Keep this a secret but these boots will add 6cm to your inseam . https://www.daytona.de/en/index.php?...l&lid=1&eid=12


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post #17 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-11-2018, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
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I have seen these, but they are just not as pretty as my sidi's if I was a sensible person who chose practicality over looks I wouldnt have bought an F3800 that's too big for me

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Hi Dani, welcome to the forum, I have the opposite issue of being 6'2" and fitting within the MV's body shape. Your bike looks great, be careful and enjoy.

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Trying to work out how to post on here I'm not good at this stuff
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Hi everyone I'm new to this group I'm really sad my mv f4 has speedo problems a blue screen with no information displayed it's a 2010 model any help would be appreciated thanks
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