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Finally first ride on a new TV

After buying brand new in November last year (big discount) I got the bike out for a first ride.

one minor item and two major items.....

First the minor item, do you need special bendy ankles to reach the bloody back brake?? I know for me this bike is totally different than anything I've ever ridden before, I've come from the Harley domain. However, I'm sure the angle of the brake is all wrong, or is it just me.....

Secondly, now I know I should have done a full check after winter, but the bike has been in a sealed temperature controlled bubble over the winter, no extreme temperatures. etc...But after my first ride, when going slow through traffic I noticed that the bike was getting a little hotter on the gauge than i thought it should have, although I have no reference, but it was getting above the half way mark. Don't forget this is break in time, so i have not gone over 5500 rpm. So when I got back I checked the coolant and its bone dry, there was zero liquid. Now I either have a serious leak, or they never put any in when they built the bike on delivery...

Third, the right indicator glass is cracked, so I'm sure it was delivered cracked as I've treated this bike like its the most precious item i own...

Besides all that, oh wow....what an amazing bike I can't wait to take it for longer outings....once it has coolant...

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I noticed that the bike was getting a little hotter on the gauge than i thought it should have, although I have no reference, but it was getting above the half way mark. Don't forget this is break in time, so i have not gone over 5500 rpm. So when I got back I checked the coolant and its bone dry, there was zero liquid. Now I either have a serious leak, or they never put any in when they built the bike on delivery...

Or they may have put some but without doing the full procedure to remove the bubbles. If you refer the workshop manual, the bike needs to be put with the front wheel higher than the rear wheel up to a inclination of 45° if I remember well. Basically if you don't have a lift table, it maybe quite difficult to achieve…

The workshop manual is accessible in one of the post of @Donsy.

Good luck and let us know about the resolution.

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The process for the 800 Triple is different and spelled out in the Workshop manual.

You certainly do not want to overfill the coolant as it will just piss out the overflow until the level is correct.

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First the minor item, do you need special bendy ankles to reach the bloody back brake?? I know for me this bike is totally different than anything I've ever ridden before, I've come from the Harley domain. However, I'm sure the angle of the brake is all wrong, or is it just me.....
Yes was the same for me but you can adjust the pedal position by removing the sprung clip around the rod and the adjust the height after loosening the 10mm nut ..Mine is now perfect
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Yes was the same for me but you can adjust the pedal position by removing the sprung clip around the rod and the adjust the height after loosening the 10mm nut ..Mine is now perfect
Going to have a go at that adjustment, I had a quick look earlier, but couldn't really see what to adjust. Looks bloody tight in there...
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Going to have a go at that adjustment, I had a quick look earlier, but couldn't really see what to adjust. Looks bloody tight in there...

Depending your own references, the adjustment might be slightly less than one can expect. I had to use some CNC Racing Pro levers and excentric foldable toe pegs to get the amount of adjustment needed in my case (the excentric toe peg gave me +-1cm compare to standard position).

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Depending your own references, the adjustment might be slightly less than one can expect. I had to use some CNC Racing Pro levers and excentric foldable toe pegs to get the amount of adjustment needed in my case (the excentric toe peg gave me +-1cm compare to standard position).
Thanks for that, but ouch on the 400 quid for the leavers and foldable toe pegs....That would be another part that gets ordered and put in the garage before the wife sees it......
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Basically, I think they didn't fill the coolant correctly when there bike was built. So it was topped up and then rechecked after a ride, the level looks good now...I suspect as was pointed out, they initially did it on the flat and there was some air in the system...

They are replacing the indicator glass, so all good...

Now to sort out the back brake..


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A very much cheaper option to make the rear brake pedal more usable is to fix an 'extender'
http://wunderlich.sportouring.net/br...1?search=39780
http://www.nippynormans.com/f800rf80...rsst-all-years

Cosmetically this is not perfect but it makes a big difference from a practical usability perspective.
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