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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-24-2016, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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Finally got my 2016 F3 800

YES! I am happy. Started the purchasing of it in January, it was already at the dealership, just had to wait to get my whole licensing thing taken care of. I'm in the military in Germany, and they require you to take the MSF within a year before giving you your license, so I had to wait until this past week for the first MSF course to happen.

I would say the only sad part is, I drove it home from the dealership which was a 2 hour drive in 45f/7c degree weather, and the last 30 minutes it dropped to 36f/2c with some medium rain. I cried for my brand new bike. Once the weather gets nice again though, getting me off it is going to be nearly impossible.

Didn't get any pictures taken cause I was in a rush to leave the dealership to try and beat the rain as much as I possibly could.

In my 2 hours of riding though, I'd say the following:

The mirrors aren't as bad as I thought they would be. I'm a very narrow person so most of the mirror was looking at the right spot and was visible. The shake on my mirrors wasn't too bad. Objects in the distance were definitely affected, but closer to me where it really mattered, the mirrors worked just fine.

The suspension is a little bit on the stiff side, and I felt the bumps pretty good going down the road, think I'm going to go to the local MV Dealer that's just down the road and see about getting the suspension set up a little better.

The throttle is actually really nice. I come from a background of mainly doing dirtbikes, so I have to get used to not having a super twitchy throttle.

And OMG! Trying to find neutral, I had a problem at first because I've not had a bike before that required such a light touch to put it into neutral. It just kept wanting to jump past it. Part of the problem may be cause it was cold outside and so my motor skills weren't 100%.

And I loved it because, even though it was a 2 hour ride, and the weather was kind of miserable, it was the most enjoyable thing I have done in a long time, and that 2 hours flew by so fast, I was actually kind of sad when I actually got home. I wanted to go back out right away. But I don't want to be mean to her and make her suffer through such weather any more after my drive of bringing her home.

Once the weather clears up, I already have an evotech tail tidy and R&G Aero Frame Sliders to put on the bike too.

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Congrats! Better weather today?

What a beast of a motorcycle!
It growls and rages and flies across the tarmac like a wild animal that has escaped the confinement of a cage and after merely waiting restlessly until the release, will not endure being locked up ever again.


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Congrats! Better weather today?
Not really much better weather. Still a bit on the cold side. The sun is up right now, but expected rain throughout the day as well. It's not projected to get good again until like friday. But that gives me time to find a place I can go wash the bike and all, since that will be the first thing I want to do to it after riding in the nasty weather all day yesterday.
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Yes! Keep it clean, that is always nice. No good weather here either...

What a beast of a motorcycle!
It growls and rages and flies across the tarmac like a wild animal that has escaped the confinement of a cage and after merely waiting restlessly until the release, will not endure being locked up ever again.


Skye I miss you. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.
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Congrats man awesome! Pics when she's cleaned up!
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Congrats man awesome! Pics when she's cleaned up!
Oh definitely. Going to be a lot of them.
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Congratulations sir! As for the suspension, yes you should take it to a reputable mechanic to get it adjusted for your weight. Mine was also stiff when I first rode it home.

If you're going to have the fairings off for the frame slider install, why not go ahead and get some radiator guards too? Fairings would need to removed for that too. That oem oil cooler 'guard' is a piece of junk anyway.

Hopefully that 2 hour ride got your tires prepped properly and got rid of that mold prevention agent they put on them. One way to be sure though - get out and ride again!
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Congratulations sir! As for the suspension, yes you should take it to a reputable mechanic to get it adjusted for your weight. Mine was also stiff when I first rode it home.

If you're going to have the fairings off for the frame slider install, why not go ahead and get some radiator guards too? Fairings would need to removed for that too. That oem oil cooler 'guard' is a piece of junk anyway.

Hopefully that 2 hour ride got your tires prepped properly and got rid of that mold prevention agent they put on them. One way to be sure though - get out and ride again!
It's not a 'mold prevention agent', it's a mould release agent. True story.

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awesome dude !!!..
this your 1st F3? I have a 2015... my 1st.. still breaking it in..
funny u say about neutral.. i dont have a problem at all
suspension is horrible on mine as well... im hoping the dealer can help..
Im bringing it to a trackday on monday.. cant wait.. im hoping the suspension wont
be an issue because the track is new and has no bumps.!
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I actually thought to myself how easy it is to get the F3 in N just earlier today. I agree with you on the suspension though, I'm a lighter guy so I think that only makes things worse
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