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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-18-2016, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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First 2000 miles

Yup. 2000 miles since I got her 3 weeks ago. Could be 4, but I think 3.
Loving the custom mapping - essentially sport, but with normal throttle sensitivity.
Suspension well on the way to being sorted (rear preload reduced by far more than I'd thought) - but am booked in with a suspension specialist mid September.

Things I miss re my rvf400 : pops, bangs, flame on the overrun. Ah well. Can't have it all.

She is daft fast and accelerates very quickly, I've seen red rev limiter light a few times now in 2nd. I am glad of the steering damper I fitted. Hard acceleration in second + cats eye +quick shift to third made for wheelie and head shaking scariness.

She rides like my rvf, just more power - totally unlike my 98 R1 - which was a proper Beavis & Butthead monster. The F3 is linear and easy to ride.

Mirrors are comedy. Think normal mirrors, but add LSD.

Shame after market parts are so expensive - it seems that manufacturers see "MV" and add 300%. E.g. Single seat cowls - Kawa ZX6 <40. MV >300.

Overall, glad I bought her. She is many smiles per hour

Take a chance while you still got the choice.
F3-800 / RVF400. Lancashire, England.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-18-2016, 01:43 PM
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Just saw a thead on f3 mirrors and posted this.

I saw someone on the forum who put some soft packeging material in the little gaps around the mirror.
Its sort of a foam based impact absorption material.

It would decrease the issue but not totally resolve it.
Try it out.

Maybe a solution for your vibrating mirrors.
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Yup mirrors are a pain, maybe a worthwhile investment if you plan on doing a lot of street riding. Whatever you do, don't buy the CNC block off plates. They suck...

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Maybe this is something for you.

They remove the mirrors but replace them with block off plate with turn signal build in.
As for new mirrors a bar end mirror maybe?
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