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After months of test rides countless of reviews and forum reads of different bikes I have pulled the trigger on a new F3 800 (PEARL ICE WHITE/MATT AVIO GREY).

To be honest I got an early heads up on the Solar Beam(AMG) colour scheme that attracted me to the bike but on release here in Aus could not justify the 6K price difference after negotiating the deal.

Coming of a 2013 ZX10R and before a Daytona 675R this will be my 3rd and last Super sports as I start to nudge the late 50's club.
What I liked about the bike on the test ride was it felt like my mobile phone camera (point and shoot) Just point the bike in the corner open the throttle and she just shoots into it corner with zero effort. and that was with no suspension changes at all I'm hoping for more precise handling once its tuned to me should even be better.

Planning to keep the bike as original as possible with very little mods this time around but some cosmetic changes with carbon will be done for sure.
Changes planned are:

Add Steering damper (read good things about Matris SDR Steering Damper)
Might need new Rear sets ( I found the reach of the brake and gear lever a little long for my size 8 foot)
GP shift conversion (still looking for the how tos on that)

A couple of quick questions from the experts:
Whats the weight rating on the rear spring? Im 80kg rider no gear and on the ZX I had to swap out to Ohlins to cover my weight.
Is there any adjustment on the stock rear sets to make reach easier?

Any other tips always welcome. Pic's to come
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Welcome to MV's.
I'd usually say good luck keeping your license in Vic on a F3 but seeing as you're off a ZX10 you already know the risks.
I test rode a couple of F3's and an a little bigger than you but found the rear to be fine but the front a bit soft. I'll be putting heavier oil in my B3 for the same reason. Hopefully F3 owners will be along with advice.

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Welcome to MV's.
I'd usually say good luck keeping your license in Vic on a F3 but seeing as you're off a ZX10 you already know the risks.
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The boys in blue aren't that bad IMO but maybe I just find quieter and faster roads
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at your weight you'll find the suspension pretty firm, like its set up for smooth track surfaces, try backing the rebound off half a turn at a time , it worked for me
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Thanks for that. Don't know why I still expect her to sound like my old Daytona
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After months of test rides countless of reviews and forum reads of different bikes I have pulled the trigger on a new F3 800 (PEARL ICE WHITE/MATT AVIO GREY).

To be honest I got an early heads up on the Solar Beam(AMG) colour scheme that attracted me to the bike but on release here in Aus could not justify the 6K price difference after negotiating the deal.

Coming of a 2013 ZX10R and before a Daytona 675R this will be my 3rd and last Super sports as I start to nudge the late 50's club.
What I liked about the bike on the test ride was it felt like my mobile phone camera (point and shoot) Just point the bike in the corner open the throttle and she just shoots into it corner with zero effort. and that was with no suspension changes at all I'm hoping for more precise handling once its tuned to me should even be better.

Planning to keep the bike as original as possible with very little mods this time around but some cosmetic changes with carbon will be done for sure.
Changes planned are:

Add Steering damper (read good things about Matris SDR Steering Damper)
Might need new Rear sets ( I found the reach of the brake and gear lever a little long for my size 8 foot)
GP shift conversion (still looking for the how tos on that)

A couple of quick questions from the experts:
Whats the weight rating on the rear spring? Im 80kg rider no gear and on the ZX I had to swap out to Ohlins to cover my weight.
Is there any adjustment on the stock rear sets to make reach easier?

Any other tips always welcome. Pic's to come

Hi and congrats on the F3. They are a great bike and the handling is the best i've ever experienced when the roads are semi smooth.

I weight the same as you 80kg no gear and have had mine re-valved and re-sprung.

The problem with these bikes is the suspension adjustments don't do anything (you can play with the comp all you like in the rear but it makes no difference). My suspension place had this to say about mine

The front is way too soft and the rear way too hard. The front would dive too much and then the rear wants to buck you off over bumps.

He has gone to i think a 7.5kg spring on the rear and the front im not too sure. We have tried a few different spring rates and now its pretty much sorted. I will get a list of all the changes he has made soon as its the first F3 he has worked on and its been a bit of trial and error.

As for steering damper if you get the suspension setup well you wont really need one on the tight twisty roads like reefton spur or eildon Jamieson rd. On the open fast sweepers with shit road surface and bumps then the bike does get very unsettled.

Its been hard to get this bike working across all road surfaces...its a very short chassis and its nimble nature makes it a bit twitchy over the high speed rough roads. Smooth roads and its just magical though.

Oh also i went 1 tooth down on the front sprocket and the bike is much better through the tight stuff now. I suggest doing that too.

Where do you usually ride?
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Also glad you bought the bike new with warranty..you will need it.
Ive put 7,000kms on mine since December and it's had a few issues and is going in for work next week. (wiring loom, indicator, exhaust valve error)

Also the dealers will RIP you with the servicing...1st service was $450 and 2nd service they want to sting me $430 for pretty much an oil change. Its pretty pathetic so i'm going to take it to an Italian bike specialist (MV and Ducati). Hope this doesn't affect my warranty but he actually knows what he's doing unlike the monkeys at PS.
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